TuneCore Makes A Deal With Asian Music Top Gun KKBOX.
A recently new Western music distribution players wants to expand its services into the Asian market so it can grab a piece of the lucrative space, in a similar fashion to that of Spotify and Deezer.
A New York-based company with startup roots, TurnCore, has recently manage to signe a deal with KKBOX, which is one of the largest digital music subscription services based in Asia. Users from all across Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao will not be able to check out a variety of selections that are available through TuneCore.
President and COO of TuneCore, Scott Ackerman, Stated that Asia is still a very ripe place for TuneCore artist to share their music with a still growing market.
“We’re excited to be a major US-based music distribution partner for KKBOX and offer artists entry into a region where getting distributed has often been a challenge regardless of high consumer demand.”
Tunecore is best known for letting bands not having to go through the process of gaining a giant music label and helping them bring their music towards different online distribution services, such as iTunes. To put it simply, If an American Artist or band does not receive much of a reception within their own native country, they can always try their luck in the plentiful Asian region thanks to the deal KKBOX has manage to make.
Most Asians should be familiar with KKBOX, as the services has nearly 200 million subscribers and features over 10 million plus music tracks from a variety of 500 labels and publishers. Also, the service also comes along with a karaoke feature; selecting songs will have rolling lyrics for listeners to sing along with.