AARC ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF JUNIOR ROYALTY ADMINISTRATOR, SARAH KOONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2011
Alexandria, VA
April 8, 2011
– The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies ("AARC") announced that Sarah Koons has been named Junior Royalty Administrator. Ms. Koons will provide assistance to the nearly 200,000 members of AARC.

"Sarah fits perfectly into our hard working and service-oriented team," says Linda Bocchi, Executive Director. Ms. Koons joins a seasoned staff and is the first new addition in over six years.

Ms. Koons is a recent graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Finance. She is originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

"I am pleased to learn that Ms. Koons has joined AARC and am looking forward to working with her," says Nadia Ruffolo of Premier Muzik International of Quebec, Canada.

Ms. Koons, will work directly with AARC's 200,000 members and their representatives to ensure they receive the private copying and rental royalties they are entitled to.

For more information, contact Bree Dietrich, Deputy Director of Royalties at 703.535.8206 or bdietrich@aarcroyalties.com.

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AARC is the leading U.S. organization protecting the rights of featured artists and sound recording copyright owners in the areas of hometaping and rental rights. Although a US organization, AARC represents artists and record companies worldwide. Representing its members both domestically and abroad, AARC ensures that they are properly compensated for the rental and hometaping of their sound recordings. AARC was created in 1993 by the U.S. music industry, shortly after the passage of the U.S. hometaping law, the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992. Overseen by a board of thirteen artist and thirteen record company representatives, AARC provides equal representation to the artist community and recording industry, looking after their mutual interests. AARC currently represents nearly 200,000 artists and record labels. AARC is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, which is in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. If you are an artist or a sound recording copyright owner and you are not signed up with AARC, please contact our office immediately at 703-535-8101 or visit our website at aarcroyalties.com. Look for us on Facebook and Twitter.

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