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Africa’s largest authors’ society, the South African Music Rights Organization, has reported an increase in license and royalty revenue for its financial year ending June.


  • Tough trading conditions restricted TV and radio income gains but the authors’ society said it registered sharp growth in general licensing revenue.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details royalty collections by the South African authors's society SAMRO.
  • The research note assesses which revenue sectors performed best for SAMRO.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest source of royalties for authors in South Africa?
  • What was behind the big rise in general licensing collections in the year to June 30, 2015?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • South African authors’ rights defy the ‘challenging environment’
  • General licensing behind the performance rights growth
  • Rise in distributions and distributable income


  • Author

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