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  1. Beatles, Jackson Honored At Japan's Gold Disc Awards

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has handed out its Gold Disc Awards, with boy band Arashi and the Beatles among the winners. The Feb. 24 awards, the 24th edition of the ceremony, celebrated the artists that have sold the most in ...

  2. Music Mattters: Kei Ishizaka Calls For New Format

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Asian music industry's Music Matters conference is being held in Hong Kong June 2- 4 and Kei Ishizaka, chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) as well as chairman and CEO of Universal Music Japan, gave a key ...

  3. Universal Leaps To No. 1 In Japan

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Japan has become the market leader ahead of Avex Group Holdings according to new figures from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). The market share for UMJ in 2008 was 16.8%, up from 15.9% in 2007, compared to 15.9% ...

  4. Universal Music Japan Launches Domestic Artist Label

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Japan will increase its crop of five domestic labels with the new sub-label Delicious Deli Records, which opens its doors on Jan. 1, 2009. Though aiming at releasing domestic artists, Delicious will be established under the umbrell ...

  5. Thelma's Scores Sales Phenomenon In Japan

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Sobaniirune," the second single by female vocalist Thelma Aoyama, has become the first song to sell 2 million full-track downloads in Japan, according to her label, Universal Music Japan (UMJ). As is the norm with Japan's digital-m ...

  6. Japanese Digital Biz Soars In Q2

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The rapidly-growing popularity of ringback tunes and mobile-based full-track downloads helped power a 23% rise in digital-music sales in Japan to 111.6 million units in the second quarter. In value terms, digital sales -- including mobile and PC-b ...

  7. GreeeeN Sets Mobile Sales Record For UMG

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group claims to have set the record for the most over-the-air full song downloads to mobile phones by a single track. Japanese act GreeeeN reportedly sold more than 1 million copies of the single "Aiuta" on mobile phones ...