CISAC’s 2014 data shows small collective licensing increases

CISAC canvasCISAC has released data about the global licensing figures it has received through collective licensing in 2014. Overall collections increased 2.8% over 2013 to 7.9 billion euros. Songs held an 87% share of that total, and collections for them increased 2.4% from the previous year. Mechanical rights collections declined 9% on-year, while performance royalties rose 3.8%. Digital income was 6.5% of the total figure, and 99% of that amount came from music; the sector posted a 20.2% increase in collections from the previous year.

CISAC represents creative rights across multiple disciplines including music. Its membership includes performing rights organizations such as ASCAP and BMI. The group’s tasks include working on artistic rights in global policy and legal affairs. For instance, earlier this year, CISAC got involved with lobbying for longer copyright extensions in Canada.

Anna Washenko