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[Oricon] 2012 Yearly Music industry report

On Jan 18th ,Oricon has recently revealed its annual 『Yearly Music industry Report 』for 2012 which covers the sales for singles, albums, music DVDs, and music Blu-ray discs during Jan 2nd 2012 to Dec 30th 2012.

In 2012 ,the total revenues for entire Japanese music industry was over 327 billion Yen (approximately 3.63 billion USD) (Singles : ¥63billion , Albums :¥ 184 billion ,DVD ¥64billion and BD : ¥13 billion ), contributing to 104.1% increase in total sales compared to the previous year .It 's been the first time for 6years that total revenue increased when compared to the previous year . Moreover , The total sales (counted by unit) were 120 million copies ,up 101.4% from the previous year .It's also the first time since 2004 that total sales increased .This slightly shows the signal of the music market recovery trend

「Yearly Music software market」
the number from the left to the right
Total sales by units (thousand copies) /Market shares /In last brackets (%)- compared to same period last year
Total Revenues (million yen) /Market Share /(%)- compared to same period last year


In the category for the sales by each artist ,as we knew AKB48 claimed the 1st place in total revenues for 2 consecutive year ,possessing 5.9% of the entire music market in 2012 and making ¥19.09 billion (approximately 212 million USD) .The biggest contribution came from Single (¥9 billion) and DVD (¥7.15 billion) which they claimed the top spot for both categories

Exile was the 2nd most total revenue with making ¥12.17 billion (approximately 135 million USD) and posessing 3.7% of market share .Their big sales came from album and music DVD and BD .They increased a place in ranking from 3rd last year to 2nd this year.

In the album category ,Mr.Children was the most successful in this category,making ¥8.49 billion (approximately 94 million USD) .Their sales came from their million hit dual best albums and Original albums which released on November ,selling over 600k copies .They soared from 29th last year to 4th this year ,possessing 3.1% of the market share and making ¥9.94 billion. (approximately 110 million USD) ,thanks largely to their 8 billion Yen in album sales.

Moreover , Kis-my ft.2 jumped from 26th last year to 6th this year and Momoiro Clover Z soared from 103th to 14th this year !

「2012 Yearly Market share by artist」
time period : 2011.12.12 - 2012.12.09

From the left to the right
Rank /Artist / Total earnings /market share /Single sales /Album sales /Music DVD sales /Music BD sales

1.AKB48 ¥19,098.3 million (share 5.9%) Single sales ¥9,041.8 million Album ¥2,862.6 million ,DVD ¥7,159 million BD ¥ 34.9 million
2.EXILE ¥12,176.9 million (share 3.7%) : Single sales ¥474.5 million ,Album ¥7,277.6 million ,DVD ¥3675.2 million ,BD ¥ 749.7 million

3.Arashi ¥10,453.6 million (share 3.2%) : Single sales ¥2,523.3 million ,Album ¥2,909.7 million ,DVD ¥5,020.6 million

4.Mr.Children  ;¥9,947.1 million (share 3.1%) : Single sales ¥330.8 million ,Album ¥8,496.7 million DVD ¥684.5 million ,BD ¥ 435.1 million

5.Kanjani 8 ¥4,916.4 million (share 1.5%) : Single sales ¥1,203 million ,Album ¥2,075.6 million ,DVD ¥1,317.3 million ,BD ¥ 320.5 million

6.Kis-My-Ft.2 ¥ 4,416.8 million (share 1.4%) : Single sales ¥1,798.9 million ,Album ¥1,242.8 million ,DVD ¥1,375.1 million
7.Shoujo Jidai ¥4,332.3 million (share 1.3%) : Single sales ¥457.3 million ,Album ¥1,705 million ,DVD ¥1,455.3 million ,BD ¥ 714.8 million
8.SMAP yen; 3,521 million (share 1.1%) : Single sales ¥759.8 million ,Album ¥1,564.2 million ,DVD ¥1,197.1 million

9.KARA ¥ 3,417.4 million (share 1.0%) : Single sales ¥444.2 million ,Album ¥1,758.3 million ,DVD ¥913.9 million ,BD ¥ 301 million
10.Amuro Namie ¥ 3,210.5 million (share 1.0%) : Single sales ¥246 million ,Album ¥2,019.9 million ,DVD ¥739.2 million ,BD ¥ 205.5 million
Note :
AKB : 5 singles , 1Albums , DVD ? ,BD ?
EXILE : 3 singles ,2 albums , 2 DVD &BD
Arashi : 3 singles ,1 albums ,1DVD
Mr.Children : 1 singles , 3 albums , 1DVD &BD

