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MUSIC

Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 16, 2014
Music showcase brings out anison acts, J-rock heavyweights for three days of gigs
With the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) set to shine a light on movies in the capital, other art forms see an opportunity to siphon off some of the media glare.
WORLD
Oct 16, 2014
Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities
Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, according to Forbes magazine.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 16, 2014
U2's Bono says 'oops' for iTunes album download
U2 lead singer Bono apologized Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group's latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 9, 2014
DJ Krush taps into tradition for RBMA
This month, artists from 34 countries will congregate in Tokyo for the latest edition of the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA), a caffeine-fueled creative hothouse organized by the world's most ubiquitous energy drink brand. For participants, the event offers a chance to attend closed-door lectures with...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 9, 2014
RBMA co-founder hopes to support Japan's neglected artists
The Japan Times spoke to Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) co-founder Many Ameri from New York, the site of last year's academy, and now home to an annual Red Bull music festival. Here are some excerpts from the conversation:
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 7, 2014
Dorian Concept to try new live set at RBMA
Each year, thousands of budding musicians and producers vie for a place in the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA), a globe-trotting workshop sponsored by a company better known for peddling buzz-inducing energy drinks. Over the years, the event has helped nudge a variety of artists toward wider success —...
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Sep 30, 2014
Live houses need to rethink their product if they want to attract customers
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Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Sep 30, 2014
Quebecoise shines as 'minyo' singer
Learning to play the three-stringed Japanese traditional instrument shamisen topped Canadian Maud Archambault's list of things to do while in Japan. She arrived here in 2001 to explore one of her fields of study: Japanese culture.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 27, 2014
New idol group The Margarines sing to pay off debts
Japan's entertainment industry has become so filled with idol groups that some call this the age of the "idol war."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 23, 2014
Remaking the EDM experience for Japan
Glitter showered the crowd at August's all-night Sonicmania event as electronic artist Zedd cued up his hit song, "Stay the Night." The crowd bobbed along at first, but as the track built and let loose in a whirlwind of bass and synthesizer the audience followed suit with fists pumping in the air and...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 16, 2014
Haioka wants to represent Japanese style at RBMA
By his own admission, Shintaro Haioka was a late bloomer. The 32-year-old producer, one of only two Japanese artists taking part in the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo, says he was an avid music fan as a teenager — but a lousy musician.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Sep 14, 2014
KidArt seeks to coax out Japanese students' neglected creativity
Disappointed at the lack of creativity in the English curriculum in Japanese schools, Jonathan Genji Abbott founded KidArt International in 2012.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 12, 2014
Playboy model, cheap seats lure youth to Royal Opera House's opener of 'Anna Nicole' in London
The Royal Opera House rolled out the red carpet for young people on Thursday for season opener "Anna Nicole," based on the life of the late American stripper and Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith whose voluptuous surgically enhanced cleavage attracted a billionaire.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 9, 2014
More than beginner's luck for RBMA participant Albino Sound
There's nothing like a deadline to pull things into focus. "When you're making music on a computer, it's hard to know when to stop — you could keep going forever," says Hirotaka Umetani. "It helps to have a cut-off point."
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 24, 2014
Topping the pops not as hard as it used to be
Disney's almighty Marvel Entertainment Group musters its superpowers to transform a motley collection of AM radio hits from the 1970s into the No. 1 pop music album in the U.S.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 21, 2014
Sukiyaki Meets the World ... and the world gets to meet Toyama
In June of 1963, Kyu Sakamoto's "Ue wo Muite Aruko" — better known as "Sukiyaki" overseas — became Japan's first, and only, No. 1 hit single in the United States.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 12, 2014
Chi-na aims to win fans over one step at a time
For many musicians, dreams of success take the form of a big break: perhaps a major label record contract, a lucrative tour deal or a barnstorming festival set. However, a quick fix isn't the style of Tokyo indie quintet Chi-na, who is gradually growing in stature through a steady process of connecting...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 5, 2014
Yosi Horikawa explores Yakushima's sounds in new documentary
As Tokyo gears up to host this year's Red Bull Music Academy, one of the event's Japanese alumni is keeping himself busy.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 4, 2014
Ryoji Ikeda, DJ Krush are among the many guests at this fall's Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo
Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) announced a series of performances Monday that will take place during a month of activities this fall.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 29, 2014
Two weddings and a 'Funeral' at Fuji
It's hard to know what the organizers at Fuji Rock Festival were thinking when they decided to have Jack Johnson headline the main stage on the event's last day. Not the infectious cheer and endearingly kitsch theatricality of The Flaming Lips, who performed directly before, or even the guaranteed singalong...

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