Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Friday reported healthy sales results for the year ended March 31, 2007, largely on the strength of a solid performance by its non-core businesses.

Revenue for SMEJ and its 44 subsidiaries totaled ¥162.3 billion ($1.3 billion), up 6.4% from the previous year. Of that amount, ¥81.6 billion ($674.5 million) came from sales and distribution of recorded music, down 4.8%. The remaining ¥80.6 billion ($666.5 million) consisted of revenue from music publishing, artist management and other SMEJ subsidiaries, up 20.8%.

SMEJ does not release profit figures, but industry sources believe the company is comfortably in the black.

Big-selling titles for Sony during the year included the albums "Taiyo no Uta (Song of the Sun)" by female vocalist Kaoru Amane, "Champione" by pop/rock group Orange Range and "Precious" by female vocalist Yuna Ito.

Domestic product accounted for 77.4% of SMEJ's music sales, compared with 79.4% in the previous year.