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5 Reasons Japan’s Music Industry Is Booming… For Now

5 Reasons Japan’s Music Industry Is Booming… For Now | Music business | Scoop.it

"After the IFPI dropped the bombshell (.pdf report) that Japan is catching up to the United States and could surpass it as the world’s most valuable music market, people have been trying to figure out why that might be."

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Japanese music is on top.

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Spotify seeking to be big in Japan

Spotify seeking to be big in Japan | Music business | Scoop.it
It's the world's number-two music market, but Japan is not yet replete with music subscription services. Spotify wants to change that, aiming to launch there in the new year, paidContent learns.
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Deezer Takes On Spotify In 200 Countries, But Not U.S. & Japan

Deezer Takes On Spotify In 200 Countries, But Not U.S. & Japan | Music business | Scoop.it
Four years after launching in France followed by Belgium and the UK, music streaming service Deezer will roll out in new territories every week starting December 8th, reaching 200 countries by June of 2012.
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Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World

Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World | Music business | Scoop.it

"Last year, Japan startled the industry by almost beating the US in total recording sales.  Now, it appears that Japan may grab the crown as the biggest music market in 2013, with healthy physical sales a big part of the reason."

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New Japanese Law Could Mean Jail Time for Illegal Downloaders

New Japanese Law Could Mean Jail Time for Illegal Downloaders | Music business | Scoop.it
Japan’s Parliament has added teeth to a law originally passed in 2010 to assess stiff penalties to illegal downloaders: Those found with pirated music or movie files...
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