24 May 2012
AKB48 Wins 3 JASRAC Awards
The 30th JASRAC Award was announced on May 23rd, 2012. AKB48 took home the Gold Award with Heavy Rotation, Silver Award with Ponytail to Shushu, and Bronze Award with Beginner.
This is the first time in the JASRAC Award history that the first 3 places are all won by the same artist.
On top of the 3 awards, 2 more AKB48 songs were included in the Top 10. They are Everyday, Kachuusha at 4th place and Aitakatta at 6th place.
According to the website, the award is "bestowed based on the share of royalties contributed during the one-year period of April 2011 to March 2012". This includes royalties from CD, DVD, Karaoke, Interactive Distribution (such as ringtones, internet-only releases, etc).
The English website for JASRAC award is here - http://www.jasrac.or.jp/ejhp/about/award.html
The Top 10 Domestic Works are as follows:
Gold AKB48 "Heavy Rotation"
Silver AKB48 "Ponytail to Shushu"
Bronze AKB48 "Beginner"
4th place AKB48 "Everyday, Kachuusha"
5th place Ikimonogakari "Arigatou"
6th place AKB48 "Aitakatta"
7th place EXILE "Motto Tsuyoku"
8th place EXILE "I Wish For You"
9th place Background music from "One Piece"
10th place "Theme from Gebageba 90 minutes!"