In the category for the sales by each record label ,Avex Group Holdings achieved the 1st place for this year ,making ¥48.66 billion in sales and possessing 14.9% of entire music market. It's been 4 years since Avex claimed the top spot !.The mega sales came from EXILE and Amuro Namie.Sony music entertainment was No.2 with ¥47 billion (14.4% Share) and Universal music ranked No.3 with ¥30.92 billion(9.5%Share)

Toy's factory jumped from 11th last year to 9th this year with achieveing ¥14.61 billion in sales, contributing to 2.16 times increase in total sales compared to the previous year .This gave them in 9th place out of all music companies in the industry .It's been for 4 years since Toy's factory claimed the Top 10 spot .The biggest contributors are Mr.Children who release 2 million selling best albums for their 20th anniversary year

「2012 Yearly market share by the record label」

In last brackets (%)- compared to same period last year

1.Avex Group Holdings ¥48.66 billion - (Share 14.9%) (↑116.8% )
2.Sony Music Entertainment ¥47.20 billion - (Share 14.4%) (↑91%)
3.Universal Music billion ¥30.92 billion - (Share 9.5%) (↑85%)
4.King Records ¥23.038 billion - (Share 7% ↑108.5%
5.J storm ¥17.795 billion - (Share 5.4%) (↑94.2%)
6.EMI Music Japan ¥17.042 billion - (Share 5.2%) (↑121.7%
7.Warner music Japan ¥16.17 billion - (Share 4.9% (↑137.9%)
8.Victor Entertainment ¥15.20 billion - (Share 4.6% (↑112.1%
9.Toy's factory ¥14.61 billion - (Share 4.5%) (↑216.7% )
10.Pony Canyon ¥7.66 billion - (Share 2.3%) (↑82.9%)

Source : Oricon 1 2  3

Surprised that AKB claimed the 1st place for DVD category .How many AKB released DVD & BD stuffs for last year ??
Toy's factory is actually rich because of Misuchiru ,lol
miracleorange 18th-Jan-2013 10:38 am (UTC)
Namie's the only solo artist in the top 10.

get it gurl
arashic5 18th-Jan-2013 11:09 am (UTC)
Look at arashi's DVD sales! <3
umbrellaphone 18th-Jan-2013 11:16 am (UTC)
I dunno specific numbers in terms of sales, but akb had around 8 dvd releases last year; the summer tour 2011 one was also a box set.

Edited at 2013-01-18 11:18 am (UTC)
athenarei 18th-Jan-2013 11:44 am (UTC)
Kis-my ft.2 jumped from 26th last year to 6th this year

Happy for this!!!
queryz 18th-Jan-2013 11:45 am (UTC)
Good job Kisumai! Hope to see them do even better this year.
pauline568 18th-Jan-2013 12:08 pm (UTC)
Kanjani8 <3
They become more and more popular, someday they will be FIRST !! :D
kathleeness 18th-Jan-2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
so happy for kisumai, they did a good job! ♥
reddiereds 18th-Jan-2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
yayyy!! for the ∞ !
glad that they've BD releases~ watching their concert (esp. the band part) in BD is simply the best <3
aoi_enma 18th-Jan-2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
Congrats Kisumai! You deserve it :)
btw, kisumai contribute to Avex total revenue sales too ..

i hope this year they gonna even better ...
kamui_naomi 18th-Jan-2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
since this is in terms of revenue, then it's not a matter of the actual numbers sold. I noticed that the AKB dvds are actually lot more expensive than many other artistes', so I think this does contribute to the final revenue numbers.
convenience93 18th-Jan-2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
Well 2012 was the year Maeda Atsuko graduated from AKB.
So the DVDs she was involved in aka SSA and Tokyo Dome would have definitely sold a lot.

Especially Tokyo Dome tbh...since it was AKB's 1st concert in the dome as well.
love323able 19th-Jan-2013 07:12 am (UTC)
well it's mostly because they're expensive not sold a ton

but it'll be intrestin how they get stable this year
alli07x3 18th-Jan-2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
eishastan 18th-Jan-2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
So happy for AKB48, Queen Namie and Shoujo Jidai.

I honestly believed AKB would go down after Maeda's graduation so it's nice to see it didn't happen.
love323able 19th-Jan-2013 06:41 am (UTC)
AKB released alot of DVD boxes 4+ i think
so there expensive, tho the highest they sold was 100k
since it's expensive they got alot of $$$$

anyways really congrats to everyone, really curious to see how this year goes as well, arashi should release blu-ray too~~~
stole_away 23rd-Jan-2013 08:29 am (UTC)
Arashi's dvd sales wow
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