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Japanese authors' society JASRAC has reported a return to growth in royalty collections for the 12 months to end-March 2019, after a small decrease in the previous financial year.


  • Despite a fall in CD sales in Japan, mechanical revenue reversed the previous year's decline and increased on the back of strong video sales.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the most recent collection and distribution figures published by Japanese authors' society JASRAC.
  • Examines collections and distributions by source and analyzes changes in the different revenue streams.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest revenue source for Japanese authors and publishers?
  • What share of total revenue for JASRAC came from digital sources in the 12 months to end March?

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  • Summary
  • Positive year for royalty collections in Japan
  • Mixed results for performance rights
  • Subscriptions boost digital collections


  • Author

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