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International MUSIC - 30 May 2020

Many Composers and Authors are not aware or not very clear about the Copyrights in Music and therefore functioning of any Performing Right Societies. Such Royalty Collection Societies are there in almost every country. CISAC (INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF SOCIETIES OF AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS) is the global umbrella body. CISAC's global membership comprises 232 authors’ societies in 120 countries. Together, CISAC indirectly represent more than four million creators from all creative repertoires worldwide.

CISAC's four regional offices in Burkina Faso, Chile, China and Hungary provide operational support to collective management organisations in:

AFRICA

As of May 2019, CISAC had 37 member societies in Africa. This region currently comprises 16% of our global membership.

In Africa, 35 author societies focus primarily on the management of rights in musical works, 1 on literature and 1 on drama.

Africa

ASIA-PACIFIC

As of May 2019, CISAC had 28 member societies in Asia-Pacific. This region currently comprises 12% of our global membership.

In Asia-Pacific, 19 author societies focus primarily on the management of rights in musical works, 4 on visual arts, 3 on literature and 2 on audiovisual.

Asia Pacific

CANADA/USA

As of May 2019, CISAC had 13 member societies in Canada and the USA. This region currently comprises 5% of our global membership.

In Canada/USA, 7 author societies focus primarily on the management of rights in musical works, 4 on audiovisual and 2 on the visual arts.

Canada and USA

EUROPE

As of May 2019, CISAC had 106 member societies in Europe. This region currently comprises 46% of our global membership.

In Europe, 50 author societies focus primarily on the management of rights in musical works, 26 on audiovisual, 21 on the visual arts, 5 on literature and 2 on drama.

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

As of May 2019, CISAC had 48 member societies in Latin America and the Caribbean. This region currently comprises 21% of our global membership.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 32 author societies focus primarily on the management of rights in musical works, 6 on the visual arts, 9 on audiovisual and 1 on drama.

Latin America

 

When we compare India or our Indian Performing Right Society with other Nations, we have very disappointing figures, thus, we have big challanges.

challenges mimic those faced by India, namely :

  • Size of Membership
  • Royalty Collection

Let us take a look at these two challenges :

These are the details of some of the largest societies in the world :

1. ASCAP (USA)– 735,000 members – 11.5 million works -  $ 1.3 Billion/annum

2. SACEM (France) – 169,400 members – 140 million works – 1.2 Billion/annum

3. JASRAC (Japan) -  18,358 members – 4 million works -   $ 1.15 Billion/ annum

4. ABRAMUS (Brazil)  – 61000 members –1.2 million works – $ 210 million/ annum

Now compare this with the Indian equivalent :

4000 members – $ 6.5 million/ annum

The glaring contrast is woefully obvious. Despite being a nation that probably has the combined population of all of the above, our membership is 182 times lesser than a single American society and our revenue 200 times lesser.

 

TEAM MCAI

 

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