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Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
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JASRAC Fiscal 2020 Business Affairs

The collection of royalties of the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) for FY2020 was 112.64 billion JPY, and the distribution of royalties for FY2020 was 120.63 billion JPY.

Collection of royalties decreased by 5.04 billion yen compared to FY2019. Although the interactive transmissions category far exceeded its FY2019 results, almost all other categories decreased from FY2019. These included performances, etc. that experienced a series of event postponements or cancellations and closures or shutdowns of restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Distribution of royalties increased by 3.57 billion yen from FY2019. The distribution amount was the highest ever because: i) they included royalties collected during the second half of FY2019 (from October 2019 to March 2020) before effects from the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread; ii) interactive transmissions remained strong throughout FY2020; and iii) intensive efforts to distribute previous-year royalties that were undistributed due to non-submission of usage reports and work registrations.

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JASRAC will continue to strive for the development of the music industry and music culture to overcome this difficult time by liaising with not only entrustors such as authors, composers and publishers, but also all music users who support the creation cycle.

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