As if only to demonstrate the difference between the first (USA), second (Japan) and third (UK) biggest music markets, JapanToday has some amazing figures on downloaded music in Nippon. Sales for Jan-June this year totalled 14.16 billion Yen (Ā£71.2 million), however a staggering 96% of that was purely through the mobile channel, reflecting the country’s love of all things mobile. The results for the second half of the year should make for interesting reading though with the launch of iTunes and imminent arrival of Napster.

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