How K-Pop & J-Pop Are Saving Physical Music Sales

From Digital Music News:

The Japanese market, which now makes 80 percent of its revenue from physical, saw digital revenues drop by 25 percent in 2012. This was attributed to a continued fall in the mobile market (which has dominated digital music consumption in the country) and an increase in piracy, causing the country to introduce laws that criminalise illegal downloading. However, the country’s 11 percent growth in physical more than offset the decline, as Japan was the only country in IFPI’s market top 5 that saw overall growth – by a full 4 percent, making it the second biggest market in the world.

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