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MUSIC

BUSINESS
Jul 2, 2014
Google acquiring startup Songza to bolster music services
Google Inc. is buying startup Songza Media Inc., bolstering its music services as it tries to draw users away from rival Apple Inc.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Jun 24, 2014
Without a canon, Japanese pop won't blast off
Exploring the world of Japanese music can be a baffling experience for those who don't speak the language.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 19, 2014
Under hypnosis, singer warbles through throat surgery to protect vocal cords
A professional singer said she sang through a throat surgery carried out under hypnosis in France to ensure that doctors did not harm her vocal cords.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 19, 2014
Luna Sea rockers Sugizo and Inoran talk life at 25
"I don't think of this as a reunion. We didn't break up; we just paused our activities and came back to life," says Sugizo, guitarist and violinist of rock group Luna Sea. Sitting next to bandmate Inoran, he speaks calmly and softly, his eyes looking back at me through tinted sunglasses. "Words like...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jun 12, 2014
We are the World Cup: anthems from pitches past
Japan plays its first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, against Côte d’Ivoire this weekend. Although the tournament kicks off two days earlier in São Paulo, for many the Samurai Blue’s opening game ushers in the event, along with the activities that would normally raise eyebrows but get a pass...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jun 8, 2014
The new National Stadium will have to rock you
The burgeoning concert business could make the new Olympic Stadium feasible.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
May 31, 2014
AKB48's business model is likely to survive media attacks
The universe shifted on the afternoon of Sunday, May 25, when a young, unemployed man attacked two members of the all-female idol collective AKB48 and a male security staffer with a folding saw during a fan event in the city of Takizawa, Iwate Prefecture. Or, at least, that's how the media reacted. Some...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
May 27, 2014
Gaijin band scene welcomes music fans of all kinds
A large multicultural crowd gathered at Club Edge in Tokyo's Roppongi district in March, socializing and laughing boisterously before watching three bands. They remained pretty boisterous throughout the performances.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
May 22, 2014
Music to the guitar fan's ears
For those who gave up trying to be Jimi Hendrix long ago — this might encourage you to get that unused guitar back out of the closet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 19, 2014
Apple may use Beats to change its rhythm toward music streaming
Over a decade ago, the late Steve Jobs pulled one of his trademark reality-distorting maneuvers, browbeating music label executives into selling songs on Apple Inc.'s nascent iTunes digital store for a mere 99 cents apiece.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 18, 2014
Monster hits continue to survive the Internet age
A monster lays waste to America's cities, smashing skyscrapers and tearing up passenger trains. It's the familiar tale of Godzilla, a mutant lizard last seen rampaging through cinemas in 1998 and now back on the big screen.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
May 13, 2014
Country boy Jonny Fritz set for a wander in the big city
Jonny Fritz is used to being out of his element. The Montana-born country music performer has spent a good chunk of the past decade touring, but his stops aren't the usual destinations for someone calling Nashville home. He has played every state in America, as well as shows across Europe, Argentina...
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2014
ISS skipper plays 'sho' in space
A group of students played ancient Japanese court music with the captain of the International Space Station early Saturday morning as part of a NASA school education program.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / NET NEWS WATCH
Apr 28, 2014
AKB48 may be the pop the economy needs: ex-chief cabinet secretary Edano
In Yukio Edano's essay “Popular Songs Change with the Times; Yasushi Akimoto, the AKB strategy and the Japanese Economy,” the Democratic Party of Japan Lower House member of Japan argued that AKB48's business strategy “could be effective for the economy in general.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 15, 2014
Record Store Day finds its groove in Japan
It won't be business as usual at Big Love Records this Saturday, April 19. The store, one of the best places to shop for records in Tokyo's trendy Harajuku neighborhood, will be selling limited-edition music from various artists, including film director David Lynch. Meanwhile, shadowy beatmaker Sapphire...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 27, 2014
Finding Japan's hidden punk scenes in their natural environments
Finding music in Japan can be a nightmare, and the live-music scene in particular is notoriously difficult to penetrate. Tucked away in the basements and upper floors of anonymous buildings, often in seedy parts of town, where the neighbors will be less likely to raise complaints against noise and loitering,...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 25, 2014
Babymetal aren't the latest chapter in the 'wacky Japan' story
The British are mad, aren't they? That Kate Bush with her crazy gyrating around a cello in the video for "Babushka," that daft loon Robbie Williams with his funky skeleton costume, those kerrr-azy Tellytubbies with their wacky dance routines — what is it about the British that makes them so totally...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 25, 2014
Orchestra to explore Mexico's classical legacy at commemorative concert
The first Japanese to visit Mexico is said to have been samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga. En route to Europe on a diplomatic mission, he arrived in Acapulco in January 1614. The country was under Spanish rule at the time and didn't achieve independence until 1821.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2014
'Deaf' composer Samuragochi says he's sorry for deceiving
A month after the shocking revelation by his ghostwriter, the supposedly "deaf" composer Mamoru Samuragochi apologized Friday for deceiving people with his lies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2014
Zushi bans offensive beach activities
The municipal assembly of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, passed rare legislation Wednesday prohibiting loud music and huts staying open at night on a beach in the city.

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