Let’s Talk Music: Japan’s Apple Music

It has been quite a while since I last brought you all a music based post. It surely has been entirely too long and I look to correct that today. I recently decided I would reach out and try out a music streaming service. I will be trying two different services, but the first that I wish to start on is Apple Music. More specifically the Japanese arm of Apple Music.  

Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 7.25.26 AM.pngSo for starters you have to have a Japanese iTunes Account in order to even be able to use this service. Seeing as I already have one, it was as simple as adding a yen balance to my account and then going at it from there. So what is the big benefit?

Well I for one can get instant access to millions of songs that float through the Japanese iTunes Store. Which subsequently means I get to listen to all of that sweet, sweet anime music. Recent releases like Linked Horizon’s newest AoT album or the actual AoT composition becomes easily playable. Best of all it helps me to discover new artists that may or may not associate with anime.

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I can say that I am purely satisfied with the selection that I am able to find through this system. It has me held tightly and rocks me back and forth in a lovely embrace of melodies. This is a wonderful system that is carefully curated and I frankly feels open up access to more direct options. When compared to the other service we are using to compare, Apple Music stands out. It helps that where you are focusing your account, you will get content specifically tailored towards that country in question.

I have to say that the J-Pop Radio Station has been a personal favorite of mine and is actually wonderfully curated. Sure I have come across the occasional group that didn’t really suit my taste pallet, but those where few and far in-between. This has frankly been such a beautiful and enjoyable experience and one that I won’t pass up anytime soon.


For a fan who absolutely adores any form of music, be that international or composed, I can say this program is excellent. Yes you need to pass the hurdle of having both a Japanese iTunes Account and having iTunes installed on your device, but these hurdles are small. The other option is where to even get Japanese iTunes Cards. Well I do happen to have an affiliate account with a wonderful site called Play-Asia.com and they happen to sell them! So if you already have the account then you are good to go.

Tell me what you all think about Apple Music. Is it a service that you always find yourself using? Feel free to let us know down in the comment section below. Look forward to seeing our next music post where we also look at Spotify for the same purpose.


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2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Music: Japan’s Apple Music

  1. Valentino Senpai June 12, 2017 — 2:00 pm

    Personally when it comes to foreign music I’d take Itunes and apple music over Spotify but overall I use spotify more just because I prefer it and I have some sizable playlist (2,000+ songs). If you’re looking at music services for j music you should take a look at soundcloud because it has a fairly large amount of japanese music on it you just have to know how to find it. If you do look at SoundCloud I have some info that I can pitch in.

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  2. I’ll need to check this out, I’ve been wanting to listen too more granrodeo and The Pillows but due to NA music licenses their music is vastly reduced here in the states so this sounds like a great way to finally listen to Japanese artists.

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