1942 April 30 Japan Phonogram Record Cultural Association (former body of this association)
1944 March Renamed as Music Disc Association of Japan
1949 April Renamed as Phonogram Record Association
1956 July Monthly bulletin "The Record" launched
1957 March Became the Japanese National Group of IFPI
1957 November November 3 was fixed as "Record Day" and the first record festival was held
1969 April Renamed as Recording Industry Association of Japan
1971 March Designated as the collective administration body for secondary use fee
1985 February Designated as the collective administration body concerning remuneration
for record rental
1985 June "Record rental issue" resolution agreed by the Record Rental Association of Japan
(Today's Compact Disc & Video Rental Trade Association of Japan)
1987 March First Japan Gold Disc Award held
1987 September Nihon Record Fukyu established
1989 March Started announcing certification of Gold Albums, etc.
1992 January 50th Anniversary Ceremony held
1993 March Became a member of SARAH
1993 April Foundation for Promotion of Music Industry and Culture established
1999 March Became a member of SARVH
1999 October Held Asia/Pacific Regional Copyright and New Technology Forum
(Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Copyright Law)
2002 April 60th anniversary
2010 April Became General Incorporated Association
2012 April 70th anniversary
2017 April 75th anniversary