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Digital's Royalty Payments Give Songwriters Boost

The increased use of digital services such as iTunes and Spotify in 2011 have offset decreases in sales of CDs, giving British tunesmiths a happy payday. Also contributing is the huge international success of such artists as Adele. Royalty payments grew 3.2% year on year, to £635.3 million. Representing 75,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, PRS for Music said the surge more than offset a double-digit fall in royalties collected from CD sales.

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