February 02, 2012

Japanese customers saw production of music software rise one percent in 2011 to 259 million copies much came from AKB48 CD singles according to industry source

Picture: Japanese mobile phone -
 Japanese customers listen to alot of music on their phones while commuting

AKB48 - The all Japan girl group - 

"Production of music software in 2011 rose 1 percent from the year before to 259.67 million copies, marking the first rise in six years, an industry group said.Much of the rise came from hit CD singles by all-girl pop group AKB48 that each sold more than 5 million copies, the Record Industry Association of Japan said Friday."

AKB48 - The all Japan girl group -

Source: Music output up first time in six years
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

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