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What was that about collecting society body reports? The Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR) has published its own executive report this month, based on figures from its 57 members in 42 countries. In 2020 they collected €776.5m ($900.6m), with 82% of that coming from private copying, public performance and TV/radio broadcasting.

SCAPR’s members paid out €664.4m to performers from those collections, up by 13.5% year-on-year despite the collections total falling by 8.4% due to Covid-19.

“During 2020, many SCAPR members adapted their internal operations to fasten the allocation and the payment to the performers which, for many of them, were deprived from their other regular sources of revenue,” noted the organisation. “Therefore, despite a shortfall in terms of collection, payments to performers increased significantly.”

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