32nd JASRAC Awards
This year's JASRAC Awards...
32nd JASRAC Awards Winners
The work “MEMESHIKUTE," sung by visual-kei air band “Golden Bomber," written by SHO KIRYUIN (composer/author), has received the Gold Award for the first time. After its release in October 2009, “MEMESHIKUTE" had been ranked outside of the top 100 of JASRAC's royalty distribution until 2012. However, with its catchy melody, simple choreography and the band members' unique personalities, it gradually gained popularity and now is one of the standard tracks sung in Karaoke.
“HEAVY ROTATION," the Gold Award work in 2012 and 2013, has received the Silver Award, making this the third straight year it has received a JASRAC Award. “TIME GOES BY," the Gold Award work in 1999, has received the Bronze Award, returning it to the podium for the first time in 15 years.
Sho KIRYUIN (Composer/Author)
You YAMAZAKI (Composer)
Mitsuru IGARASHI (Composer/Author)
Yasuharu TAKANASHI (Composer)
|Gold Award||MEMESHIKUTE||SHO KIRYUIN|
|Silver Award||HEAVY ROTATION||YASUSHI AKIMOTO/
|Bronze Award||TIME GOES BY||MITSURU IGARASHI|
|Foreign Work Award||HEY JUDE||JOHN LENNON
|2||DAYDREAM BELIEVER||JOHN STEWART|
|3||BITTERSWEET SAMBA||SOL LAKE|
Further information on top 10 Foreign Works, click here
|International Award||NARUTO SHIPPUDEN
Further information on top 10 Foreign Income Works, click here
- What is JASRAC Awards?
- JASRAC annually presents the JASRAC Awards to the copyright holders whose musical works represent a large share of the royalty distribution. The JASRAC Awards are bestowed based on the share of royalties contributed during the one-year period from April to March. The names of the recipients are as shown in the table above. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are presented for the three domestic works that gained the three largest totals, while the Foreign Work Award is conferred on the foreign musical work that earned the largest total royalties, and the International Award goes to the work that earned the largest amount of royalties from foreign copyright societies.