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Austrian authors’ society AKM has reported growth in all of its main domestic income sources for 2014, with the exception of online. Total domestic collections increased year-on-year, and foreign earnings returned to growth after a fall in 2013.


  • In contrast to the ongoing recorded music contraction, royalty collections in Austria have enjoyed several consecutive years of annual growth. Last year saw collections top record levels with distributions to authors and publishers also rising to the highest recorded total.

Features and Benefits

  • Royalty collections in Austria for the year 2014 are detailed with an assessment on income for authors and publishers by sector.
  • Details which sectors generated the highest royalties for authors and publishers in Austria and explains why digital collections fell after a big rise in 2013.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest income source for authors and publishers in Austria?
  • What share of royalty collections in Austria come from digital sources?

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  • Summary
  • Record year for Austrian royalty collections
  • Digital decline but underlying trend is for growth


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