The world-beating creative repertoires of the Africa region make it a region of enormous potential. Progress and revenue growth in the region have been possible despite weak copyright enforcement and a challenging licensing environment. COVID-19 has had a disastrous impact on the sector in Africa.
CISAC has 37 member societies in Africa as of May 2020. 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.
Societies and creators in Africa are seeing some of the most dramatic losses in royalty collections resulting from COVID-19 in 2020. This follows a year of modest growth in 2019, with collections by CISAC's 37 Africa member societies rising 1.1% to reach EUR79.3m.
CISAC's Regional Director for Africa is Mr Samuel Sangwa
CISAC - African Regional Office
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