美國作曲家、作家和發行商協會2018年收入增長7%達12億美元

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  • 美國作曲家、作家和發行商協會2018年收入增長7%達12億美元

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    ◎美國作曲家、作家和發行商協會ASCAP宣布2018年總收入超過12.27億美元,比上一年增長7%。這是ASCAP連續第二年分發超過10億美元大關。2018年支付給其會員詞曲創作者、作曲家和出版商的版稅達11.9億美元,同比增長10%。

    ◎ASCAP來自美國國內的音樂授權收入比去年同期多了7%達到9.06億美元,主要授權類別有顯著的有機增長:音頻串流收入增長了25%,音頻視覺(Audio Visual)增加了7%;一般和背景音樂收入增加了9%,其中包括超過80萬家酒吧、燒烤店,餐酒館、飯店、零售商店、健身中心和其他企業。

    ◎ASCAP於2018年獲得了共3.21億美元的國外收入,比上一年增長了7%。ASCAP的國際事務團隊透過與美國以外的版權收集組織深入接觸而實現了這一增長。一致的分發驗證及第三方數據分析有助於確保來自主要國際市場的可靠支付。

    ◎ASCAP授權和管理的表演權在美國國內的分發額增加至8.14億美元,比2017年增長12.5%。外國分發總額為2.95億美元,增長4%。ASCAP專有的數據匹配系統處理的個人音樂表演權數量在2018年飆升至數萬億筆。為了跟上這一增長,ASCAP連續第二年保持降低其運營費用率,收集到的每1美元收入有將近90美分回饋給其音樂創作會員。

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    ASCAP has announced that total revenues for 2018 topped $1.227 billion, an increase of 7% over the previous year. That's the second year in a row that ASCAP distributions crossed the $1 billion mark.

    $1.109 billion in royalties were paid to member songwriters, composers and publishers in 2018, up 10% year-over-year.

    ASCAP domestic revenue from US music licensing surpassed the prior year by 7% to hit $906 million. Key licensing categories saw significant organic growth: Audio Streaming revenue was up by 25% and Audio Visual by 7% year-over-year. General and Background revenue, which encompasses more than 800,000 bars, grills, taverns, hotels, retail stores, fitness centers and other businesses, grew by 9%. with $1.109 billion in royalties paid out to its songwriter, composer and publisher members,

    ASCAP secured a total of $321 million in 2018 foreign revenue, an increase of 7% over the prior year. ASCAP's International Affairs team achieved this growth via in-depth engagement with collection societies outside of the United States. Consistent distribution verification and third-party data analysis helped to ensure robust payments from key international markets.

    Domestic distributions from ASCAP-licensed and administered performances in the US increased to $814 million, up 12.5% over 2017. Foreign distributions totaled $295 million, an increase of 4%.

    The number of individual music performances processed by ASCAP's proprietary data matching systems skyrocketed into the trillions in 2018.

    Keeping up with this growth, ASCAP maintained decreased its operating expense ratio for the second consecutive year, with nearly 90 cents of each dollar collected going back to its music creator members.

    ASCAP Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Matthews said: "ASCAP's outstanding 2018 results were driven by our team's laser focus on making smart, strategic deals to yield growth and stability for our members. Four years into our six-year strategic plan, we are seeing healthy year-over-year compound annual revenue growth rates averaging 7%. In 2018 alone, our commitment to efficiency and innovation allowed us to pay more than $100 million more to our members in distributions than the prior year all while we continue to take the steps necessary to protect their future. Above all, we owe our success to the popularity of the ASCAP music repertory, which is beloved and enjoyed by listeners around the world on every platform."

    ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams said: "ASCAP members know that they belong to an organization that is always in their corner, whether we are nurturing their early careers, closing important licensing deals with music users or fighting for their rights in Congress. 2018 was a year of great progress for songwriters and composers with the passage of the Music Modernization Act. As we go forward, ASCAP will continue to put its resources toward securing every dollar earned by our members and advocating to ensure that they can have a sustainable livelihood. There is still more work to do to modernize music licensing laws and bring us closer to a free market and fair value for songwriters' creative work."

     

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