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Broadcast gains have boosted SAMRO's collections in the latest financial year.


  • Tough trading conditions and pressure on the local currency affected SAMRO’s operations in the year, but gains in TV and radio collections more than offset lower income from general licensing.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest collection and distribution details presented by South African authors' society SAMRO for the year to end-June 2016.
  • Assesses the various collection sources and details which regions of the world accounted for the greatest share of overseas revenue.

Key questions answered

  • What caused general licensing revenue to fall in SAMRO's latest financial year?
  • What was SAMRO's cost-to-expenses ratio in the year to end-June 2016?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • South African authors’ rights rising despite the economic strain
  • Broadcasting behind performance-rights growth
  • Lower general licensing income and foreign collections


  • Author

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