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2013 A Good Year For GEMA

MUNICH, Germany (CelebrityAccess) — 2013 proved to be a good year for recorded music in Germany, according to German collection society GEMA, with total income up by 3.9% over the previous year.

Among the statistics revealed in GEMA's numbers are the continued trend towards digital over physical. In 2013, recorded music amounted to approximately EUR 110.4 million, a decrease of about 6.6 million EUR from 2012.

Total income from digital was up by about 9.5 million EUR to 26.4 million, an increase of 56.2 percent over the previous year.

GEMA represents in Germany the copyrights of more than 67,000 members (composers, lyricists and music publishers) as well as over two million rights holders internationally. – Staff Writers