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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Music NFTs news: Opulous x Line, Timbaland, Interpol…

There is another flurry of stories about music and NFTs to report on today, including Interpol with David Lynch