Japanese music companies and labels has announced on Friday that they will join forces to form ANiUTa, a brand new subscription-based music streaming service.
The music-streaming service will be offering unlimited listening to over 50,000 songs from Japanese anime, game, tokusatsu titles and Vocaloid, including about 20,000 songs that will be available for streaming for the first time.
The service will be initially available to Japan starting Friday, but also set to expand to foreign markets by the end of the year.
In Japan, ANiUTa subscription will cost JPY600 (about PHP272) per month, with access to music catalog in streaming quality of 128 or 320kbps on Android and iOS devices. People who are not subscribed to the service can still use the app for searching music tracks and previews.
The music catalog of the streaming service include songs from popular anime shows Attack on Titan, Love Live! School idol project, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Yowamushi Pedal, Kantai Collection, Girls und Panzer, Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, Macross Frontier, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Yuri!! On Ice and several others.
Aside from the unlimited music, subscribers of the service will also set to have exclusive content, pre-release music streaming, concert ticket sales and merchandises.
ANiUTA is a joint venture of Flying Dog, Avex Pictures, Pony Canyon, Lantis, Kadokawa, Sunrise Music Publishing, Toei Animation Music Publishing, TOHO, Marvelous and Frontier Works.
Other music labels and companies participating in the music service are Earth Star Records, EXIT TUNES, SNK, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, Bushiroad Music, CAPCOM, TMS Music, VAP, Victor Entertainment, Karent, Smiral, TEAM Entertainment, Tokuma Japan Communications, Dreamusic, Falcom, 1st Place, Rejet, United Music and Arts, Mages and Warner Brothers.
Flying Dog chief executive officer Shiro Sasaki will also serve as the service’s CEO.