June 2014
16 p.

In 2011, women represented 29% of SACD authors and received 24% of the royalties paid. As a result, in 2011, a woman received an average income 24% less than that for a man.

The differences in royalties between men and women can be explained in several ways: women participate in fewer works than men, in particular in the cinema, theatre and street arts. Neither do they perform the same functions, and so are more often text authors or choreographers than directors or composers.

For the same discipline and function the differences in remuneration are practically non-existent in radio and television, but live on in cinema and live shows: these persistent differences can be linked to other factors, such as, for example, lower audience numbers or programming of works, in different performance venues or on different distribution channels and at less favourable times.