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Bulgarian authors’ society Musicautor has reported a fall in total collections for 2016. However, despite the top-line decline, the underlying trend for collections in Bulgaria is positive.


  • TV was still by far the biggest income source for Musicautor, followed by radio. Collections from concerts returned to growth after a difficult 2015.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the 2016 business year for Bulgarian authors' society Musicautor.
  • Details royalty collections by source, with an assessment of the results compared with previous years.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest source of revenue for Bulgarian authors and publishers?
  • What share of Musicautor's total collections are from digital services?

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  • Summary
  • Positive year for Musicautor despite collection fall
  • Retroactive payments affect annual comparisons
  • Low digital income, concert growth, and hospitality sector issues


  • Author

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