Recording Industry Association of Japan
The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) (日本レコード協会, Nippon Rekōdo Kyōkai) is a Japanese trade group in the music industry. It was founded in 1942 as the Japan Phonogram Record Cultural Association. It got its current name in 1969.
|Type||Technical standards, licensing and royalties|
|Headquarters||Kita-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo|
|19 main members, 15 associated members and 24 supporting members (all as of August 2009)|
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
|Masaaki Saito (Victor)|
|Website||Recording Industry Association of Japan - in English|
The RIAJ promotes music sales, enforces the Japanese copyright, and researches the Japanese music industry. It publishes the annual RIAJ Year Book. This is a statistical summary of each year's music sales, plus other data.
The headquarters are in the Minato section of Tokyo, Japan. The RIAJ has twenty member companies and a smaller number of associate and supporting members. Some member companies are the Japanese branches of multinational corporations headquartered elsewhere.
The Association certifies gold and platinum albums and singles in Japan.
- https://www.riaj.or.jp/ - Official website of RIAJ