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Total collections by Russian authors' society RAO increased to record levels in 2014 despite a slight fall in general performance income, the biggest source of revenue for authors and publishers in Russia.


  • Despite the positive results, the future of RAO remains uncertain. Reports in the country first said RAO was to merge with two other collection societies and then it emerged that the state was looking to take control.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details collection and distribution figures for 2014 published by Russian authors' society RAO
  • The note also explains possible changes to the structure of rights collections in Russia

Key questions answered

  • Which sources on income for authors and publishers registered growth in 2014?
  • Why is the Russian government looking to change the system of rights collections in Russia?

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  • Summary
  • RAO reports another year of record collections
  • Uncertainty over the structure of Russian rights collections


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