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Amazon turns up volume on Japan music push with Shibuya studio

Tech giant taps still-growing market to chase Apple and Spotify

Amazon's new studio in the Shibuya section of Tokyo gives musicians a space to record and stream music and podcasts.   © Demon Pictures

TOKYO -- opens a music studio Tuesday in Tokyo, aiming to strengthen its foothold in a music streaming market with room to grow as the company scrambles to catch up with rivals like Apple.

The facility in the trendy Shibuya district lets artists record and stream music and podcasts while providing space for video as well. This is believed to be Amazon's second such studio globally, following its first in New York City.

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