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Spotify has gained a substantial following across the Western and European song market, and finally reached Singapore’s shores, officially opening their services. 

Music fans from Singapore can now enjoy free on-demand access to over 20 million tracks, legally. Spotify offers a social experience with how you listen your music. You and your friends can share your playlists, similar to music.fm, just a lot more fun and intuitive.

The free Spotify service offers the free service on your computer, but it comes with both visual and audio ads. The audio ads behaves very much like radio advertisements. The paid service, Spotify Premium, charges SGD$9.90 per month. Here’s what you get for your membership:
- Download music and listen offline on all your devices – PC, iPhone, iPad, android devices and tablets, as well as music players
- no advertisements

SGCafe tested Spotify to see if their playlist has Japanese Pop and Anison titles and artistes. I have created an account and tried searching for the following artistes:
– T.M. Revolution
– Perfume
– L`arc~en~Ciel
– KOTOKO
– Sphere
– FLOW
– Kurosaki Maon
– LUNA SEA
– Namie Amuro
– Ayumi Hamasaki
– AKB48

Unfortunately, Spotify does not cater to Japanese music fans, and not many titles or albums were present in their song list. Even popular mainstream artistes like T.M Revolution, Namie Amuro, LUNA SEA and Ayumi Hamasaki did not appear in their title list. We hope the list of Japanese music titles and artistes would grow in Spotify’s title lists.