September 26, 2019
Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers
Distribution Results for 2019-09 Period
Amount Distributed was 28.6 Billion JPY, 110.0% Compared to 2018-09 Period
On September 26, 2019, JASRAC distributed copyright royalties to rightsowners including authors, composers and music publishers.
The amount distributed for 2019-09 period was 28,642,788,786 JPY, which is 110.0% compared to the same period in the previous year.
Primary factors for this result are growth in categories such as interactive transmissions, which distribution was 152.7% compared to the previous fiscal year due to the expansion of subscription service and online video service markets. Distribution for the category of reproduction for games was also 262.9% compared to the previous fiscal year due to the increase of hit products.
Royalties were distributed to 1,936,582 works. The number of rightsholders who received royalties, including distribution through music publishers, was 62,865 writers and 2,631 music publishers. In addition, royalties were distributed to 263,518 writers and 32,299 music publishers through 115 foreign sister organizations.
From September 2019, JASRAC has started to provide detailed data to rightsholders such as the names of broadcasting stations and programs used for the works which were distributed in "Broadcasts, etc." and "Cable broadcasts, etc."
JASRAC will continue to strive for the development of the music industry and music culture through the distribution of remuneration back to creators and rightsholders.
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