Music streaming service Spotify has launched officially in Japan, the company announced on Thursday.
Similar to its service offerings in other markets, there will be an ad-based free tier, and premium ad-free subscription for 980 yen ($9.65) a month.
But not everyone will be able to log in today. Spotify’s initial launch will be on an invite-only basis before opening more broadly. Users need to request for an invite on Spotify’s Japanese website.
Spotify also announced that users in Japan will be first globally to get song lyrics on mobile and desktop. It had the feature on desktop last year, but had to stop the service when it stopped working with lyrics catalog, Musixmatch. Read more…