Sheena-Ringo

Music video for Ringo Sheena’s new song, “ARIKITARI ONNA”

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ringo Sheena will release a new album, “HIIZURUTOKORO”, on November 5. The short version of the music video for her new song, “ARIKITARI ONNA”, was released. The “HIIZURUTOKORO” special site was launched just the other day and features album info, “ARIKITARI ONNA”, and comment videos from Sheena herself. “HIIZURUTOKORO” special site: http://sp.universal-music.co.jp/ringo/sunny/ The album is about the stage called life and going from an ordinary girl to a woman, becoming a mother and connecting life.... 

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taffy

Japanese four-piece band, Taffy, on their first European tour. Germany and Italy shows were a success

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Taffy has released three albums on the famous British indie label, “ClubAC30”. They were also featured in CLASH music magazine just the other day. The band already has a following in England and are preparing for their fourth American tour with their first European tour. Taffy started the tour at Berlin, Germany’s White Trash on Tuesday September 30 (local time). They then went on to play Munich, which was hyped from Oktoberfest, and Cremona, Italy (near Milan) with local bands as support. These shows were... 

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Passepied

Passepied’s “MAKUNOUCHI-ISM”, English version out to the world

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Passipied’s new release, “MAKUNOUCIHI-ISM e.p” will be released in Japan and overseas on October 22. “MAKUNOUCIHI-ISM e.p” is an EP of English versions of “MATATABISTEP”, “TORYANSE”, “Tokyo City•Underground” and “MEISO” off of their latest release, “MAKUNOUCIHI-ISM”. It also contains a remix of “MATATABISTEP” by beat maker Seiho. Seiho appeared at Passepied’s “INSHO C” Osaka show, and also works in a unit called Sugar’s Campaign. There is a lot to look forward to with... 

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w-inds

w-inds’ Hong Kong tour finale was a success

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

w-inds held their tour finale at Hong Kong Kitec – Star Hall on October 4 to screaming local fans. w-inds’ popularity in Hong Kong can be seen in their IFPI Hong Kong best sales awards (Japan/Korea category) for all 10 of their releases from their 2004’s “bestracks” to 2012’s “MOVE LIKE THIS”. An award ceremony was held at CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL on October 3 (Saturday), the day before the show. Many of the local press gathered for the awards ceremony where the three members of w-inds received a large... 

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Yunchi

Yun*chi on Nico live program, big guests like Haruko Momoi to appear

Monday, October 20, 2014

Yun*chi will appear on NicoNico live on October 21 to promoter her new single, “Wonderful Wonder World*”. The Nico live program is to celebrate her release and will be called “Snack Yun*chi”. Big guests like Haruko Momoi, Sumire Uesaka, Eriko Matsui, and Yusuke Asada will stop by the snack. She will talk about the new single, behind-the-scenes stories of anime “Log Horizon, and girl talk. Niconico Live snack Yun*chi special OPEN ~ “Wonderful Wonder World *” release celebration ~ Broadcast date:... 

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TIMM-14

11th TIMM Showcase Live will be broadcast live!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Showcase Live for the 11th Tokyo International Music Market (11th TIMM), held at Zepp DiverCity (TOKYO) on October 21 and 22, will be broadcast live on PROMIC’s YouTube channel “PROMIC.TV.” “Anison-Idol Night” on October 21 and “J-POP NIGHT” on October 22 will be broadcast live on the following schedule: Tuesday, October 21 18:30 – 21:30 (subject to change) On YouTube channel “PROMIC.TV” http://youtu.be/l4Hsju5Fa7w Wednesday, October 22 18:30 – 21:30 (subject to change) On YouTube channel... 

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THE-NOVEMBERS

THE NOVEMBERS’ new album goes worldwide on Spotify

Friday, October 17, 2014

THE NOVEMBERS’ new album, “Rhapsody in beauty”, is being streamed worldwide on Spotify. The band decided to use Spotify in order to increase their overseas presence after their performances with New York punk legends Television and Wild Nothing, and Japanese bands BORIS and BO NINGEN. Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/artist/06qEHODsluMWTP4MrQC9RF Official Website: http://the-novembers.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THENOVEMBERS Twitter: http://twitter.com/THE_NOVEMBERS Blog: http://the-novembers.com/category/weblog/ YouTube:... 

