Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan?

Reference | FYI Oct 24, 2016

Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan?

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Spotify's long-awaited launch last month has industry watchers wondering whether it will make a major breakthrough in altering Japan's $3 billion music industry, where 80 percent of sales still come from CDs and other physical formats. With most of the world's major streaming services now ...

Line Music teams up with U.K.'s Omnifone

Music Oct 31, 2015

Line Music teams up with U.K.'s Omnifone

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Omnifone last week confirmed a partnership with Line Music, the music-streaming site from Japanese texting service Line. The London-based company operates a cloud-based platform called MusicStation that lets digital media providers have access to 50 million tracks from just under 200 countries. In a press release ...