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MUSIC

Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 25, 2013
Seiji Ozawa ends summer on high note
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe reportedly once said “God is in the details.” Conductor Seiji Ozawa would literally agree. He meets The Japan Times at a cafe he frequents in Tokyo's Seijo district.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 22, 2013
Pacman, Peso and Pyongyang
A few weeks ago, a Kickstarter project was posted on the Internet featuring two young men who went by the names of Pacman and Peso.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Sep 19, 2013
Street concerts aim to connect community
This weekend, the residents of Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, will get the chance to hear music from every nook and cranny of the city.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 18, 2013
Rock God Dam's teen mastermind: Eighteen-year-old student pulls off two-day music festival for charity
With 90 minutes to go before the start of the Rock God Dam music festival, organizer Nakako Isoo is trying to find one of the headlining acts. She's supposed to pick up Virginia band Suburban Living, but comes back to Shibuya club Vuenos alone. "They are going shopping," she says. "I will try one more...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 18, 2013
Imany makes peace with her voice on debut album
As a model, Nadia Mladjao would have seen all there is in the world of luxury and excess. But the 27-year-old singer, better known as Imany, keeps it simple with her guitar on her debut album, "The Shape of a Broken Heart."
CULTURE / Music / MONEY AND MUSIC
Sep 11, 2013
Tower Japan boss says biggest challenge facing record stores is attracting young customers
A few weeks ago I was preparing to do a guest slot on InterFM’s “The Selector” program, which features music mavens sharing their favorite tracks.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 4, 2013
The new cultural counter-revolution in China
The Chinese Communist Party's promotion these days of Confucianism and Western classical music illustrates the profound transformation this country has made again.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2013
Art, music by the disabled gain the spotlight
Amid growing interest among the public in artwork produced by disabled artists, more support facilities and art studios in Japan are offering opportunities for them to engage in full-fledged creative activities.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / FUJI ROCK 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Storify: Fuji Rock Festival 2013
The Fuji Rock Festival's pre-show matsuri kicked off tonight. Over the next three days, we'll be curating the related tweets and images coming from social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2013
Catholic priests mixing meditation, music of Bach to find inner peace
A unique weekend session combining meditation and the music of Bach was held last month at a Catholic church in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2013
Girl-group fans help push Japan music sales past U.S.
Ritsuhiko Tajima has about 100 CDs by his favorite band, girl group AKB48, many of them copies of the same disc.
CULTURE / Music / MONEY AND MUSIC
Jul 3, 2013
Japan's festival industry is stuck in a fine kettle of fish
Are summer festivals killing Japan's live-music market?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Jun 27, 2013
Summer's best festivals are off the beaten path
For the past 10-15 years, Japan's festival season has been dominated by four main events: Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic, Rock in Japan and Rising Sun.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Jun 26, 2013
Drumming helps those with dementia reconnect
Standing in a room full of lined faces, Alan Yellowitz held up an orange drum shaped like a wineglass. "This one's called a djembe," he said. "It's from Ghana."
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 22, 2013
Slim Whitman, country crooner who was loved and mocked, dies at 90
Slim Whitman — the country crooner and yodeler who influenced members of the Beatles and whose voice helped repel an alien invasion in director Tim Burton's 1996 sci-fi parody "Mars Attacks!" — died Wednesday at a hospital in Orange Park, Florida. He was 90.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 20, 2013
Producer Yosi Horikawa goes all natural on 'Vapor'
Yosi Horikawa's beats burble, hiss, slosh and gurgle. On his debut full-length, "Vapor," the 34-year-old producer may wield some identifiably hip-hop rhythms, but they're tangled in a rich, intricately detailed tapestry of field recordings, sampled percussion, snatches of tribal chants and warm, guileless...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 7, 2013
From Björk to Kyary, festival season has arrived
Summer means a lot of things in Japan: stifling heat and humidity, fireworks and the Bon holidays, nagashi-sōmen noodles and chilled barley tea. For music fans though, the season brings a different kind of to-do list: booking cheap train tickets in advance, stocking up on essential supplies — and...
CULTURE / Music
Jun 7, 2013
British, U.S. music no longer dominates world
When John Lennon declared that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, it didn't seem that far-fetched. It was 1966, and rock 'n' roll was the new religion sweeping the globe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Jun 6, 2013
Apple faces antitrust hurdle amid talk of 'iRadio'
Reports that Apple is starting a new music-streaming service sent Pandora's stock price tumbling Monday and sparked talk that the tech giant may be regaining its footing after several difficult months. But experts say there is at least one potential obstacle ahead for the company — federal antitrust...
CULTURE / Music / MONEY AND MUSIC
Jun 6, 2013
Been down so long, it looks like up
I've been to a lot of music-industry conferences over the years, and for the past decade I've listened to the same old song: How can the recording industry fight online piracy, which it blames for plunging music sales?

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