Infomedia Morocco: copyright collections in Morocco rose 498% to 5.4 million euros in 2017, reaching the third country in Africa and 49 in the world, according to the Global Collections 2018 report, "published by the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC).
The legislative framework in Morocco boosted a strong increase in the income of the creators, which reached 4.2 million euros in 2017, placing the country in second position on the African continent, according to the report, which analyzes data from 239 societies of authors in 121 countries.
Thanks to the implementation of a remuneration system guaranteed by law, private copying became the first source of income in Morocco (78.2%), which saw its collections multiplied by six in less than one year. anus.
As for collections of music rights, they increased by 567%, which contributed Morocco's contributions to collections in Africa to 7.8%, according to CISAC, noting that African companies raised 75 million euros in 2017 with growth of 15.7%.
On a global scale, the rights collected for creators of all repertoires, namely music, audiovisual, visual arts, live performance and literature, reached a record of 9,600 million euros in 2017, an increase of 6, 2% compared to the previous year.
The revenues generated by the digital exploitation of the works were reported to have exceeded the mark of millions of euros for the first time and showed an increase of 24.0%, indicates the same source, noting that these revenues almost tripled (+ 166%) in five years "thanks to the growth of transmission in general and, more recently, to the growing success of video transmission."
Regarding the musical repertoire, their collections reached 8,300 million euros (+ 6.0%), with digital revenues that go for the first time to one billion euros.
Despite the increase in digital revenue in all directories to reach 1.27 million euros, this sector still generates much lower amounts than television and broadcasting and the direct (live) and atmosphere category.
In addition, only 13% of creators' revenue comes from digital (compared to 11% in 2016), "reflecting the incredible difference between the amount of content available online and the amounts that return to creators," according to the confederation.
Growing for the fifth year in a row, the revenues of the creators are in all repertoires, the solid growth of television and radio revenues suggests that the increase in digital data does not hurt the traditional sources of income.
Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in France and regional offices in Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe, which works for the protection of rights and representation of interests. creators around the world.
CISAC is the world's leading network of copyright societies and represents more than four million creators from all regions and directories.