Monthly Archives: February 2013

Chapter7:The Prosperity of Nico Nico Video and the Significance of Yonezu Genshi appearing from Dojin Music

The Dojin Music[1] scene shows increasing prosperity and has its home ground in the activities of Nico Nico Video. The concert event “Nico Nico Large Conference” that has taken place nationwide since 2009, has grown and on the 28th and … Continue reading

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Chapter6:Issues and the Status Quo of J-Pop Gathering Worldwide Support

Overseas, the term “Cool Japan”, even though somewhat perceived as a little worn out, is popular and deeply rooted in Japanese music and thus still spreading today. However, many Japanese pop culture festivals associated with anime and comics are being … Continue reading

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Chapter5:The long-term decline of the Karaoke market and its Potential

The role Karaoke business plays on the Japanese music market is big. Although it fell, with 451,1 billion Yen in 2011, it was still bigger than the CD market. Even though karaoke services are widely penetrating the mainstream and the … Continue reading

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Chapter4: Solid Live Entertainment Business and Royalties

Regarding Live entertainment, the number of spectators stayed solid, and increased by 3% compared to the prior year. A bad influence because of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have been a … Continue reading

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Chapter3:The End of the Chaku-Uta and the Limits of Internet Downloads

As expected in the White Paper 2011, the decline of the mobile distribution market for the so called “Chaku-Uta”[1], a ringtone exclusively used on feature phones, is rapidly progressing. (table-4) In 2011 the showed a decline of more than 20% … Continue reading

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