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An abbreviation for Artists and Repertoire. The people in charge of finding new talent, new songs, and new masters for record labels.
Also called the combined rate, the all-in rate is the royalty rate that includes both the artist royalty and the producer royalty. When an artist is payed with an all-in rate it means he or she is responsible for paying the producer out of that royalty. The amount that the artist gets paid, called the net rate, is the all-in rate minus the producer's royalty rate.
Audio Home Recording Act of 1992
A US law that requires manufacturers and importers of digital audio recording devices to pay a royalty tax to copyright holders of music.