TORONTO, ON (February 2, 2021) — Michael Murray will be joining ACTRA National as the new Director of ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society, effective February 16, 2021.

Michael reports to Marie Kelly, National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator of ACTRA National. “We are pleased to welcome Michael to our leadership team,” said Kelly. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to defending the rights of artists. Michael will oversee and streamline the flow of royalties and use fees to professional audio and audiovisual performers.”

Michael brings with him a wide range of experience in collective bargaining, organizing and rights administration, including most recently in his role as Executive Director of the Toronto Musicians’ Association Local 149 (TMA149). As Director of ACTRA PRS, Michael will oversee the collection and distribution of royalties and use fees on behalf of professional performers. He will assume the role of managing a team of staff dedicated to maximizing the remuneration received by ACTRA’s membership and assignors.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 27,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.


Media Contact:
Jennifer McGibbon, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA National, E-mail:; Tel : 416-992-2723