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New figures published by the Japanese recorded-music trade association, the RIAJ, show that digital music sales grew in the first nine months of this year at a faster rate than in the same period of 2014.


  • Japan ended last year as the third-biggest digital music market in the world, according to the IFPI.

Features and Benefits

  • Details digital music sales in Japan in the first nine months of this year.
  • Assesses the performance of the Japanese digital music sector and the likelihood of future growth.

Key questions answered

  • What share of Japanese record company digital music income is derived from music subscriptions?
  • What are the short- to medium-term prospects for Japan's recorded-music sector?

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  • Summary
  • Subscriptions and albums boost Japanese digital sales
  • Mobile decline continues


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