Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers

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Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers is also called JASRAC in short. Its official name in Japan is 一般社団法人日本音楽著作権協会.[1]

JASRAC was made in 1939. It is the only organization in Japan to manage and protect copyrights in Japan.[2]

JASRAC can only manage copyrights inside Japan. As for outside Japan (for overseas), foreign organizations such as ASCAP, Muserk[3][4] manage copyrights of origins of Japan instead, according to a separete agreement with these organizations. 129 foreign organizations have relation with JASRAC.[5]

When people in Japan uses music, videos and books for business useage, originally produced in outside Japan must pay proper money for their copyrights. For this purpose or business, JASRAC manage copyrights in turn by legal agreements with organizations overseas such as PRS for Music, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, HARRY FOX AGENCY and Muserk.[6]

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Numerical information on music business is made public every year. In 2019, JASRAC collected national money of 117,691,182,223 yen in total from April 1 to March 31. On the other hand, JASRAC gave 117,056,695,494 yen to members such as songwriters in total during the same period.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "JASRAC". www.jasrac.or.jp. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  2. "JASRAC's Management | About JASRAC | JASRAC". www.jasrac.or.jp. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  3. "Muserk To Partner With JASRAC Japan's Music Copyright Society". Music Press Asia. 2020-05-20. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  4. "AI-Driven Rights Management Agency Muserk Forms Joint Venture to Reduce Piracy of Japanese Content". Billboard. 2020-07-31. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  5. "海外の著作権管理団体 JASRAC". www.jasrac.or.jp. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  6. "overseas copyright management entities" (PDF). www.jasrac.or.jp. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  7. "statistics.html". www.jasrac.or.jp. JASRAC's fiscal year is from April 1 to March 31. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: others (link)

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