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Introduction

US performing rights organization ASCAP has reported a new record for royalty collections with revenue exceeding $1bn for the second year running.

Highlights

  • Last year ASCAP became the first performing rights organization (PRO) in the US to provide share ownership information in its publicly available online database for the 10 million–plus musical compositions in its repertory.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest financial results published by ASCAP.
  • Details income from ASCAP members by source and explains why collections grew last year but distributions to members were down.

Key questions answered

  • Which was the biggest income source for ASCAP members in 2015?
  • What share of ASCAP collections comes from digital sources?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Another record year for ASCAP receipts
  • TV and radio the biggest domestic revenue sources
  • Decline in total member distributions

Appendix

  • Author

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