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Global rights body CISAC has reported a record high for creators’ rights collections in 2015.


  • Global royalties for creators topped record levels last year, according to the latest report published by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC).
  • Total royalties collected by the organization’s 239 member societies, in 123 countries, increased for the second year in a row, with the growth rate last year the highest for more than 10 years.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the main findings of the CISAC report and assesses rights collections by repertoire.
  • Explains the shift in collections by region and repertoire source.

Key questions answered

  • What was the biggest royalty source for creators in 2015?
  • What share of royalties is generated by digital sources?

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  • Summary
  • Two consecutive years of growth for global authors’ rights
  • Exchange rates cut the European share
  • Performance rights the dominant collection source


  • Author

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