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Excite Japan Launches Mobile Music Service

According to the latest Music Media Watch newsletter, “Excite Japan started a new site for chaku-uta and chaku-motion called ‘Excite Music’ this month on DoCoMo’s i-mode menu portal. The new service features songs and video clips from major J-Pop artists as well as music news and interviews.” It seems that everyone wants to get into digital music, preferably mobile digital music…
The newsletter also has a comparison of Sony’s ‘music phone’ (the W31S) and the iPod…iPods have more space and support more file formats, but the mobile handset allows direct downloads of songs, at US$3 a pop, which “a surprisingly high number of Japanese consumers have shown they are willing to pay”.
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