Profile

CPRA was founded in 1993 to manage performers’ neighboring rights collectively. In 2012, management and protection of performers’ neighboring rights became the core of Geidankyo’s operations. The CPRA Center Committee and Rights Holder Members Committee were formed for organizing the operating structure in a fair and facilitated manner and CPRA became proactively involved in implementation of professional practice. As designated by the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, CPRA collects on behalf of performers the fees for secondary use and remuneration for rental of commercial phonograms. Also, CPRA as a collective management organization registered with the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, is engaged in authorizing the exploitation of performances, such as the secondary use of broadcasting programs, collecting and distributing those payments, and receiving and distributing the performers’ share of compensation for private recordings.

CPRA, Center for Performers' Rights Administration

Postal/Visit Address
11F Tokyo Opera City Tower, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 1631466 Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-5353-6600
Fax: +81-3-3379-3589
Email: intl@cpra.jp
Establishment
October 1, 1993
Chairman of the CPRA Steering Committee
Joe Sakimoto
Staffs
52 (as of Sept. 2017)
Registered performers and rights holders
86,434 (as of March 2017)
Agreements with Foreign Societies
39 societies (27 countries) (as of Dec. 2017)

Right Holders Members Committee

Chairman
Yoshitaka Hori (JAME)
Mitsunori Kadoike (FMPJ)
Kazuo Shiina (MPN)
Shinichi Ono (PRE)

CPRA Steering Committee

Chairman
Joe Sakimoto
Vice-Chairman
Fumiyuki Kanai
Hidenori Nakai
Masahisa Aizawa
Jiro Ambe
Hiroshi Ueno
Yoshitaka Saimaru
Kazuo Shiina
Bin Tajima
Hideki Hori
Hideki Matsutake
Hidemi Maruyama
Miki Watanabe