The latest results by the Japanese music trade association show streaming gains have not offset the physical format decline in the first nine months of this year.
- New figures published by Japanese recorded-music trade association the RIAJ show digital music sales grew at a slower rate in the first nine months of this year than in the prior-year period.
- All the streaming revenue sources registered positive results, in contrast to the buy-to-own formats, which all suffered a decline.
Features and Benefits
- Details digital trade sales in Japan for the first nine months of the year.
- Assesses Japan's digital results in tandem with the October physical format production figures.
Key questions answered
- How did digital trade sales in Japan perform compared with physical formats in the first six months of this year?
- What do the digital and physical results suggest for Japan's full-year recorded-music results?
Table of contents
Japan heading for dip in annual recorded-music sales
Audio subscriptions cross the digital tipping point
Physical formats still determining Japan's recorded-music fortunes