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Russian authors' society RAO sees a flat year as government reform of royalty collections looms large.


  • Russian authors’ society RAO has reported a flat year for royalty collections after four straight years of growth. Total income edged down year-on-year in 2015 with collections suffering from the ongoing economic recession in the country.
  • The publication of RAO’s business report for 2015 comes at the same time news reports in the country suggested the Russian government was moving forward with is plans to reform the business of royalty collections.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details royalty collections in 2015 by local authors' society RAO.
  • Details the plans by the Russian government to overhaul rights collections in the country.

Key questions answered

  • How much did RAO collect for authors in Russia in 2015?
  • How far along are the Russian government's plans to reform rights administration in the country?

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  • Summary
  • Economic uncertainty impacts RAO royalty collections
  • New milestone for public-performance collections
  • Government set to overhaul system of rights collections


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