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Japanese authors' society JASRAC has reported a flat year overall for royalty collections in the 12 months to end-March 2017, after a similarly steady performance in the prior financial year.


  • Overall performance income increased, along with digital collections, but the ongoing decline in mechanical royalties caused by the steady fall in sales of physical soundcarriers offset the gains elsewhere.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest financial results for JASRAC, one of the biggest authors' societies in the world.
  • Assesses the different collection sources and details their performance in the latest financial year to March.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest income source for Japanese authors and publishers?
  • What share of royalty receipts in Japan are generated by digital sources?

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  • Summary
  • Little change in royalty collections in Japan
  • Broadcasting and general performance dominate
  • Digital collection growth continues


  • Author

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