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Bulgarian authors' society Musicautor has reported a second consecutive year of growth in collections. Although the rate of growth in 2018 was notably lower than in 2017, the collection total set a new high, beating the previous record set in 2015.


  • The three biggest sources of income – TV, radio, and general licensing – registered differing performances, with retroactive collections largely affecting the sectors' results. Live music and digital scored the biggest rise in receipts.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the 2018 financial year for the Bulgarian authors' society Musicautor.
  • Examines collections by source and assesses the main reasons for growth.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest revenue source for Bulgarian authors and publishers?
  • Why are digital collections in Bulgaria as a share of the total much lower than in more developed markets?

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  • Summary
  • Second consecutive year of growth for Musicautor
  • Mixed year for broadcasting
  • Big turnaround in digital and live-music collections


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