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MUSIC

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?
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
May 26, 2013
Tweet Beat: #NintendoDirectJP, #華麗なる公式 , #デザフェス
Explore the world of friendly official accounts, the latest Nintendo news and Design Festa Vol. 37 in last week's trendy hashtags.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 9, 2013
U.S. fan revolt threatens Stones tour
Could it be the tour too far for the Rolling Stones?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
May 2, 2013
Back to school for two Tokyo DJs
Whether it's an annual soapbox derby or sending a man to the edge of space just because they can, energy-drink manufacturers Red Bull have never been afraid to throw their cash at projects that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) — the brand's foray into the world...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
May 1, 2013
Watching moms get funky can get babies into the groove
My baby is staring at me in shock. This may be something to do with the fact that I am hopping in a circle on one leg, shaking a ring of jingly bells in each hand and singing nonsensical sounds.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 4, 2013
Sonar festival sounds out Japanese hopefuls
For two decades, it's entertained, educated and — on more than a few occasions — polarized electronic music fans. As Barcelona's Sonar festival enters its 20th year, it's still as contrary as when it first started: an event with equal space in its heart for abstract electronica and the Pet...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 28, 2013
Japanese acts play music ambassadors at Canadian Music Week
After rock group Jake Stone Garage hit the final chord of one of their powerful guitar-heavy songs, the crowd let out a few hoots and applauded politely.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Mar 22, 2013
Music and models come together to show off Fukuoka's fashion
What do you get when you mix musicians, models and five dancing kids? It's quite an impressive collection — in fact it's the Fukuoka Asia Collection (FACo).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 21, 2013
Various Artists "Upwards and Onwards" (Ano(t)raks)
Fledgling online-only label Ano(t)raks takes a somewhat needless risk with their second compilation album, "Upwards and Onwards." Founded late last year, Ano(t)raks highlighted bedroom-made indie-pop, a style defined by simple guitar playing and equally basic lyrics about love. Indie-pop has been going...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 21, 2013
Japan's influence on Grimes grows deeper
Grimes has never been shy to acknowledge the influence of Japan on her work. The Canadian electronic pop artist, born Claire Boucher, credits a wide and various list of Japanese inspirations, including Yayoi Kusama, Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, "Akira," "The Legend of Zelda" video-game series,...
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CULTURE / Books
Mar 17, 2013
Playing to the beat of the gods
TAIKO BOOM: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion, by Shawn Bender. University of California Press, 2012, 259?pp., $29.95 (paperback)
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 15, 2013
Classical community unites to celebrate bicentennials of Verdi and Wagner
This year marks the bicentennials of the births of two great composers: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) and Richard Wagner (1813-83), both giants of the classical music world who brought opera to the peak of its artistic expression in the 19th century.
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Events / Events In Tokyo
Mar 15, 2013
Jazz Week Tokyo pairs Pink Martini with Saori Yuki
Coming out of winter lineups are beginning to be announced for the many summer festivals, but music is always in the air and next week those sounds will be jazz.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 14, 2013
Miyabi Matsuoka takes an enlightened approach to teaching the harp
To Miyabi Matsuoka, the harp is a mirror that reveals who you really are. She says she can tell the personality of a harp player by the way he or she manipulates the instrument, which affects the sound they create.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 14, 2013
Wonderful Noise's Kenji Sakajiri searches for 'soul' in his label's signings
At the age of 18, Kenji Sakajiri left his hometown of Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, and moved to Osaka. He wasn't headed to college or looking for a day job. Instead he dived headfirst into the world of vinyl records.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 7, 2013
There's no battering the Tempura Kidz spirit
The members of Tempura Kidz have danced in front of thousands of strangers at sold-out venues across Japan, including Tokyo's famed Budokan and the Summer Sonic festival. Yet on a Thursday night in a Harajuku office building, the teenage quintet is nervous.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 7, 2013
Recochoku brings Japan further into the stream
Recochoku, a digital content aggregator owned by major Japanese labels, debuted a smartphone-based streaming service called RecoChoku Best on Tuesday. It's due to become available on PCs this summer.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 2, 2013
Remembering the day Napster set music free
In the first weeks of 2000 the founders of Napster were in their office above a bank in San Mateo, California, considering dizzying numbers. Figures scrawled on a whiteboard told how many people around the world had installed their file-sharing application and were using it to download music from each...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Feb 28, 2013
MBV inspires Japan to keep staring at its feet
In February 2013, there were three events that shook the world: the resignation of the pope, North Korea's successful test of a nuclear bomb, and the release of Irish/British rock band My Bloody Valentine's first new album in 22 years. Dispatched with less frequency than popes and comparable volume to...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 21, 2013
The nations that make it easier for bands to leap overseas
At the end of last November, a flock of Canadians descended on concert venue Duo Music Exchange in Tokyo's bustling Shibuya district. It wasn't an attack of any sort; the Canuck invasion was only peppered with spirited calls to "Clap with us!"

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