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For the first time in its one hundred year history, US performing rights organization ASCAP received more than $1bn in collections, with income rising from both domestic sources and overseas.


  • Financial details reported in March by ASCAP show that total collections increased 6%, to just over $1bn in 2014, from $944.4m in 2013.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the 2014 collection and distribution figures published by ASCAP in the US
  • The research note explains the difficulties faced by ASCAP regarding digital media royalty collections in the US

Key questions answered

  • By how much did royalty collections rise for ASCAP in 2014?
  • What are the main difficulties facing new-media collections for ASCAP going forward?

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  • Summary
  • Record year for ASCAP
  • Challenges remain ever present for new media


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