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The Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA) imposes an obligation on importers and manufacturers of digital audio recording devices and media to submit a royalty payment set by statute to the Register of Copyrights (see FAQ's for more information). The Act provides that the a portion of these royalties be placed in an escrow account managed by an Independent Administrator appointed by the AFM and the record companies, to be distributed to non-featured musicians and non-featured vocalists who have performed on sound recordings distributed in the United States. The AFM & AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund is the organization designated to distribute these monies.
The AFM & AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund is a joint project of The American Federation of Musicians and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.