From a Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) Announcement:
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing solutions, announced a record royalty payment of $171.1 million to rightsholders in FY11, an increase of more than 10% over the previous year ($154.3 million). During the last 10 years, CCC has distributed more than $1.3 billion to rightsholders.
“Rights licensing is playing a bigger role than ever as publishers and authors seek to diversify their revenue streams and find new ways to monetize content,” said Tracey Armstrong, CEO of CCC. “As rightsholders continue to explore new business models, CCC’s technology and licensing solutions help open new doors of opportunity.”