The popular female idol group AKB 48 has been dominating Japanese pop culture for the last few years.
One of their secrets to success lies in their business model.
While other bands/artists experience declining CD sales, copied songs and a grim outlook, AKB 48 has been selling record numbers of CD’s.
Buying a CD entitles the owner to a chance to attend special AKB48 events which include handshakes with the actual girls.
Otaku’s from all over Japan buy like 300 CD’s each to try and increase their odds of getting to these events.
Quite clever really.
Of course, sometimes, even the AKB girls get snotted on by their fans…literally.
I guess what goes around, comes around…
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