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Studio Ghibli Adds Soundtracks To Streaming Services
Christian Eede , February 24th, 2020 17:17

The scores to almost all 23 of the Japanese animation studio's films are now available to listen to on-demand

Studio Ghibli has added the soundtracks to almost all 23 of its films to streaming services.

Users of services such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Google Play and other streaming platforms can listen to music from their favourite films from the Japanese animation studio, in addition to 15 newly released 'image albums', which feature music inspired by Ghibli films. 693 tracks have newly been made available for streaming as part of Ghibli's deal with streaming services.

"Music has long played a central role at Japan's Ghibli, heightening the whimsy and drama of the studio's beloved animated films," reads a blurb on Apple Music's newly launched 'Studio Ghibli Essentials' playlist. "Prolific composer Joe Hisaishi has created delicate and sweeping orchestral pieces for directors like Hayao Miyazaki, while pop-based theme songs for films such as My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo have been delighting listeners around the globe for decades."

The addition of music from Studio Ghibli's films follows a recent decision to roll out classics from the Japanese animation studio on Netflix over the next couple of months.

Revisit tQ's 2014 feature on writers' favourite Studio Ghibli films here.