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
  • Inviting Japanese artists to Europe
  • music instruments market in Japan
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs