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Given the long period of demise of recorded-music sales, producers' and performers' earnings from performance rights have become an important income source.


  • Global recorded-music sales are set to register the highest rate of growth for more than 20 years. With the exception of Japan's RIAJ, all of the national trade associations that have published midyear figures have shown gains from music access services more than offsetting the declines in earnings from physical formats and downloads.

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  • Details performance rights distributions in 2015 by payments to producers and performers.
  • Explains why the assessment of the sector and performance last year differs when measured at current and constant exchange rates.

Key questions answered

  • By how much did performance rights distributions change year on year in 2015?
  • What is the world's biggest performance rights organization?

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  • Summary
  • Annual review of global performance rights
  • Record distributions to producers and performers
  • Slowdown for SoundExchange


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