Japan's recorded music still one of a kind

19 July 2013

Recorded music retail sales in Japan were flat in 2012 at $5.8 billion on the unexpected bounceback of CD sales, amidst the ongoing collapse of mobile music sales

Smartphone adoption is driving up internet track sales, which topped mobile track sales in 2012, but the internet’s price discount to mobile is squeezing track revenues

Japan will be dynamic in 2013 and beyond for ‘access’ subscription services, newly launched by Sony, J-pop label-backed RecoChoku, and carriers

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