MySpace Japan said May 15 that the number of artists among its users now totals 20,000.

The figure includes 16,400 who have posted samples of their music to their sites - more than any other Japanese SNS, MySpace Japan claims.

Japanese artists with MySpace sites include well-known acts such as keyboardist/producer Tetsuya Komuro and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, as well as many indie and unsigned acts.

MySpace Japan says it now has some 59 million page views per month and 1 million registered users.