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Belgian authors’ society SABAM has reported a fall in collections and distributions for last year. Apart from digital, all the authors' society's main revenue sources were down year on year.


  • Streaming was the big plus, with revenue more than doubling.

Features and Benefits

  • Details collection results for Belgian authors' society SABAM in 2018.
  • Examines royalty receipts from different sources and explains the year-on-year changes.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest revenue generator for Belgian authors and publishers?
  • What share of collections last year for SABAM were from digital sources?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Fall in Belgian royalty collections
  • Flat year for pubic performance receipts
  • Stable underlying income from broadcasting


  • Author