What do audio books, audio guides, music CDs, e-learning/distance learning, in-house audio recordings, transit announcements, telephony and robo-calls have in common? They’re all projects produced under ACTRA’s Audio Code!

The Audio Code defines minimum rates, fees and working conditions for performers participating in Audio Recordings, produced live or recorded by any means.

NOTE: Audio recording projects produced under the Audio Code may include visual components but may not include on-camera performances. Audio recording projects with on-camera performances may be produced under another appropriate ACTRA agreement. Please contact the IPA department for more information.

Audio Recordings covered by this contract include audio books, radio drama,narration and audio guides (for museums, parks, etc.)and e-Learning modules. The same contract can be used by a Producer engaging members, or by a Member self-producing these types of productions.

To engage Performers for the production of audio recordings, the Engager signs a Letter of Adherence to the terms, rates and conditions of the Audio Code. The Audio Recording Performer Contract/Letter of Adherence is both a Letter of Adherence and a remittance form, eliminating the need for additional paperwork. The form prompts for all the pertinent information to complete the contract and automates the calculations required.

Audio Code Documents

IMPORTANT: Certain .pdf forms, like the Audio Recording Performer Contract/Letter of Adherence above, contain auto-calculation functions. These forms do not open as “fillable” forms in the latest versions of most browsers nor on most mobile devices. To access the fillable features, open the form outside the browser in a PDF app or PDF reader, enter your data and use the options in the app or reader software to save and share your edited form. Alternatively, download the file and open it in your desktop or laptop computer’s default pdf reader, by right clicking and selecting the “Save As” or “Save link as…” option from the drop down menu.

Here are all the documents you need:
Please contact an ACTRA Toronto Business Representative if you have any questions.