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Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ)

The Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ) is the sole organization to represent the Japanese music publishing business. The association is committed to the dissemination of copyrighted music by promoting the music publishers and sound development of the use of copyrighted materials at home and abroad, develop and contribute to the overall development of music culture. 

The Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ), was founded in 1973 and was later authorized as an incorporated association from the Ministry of education.

MPAJ’s members consist of nearly 300 music publishers and cover almost all major music publishers, and is the only organization representing the music publishing industry in Japan. In addition, many of the members, are copyright holder record producer’s (master creators), and MPAJ is also the organization representing these master creators.

MPAJ promotes the “Sync Music Japan” project in cooperation with Japan Association of Music Enterprises, JAME, and the Federation of Music Producers Japan, FMPJ, in order to publicize Japanese music globally.

Additional Info

  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Founded: 1973
  • Membership: 290 Music Publishers and Associate Member Organizations