Sony launches cloud-based music subscription service in Japan

Telecom Lead Japan: Sony has launched Music Unlimited, a
cloud-based music subscription service in Japan.

Music Unlimited enables music lovers to listen to over 10
million songs managed in the cloud, across a variety of compatible Sony devices
and more, at home or on the go.

Initially, the Music Unlimited catalogue in Japan will
offer over 10 million songs from major labels including, EMI Music Japan, Sony
Music Entertainment, Universal Music, Warner Music Japan, as well as
independent labels.

The catalogue will continue to expand over time.

Service Name

Launch Date


“Music Unlimited”

July 3, 2012

1,480 yen/30 days (tax included)

30 day free trial for new users(ii)


Sony launched the service in the UK and Ireland in
December 2010, and expanded to countries across North America and Europe.

With the debut in Japan, Music Unlimited is now available
in 17 countries around the globe.

Users can currently enjoy the service across Android
smartphones including Xperia, Android tablets including Sony Tablet devices,
Android Walkman, PlayStation3, PlayStationVita, VAIO and other Windows personal
computers, and Mac.

“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.

“Innovative technologies have changed and diversified
people’s lifestyles as well as the way they enjoy music. We hope that even more
people can enjoy our music in novel ways through new offerings like Music
Unlimited,” said Naoki Kitagawa, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan).

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