Oricon has announced its “Yearly Market Report” which summarizes the total sales for music and software for 2014. The Half year ranking was previously posted here.
Take a look at 2014’s chart below.
Avex Group Holdings has topped the “market share by record label” for the third consecutive year with total sales amounting to 49.19 billion yen (17.1% market share). The top three remained the same as the previous year’s list with Sony Music Entertainment (13.9% market share) and Universal Music (12.2% market share) coming in second and third place respectively.
J-storm, with the transfer of Kanjani8 to the label (August 2014), moved up from 6th to 4th place (same 7.0%), expanding sales 1.5 times higher than in 2013. Lantis also increased its sales by 1.4 times with 7.39 billion yen, joining the top 10 and moving from 14th to 9th place. Strong sales of its “Love Live! School Idol Project” audio series contributed to this.
Last column shows comparison to same period last year.
|Record Label||Sales||Market Share|
|1||Avex Group Holdings||49,190,100,000 yen||17.1%||114.5%|
|2||Sony Music Entertainment||39,939,200,000 yen||13.9%||99.6%|
|3||Universal Music||35,044,100,000 yen||12.2%||99.9%|
|5||King Records||19,575,000,000 yen||6.8%||93.7%|
|6||Victor Entertainment||13,418,200,000 yen||4.7%||105.2%|
|7||Warner Music Japan||11,562,400,000 yen||4.0%||85.7%|
|8||Pony Canyon||8,708,100,000 yen||3.0%||96.3%|
|10||Nippon Columbia||6,446,700,000 yen||2.2%||97.5%|