2012 JASRAC Copyright Royalties Collection Increase

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JASRAC(Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers)announced on May 22 that annual collection of copyright royalties rose 5.6% to 111.84 billion yen in 2012. It's the first increase after 2007.

Performing rights royalties increased 8.3% to 19.5 billion yen as concerts and other musical events revived during the year after 3.11 Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.

BGM royalties from fitness clubs and studios slightly gained 1.6% to 420 million yen.

Audio disk royalties raised 8.7% to 15.553 billion yen with massive release of hit single CDs and albums, and music video royalties significantly increased 19.9% to 21.58 billion yen.

Interactive music distribution for mobile declined 11.9% to 7.75 billion yen as the market scaled down, and the market for smartphone users has under-developed.

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