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Introduction

New figures published by the Japanese recorded-music trade association, the RIAJ, show that the total production value of physical formats and the number of units produced were down in 2016 compared with 2015.

Highlights

  • Both audio and video formats suffered a production dip; however, the rate of decline was fairly modest compared with some of the sizeable falls experienced in a number of other developed markets.
  • No full-year figures for digital trade earnings have been released yet, but based on digital revenue in the first nine months of 2016, the world's second-biggest recorded-music market looks set to register a slight overall decline.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest physical music production results published by the RIAJ.
  • Makes projections for digital sales and the market overall.

Key questions answered

  • By how much did CD album production fall in Japan in 2016?
  • What is the likely full-year result for total recorded-music sales in Japan in 2016?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Slight fall in physical recorded-music production in Japan
  • Big difference in domestic and international artist fortunes
  • Slight overall contraction for the full year

Appendix

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