Warner Music Japan and Apple today announced the addition of the Warner Music Japan catalog to the iTunes Store in Japan. The Warner Music Japan catalog brings top J-POP and international artists to the iTunes Store including Ayaka, Bonnie Pink, Green Day, Kobukuro, Linkin Park, Madonna, Mariya Takeuchi, My Chemical Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M. and Rip Slyme. The leading J-POP duo Kobukuro are making their music available online for download for the first time ever and the exclusive world premiere of Ayaka’s new video for the hit track “Jewelry Day” is debuting on the iTunes Store.
“We’re delighted to make the Warner Japan catalog available on the iTunes Store for the first time,” said Lachie Rutherford, President, Warner Music Asia Pacific, in the press release. “We’re proud to be marking the event with exclusive content from some of our most exciting acts and look forward to music fans being able to download their favorite Warner artists from iTunes.”
“iTunes is the most popular online music store in the world and now we have an incredible catalog of over four million songs available to music fans in Japan,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes, in the press release. “We continually strive to offer the best selection of music and are thrilled to bring Warner Music Japan’s extensive catalog to the iTunes Store.”
The iTunes Store in Japan now features a catalog of more than four million songs, 5,000 music videos, Disney and Pixar short films, 100,000 podcasts and 25,000 audiobooks.
Warner Music Japan will continue to add more of its extensive catalog to the iTunes Store in the coming months.
iTunes 7 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from http://www.apple.com/jp/itunes
Purchase and download of songs and videos from the iTunes Store requires a valid credit card with a billing address in the country of purchase. Music fans in Japan have the option to use iTunes Cards for cash purchases on the iTunes Store.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Macnut222” for the heads up.]