Napster and RecoChoku Partner to Deliver 50 Million Songs to NTT DOCOMO Wireless Subscribers
RecoChoku’s dMusic™ Subscription Service Now Powered by Napster
Napster and RecoChoku announced a new partnership that offers NTT DOCOMO subscribers access to 50 million songs. RecoChoku is adding Rhapsody’s Powered by Napster catalog to its dMusic™ subscription service.
“RecoChoku has done an incredible job building dMusic into one of the largest music services in Japan,” said Dan Charlson, Vice President, International of Napster. “Powered by Napster and 50 million songs make it an even more compelling offering, one sure to delight dMusic and NTT DOCOMO subscribers.”
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Charlson said the Powered by Napster catalog adds Western independent artists and tracks to the dMusic offering.
RecoChoku, in collaboration with NTT DOCOMO, offers smartphone users and music fans a unique mobile music experience that includes playlists recommended by subscribers’ interests, and unlimited viewing of more than 100,000 music videos and live images.
“Customers want new services and richer experiences from both their music and wireless providers,” said Tomohiko Momose, Corporate Officer of RecoChoku. “Powered by Napster helps us meet that need by providing dMusic and NTT DOCOMO subscribers an unparalleled premium music experience.”
Rhapsody’s Powered by Napster platform offers companies a full suite of technologies and solutions that includes media streaming and download infrastructure, applications, personalization, recommendations, rights management, customer billing, and royalty calculation capabilities.
The new relationship with RecoChoku is part of Rhapsody’s ongoing expansion in the Japanese market, and is helping fuel the popularity of streaming music among Japanese consumers. Rhapsody also provides its Powered by Napster service to partners Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Rakuten.
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