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Tuned Global talks telcos, wellness and local streaming growth

For B2B music company Tuned Global, years of hard work on its technology platform and music offering have been paying off in 2020 and 2021 so far.

“We’ve had a great last year: we’ve almost doubled as a business,” says managing director Con Raso, in an interview with Music Ally.

That growth has come from an increasingly diverse roster of clients, from telcos and local streaming service to wellness firms and other startups, who have tapped into various aspects of Tuned Global’s software and services.

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Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo adds western music with Napster deal

Streaming is finally (if slowly) taking off in Japan, thanks in part to competition from local and global services. One of those belongs to telco NTT DoCoMo, via a partnership with Japanese firm RecoChoku.

The service is called dMusic, and it offers a mix of music, playlists and videos. Now it’s getting an infusion of western music courtesy of a deal between RecoChoku and Napster.

The partnership will add 50m songs from the Powered by Napster B2B catalogue to dMusic, and represents the latest deal for Napster in Japan, following Sony Music (for its Mora Qualitas hi-res streaming service) and tech firm Rakuten (for its Rakuten Music service).