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Old Oct 29, 2017, 10:02 AM
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Not sure if anyone's noticed but from several months ago Lantis has started submitting transliterated tracklists on iTunes JP (sometimes even in English when they feel like it). The readings appear to match what is submitted to JASRAC.

Example (just add ?l=en to URL):
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1269995997?l=en
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1268525435?l=en

Thought someone might find that useful.

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Old Oct 29, 2017, 11:00 AM
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I never thought tracklists on itunes etc. were translated or transliterated by the audio provider

match jasrac? i saw some and it doesn't match perfectly jasrac, it's just a guy from itunes who made the thing
I'm not even sure itunes guys ever heard of jasrac
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Old Oct 29, 2017, 11:54 AM
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I don't know why iTunes would ever bother translating anything (they are only trying to sell to JP people; neither of the albums I posted above are available on US iTunes)

If you check JP-only albums by other providers on iTunes they don't have any English data attached even if you force l=en i.e.
Epic - https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1289162079?l=en
King - https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1292519515?l=en
Aniplex - https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1295032056?l=en
Victor - https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1278258974?l=en

But all Lantis releases have English data regardless of whether they are available on US iTunes or not. Some examples from Oct 25 releases
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1295027624?l=en
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1295080994?l=en
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1295030631?l=en
(none of these albums are available on US iTunes)

Seems pretty clear this is a Lantis-specific thing and not an iTunes thing.

And the titles do match JASRAC (only talking about Lantis here; not some other label)

For example https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1268525435?l=en
iTunes provides "The World In My Fantasy" as an English title for track 2 (地球儀にない国). "WORLD IN MY FANTASY THE" is provided as an alternate title on JASRAC. And you can check any of the other songs on this release, all have matching a alternate title on JASRAC.

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Old Oct 29, 2017, 11:58 AM
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iTunes, Amazon and similar storefronts are only selling the content as provided. Music content (not videos) is made with "iTunes Producer", an application the providers must use to prepare the files which are afterwards uploaded to iTunes. Possible errors shouldn't be the fault of iTunes employees.
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