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MUSIC

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...
CULTURE / Music
Jul 28, 2014
Looking back at Fuji Rock Festival 2014
A curated collection of the highlights of the Fuji Rock Festival 2014, as seen on social media
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 22, 2014
Pianist Adachi delves further into the world of Croatian classical music
During his six-year stay in Croatia, pianist Tomohiro Adachi was introduced to a remarkable woman named Dora Pejacevic.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 12, 2014
SoundCloud music service said to near deals with record labels
The largest record labels are closing in on a deal for a stake in buzzy digital-music service SoundCloud Ltd., in exchange for an agreement not to sue the startup for copyright violations, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 10, 2014
Sapphire Slows, Haioka and Albino Sound to represent Japan at Red Bull Music Academy
Sixty musicians have been chosen to take part in this year's Red Bull Music Academy, with Japanese artists taking three of the available spots.

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