Apple Music arrives in Taiwan

Apple Music screencap canvasApple Music has launched in Taiwan, making the streaming platform now available in 113 countries. Potential new listeners will have a three-month free trial, then will have a monthly subscription fee of NT$150 (about $4.50) or NT$240 for a family plan.

Apple has been making a push into many Asian markets. The streaming service is already available in China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Russia, to name a few. The Asian market poses both great potential and challenge to international music companies. These countries have huge audiences to possibly reach, but doing so could require overcoming preferences for local streaming services, physical CDs, or outright piracy depending on the market.

Anna Washenko