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Line launches streaming music service in Thailand

By | Published on Tuesday 26 May 2015

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Having last year announced an alliance with music majors Sony and Avex with the intent of launching a streaming music platform in its home country, Japanese messaging app Line launched a new music service in its second biggest market of Thailand last week.

The Thai version of Line Music will provide the messaging app’s 33 million users in the country with the option to stream and share music for 60 baht per month, which is less then two dollars. In terms of catalogue, a number of key local labels are seemingly on board, though the service doesn’t seem to include the repertoire of GMM Grammy, which Billboard points out is said to control over 70% of the local music industry.

Commenting on the new service in Thailand, Line’s Head Of Music Lim Suk-jun told reporters: “As Thailand is Line’s biggest market outside Japan, we are pushing hard to bring diverse content and services that fit the lifestyles of Line users here. We hope our music streaming service can provide another channel to stimulate Thailand’s music industry”.



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