Music

Although the music business in the rest of the world has shifted towards downloads and streaming, in Japan the compact disc is still king. Japan’s domestically recorded music makes up a majority of this market, but Japanese consumers are also known for enjoying Western music, since Japanese artists often fuse traditional and western music to create hybrid styles such as J-Pop and some modern variations of Enka. This page shall provide you with an overview of some recent developments within the Japanese music sector.

Table of Contents

  • The Japanese Market
  • Production Overview
  • Digital Music
  • Music Videos
  • Exporting Music to Japan
  • European Music in Japan
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs