The Japanese music trade association, the RIAJ, has reported midyear production figures for both physical music formats and trade earnings from the sale of digital music in the country.
- Combined revenue from physical audio and music video production was down year on year, while total record company earnings from digital sales and services have increased.
- Taking the two together, the total value of recorded-music revenue in Japan in the first six months of this year decreased at a slightly higher rate than in the prior-year period.
Features and Benefits
- Details midyear trade figures published by the RIAJ.
- Assesses the likelihood for growth in 2017 and beyond.
Key questions answered
- What share of digital sales were generated by audio subscription services in 1H17?
- How dominant are physical formats in the Japanese recorded-music sector?
Table of contents
Mixed performance for Japan's recorded-music sector
Slowdown in growth rate of digital earnings
Short-term decline, longer-term stagnation