SONY Corp - MUSIC UNLIMITED
Sony Corp’s Music Unlimited pushed the boundaries for streaming music. Bundled on all Sony devices including PlayStation, mobile, TV, PC and PSP with extended free periods for consumers. The first global service to be launched in Japan.
Line is one of the largest messaging companies in the world, a significantly important platform for streaming music, particularly in Asia.
AVEX - AWA
Japan’s largest music company is well known for its innovative business models. AWA builds on a similarly successful video subscription platform in Japan.
TENCENT - JOOX
Tencent has built the world's largest messaging service QQ with over 800m users. Joox is Tencent's streaming service outside China.
SAMSUNG - MILK
Samsung has tried to compete with Apple Music before. Milk is its best product yet, a mobile-only radio service with a stunning wheel-based app with an Asia focus.
Guvera boasts an innovative approach to free streaming, focusing on branded stations where consumers can also interact and buy brand products. Targeting emerging markets.
Malaysia's largest cable & satellite TV provider has expanded its reach into non-interactive, semi-interactive and now subscription streaming.
MusicStation was an innovative mobile subscription service for feature phones in the early days of streaming music. Integrated with telcos in Asia and Europe.
BLACKBERRY MESSENGER MUSIC (BBM)
One of the most innovative music services, BBM was built around the social relationships between Blackberry Messenger users.
SONY ERICSSON - PLAYNOW PLUS
An extension of the successful PlayNow service, PlayNow Plus was a competitor to Nokia's Comes With Music, a fully bundled music service for mobile.
Xbox built strong loyalty in the Xbox Live environment. Music was a natural extension to the games and video offerings, targeted at its core gamer community.
One of the earliest streaming services in Asia, Gogo was also a nascent social network for artists.