December 25, 2019
Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers
Distribution Results for 2019-12 Period
Amount Distributed was 28.8 Billion JPY, 107.2% Compared to 2018-12 Period
On December 25, 2019, JASRAC distributed copyright royalties to rightsowners including authors, composers and music publishers.
The amount distributed for 2019-12 period was 28,841,769,576 JPY, which is 107.2% compared to the same period in the previous year.
The distribution was 144.8% compared to the previous fiscal year due to the expansion of subscription service and online video service markets. Also, JASRAC made an early distribution for some online music services (excluding large subscription services) to distribute two periods only for this period.
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The distribution was 118.9% compared to the previous fiscal year due to the steady growth of the live entertainment market.
Royalties were distributed to 1,953,701 works. The number of rightsholders who received royalties, including distribution through music publishers, was 62,370 writers and 2,643 music publishers. In addition, royalties were distributed to 257,715 writers and 32,105 music publishers through 118 foreign sister organizations.
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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