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This update contains detailed analysis of all of Japan's main music industry sectors.


  • Of all the leading markets for recorded music, Japan is certainly the most erratic with some sizable differences in annual performance.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all aspects of the Japanese music industry with all the latest facts and figures.
  • Covers music sales, retail stats, royalty collections, live music figures, and communications infrastructure details.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music trade sales come from audio subscriptions?
  • What caused the fall in Japan's live music sector in 2016?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Digital gains offset physical declines
  • Mixed first six months of 2017
  • Repertoire
  • Record companies

Music retail

  • Digital still in the shadow of physical
  • Digital infrastructure and access details

Rights administration and royalty collections

  • Little change in authors' royalty collections
  • Broadcasting and general performance dominate


  • Radio rapidly becoming a medium for older listeners
  • Sluggish growth in TV market


  • Methodology
  • Author

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