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French authors’ society SACEM has reported a return to growth for collections last year after a decline in 2014. Domestic, foreign, and collections from mandates all registered a year-on-year rise in 2015.


  • With the exception of mechanicals, collections from all the main income sources were up. Private copying and online were the biggest gainers.
  • Authors’ rights and mandate distributions both increased along with payments for cultural projects and social benefits to SACEM members.

Features and Benefits

  • Details royalty collections in France and assesses revenue by source.
  • Details distributions to SACEM members and other collections societies that have given SACEM a mandate to collect.

Key questions answered

  • What share of royalty collections in France come from digital sources?
  • What is the biggest revenue generator for authors and publishers in France?

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Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Positive year for royalty collections in France
  • Collection gains across the board
  • Digital the fastest-growing sector


  • Author

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