Apple Music launches in Taiwan and Turkey, promotes local artists

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TurkeyApple Music has launched in two new territories: Taiwan and Turkey.

Labels are becoming increasingly impressed with the global reach of the streaming service, which launched into 100 territories including Russia, India and Saudi Arabia in June last year.

Then, in September, came a big one: Apple expanded its service into China, charging the equivalent of $1.50 per month.

The move into Taiwan and Turkey yet again extends Apple’s lead, territory-wise, over Spotify, which was in 58 markets at the last count – not including India or China.

Spotify, however, did beat AM to the punch in Taiwan and Turkey, where it last year signed a premium bundle deal with Vodafone.

Local featured artists for Turkey on Apple Music include Sıla, Ceza, Buray and Halil Sezai and local playlist examples and exclusive content include “Intro to Sezen Aksu” “Ahmet Kaya Deep Cut” and an exclusive single from DJ and Producer, Onurr.

In Taiwan, examples of local featured artists featured include JJ- Lin, Li Ronghao & A-Lin.

A catalogue of over 30 million songs in both territories alongside Beats 1.Music Business Worldwide

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