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SEKAI-NO-OWARI

To the world. SEKAI NO OWARI and Owl City together on “TOKYO”

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SEKAI NO OWARI is featured on Owl City’s new song, “TOKYO feat. SEKAI NO OWARI”. This collaboration came about when SEKAI NO OWARI, who are Owl City fans, reached out and requested a collaboration. Owl City was impressed with SEKAI NO OWARI’s work and agreed. They decided to collaborate on “TOKYO”, which Owl City already started production on. The song features the use of a Taisho harp that SEKAI NO OWARI gave Owl City as a gift. “TOKYO feat. SEKAI NO OWARI” will be released worldwide as the band... 

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MACO

Overseas artists from Ariana Grande to NE-YO rave about MACO

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Singer/songwriter MACO is gaining a lot of attention from top overseas artists lately. MACO’s major debut mini-album, “23”, features a Japanese version of Ariana Grande’s “Baby I”, titled “SUKINANO, HONTONI ~Baby I (Japanese Ver.)”. After hearing the song, Ariana Grande commented, “Her voice is very cute, and the arrangement is wonderful.” R&B singer Ne-Yo commented on MACO’s original track, “ARIGATO”, by saying “The song is great, and your low notes will be a great weapon for you.”... 

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tofubeats

Revamped YouTube show, “A KAIGISHITSU”. A day with tofubeats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

“A KAIGISHITSU” is a YouTube music program brought to us by Warner Music Japan. Countless Warner Music Japan artists have been on the show. The show has gone through a revamping for this for this 111th episode. The opening of the show has become more pop art with an American comic book style. Kobe-based DJ/beatmaker tofubeats was the first guest to be on the revamped show on October 2. He made his major debut with his first full album titled “First Album” on October 1. The album charted at No.5 on the... 

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FEATURE


Music video for Ringo Sheena’s new song, “ARIKITARI ONNA”

Friday, October 24, 2014
Sheena-Ringo

Ringo Sheena will release a new album, “HIIZURUTOKORO”, on November 5. The short version of the music video for her new song, “ARIKITARI ONNA”, was released. The “HIIZURUTOKORO” special site was launched just the other day and features album info, “ARIKITARI ONNA”, and comment videos from Sheena herself. “HIIZURUTOKORO” special site: http://sp.universal-music.co.jp/ringo/sunny/ The album is about the stage called life and going from an ordinary girl to a woman,... Read More


Japanese four-piece band, Taffy, on their first European tour. Germany and Italy shows were a success

Thursday, October 23, 2014
taffy

Taffy has released three albums on the famous British indie label, “ClubAC30”. They were also featured in CLASH music magazine just the other day. The band already has a following in England and are preparing for their fourth American tour with their first European tour. Taffy started the tour at Berlin, Germany’s White Trash on Tuesday September 30 (local time). They then went on to play Munich, which was hyped from Oktoberfest, and Cremona, Italy (near Milan) with... Read More


Passepied’s “MAKUNOUCHI-ISM”, English version out to the world

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Passepied

Passipied’s new release, “MAKUNOUCIHI-ISM e.p” will be released in Japan and overseas on October 22. “MAKUNOUCIHI-ISM e.p” is an EP of English versions of “MATATABISTEP”, “TORYANSE”, “Tokyo City•Underground” and “MEISO” off of their latest release, “MAKUNOUCIHI-ISM”. It also contains a remix of “MATATABISTEP” by beat maker Seiho. Seiho appeared at Passepied’s “INSHO C” Osaka show, and also works in a unit called Sugar’s Campaign.... Read More


w-inds’ Hong Kong tour finale was a success

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
w-inds

w-inds held their tour finale at Hong Kong Kitec – Star Hall on October 4 to screaming local fans. w-inds’ popularity in Hong Kong can be seen in their IFPI Hong Kong best sales awards (Japan/Korea category) for all 10 of their releases from their 2004’s “bestracks” to 2012’s “MOVE LIKE THIS”. An award ceremony was held at CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL on October 3 (Saturday), the day before the show. Many of the local press gathered for the awards ceremony where the three... Read More


Yun*chi on Nico live program, big guests like Haruko Momoi to appear

Monday, October 20, 2014
Yunchi

Yun*chi will appear on NicoNico live on October 21 to promoter her new single, “Wonderful Wonder World*”. The Nico live program is to celebrate her release and will be called “Snack Yun*chi”. Big guests like Haruko Momoi, Sumire Uesaka, Eriko Matsui, and Yusuke Asada will stop by the snack. She will talk about the new single, behind-the-scenes stories of anime “Log Horizon, and girl talk. Niconico Live snack Yun*chi special OPEN ~ “Wonderful Wonder World *”... Read More


11th TIMM Showcase Live will be broadcast live!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014
TIMM-14

