— Latest update: May 2022 —
Although the global music industry has mostly shifted towards the digital era of streaming and downloads, Japan has only just begun to catch up with this trend.
The sales of the Compact Disc, or CD, remain dominant in Japan. Japan is the second largest recorded music industry in the world, behind the United States, and its domestically recorded music makes up a majority of this market. Japanese consumers are also known, however, for enjoying Western and other music such as K-pop. Japanese artists often fuse traditional and western music to create hybrid styles such as J-pop and some modern variations of Enka.
How do we present and market a European Arts production to Japanese audiences?This report uncovers resident Japanese perceptions of European Visual and Performing Arts events and charts their recent
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