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In January 2017, the Canadian performing rights society SOCAN published preliminary financial results for 2016, which have now been confirmed in its annual business report. SOCAN estimated that royalty receipts topped record levels, with both domestic and international income registering growth.


  • Radio, broadcast TV, and concert collections edged down but the digital and cable growth and higher receipts from satellite radio more than made up for the declines.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the royalty collection figures by the Canadian authors' society SOCAN.
  • Examines which collection sources registered the biggest rise as well as what share of collections last year were generated by digital sources.

Key questions answered

  • What share of authors' and publishers royalties in Canada are generated by digital sources?
  • What is the biggest revenue source for Canadian authors and publishers?

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  • Summary
  • Four consecutive years of growth for SOCAN
  • Mixed picture for domestic collection sources
  • Big rise in streaming income


  • Author

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