Belgian authors' society SABAM has reported its first rise in royalty collections since 2014 and the third annual rise in 10 years.
- Gains in public performance, broadcasting, and digital more than offset the fall in phonomechanicals. Live music revenue was up thanks to new rates, although Belgian promoters won a case in April that will force SABAM to review its live performance tariffs.
Features and Benefits
- Details the 2017 royalty collection figures published by Belgian authors' society SABAM.
- Assesses collections by source and explains the reasons for the year-on-year changes.
Key questions answered
- What is the biggest revenue generator for Belgian authors and publishers?
- Why are digital collections for SABAM so low compared with similar societies in Europe?
Table of contents
Royalty collections rise in Belgium
Steady year for public performance receipts
Resolution of SBS dispute boosts broadcast income