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Annual Report 2018

Revenues

Koda’s turnover exceeds 120 million EUR

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Revenues

See where the revenues come from

TV is Koda’s greatest single source of revenue, accounting for 35 per cent of the total turnover. Compared to this, background music (restaurants and shops) contributes rather less, accounting for 10 per cent of the total turnover.

 

Click on the pie chart and see the turnover in the individual areas.

 

Fronting such a well-respected, acclaimed enterprise has been a true privilege.

Niels Mosumgaard

We have progressed from making distributions twice a year to monthly distributions.

Anders Lassen

Some main trends from Koda’s revenues 2018

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    Video-On-Demand services are more popular than ever

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    Local and regional radio was a positive surprise

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    Live music remains a growth area

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    Koda lost repertoire within the field of streaming

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    The number of major Danish hits abroad fell by 12%

Distributions

Few rightsholders account for most of Koda’s revenues

Never before have so many different Koda members’ music attracted the ears of listeners, but nevertheless we still see that the main part of the total revenues is generated by a relatively small group of extensively played rightsholders. In 2018, a total of DKK 311 million were distributed to Koda members. Of these, a relatively small fraction of 353 members received 67 per cent of the total amount distributed.

1%
of the total distributions
were distributed among
14,527 rightsholders
which each were paid less than 1000 DKK

 

67%
of the total distributions
were distributed among
353 rightsholders
which each were paid more than 150.000 DKK

Increments, DKK Authors Publishers Total DKK, total
1 - 1000 14.364 163 14.527 2.928.273
1.001-5.000 4.354 71 4.425 10.318.854
5.001 - 10.000 1.299 33 1.332 9.324.460
10.001 - 30.000 1.314 44 1.358 23.276.921
30.001 - 50.000 379 13 392 14.930.376
50.001 - 75.000 224 14 238 14.582.661
75.001 - 150.000 254 12 266 27.634.734
150.001 - 297 56 353 207.787.181
Distributions

63.4 million EUR distributed to rightsholders abroad

Rightsholders in more 90 countries received a total of 63.4 million EUR distributed as payment for music played in Denmark.

  • 1. Sweden

  • 2. Great Britain

  • 3. USA

  • 4. Germany

  • 5. France

Members and works

More members and more music

  • 1.600 
    new members
    Total membership: 47,503

  • 109.000 
    new works by Koda members
    Total number of works: 1.3 million

  • 2.300.000 
    new works in the database
    Total works in the database: 22,600,000

Survey

Music consumption in Denmark in 2018

In 2018 we had YouGov ask the Danes about their music consumption.
Se more numbers from both Denmark and The Nordic Region 
here

 

Click on the individual areas and see what the Danes answered.

  • Streaming - Music

  • Music purchases

  • Streaming – Films and TV

  • Concerts

  • Radio

46%

of Danes pay to stream music

The charts

The ten highest-earning Danish hits in Denmark in 2018

This year’s Top Ten highest-earning tracks by Koda members include seasoned artists such as Rasmus Seebach and Nik & Jay, but the top slot goes to newcomer Hugo Helmig and his smash hit ‘Please Don’t Lie’.

The Koda Top Ten 2018 – Denmark

The Top Ten lists the tracks that have generated the greatest revenues in Denmark in 2018. All tracks must have at least one Koda member among its creators.

  1. Please Don't Lie

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Hugo Helmig Toft Simonsen/Emil Sebastian Albæk-Falk

    Artist

    Hugo Helmig

  2. 2017

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Lars Ankerstjerne Christensen/Nicolai Seebach/Rasmus Seebach/Andreas Martin Sommer

    Artist

    Rasmus Seebach

  3. Limbo

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Alexander Leonard Lørup Malone/Emil Groll/ Joachim Dencker Christiansen/Oliver Kincaid

    Artist

    Scarlet Pleasure

  4. Solo Dance

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Peter Bjørnskov/Mads Dhyrberg Hjerl-Hansen/Martin Jensen/ Lene Dissing

    Artist

    Martin Jensen

  5. Unusual

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Lindy Robbins/Mads Langer/Joonas Angeria

    Artist

    Mads Langer

  6. Rica

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Henrik Bryld Wolsing/Kian Rosenberg Larsson/ Siavash Memaran-Torbati/Oliver Kesi Chambuso

    Artist

    Gilli (feat. KESI, Sivas)

  7. Hele Vejen

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Jannik Brandt Thomsen/Niclas Genckel Petersen/ Thomas Andersson/Andreas Martin Sommer

