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According to a new report published by CISAC, the total royalties collected in 2014 by the organization’s 230 member societies topped record levels and reversed the slight year-on-year dip in collections in 2013.


  • CISAC's reported growth in global collections is broadly in line with Ovum’s assessment of the 20 biggest music authors’ societies and organizations that was published earlier in October.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details new figures published by CISAC for global royalty collections in 2014.
  • The note assesses which income stream for authors is the biggest and which is rising fastest.

Key questions answered

  • How has the growth of digital music benefited authors and publishers?
  • What was the biggest source of earnings for authors last year?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Return to growth for global authors’ rights collections
  • Europe the regional leader
  • Performance rights are the dominant collection source
  • Broadcasting leads music collections, but digital is rising


  • Author

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