July 05, 2013

Japanese consumer music revenue up 3 percent in 2012 to 430 billion yen to become the worlds largest market




Picture: The classic Sony walkman




"consumer music revenue in Japan grow 3 percent last year to ¥430 billion, topping the U.S. to become the world’s largest market, according to the Recording Industry Association of Japan. ....Physical media made up 82 percent of Japanese music sales last year, versus 37 percent in the U.S., the recording industry group said."



Source: Girl-group fans help push Japan music sales past U.S.
BY MARIKO YASU
BLOOMBERG
July 4th, 2013
Japan Times

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