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January 17, 2019
Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers
(JASRAC)

Reduction of Part of Applied Administrative Expense Rate
(For 2019-3 Distribution Period)

The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) has decided to reduce the applied administrative expense rates, which are deducted when distributing royalties to authors, composers, publishers and other rights holders, only for the 2019-3 distribution period, as in the following table.

JASRAC’s general account revenue and expenditures are closed after each year, and any surpluses are distributed to rights holders in the following year. However, when it is apparent that a surplus will occur at fiscal closing, JASRAC intends to return the funds to right holders as soon as possible.

For FY 2018 (from April 2018 to March 2019), whereas ordinary revenue (administrative expenses that are deducted when distributing royalties) has exceeded the budget, ordinary expenditures (business and administrative spending required for executing operations) have stayed below the budget. Accordingly, we have decided to lower the rates of administrative expenses that will be applied to the 2019-3 distribution period, which is the last of the four distributions in FY 2018.

The applicable royalty categories are "general performance," "broadcasting," "online karaoke for commercial use" and "interactive transmission."

JASRAC will continue its efforts to boost administrative efficiency and reduce expenses in order to ensure that royalties that are paid by music users lead to new creative works by artists.

Applied Administrative Expense Rate

Royalty Category Applied Rate for FY 2018 Rate Applied Only to Distribution
Period Ending March 31, 2019
General Performance 25% 23%
Broadcasting 10% 9%
Online Karaoke for Commercial Use 10% 9%
Interactive Transmission 10% 9%

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