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Music Streaming set to grow in Japan with Napster and Rakuten partnership 02 June 2017

Napster Rakuten partnership

Napster has been selected by Japanese e-commerce leader, Rakuten, to scale its on-demand music streaming catalog. A new partnership with Japanese internet services company Rakuten, Inc was announced by Napster today which is meant for enhancing Rakuten’s on-demand audio streaming service: Rakuten Music.

Napster will provide song playback and curated playlists from its catalog to Rakuten Music and a total of 20 million songs will be added by fall 2017. Other collaborations are also being worked on to enhance the features of Rakuten Music service. Streaming services are beginning to gain momentum in Japan where CDs and other physical formats still dominate the music industry. After United States, Japan is the world’s second largest music industry. Music catalog of Rakuten music available to its current subscribers will include songs from global independent music labels. Read More

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