Japan’s streaming sees huge growth in 2019

Recent reports from RIAJ show Japan’s streaming market has grown 33.8% in 2019 from the previous year and doubled since 2017. Japan ranks as the second biggest market in the world for recorded music, bringing…

Japan’s Line Music gets a free tier, music videos and more this year

It’s going to be a massive year for Line Music as they launch a new freemium tier and bring music videos to their popular service. Japanese music streaming service Line Music are celebrating their fourth…

Japan protects artists with new 70 year Copyright laws

Japan have updated their copyright laws to protect intellectual property for up to 70 years following agreements with countries around the world. Japan have updated their copyright law to extend the copyright protection period from…

Japan is starting to adopt music streaming at last

Country by country the world is taking up music streaming as their platform of choice and the CD-loving Japanese are starting to pick up on the trends too. Over the past 10 years, and in…

Apple Music subscription price hike for listeners in Hong Kong

Apple will be raising the cost of an Apple Music subscription in Hong Kong next month, at the end of February. Apple have revealed new prices for their music streaming service Apple Music to be…

Deezer are launching Hi-Fi streaming in Japan

Deezer plan to go high-definition in Japan with their Hi-Fi streaming tier launching this month for the country. Deezer will offer FLAC quality music files for streaming in Japan as they launch a high-definition tier…

Japan still loves CD’s, but this is how they’re listening to music now

As music streaming takes the world by storm Japan have been sitting back chilling with their CDs, but the digital world of music is catching up. In recent years with the surge in popularity of…

How good is your headbanging? This metal band will tell you

A Japanese metal band are taking headbanging to the next level with a new website that lets you bang out and ranks you on your abilities. Crossfaith, Japanese electrocore metal band, are looking for the…

Napster bring 20 million indie tracks to Japan through Rakuten

Napster have partnered with Rakuten to bring millions of independent artists to their streaming service in Japan from around the world. Napster have set up a partnership with Japanese internet provider Rakuten to deliver over…

Spotify’s Asia expansion moves forward with Vietnam and Thailand launches planned

Spotify are planning to expand their music streaming service further across Asia with an expected launch in Vietnam and Thailand revealed. Spotify’s Asian launch has been a long-time in the process, arriving in Japan just…