Line Introduces Music Streaming Service Line Music

Line a popular Messaging App, with 560 Million registered users worldwide,  has introduced Music Streaming to engage fans with Music in Japanese Market where, digital music downloads are not very popular. Infographic: Why Everyone Wants a Piece of the Streaming Pie | Statista



Line Music will offer 1.5 Million songs with plans to expand its library, featuring domestic and overseas artists such as Taylor Swift and Sam Smith, to more than 5 million songs by the end of this year, and over 30 million next year. Apple has recently announced the launch of subscription based Music Services offering users a chance to stream music without having to download it.

Although Permanent Downloads at 52 percent is the largest chunk of the pie, subscription streaming has grown from 6 percent in 2008 to 23 percent in 2014. Ad supported Streaming makes up for only 9 percent of USD 6.9 Billion Market, worldwide.