With its 153,000 members, 18,530 of whom are members outside France representing 164 nationalities, and with its repertoire of more than 90 million works worldwide, France-based Sacem (Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) is an international and influential authors’ society in a constantly changing market. What were the key evolutions of this community in 2014?
The first major figure unveiled in this annual report is the royalties collected: they amounted to 1.27bn euros last year.
But one of the most important learnings from this report has to do with the use of online music services: music streaming (including YouTube) now represents 50% of the €30.6 million collected as part of internet use, exceeding downloads (27%) and VOD/SVOD (13%).
Sacem constantly invest in new technologies to process this growing music data: no less than 251.6 billion downloads and streams were processed in 2014.
Last but not least, Sacem sustains creativity by supporting artistic careers, the renewal of repertoires and catalogues, the distribution of works, and helping young talent enter the profession. In 2014, it supported 1,638 artistic projects.