Today I am pleased to announce the publication of the NLA’s 2013/14 annual review. News Value gives an update on another successful year for the team at NLA media access.
We have been busy delivering licensing and database solutions, whilst also embarking on a major expansion into the magazine publishing sector. The report also details work with industry and government on the Copyright Hub, and how our charitable donations help young journalists kick-start their careers.
We are pleased to report that publisher revenue grew 7.3% this year, to £25.9 million. This allowed us to support the equivalent of 1,100 jobs in journalism – an addition of sixty six jobs on the previous year.
Ours is a small but important part of the £10bn publishing industry contribution to the creative economy. But the wider importance of NLA media access and other collective management organisations’ role in enabling commercial use of copyrighted content should not be underestimated.
Thanks go to the guest contributors featured in this year’s report; Andrew Horton of IPC media, Brian McCarthy of Archant, Khaleda Rahman of Mail Online and Sandra Chastanet, from CFC our partners in France.
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