TITLE

Mixed Messages In Japan

AUTHOR(S)
McClure, Steve
PUB. DATE
November 1998
SOURCE
Billboard;11/07/98, Vol. 110 Issue 45, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses sales in the Japanese music industry. Calls for accurate sales-based data; Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) reporting sales and profit figures for the March-September 1998 business term that were down dramatically from 1997; Data of the Recording Industry Association of Japan, which asserted shipments and wholesale values for the overall market had risen; SMEJ Production level in the domestic recording industry thought to be relatively stable.
ACCESSION #
1232195

 

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