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Introduction

Japanese authors’ society JASRAC has reported a return to growth for royalty collections in the 12 months to end-March 2015, after a decline in the previous 12-month period.

Highlights

  • Despite a fall in both mechanicals and overseas revenue for JASRAC, the rise in domestic performance income, most notably from live performance, boosted overall collections.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details author and publisher revenue in Japan for the 12 months ending March 2015
  • The research note assesses all the income sources for authors and publishers in Japan

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest source of income for authors and publishers in Japan?
  • Why have digital collections only marginally increase in Japan in the last few years?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Another stable year for royalty collections in Japan
  • Lower physical format sales hit mechanicals
  • Modest digital collection gains

Appendix

  • Author

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