June 9, 2022
Growing digital royalties and stronger laws protecting creators’ rights top the list of priorities
Paris – 26 May 2022 – CISAC has today published its 2022 Annual Report, outlining its work supporting the world’s largest network of authors societies.
CISAC’s members comprise 228- authors societies who together manage the rights of over 4 million creators from the music, audiovisual, visual arts, drama, and literature repertoires.
The 2022 Annual Report shows the Confederation’s diverse services including lobbying, development of best practices, technology, and the systems to support data exchanges, help identify works and pay royalties quickly and accurately.
The Report outlines CISAC’s legislative lobbying actions in multiple countries to promote stronger laws protecting creators and rightsholders. It also focuses on recent solidarity actions taken by the CISAC community through its global initiative Creators for Ukraine, to aid Ukrainian creators and refugees. CISAC societies have contributed EUR 1.4 million to the project so far, which were distributed to individual creators and charities helping victims of the war.
Forewords by CISAC President Björn Ulvaeus, Board Chair Marcelo Castello Branco and Director General Gadi Oron set out CISAC’s present priorities and future strategic vision.
Key workstreams outlined in the report include: