Sony announced the launch of a music subscription service that brings over 10 million songs from Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music LLC, Warner Music and EMI Music to users across Japan.
The service, called Music Unlimited, will be accessible on computers, Android-based devices and Sony’s PlayStation 3, among others. It will however not be usable on iPhones and Mac mobile devices.
“Bringing the cloud music subscription service to Japan, which is one of the largest music markets in the world, is a key step in the expansion of Music Unlimited,” said Tim Schaaff, president of Sony Network Entertainment International.
The Japanese users of Music Unlimited have to pay $18.50 (Y1,480) for 30 days. Currently, the first 30 days are offered for free.
“I strongly believe that music subscription service which is rapidly growing in overseas, will bring us another opportunity to expand digital business even more here in Japan,” said Kei Ishizaka, Representative Director, Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Japan Inc., and ex-president of the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).