Cisac Global Report 2017

CISAC Global Collections Report 2017

30 Nov 2017

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The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) brings together 239 collective management organisations in 123 countries and five regions.  These collective management organisations represent over four million creators active in the five major repertoires: Audiovisual, Dramatic, Literature, Music and Visual Arts.
 
CISAC’s 2017 Global Collections Report documents the data, trends and economic performance (2016) of a €9.2 billion global sector.  It shows, in transparent detail, the royalty collections for over 4 million creators across the world in 2016.
 
Headline stats:
 
  • Global collections by cisac member societies rose 6% in 2016 to €9.2 billion.
  • Collections by cisac member societies have grown 18.5% since 2012.  Much of this increase can be attributed to the sharp increase in digital collections that have made up for declines in other uses.

  • In 2016, music grew the most of all repertoires represented by cisac members, at 6.8%. this was followed by literary, which grew at 5.3%. audiovisual is seeing stable growth at 0.8%.  Visual arts and dramatic declined by 4.2% and 0.7%
    respectively.
  • The big traditional revenue streams, led by broadcast and live performance, remain broadly stable. 
  • Digital income continues to surge, rising by 51% year on year. In Europe, the live sector is especially healthy, with live and background music overtaking TV and radio for the first time to become the largest royalty source.

 

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