Fuji Rock to livestream festival acts

Music Jul 25, 2019

Fuji Rock to livestream festival acts

by Jordan Allen

Fuji Rock will livestream a selection of the bands and singers performing at this year's festival, event organizers have announced. Headliners The Cure and SIA will be among the acts to have their sets streamed on the festival's official YouTube channel. Over the three days of ...

Japan jumps into the music stream

Music | Sound Off Jul 18, 2019

Japan jumps into the music stream

by Patrick St. Michel

The biggest moment for streaming music in Japan this year came via a handwritten letter. In late June, Kenta Matsumoto of pop-punk trio Wanima shared a note on Twitter announcing that his band's entire catalog would be uploaded to streaming music platforms like Spotify ...

Netflix and Roku shares surge ahead of Apple's video-streaming event

Business Mar 26, 2019

Netflix and Roku shares surge ahead of Apple's video-streaming event

Roku Inc. and Netflix Inc. rose ahead of a highly anticipated event Monday afternoon where Apple Inc. is expected to unveil a video-streaming service. Analysts have speculated that Roku, a platform for streaming services, could be a beneficiary from Apple's entry into the space. Meanwhile, ...

Japan's Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

TV Mar 15, 2019

Japan's Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

by Sam Nussey

On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like "Ayamin" and "Kyokyo" are waiting nervously to find out who has won coveted spots on the cover of Popteen magazine, a Japanese fashion bible. The girls, sporting a ...