The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC), is a non-profit Japanese copyright collection society. JASRAC's main business activity is to act as trustee of copyright rights such as recording and performing rights for songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers. It manages licensing to music users, collects license fees, and distributes the same to the rights holders. It also supervises copyright infringements and prosecutes infringers. Because JASRAC is a foundation, it is subject to the General Foundation and Estate Foundation Act subject to the rules non-profit management.
JASRAC House 6-12, 3-CHOME UEHARA SHIBUYAKU TOKYO 151-8540
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What is Music Publishing?
Music Publishing is the business of protecting and promoting song copyrights and collecting the royalties that these copyrights generate. Think of a song as intellectual property (it's an original piece of art!), and music publishing as the business that makes sure that songwriters get paid a fair compensation when their intellectual property is used by companies. Those companies could be record labels (mechanical royalties), radio stations, bars, and restaurants (performance royalties), or film studios and advertising agencies (sync license fees), and many more.