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.http://www.cpra.jp/web/e/img/cpra_e.pdfThe 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.
Information for CPRA was contributed by the CMO through Baker & McKenzie
+ Television Broadcasting
The license permits the licensee to:
The license fee for broadcasting of recorded musical work is determined by negotiation with broadcasting organizations. The license fee for broadcasting of programs in satellite broadcasting and cable broadcasting is determined based on the type of contents of the television program, amount of performance fee paid to the performer, etc.
+ Radio Broadcasting
+ Online and Mobile Services
The license permits the licensee to conduct music or television programs transmission including both streaming services and download services.
The license fee is calculated based on the amount of the information fee and the licensee’s revenues from advertising, the number of request for the performance, length of the performance used in the contents to be delivered and other factors. In addition, minimum payment is required.
+ Copying / Recording Content (Mechanical)
+ Playing Content to the Public or Offering Content to the Public for Rent
+ Staging Live Events
+ Physical Product
The license permits the licensee to record performance as video grams for the purpose of sale at a market or rent, or play in airplanes.
The license fee is determined by the regular price of the video gram, the nature of the program containing the performance, the performance fee and amount of video grams to be distributed.