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Dutch authors’ societies BUMA and STEMRA have reported a fifth consecutive year of annual growth in joint collections, after three consecutive annual falls.


  • Combined income for the two collection societies edged up last year, with gains in performance collections just offsetting a drop in mechanical rights.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the rights collections by Dutch authors societies BUMA and STEMRA for the 2016 financial year.
  • Examines the performance of the different revenue streams.
  • Explains why the 2016 business report was delayed and how BUMA STEMRA is dealing with questions of transparency.

Key questions answered

  • What was the biggest revenue source for Dutch authors and publishers in 2016?
  • Why was the publication of the the accounts delayed?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Contrasting performance for BUMA and STEMRA
  • Growth at home for BUMA
  • Better-than-expected results for STEMRA


  • Author

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