WMIB administers rights to record music, to provide interactive delivery services of music and to broadcast.
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.
Information for WMIB was contributed by the CMO through Baker & McKenzie
+ Television Broadcasting
The license permits the licensee to use music within any materials broadcast through television (other than TV commercials broadcasted by the licensee).
Under the comprehensive licensing contracts, the license fees are as follows:
Under the individual licensing contracts, the license fee is determined based on the length of the music used in the program for ground-based broadcasting and based on both the length of the music and the number of subscribers for cable television services.
+ Radio Broadcasting
The license permits the licensee to use music within any materials broadcast through radio.
The license fee is a flat fee of ether 1.5% (for radio stations other than cable radio stations) or 2.0% (for cable radio stations) or less of the licensee’s revenue from broadcasting business.
+ Online and Mobile Services
The license permits the licensee to conduct music transmission services including both music streaming services and music download services.
The license fee is calculated based on the amount of licensee’s revenues from advertising, the number of request for transmission of the music and other factors. The limitation on number of copying of downloaded music is also taken into consideration.
+ Physical Product
The license permits the licensee to record music into compact discs, hard disks, or any other recoding devices.
The license fee is determined based on the price or, in case the price is not determined, the wholesale price. If the both prices are not available, the fee is determined upon discussion, but it will not exceed JPY 10 per song.
The license permits the licensee to record music together with movies into compact discs, hard disks, or any other recoding devices.
The license fee is determined by the length and contents of the movie to be recorded with the music, the price of the video-gram, the length of the music and other factors.