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Japanese authors' society JASRAC has reported a slight fall in royalty collections for the 12 months to end-March 2018, after a flat previous financial year.


  • The big two domestic collection sources of general performance and broadcasting both registered growth.

Features and Benefits

  • Details collections by JASRAC for the financial year that ended in March.
  • Assesses collections by source and details the annual changes in the different revenue streams.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest revenue source for authors and music publishers in Japan?
  • What share of total collections came from digital in the year to March 2018?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Steady year for royalty collections in Japan
  • Growth for the two dominant performance revenue sources
  • Streaming boosts digital collections


  • Author