Although record company income from physical formats in Japan continues to be unpredictable, the digital sector has become more stable. Moreover, after a lengthy reliance on downloads, the subscription sector is now generating more revenue than any other digital income stream.
- For the first five months of this year, the production value of audio and music video formats in Japan was down 8.7%, to JPY88.3bn, from JPY96.7bn in the prior-year period.
- Figures for the first three months of 2019 show that digital trade sales increased 4.7%, to JPY16.8bn, from JPY16.1bn in the prior year period.
Features and Benefits
- Details all the main music industry sectors in Japan.
- Covers the latest recorded-music revenue figures, retail sector analysis, market shares, JASRAC collections, and live music receipts.
Key questions answered
- What share of recorded-music sales in Japan were generated by music subscriptions in 2018?
- What is the biggest revenue generator for Japanese authors and publishers?
Table of contents
Physical formats continue to dominate trade sales
Digital progress despite the physical format dominance
Assessing Japan's digital music opportunity
Rights administration and royalty collections
Positive year for royalty collections