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German authors’ society GEMA has reported its financial details for 2015. Total collections matched the previous year’s record total, marking the third consecutive year of growth after two years of decline.


  • Distributions to members were down slightly but were still the second highest ever for the authors’ society.

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  • Details the latest financial results by the German authors' society GEMA.
  • Assesses the performance of the different revenue sources.

Key questions answered

  • Why are GEMA's digital collections low in comparison with other European authors' societies?
  • What is the biggest source of revenue for authors and publishers in Germany?

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  • Summary
  • Modest growth but another record year for GEMA
  • Public performance and underlying broadcast gains
  • Digital collections fail to reflect use


  • Author

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