iTunes replaces Sony on Yahoo Music Japan

Yahoo Japan has replaced the Sony-affiliated Mora download service with the iTunes Store as the default music service on Yahoo Music Japan. A prominent link to iTunes is now displayed in the menu bar of the site, offering one-click access to the download service.

Prior to today, Yahoo Japan had relied solely on the Mora service, which is run by LabelGate Co. Ltd., an affiliate of Sony.

Access to Mora is still available through Yahoo Japan, but users must set the service as the preferred music store — the iTunes links appear by default. Yahoo Japan is the most popular portal service in the country with an estimated monthly reach of around 40 million people.