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Introduction

Japan's recorded-music sector is heading for a flat year at best, despite a big rise in music subscription revenue.

Highlights

  • New figures published by Japanese recorded-music trade association the RIAJ show digital music sales grew faster year-on-year in the first nine months of this year than in the same period of 2015.
  • A big jump in trade earnings from subscriptions more than offset lower year-on-year sales of all unit downloads.
  • Given that the RIAJ reported a decline in the production value of physical formats in the first nine months of this year, Japan looks to be heading for a year of contraction.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest digital music trade figures published by local music association the RIAJ.
  • Examines the prospects for the whole recorded-music sector for this year and beyond.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music trade earnings are generated by music subscription services in Japan?
  • What is the likelihood Japan will register growth in recorded-music sales in 2016?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Growth rate of Japanese digital trade sales accelerates
  • Digital ownership in decline
  • Likely full-year recorded-music contraction

Appendix

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