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Omnifone announces alliance with Line Music

By | Published on Monday 26 October 2015

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UK-based B2B digital music provider Omnifone has announced a deal with Line Music, the music service offered by messaging app Line, which went live in Thailand and Japan earlier this year.

As previously reported, Line Music is one of the first key players to enter the late-to-the-gate streaming market in Japan. Omnifone plans to now “support the expansion of its international catalogue by millions of tracks”.

Confirming the new deal, Omnifone CEO Jeff Hughes said this morning: “With global messenger giant Line Corporation at the helm, Line Music has established itself as one of the front runners in the music subscription market. We’re delighted to be working with Line Music to support its continued growth”.

Meanwhile the firm’s co-founder Phil Sant added: “We do the vital undifferentiated heavy-lifting, the music industry technology infrastructure that allows our partners to focus on the things that add value to them; the exciting features that enable them to grow their services more quickly”.

Meanwhile Line Music chief Jun Masuda said: “Working with a UK-based global music service provider will help us to enrich our popular music service with a whole host of new international artists for our users to enjoy. We’re thrilled to be working with Omnifone’s licensing team”.