The Showcase Live for the 11th Tokyo International Music Market (11th TIMM), held at Zepp DiverCity (TOKYO) on October 21 and 22, will be broadcast live on PROMIC’s YouTube channel “PROMIC.TV.” “Anison-Idol Night” on October 21 and “J-POP NIGHT” on October 22 will be broadcast live on the following schedule: Tuesday, October 21 18:30 – 21:30 (subject to change) On YouTube channel “PROMIC.TV” http://youtu.be/l4Hsju5Fa7w Wednesday, October 22 18:30 –... Read More


THE NOVEMBERS’ new album goes worldwide on Spotify

Friday, October 17, 2014
THE-NOVEMBERS

THE NOVEMBERS’ new album, “Rhapsody in beauty”, is being streamed worldwide on Spotify. The band decided to use Spotify in order to increase their overseas presence after their performances with New York punk legends Television and Wild Nothing, and Japanese bands BORIS and BO NINGEN. Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/artist/06qEHODsluMWTP4MrQC9RF Official Website: http://the-novembers.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THENOVEMBERS Twitter: http://twitter.com/THE_NOVEMBERS Blog:... Read More


To the world. SEKAI NO OWARI and Owl City together on “TOKYO”

Thursday, October 16, 2014
SEKAI-NO-OWARI

SEKAI NO OWARI is featured on Owl City’s new song, “TOKYO feat. SEKAI NO OWARI”. This collaboration came about when SEKAI NO OWARI, who are Owl City fans, reached out and requested a collaboration. Owl City was impressed with SEKAI NO OWARI’s work and agreed. They decided to collaborate on “TOKYO”, which Owl City already started production on. The song features the use of a Taisho harp that SEKAI NO OWARI gave Owl City as a gift. “TOKYO feat. SEKAI NO OWARI”... Read More


Overseas artists from Ariana Grande to NE-YO rave about MACO

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
MACO

Singer/songwriter MACO is gaining a lot of attention from top overseas artists lately. MACO’s major debut mini-album, “23”, features a Japanese version of Ariana Grande’s “Baby I”, titled “SUKINANO, HONTONI ~Baby I (Japanese Ver.)”. After hearing the song, Ariana Grande commented, “Her voice is very cute, and the arrangement is wonderful.” R&B singer Ne-Yo commented on MACO’s original track, “ARIGATO”, by saying “The song is great, and your... Read More


Revamped YouTube show, “A KAIGISHITSU”. A day with tofubeats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
tofubeats

“A KAIGISHITSU” is a YouTube music program brought to us by Warner Music Japan. Countless Warner Music Japan artists have been on the show. The show has gone through a revamping for this for this 111th episode. The opening of the show has become more pop art with an American comic book style. Kobe-based DJ/beatmaker tofubeats was the first guest to be on the revamped show on October 2. He made his major debut with his first full album titled “First Album” on October... Read More


ROCK

Japanese four-piece band, Taffy, on their first European tour. Germany and Italy shows were a success

taffy

Taffy has released three albums on the famous British indie label, “ClubAC30”. They were also featured in CLASH music magazine just the other day. The band already has a following in England and are preparing for their fourth American tour with their first European tour. Taffy started the tour at Berlin, Germany’s White Trash on […]


POP

Music video for Ringo Sheena’s new song, “ARIKITARI ONNA”

Sheena-Ringo

Ringo Sheena will release a new album, “HIIZURUTOKORO”, on November 5. The short version of the music video for her new song, “ARIKITARI ONNA”, was released. The “HIIZURUTOKORO” special site was launched just the other day and features album info, “ARIKITARI ONNA”, and comment videos from Sheena herself. “HIIZURUTOKORO” special site: http://sp.universal-music.co.jp/ringo/sunny/ The album is […]


IDOL

BABYMETAL at the top of the US Billboard “World Albums” chart

BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL’s self-titled album is at the top of the US Billboard “World Albums” chart as of September 20. The group already holds the record for being the youngest artists on “The Billboard 200”. The “World Albums” chart monitors international albums sales in the United States. BABYMETAL has been on the chart for 27 weeks and […]


ANIME

Yuki Maeda, formerly of Whiteberry, goes to America to sing “NATSU MATSURI”

Yuki-Maeda

Yuki Maeda, formerly of Whiteberry, will perform at a Japanese culture event called “Las Vegas AKI MATSURI” in Las Vegas from October 24 to 25 (local time). Maeda is currently in the middle of a campaign called “ZENKOKU NI ‘NATSU MATSURI’ WO UTAINI IKIMASU!” This calls on her to sing her hit song, “NATSU MATSURI”, […]