Welcome to the new world of anime music streaming. In a big move, over 30 Japanese record labels and production companies announced that they are partnering up to create a music streaming service called ANiUTa. The service will be dedicated to anime songs, Japanese game songs, Vocaloid, and tokusatsu (Kamen Rider) songs.
The subscription-based service will have a catalog of over 50,000 songs, which will include music from K-On!, Macross Delta, the Gundam franchise, and Love Live!
ANiUTa is currently only available in Japan, but there are plans for a global launch by the end of this year. The subscription costs 600 yen ($5.40) a month and will include an app for Android and iOS devices. In addition to streaming, ANiUTa provides early sales of concert tickets, a merchandise store, and exclusive songs you can’t find on other services.
The main record labels behind ANiUTa include Avex Pictures, Kadokawa, Sunrise Music Publishing, Frontier Works, and Lantis. Non-anime labels include NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, VAP, and Warner Brothers.
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