Inside Tower Records As Girl-Group Handshake Fans Push Japan Music Sales Past U.S : News Photo

Inside Tower Records As Girl-Group Handshake Fans Push Japan Music Sales Past U.S

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Music CDs and DVDs by 'AKB48', a Japanese girl group, are displayed on a shelf at a Tower Records Japan Inc. store in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, July 1, 2013. Music sales in the country rose for the first time in five years, led by tunes delivered on CDs and other physical media, bucking the trend in developed markets as cheaper downloads gain ground. Physical media made up 82 percent of Japanese music sales last year, versus 37 percent in the U.S., said the Recording Industry Association of Japan. Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Music CDs and DVDs by 'AKB48', a Japanese girl group, are displayed on a shelf at a Tower Records Japan Inc. store in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, July 1, 2013. Music sales in the country rose for the first time in five years, led by tunes delivered on CDs and other physical media, bucking the trend in developed markets as cheaper downloads gain ground. Physical media made up 82 percent of Japanese music sales last year, versus 37 percent in the U.S., said the Recording Industry Association of Japan. Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Music CDs and DVDs by 'AKB48' a Japanese girl group are displayed on... News Photo 172531119AKB48,Arts,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Asia,Asian,Child,Compact Disc,Consumerism,Custom,Customer,DVD,Digital,East Asia,Economy,Environment,Girls,Home Finances,Horizontal,Idol,J-pop,Japan,Japanese,Music,Musician,Retail,Shelf,Shopping,Store,The Media,Tokyo PrefecturePhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergMusic CDs and DVDs by 'AKB48', a Japanese girl group, are displayed on a shelf at a Tower Records Japan Inc. store in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, July 1, 2013. Music sales in the country rose for the first time in five years, led by tunes delivered on CDs and other physical media, bucking the trend in developed markets as cheaper downloads gain ground. Physical media made up 82 percent of Japanese music sales last year, versus 37 percent in the U.S., said the Recording Industry Association of Japan. Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images