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German authors' society GEMA has reported its financial details for 2017.


  • Both collections and distributions increased to new record levels, and with costs rising at a slower level, the cost-to-revenue ratio was down in the year.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the 2017 collection results by German authors' society GEMA.
  • Details collections by source and includes the views of the GEMA CEO on the value gap and the digital transition in recorded-music sales.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest revenue source for German authors and publishers?
  • What share of total collections come from digital sources?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Record year for collections and distributions
  • Mixed performance by revenue source
  • Digital collections still fail to reflect use


  • Author