Spotify is Live and Ready to Download in Japan – Can They Turn Second Largest Music Market from CDs to Streaming?

Spotify has launched in Japan! Japanese consumers can now head to – https://www.spotify.com/jp Japan will be a tough market for Spotify as its mostly CD sales. Japan is the second largest music market in the…

Spotify getting ready to launch in Japan this month

Spotify, the world’s most successful music streaming service, is getting ready to bring it’s unlimited music platform to Japan by the end of the month. It’s been 3 months since we last reported that Spotify…

Spotify reportedly ready to launch in Japan next month

Spotify may eventually arrive in Japan after months of rumours, joining competitors like Apple Music that have already launched there. ITU News have reported various record label sources claiming that the world’s most successful streaming…

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…

Spotify Launch In Japan and Indonesia Likely

Spotify look to be going even more global with signs pointing towards a release in Japan and Indonesia,¬†opening up to an audience of over 350 million. Spotify’s service has been made available in over 60…

Google Play Music’s Plug and Play Wall With 35 Million Songs

Google Play Music only launched last month in Japan and to celebrate they have set up a wall on a sidewalk near the Parco in Shibuya, Tokyo. This isn’t just any wall though as this…

Onkyo Music – The Hi-Res Music Store Comes To The US, UK and Germany

Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Onkyo hope to bring hi-res music downloads to the world. Currently the company offer Japan 24-bit/44.1kHz-192kHz hi-res tracks and 16-bit FLAC files. Starting by introducing the service to the US, UK…

HMV Japan Close Flagship Store: Retail Decline!

HMV Japan will be closing their flagship retail store in Tokyo’s Shibuyu district on August 22. This move really shows the collapse of the physical market, not just in Japan but all over the world….

Yahoo Music Is The Most Used Music Site in Japan, Ahead of Sony Connect

A study by comScore revealed that nearly 40 percent of the Japanese online population visited an entertainment site in August. Yahoo! Music led as favorite with 7.3 million visitors, followed by Sony Connect with 3…