NetEase Cloud Music extends its deal with Japanese label Avex
Chinese streaming service NetEase Cloud Music [NCM] sees even more potential for J-Pop (Japanese pop music) to grow in China.
November 29, 2022
MQA gains approval for new MQair wireless audio tech
We know MQA for its hi-res audio technology that has been adopted by a range of digital music services, hardware firms and broadcasters.
November 9, 2022
Capitol signs J-Pop band Travis Japan for global release
Music Ally doesn’t tend to cover that many ‘artist X signs to label Y’ stories unless they reflect a wider trend.
September 29, 2022
Music and rhythm games are trending in Japan – guest column
In this guest post, Mona Hietala, the Japan market analyst at GameRefinery, explains the popularity - and opportunities - of music-based mobile rhythm games.
September 12, 2022
Sony Music hopes to take virtual K-Pop artist Apoki global
Have you heard of Apoki? If you don't live in South Korea, that's perhaps not a surprise, but Sony Music would like to change that.
August 25, 2022
Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival set for free YouTube livestream
The Fuji Rock Festival's beautiful mountain setting has long made it a favourite of artists and fans alike.
July 27, 2022
Orfium expands into Japan with Breaker Inc acquisition
Rebranded as Orfium Japan, the company will be pitching to existing partners, and looking for new clients "across music, gaming, entertainment and anime".
April 4, 2022
Korean video service Watcha is getting into music streaming
There will soon be a new player in the South Korean music-streaming market: video service Watcha has announced plans to add music as part of a relaunch.
February 22, 2022
Music monitoring technology rolls out in Japan and Ghana
There is growing interest among collecting societies in using more technology to monitor the music being played in businesses and public spaces.
January 10, 2022
Livestreaming firm Moment House expands to Japan with Zaiko
Moment House is the livestreaming startup that launched in October 2020 with the likes of Scooter Braun, Troy Carter and Patreon CEO Jack Conte as investors, before raising another $12m in August this year.
November 11, 2021
Japan and South Korea begin to ease live-events restrictions
Slowly, and not always as surely as our industry would like, the live music industry is opening up again after its Covid-19 shutdowns.
November 4, 2021