Collecting Societies

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.


Ace Bldg., 13-15, Nihonbashiodenmacho,

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

  • Music publishers
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