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Italian authors’ society SIAE reported a return to growth in 2014's royalty collections. Following a difficult 2013, SIAE said authors’ earnings from music repertoire edged up with growth also reported for collections from dramatic works and opera.


  • Digital music collections rose for the second consecutive year, but as a share of total income, the collection source is still very low.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the latest royalty collection figures published by the Italian authors' society SIAE.
  • The note assesses which industry areas contributed the greatest amount of royalties to Italian authors last year.

Key questions answered

  • What share of total royalty collections were generated by digital sources in Italy last year?
  • What is the biggest source of revenue for Italian authors?

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  • Summary
  • A return to growth for Italian authors’ rights
  • Solid year for music collections
  • SIAE creates contemporary cultured music fund


  • Author

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