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…

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…

Japans Internet Music Market Saw Healthy Growth in Q3

Japan’s Internet music market saw healthy growth in the third quarter of this year but a collapse in the once-mighty ringtone market led to mixed results for the cell phone sector of the country’s digital…