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Introduction

German authors’ society GEMA has reported its financial details for 2018. Although collections and distributions were unable to match the previous year's record levels, the underlying performance was positive.

Highlights

  • Public performance and broadcasting, the two biggest collection sources, recorded another year of modest growth, while digital revenue grew sharply.

Features and Benefits

  • Details 2018 financials for German authors' society GEMA.
  • Examines collections by source and explains how the rise in digital recorded-music sales in the country have had a positive impact on digital collections.

Key questions answered

  • What share of royalty collections for authors in Germany are generated by digital sources?
  • What is the biggest revenue generator for authors and publishers in Germany?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Positive year for collections despite year-on-year decline
  • Steady performance for the main revenue sources
  • Digital collections reach new milestone

Appendix

  • Author