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CISAC Global Collections Report 2016 – MusicTank

CISAC Global Collections Report 2016

23 Nov 2016

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CISAC’s 2016 Global Collections Report compiles data from royalty income registered by its 239 member Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) in 123 countries.

It is the best result in the history of CISAC, with overall record collections at €8.6 billion.  With a rise of 8.9% in collections between 2014 and 2015, after a couple of years of quasi-stagnation, CISAC members see a return to growth.  All repertoires minus Dramatic have enjoyed substantial growth.


Headline stats:


  • Global collections grew from €6.6 billion in 2007 to €8.6 billion in 2015, representing a 26% increase over the decade.
  • With an 8.9% growth in collections year on year, 2015 was the year CISAC members experienced the highest growth rate in the decade.
  • Of all the repertoires represented by CISAC members, Visual Arts was the one that experienced the biggest growth rate of +27.4% between 2014 and 2015.  The second highest growth rate was posted by the Audiovisual repertoire, up 15.1% year on year, followed by Music (+8.5%) and Literature (+4.2%). The only repertoire showing a slight decline was Drama (-1.7%).
  • The Canada/ USA region posted the strongest growth with a 33% increase in collections year on year.  This jump is partly attributable to exchange rate fluctuations and the income from the Harry Fox Agency (now part of the SESAC group), added to CISAC’s data for the first time.  This was followed by Africa with a growth of 14.9% in collections between 2014 and 2015.  Next were Asia-Pacific with a 5.6% growth rate and Latin America & the Caribbean, with a 3.7% growth rate.  Finally Europe had a 3.6% growth year on year.


Published by the Communications Department of CISAC, Nov. 2016.