    Artist

    Nik & Jay

  8. Good Together

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Alexander Leonard Lørup Malone/Emil Groll/ Joachim Dencker Christiansen/Nick Labajewska Madsen

    Artist

    Scarlet Pleasure

  9. Flawless

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Mads Langer Clausen/Henry Peter Howard Flint/ George Howard Michael Flint

    Artist

    Mads Langer

  10. Off To See The World

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Morten Pilegaard Jespersen/David James Labrel/Christopher Steven Brown/ Morten Ristorp Jensen/Stefan Forrest/Lukas Forchhammer

    Artist

    Lukas Graham

The five highest-earning Danish hits abroad in 2018

This year’s Top Five listing the Koda member tracks that have generated the greatest revenues abroad in 2018 is headed by recent songs by Martin Jensen and Lukas Graham, but in fifth place we find Laid Back’s ’Sunshine Reggae’, originally released back in 1983. Third place is held by Aqua’s ’Barbie Girl’ from 1997.

The Koda Top Five 2018 – Abroad

The Top Five lists the tracks that have generated the greatest revenues abroad in 2018. All tracks must have at least one Koda member among its creators.

  1. Solo Dance

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Peter Bjørnskov/Mads Dhyrberg Hjerl-Hansen/Martin Jensen/ Lene Dissing

    Artist

    Martin Jensen

  2. 7 years

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Morten Pilegaard Jespersen/David James Labrel/Christopher Steven Brown/Lukas Forchhammer/Morten Ristorp Jensen/Stefan Forrest

    Artist

    Lukas Graham

  3. Barbie Girl

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Johnny Mosegaard Pedersen/Rene Dif/Claus Norreen/ Søren Rasted/Lene Crawford Nystrøm/ Karsten Dahlgaard

    Artist

    Aqua

  4. Lean On

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Thomas Wesley Pentz/Karen Marie A Ørsted/Phillip Meckseper/ William Sami Etienne Grigahcine/Steve Guess

    Artist

    Major Lazer (Feat. Mø, DJ Snake)

  5. Sunshine Reggae

    Komponist/sangskriver

    John Guldberg/Tim Peter Stahl

    Artist

    Laid Back

The five highest-earning foreign hits in Denmark in 2018

The Top Five of the highest-earning Koda-managed foreign tracks in Denmark in 2018 featured four songs with English lyrics and one with Spanish lyrics: ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi.

The Koda Top Five 2018 – Foreign hits in Denmark

The Top Five lists the musical works created by non-Koda members that generated the greatest revenues in Denmark in 2018.

  1. Shape of You

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Steve Mac/Edward Christopher Sheeran/Tameka D Cottle/John Mcdaid/ Kevin Briggs/Kandi L Burruss

    Artist

    Ed Sheeran

  2. Despacito

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Erika Ender/Fonsi Luis

    Artist

    Luis Fonsi

  3. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Geoffrey Elliott Warburton/Scott Harris Friedman/Shawn Mendes/Teddy Geiger

    Artist

    Shawn Mendes

  4. Feels

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Adam Richard Wiles/Katy Perry/Sean Michael Anderson/Brittany Talia Hazzard/ Pharrell L Williams

    Artist

    Calvin Harris

  5. What About Us

    Komponist/sangskriver

    Steve Mac/John Mcdaid/Alecia B Moore

    Artist

    Pink

Cultural contributions

Koda’s cultural contributions: donating 9.5 million EUR to the music scene in 2018

Each year, up to ten percent of Koda’s net income is allocated to cultural contributions, thereby helping to ensure favourable conditions for a vibrant music scene and to improve the structural conditions underpinning Koda’s business. The allocation of cultural contributions focuses on stimulating and supporting the creation of new music. Through support for composers and songwriters in the form of working grants, production support, songwriter camps, educational programmes, networking initiatives and international cooperation, Koda reinvests a share of its total revenues in the further development of the music scene.

  • 1.81 million EUR

    Production, publication and/or distribution of phonograms/videograms

  • 2.45 million EUR

    Working grants, study grants and travel grants

  • 1.19 million EUR

    Support for original Danish music

  • 1.09 million EUR

    PR and similar activities

  • 1.03 million EUR

    Administration of cultural contributions (maximum 15%)

  • 0.9 million EUR

    Cultural policy activities

  • 311,000 EUR

    Properties to be used by members

  • 254,000 EUR

    Legal assistance, copyright issues

  • 121,000 EUR

    Concert activities

  • 356,000 EUR

    Other