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Czech authors’ society OSA has reported a second consecutive year of growth for royalty collections, with broadcasting gains countering falls elsewhere.


  • Although income from live performance was up, a decline in revenue from general performance and cinema resulted in an overall decrease in public performance collections. Digital income suffered a big fall with mechanicals from the sale of audio and video hard formats continuing to dip.

Features and Benefits

  • Details royalty collection results from the Czech authors' society OSA.
  • Assesses the different collection sources and explains why digital accounts for such a small share of the royalty total.

Key questions answered

  • Why are digital royalty collections in the Czech Republic so low?
  • What is the biggest income source for authors and publishers in the Czech Republic?

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  • Summary
  • Record year for royalty collections in the Czech Republic
  • Broadcasting reclaims the top spot from public performance
  • Anglo-American repertoire withdrawal dents digital collections


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