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Some serious guitar solo and bells on this track.
—In A Jar
Dinosaur Jr “In A Jar”
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Here are 8 facts that will blow your mind about the Japanese Music Market:
- It is ILLEGAL to sell a CD for less than $25 in Japan
- The CD market in Japan is still the biggest making up over 80% of the market, but not just sales….
- The majority of Japanese consumers ‘rent’ the latest CD. They rip it and then take it back.
- The biggest group in Japan is called AKB48. They have 89 members and had record sales of over $226 million. A large percentage of the music industry revenue as a whole is JUST from AKB48.
- The Japanese digital market is small but growing. Spotify have had Japanese offices since 2011 but have so far been unable to launch.
- Product placement is king in Japan. Unlike the western world where certain practises are frowned up, it is considered an honour to be in the latest TV advert for washing powder or any other product or service
- Advertising is old school. Billboard vans drive around Tokyo blasting out music from their latest artists
- Japan remains a strongly cash-based society. On average, only four credit card transactions are undertaken per person per year! This poses big problems for online services.
In 2007, Aaron Carter defiled a great song.
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