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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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 18, 2014
Fukushima kids compose for Philharmonic
The Sony Music Foundation took the opportunity of the New York Philharmonic's current Asia tour to organize a special event on Feb. 11. The concert aimed to provide Japanese youth — some of whom were from Fukushima Prefecture — with first-class live performances by a top-rate orchestra.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Feb 15, 2014
Samuragochi scandal shows that tin-eared classical music fans can be suckers for stories
What makes Mamoru Samuragochi's story interesting is not that he got away with his subterfuge for so long, but that the media, the public and even professional musicians accepted the story as being proof of his value as an artist.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2014
Samuragochi's ghostwriter speaks
The man who ghostwrote works credited to “deaf” composer Mamoru Samuragochi for the past 18 years stepped forward Thursday as his “partner in crime.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 4, 2014
Eadonmm's beats prove black is back
"Black is the new black" always seems like a safe motto when it comes to picking clothes, but in an electronic-music world that is constantly churning out micro-genre ephemera, some would argue that black has gone out of fashion.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jan 31, 2014
Three decades on, Tokyo bluesman is still rambling
'You can't go home again,' but you can take a little bit of home with you wherever you roam. 'Rambling' Steve Gardner does; a Mississippi roots and bluesman based in Tokyo, Gardner travels the world making music and giving seminars about musical history.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 14, 2014
Will Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine beat Spotify?
Buying music is passe; nowadays it's all about renting. Billboard reports that sales of "album plus track equivalent albums" fell by 7.6 percent in 2013. (Among subcategories of both digital and physical media, only vinyl sales increased last year.) The new hot trends are monthly subscription services...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2014
Swedish music therapy method for aged strikes chord in nursing homes
An increasing number of nursing homes are introducing a Swedish therapeutic method that enables elderly people to play music.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Dec 31, 2013
Tokyo prepares to get schooled in the art of beats
Although the major spectacle looming on Tokyo's horizon is undoubtedly the 2020 Olympics, there is one event this year that will be eagerly anticipated by anyone who spends longer on their gym playlist than their workout: The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is set to take place here in October.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Dec 31, 2013
Red Bull Music Academy grad Mr. Beatnick has tips for the Class of '14
Londoner Nick Wilson took part in one of the early editions of the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) in Cape Town in 2003. The ensuing years have seen him heavily involved in the city's underground scene, whether it is producing genre-hopping electronic music as Mr Beatnick or writing for publications such...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Dec 24, 2013
Familiar obstacles stymie change in domestic music industry
While the Japanese music industry ended last year on a promise of change, 2013 has highlighted a few of the ingrained practices that are going to be a little bit more difficult to dislodge.
CULTURE / Music / MONEY AND MUSIC
Dec 3, 2013
Spotify, Rdio and what didn't happen in 2013
This was supposed to be the year that changed the Japanese music business.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 22, 2013
Putting down roots with Ryukyu Underground
Keith Gordon, the English half of the Okinawan fusion duo, has found his 'spiritual home' on the southern island.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 12, 2013
Washington, D.C., rappers punch ticket to North Korea
"Are you ready?" Ramsey Aburdene demands of the assembled buoyant audience. "Are you ready to go to North Korea?"
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 5, 2013
One Direction takes the J-pop path to success
By the group's standards, it was a low-key finale. When One Direction completed its eight-month Take Me Home Tour at the second of two Makuhari Messe shows last Sunday in Chiba, it was in front of a relatively compact audience of 12,000 Japanese fans, whose adoration seemed good-humored rather than hysterical....
CULTURE / Music
Nov 5, 2013
Hostess exists rather happily on the edge
With international repertoire's share of the music market down to about 15 percent, it has never been harder to break foreign acts in Japan. And given the shrinking market for non-Japanese music, it seems quixotic to set up a company specializing in bringing foreign repertoire into the country —...
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 3, 2013
Babies know songs they hear in the womb: study
Babies who have a lullaby played to them regularly while still in the womb can recognize the song months after birth, a study has found.

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