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Hungarian authors’ society ARTISJUS has reported a fall in royalty collections, bringing to an end three straight years of growth.


  • In 2014, retroactive payments significantly boosted private copying collections, but this trend did not continue into 2015.
  • However, the underlying performance of collections in 2015 was positive and the authors’ society reported growth in all its main income sources (with the exception of mechanicals).

Features and Benefits

  • Details ARTISJUS's royalty collection results.
  • Splits royalty collections by source, commenting on individual sector performance.

Key questions answered

  • What caused the fall in royalty collections in Hungary last year?
  • Why did digital music royalty collections decrease last year after a big rise in 2014?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Hungarian recorded music sales eclipse royalty collections
  • Stable year for public performance collections
  • Decline in digital and mechanical collections


  • Author

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