Flat fee digital music distributor TuneCore has launched in Japan. Artists in Japan will be able to sell in online stores like iTunes and AmazonMP3, with more stores expected. TuneCore has previously been used internationally, but this is the distributor's first country-specific site.
Japan has been late to the digital music market; and Tunecore will likely follow it with more country specific distribution portals. In addition to streamlining the distribution process for both artists and providers, one of the key functions of the TuneCore Japan platform is the ability to buy services and receive payments in Yen.
“We wanted to build a platform that could be used worldwide,” said Iichiro, CEO of TuneCore Japan. “Our goal is to help Japanese artists to gain recognition in a global music marketplace."