Collecting Societies

CPRA was established in October 1993 through the cooperation of three organizations, the Japan Council of Performers' Organizations (“JCPO”), the Japan Association of Music Enterprises (“JAME”) and the Federation of Music Producers Japan (“FMP”).  In December 1998, two more organizations, Music People's Nest (“MPN”) and Performers' Rights Entrustment (“PRE”) joined CPRA.

CPRA administers rights of performers in accordance with the terms and conditions publicized as “JCPO Terms of License”.  It collects from broadcasters and phonogram rental shops fees for the secondary use of commercial phonograms (commercially available compact discs, etc.) in broadcasts and phonogram rental, and royalties and remunerations in connection with the secondary use of broadcast programs.

The amount of fees/royalties to be paid to collecting societies are exclusive of VAT (in Japan, it is called "consumption tax").  The person who wants to receive license from the collecting societies has to pay the amount plus 5 % consumption tax.

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Information for CPRA was contributed by the CMO through Baker & McKenzie

  • Performers
Rights administered by the Collecting Society? Right held by virtue of a law or statute? Possible by law to have these rights cleared directly by the right holder without involving the Collecting Society?
Reproduction / copying rights Yes Yes No
Public performance rights No No No
Distribution rights / rights to issue copies to the public Yes Yes No
Rights to communicate to the public / make available over the internet Yes Yes No
Other rights  
  • Rights of screen presentation
Yes Yes No