Amazon Prime Music Arrives in Japan

Amazon’s digital music streaming service Prime Music has launched in Japan as part of the Amazon Prime bundle.

Japan is now the fifth country in the world where Amazon Prime Music is available. Over 1 million tracks will be available featuring music from Japan and worldwide.

Amazon’s music streaming service may have a globally limited reach so far, available only in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and now Japan, but it has seen considerable success with a recent report showing that Amazon Prime Music was the most popular streaming service with several million users.

Amazon Prime Music is bundled with Amazon’s packaged subscription ‘Amazon Prime’ which gives users access to next-day delivery, Instant Video, Prime Music and a few other features. At $99 a year, or ¥3,900 in Japan, Amazon Prime’s bundle service comes in cheaper than many other music streaming services and comes with all Prime’s other benefits too.

With Amazon Prime Music users can listen to Amazon’s million-plus catalog anywhere with an internet connection and can save tracks for offline play onto devices such as smartphones and tablets for those times when you haven’t got internet access, and to save data usage when away from Wi-Fi.

Recently signing with Universal Music to receive their catalog of music, all three of the major labels are now available on Amazon Prime. Having launched in the US just over a year ago Amazon Prime Music has seen considerable growth and we will no doubt see the service expand as it grows and becomes a fully realised service rather than an add-on to sell Prime subscriptions, where it originated. Having recently signed with Universal Music to receive their catalog of music all three of the major labels are now available on Amazon Prime.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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