Access Copyright royalties set to decline in 2017

Publishers should be prepared for a significant decline in Access Copyright royalties beginning in June 2017, says a new memo from Roanie Levy, the organization’s executive director.

According to the memo, the organization says it is projecting a significant drop in the amount of money distributed to creators and publishers – by as much as 55 per cent.

By the end of 2016 Access Copyright will have distributed approximately $11-million on the year. In 2017, they are projecting that total will drop to around $5-million.

To read a copy of the entire memo, please click here.