Rob Schwartz

RIAJ: Japanese Digital Market Holds Steady

RIAJ: Japanese Digital Market Holds Steady

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) released figures showing that sales of digital music were steady in 2009, with revenue the same as the previous year.
Exile Triumphs At Billboard Japan Music Awards 2009

Exile Triumphs At Billboard Japan Music Awards 2009

Exile was the big winner at the inaugural Billboard Japan Music Awards, held at the Billboard Live venue in the Roppongi Midtown shopping and business complex in central Tokyo.
Japan Loses One-Quarter of Physical Sales

Japan Loses One-Quarter of Physical Sales

The sales decline in Japan, the world's biggest market for physical product, is steeper than initial reports suggested: latest figures say values dropped 27% during 2009.
RIAJ: Japanese Physical Market Slides By 16%

RIAJ: Japanese Physical Market Slides By 16%

The Record Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) released figures for the overall physical music production in Japan in 2009 that show the market continuing to decline, with total production of audio units down 16% in terms of value.
Susan Boyle Breaks Japanese Market

Susan Boyle Breaks Japanese Market

Susan Boyle's international hit album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) is also making an impact in Japan.

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