Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chapter2:The Maturation of the “AKB48 Business Law” and the progressing erosion of the Oricon Ranking

For a long time, the Oricon Rankings have been responsible for indicating hit songs in Japan. They are comparable to America’s billboard, and merely represent the sales of CDs, but not the actual popularity of a song. As can be … Continue reading

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Chapter1:The Tremendous Perseverance of the Package Music Business becoming the World’s Largest Market

In 2011 the CD market had a size of 95% compared to the year before, namely 289,6 Billion Yen (about 3,6 Billion USD), the package music market including DVDs reached a size of 97% compared to the year before with … Continue reading

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Analysis of Japanese Music Market from “White Book of Digital Contents 2012” 〜digest〜

This is a digest of music part from “White Book of Digital Contents 2012”. “White Book of Digital Contents” is supervised by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Can persistent package music markets, suddenly dropping music distribution intended for feature-phones, and … Continue reading

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