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Austrian authors’ society AKM maintained its unbroken streak of collection growth last year, a trend that dates back more than 10 years.


  • AKM subsidiary Austro Mechana also reported higher revenue last year, with most of the growth coming from private copying.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the performance of the two Austrian authors' societies: AKM (performance rights) and Austro Mechana (mechanicals).
  • Analyzes revenue by industry sector and compares the performance of rights collections with recorded-music sales in Austria.

Key questions answered

  • What was the biggest income source for both AKM and Austro Mechana last year?
  • What share of performance and mechanical collections in Austria was generated by digital in 2018?

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  • Summary
  • Record year for Austrian royalty collections
  • Growth for all the main collection sources
  • One-off private copying payments boost AUME revenue


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