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German authors’ society GEMA has reported an increase in collections and distributions in 2014, a second consecutive year of growth after two previous years of decline.


  • Despite a big rise in digital collections, GEMA bemoaned the fact that collections from digital services did not match the volume of use and payments made by consumers to access the services.

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  • The research note details the financial results of GEMA, one of the biggest authors' rights society's in the world
  • The research note analyzes which sectors performed best and produced the highest share of revenue for GEMA in 2014

Key questions answered

  • Has GEMA held onto its position as one of the world's biggest authors' societies?
  • Why do digital collections in Germany not reflect the use of digital services in Germany?

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  • Summary
  • Record year for GEMA in 2014
  • Digital growth but collections fail to reflect use


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