Sony Music Entertainment Japan

  1. The Michael Jackson Factor: Sony's Music Revenues Down 10% In Fiscal Year, 13% in Fourth Quarter

    May 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Sony Corp's music division posted a revenue declined of 9.9% to $5.67 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31. At constant currency, which removes the impact of currency fluctuations, the decline was 5%. Sony's music division includes ...

  2. Japan's Major Labels Push Back Music Releases

    March 24, 2011 12:59 PM EDT Amid the triple disasters of the Tohoko-Kanto Great Earthquake (as it is now being called), the tsunami and radiation contamination, major labels in Japan are pushing back their March album and DVD releases to April and beyond. Some of the artists ...

  3. Amazon Japan Launches MP3 Store

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Amazon MP3 store has launched in Japan - a market where labels have been holding out on DRM-free music. Japan's iTunes store is still DRM-enabled with Apple's FairPlay DRM system. So far EMI Music Japan is the only major to license i ...

  4. Warner Music Japan President/CEO Dead At 48

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Japan president and CEO Takashi Yoshida has died aged 48, WMG has confirmed. According to reports in the Nikkei Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun, police are treating his death as a suspected suicide. The reports state that ...

  5. Michael Jackson, Susan Boyle Boost Sony Results

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp's Music division - including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) and the 50% stake in Sony/ATV - reported a 35% year-on-year increase in sales to 522.6 billion yen ($5.6 billion) in the fiscal year ended ...

  6. Sony Corp's Music Revenues Inch Up

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp has issued third quarter results showing the first profit in five quarters at the Tokyo-based company, following its restructuring. The electronics company's music arm, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Ja ...

  7. @MIDEM: Sony Japan's Morita Wants Tougher Piracy Law

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Masao Morita, Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) chairman and representative director, used his MIDEM keynote to call for tougher government action on illegal downloading. The Japanese government introduced a revised copyright law to make unaut ...

  8. Full Coverage of MIDEM 2010

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Full coverage of the 2010 MIDEM global trade fair and conference in Cannes, France, which runs Saturday, Jan. 23 - Wednesday, Jan. 27. *** CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF KEY MOMENTS AT MIDEM 2010 *** @MIDEM: Attendance Down 10% January 27, 2010 As the M ...

  9. 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% ...

  10. Japanese Physical Market Declines 3.9%

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST SoundScan Japan released figures for the recorded music market in Japan in 2008 and the results showed a market continuing to decline overall, despite rising sales of domestic repertoire. The figures also put Avex in pole position again based on m ...

  11. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters on Nov. 15 to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upload unaut TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  12. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  13. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  14. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...