Kristen Schweizer

For Kristen Schweizer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Spotify, Pandora help slow decline in record sales

Apr 17, 2015

Spotify, Pandora help slow decline in record sales

The decline in worldwide recorded-music revenues slowed last year as more people subscribed to online services. The proportion of sales from digital destinations equaled those from physical formats for the first time. Global revenue for the industry, whose best-selling album was the movie soundtrack ...

Oct 10, 2014

Bitcoin payments by pedophiles frustrate child porn battle

In a two-story building in the English university town of Cambridge, researchers at the U.K.’s Internet Watch Foundation pore over online images of sexually abused children in an effort to remove them from the Web. It is dispiriting work, and this year it grew ...

Mar 7, 2013

Music industry grows for first time in a decade

The worldwide recorded music industry’s revenue grew 0.3 percent to $16.5 billion last year, the first increase in more than decade, as more people downloaded music and used online streaming sites. Adele’s “21” was the best-selling album and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” ...