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New figures published by the Japanese recorded music trade association the RIAJ show that the total production value of physical formats was unchanged last year compared with 2014.


  • The production value of domestic artist releases increased year-on-year, but the value of international artist releases dropped sharply

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the latest recorded music production figures from the local trade association the RIAJ.
  • The research note includes record company market share details published by chart compiler Oricon.

Key questions answered

  • How did sales of physical recorded music formats perform in 2015?
  • Which of the top 10 record companies in Japan recorded the biggest market share gains in 2015?

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  • Summary
  • Flat year for physical recorded music production in Japan
  • Sharp contrast in domestic and international artist fortunes
  • Avex is the market share leader


  • Author

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