May 19, 2021
Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers
Announcement of the 2021 JASRAC Awards
The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) announced the 2021 JASRAC Awards on May 19, 2021.
The work "GURENGE" (written and sung by LiSA, composed by KAYOKO KUSANO, published by SONY MUSIC PUBLISHING (JAPAN) INC) has received this year's Gold Award for the first time. The work "Pretender" (written and composed by SATOSHI FUJIHARA, published by FUJIPACIFIC MUSIC INC) has received this year's Silver Award and the work "Lemon" (written and composed by KENSHI YONEZU, published by NICHION INC) has received this year's Bronze Award. In addition, the work "NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BACKGROUND MUSIC" (composed by YASUHARU TAKANASHI, published by TV TOKYO MUSIC INC) has received the International Award. The work "DAYDREAM BELIEVER" (written and composed by JOHN C. STEWART, originally published by SCREEN GEMS EMI MUSIC INC, sub-published by EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING JAPAN LTD FPM DIV) has received the Foreign Work Award.
JASRAC annually presents the JASRAC Awards to the copyright holders including authors, composers and publishers, whose musical works represent a large share of the royalty distribution in the previous fiscal year. This year marks the 39th JASRAC Awards since it was founded in 1982.
The Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are presented for the three domestic works that earned 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.
Royalties were distributed to 2,778,889 works in fiscal 2020. The number of rightsholders who received royalties, including distribution through music publishers, was 76,278 writers and 2,888 music publishers. In addition, royalties were distributed to 379,850 writers and 50,258 music publishers through 126 foreign sister organizations. The winners of JASRAC Awards were selected among these works.
For more information about 2021 JASRAC Awards, please refer to 39th JASRAC Awards.
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