Accounting for 85% of music sales, Japan is completely obsessed with CDs

By Himanshu Arora ยท 6 replies
Sep 23, 2014
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  1. Japan may be an early adopter of new technology, but the situation is completely opposite when it comes to music. While CD sales have been heading south elsewhere in the world, in Japan the physical media still reigns supreme, accounting for...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

    Japan is a monopolistic junkyard, and that's the way, aha-aha they like it...
  3. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 384   +54

    I still buy music on CDs. After ripping an album to WAV or lossless WMA I store the disc as a backup.
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  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

    There is Dropbox and many others who can do it without even getting scratched :) Try them, it's cheap ;)
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    This is mostly how I handle my music as well. I buy the CD and rip and encode to flac unless I'm buying it off
  6. Maybe their music is not as well indexed for download being Kanji and such,
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,667   +1,097

    They don't want the CDs. they just want the handshake tickets you get from them. such a retarded system.
  8. Has the music industry considered that perhaps music sales are tanking in most countries because today's music sucks?

    Also, I didn't think Japan was well known for good taste overall. CD and music sales in general may be doing better there because much of the public isn't as sensitive to tasteless drivel.
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    That's a pretty broad sweeping statement there Guest. I'd bet you can find just as many people to say whatever you listen to isn't that great either.

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