Entries in 'japan' (6)


Japan recorded music income dips to new low

Japan's annual recorded music income dropped by around 4.5% last year, according to preliminary figures released by RIAJ.

James Hanley - not in use
by James Hanley - not in use
on Feb 11th 2015 at 11:25AM
Messaging app Line to launch streaming service

Messaging app Line to launch streaming service

Japanese messaging app company Line is launching a music streaming service, Line Music, with the backing of Sony Music Entertainment ...

by Coral Williamson
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:22AM
Warner Music Group

Warner Music Japan names new CEO and COO

Warner Music Group has appointed Kazuyuki (Kaz) Kobayashi as chief executive officer and Shuji Utsumi as chief operating officer in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 26th 2014 at 10:00AM

Apple applies for iWatch trademark in Japan

Apple has filed for an ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan, suggesting that it may be looking to develop a smart device ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 2nd 2013 at 10:47AM



Digital music sales down in Japan but smartphone-related sales are growing

Figures released by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), show that despite digital music sales falling overall, there has ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Jun 19th 2013 at 11:55AM

Japanese authors' society reports 5.6% rise in royalty collections YoY

The Japanese authors’ society (JASRAC) says its music-copyright fee collections rose 5.6% in the year ending March 31, 2013, to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jun 14th 2013 at 10:55AM