The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has released its latest digital music stats, and they don’t make for pretty reading. Sales of digital music in the first three quarters of 2010 totaled 65 billion Yen (around $779.2 million) – down 4% in value year-on-year. Unit sales were down 5% to 334.3 million. Once again, mobile music is the main reason for the slippage, with sales down 6% in volume and 4% in revenue. That included a 2% fall by volume and revenue for mobile single-track sales – the first year-on-year decline over a nine-month period. Internet music downloads were up 5% year-on-year, but revenues were flat – and still a minority of the overall total. Read more:

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