We, here at AARC, are horrified by the senseless violence against America’s oldest ally, France.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and their loved ones, of the Paris bombing.


AARC is the non-profit US royalty collective protecting the worldwide hometaping (private copy), rental, and lending rights for featured recording artists and sound recording copyright owners (record labels).  Although a US organization, AARC represents featured artists and copyright owners residing all over the world.

AARC provides a music royalty, generated by the sales of devices and media such as blank CDs, personal audio devices, automobile systems, media centers, and satellite radio devices that have music recording capabilities, to its 500,000+ members worldwide.

What is AARC?