iTunes brings Warner Music Japan catalog

MUMBAI: Warner Music Japan and Apple have announced the addition of the Warner Music Japan catalog to the iTunes Store in Japan.

The Warner Music Japan catalog brings top J-POP and international artistes to the iTunes Store including Ayaka, Bonnie Pink, Green Day, Kobukuro, Linkin Park, Madonna, Mariya Takeuchi, My Chemical Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M. and Rip Slyme. The leading J-POP duo Kobukuro are making their music available online for download for the first time and the exclusive world premiere of Ayaka’s new video for the hit track “Jewelry Day” is debuting on the iTunes Store.

The iTunes Store in Japan now features a catalog of more than four million songs, 5,000 music videos, Disney and Pixar short films, 100,000 podcasts and 25,000 audiobooks. Over 90 per cent of songs are priced at 150 yen per song. Warner Music Japan will continue to add more of its extensive catalog to the iTunes Store in the coming months, says a release.

iTunes 7 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from Music fans in Japan have the option to use iTunes Cards for cash purchases on the iTunes Store.