October 18, 2011


Switching his base of activities to overseas from 2010, JIN AKANISHI has been active in Hollywood scenes and recordings abroad. He is now making his American debut with a digital single, “TEST DRIVE featuring JASON DERULO” released from Warner Bros Records on 11/8. As described in the title, “TEST DRIVE featuring JASON DERULO” is a collaboration number with JASON DERULO who is a label mate of Warner Bros Records. The recording began about 6 months ago... Read More

October 17, 2011

exist†trace / a visual rock band of too handsome women. They are releasing new album and waiting illustrations from you! Mally shows us her great talent in painting!

exist†trace has made their shocking debut as an all women VISUAL-ROCK band this year and got attention inside and outside Japan. Celebrating their 5 song album Vol.2 “THE LAST DAYBREAK”, Kawaii girl Japan has launched a “Girls Support Campaign”! Kawaii girl Japan is a Japanese-English bilingual music community site spreading “Kawaii” from Japan to the world. http://www.kawaii-girl.jp/feature/8633?lang=en In this campaign, “Women Only” can apply their illustrations... Read More

October 17, 2011

UNDER GRAPH / Participation in Korean Open-Air Rock Festival for the First Time

On 10/2, UNDER GRAPH participated in “DONGDUCHEON ROCK FESTIVAL 2011(Soyo Rock Festival),” a rock festival that boasts the longest history in Korea. Language barriers didn’t seem to be an issue for their performance as they drew much attention and enthusiasm from the audience. Formed in Feb, 2010, UNDER GRAPH has been on a 10-year plan in which they held a live in Korea and continued to keep the ties and network born out of this project that they also participated... Read More

October 14, 2011

Dream Comes True / Finale of Successful American Tour in NY

A 2-piece unit “DREAMS COME TRUE” held the final live of their 9-year-long-awaited American Tour “DREAMS COME TRUE WONDERLAND 2011, THE NIGHT WITH DREAMS COME TRUE in the USA” on 10/10 in New York. The final live was at a small live house with an audience capacity of 750, an unusual venue for DCT. All of the songs including their mega hits ‘Nando demo,’ ‘Ureshii! Tanoshii! Daisuki!,’ ‘Kessen wa kinyoubi,’ ‘LOVE... Read More

October 13, 2011


DEPAPEPE participated in “JAVA SOULNATION FESTIVAL 2011″ held in Jakarta, Indonesia for 2 days(24&25) out of 3 days during 9/23~25. They had already performed in other parts of Asia such as Korea, Thailand and China, but this was the very first time to visit Indonesia. NELLY and LMFAO performed as headliners for this festival and DEPAPEPE brought in a total audience of approximately 10,000 for the 2 days of their performance where the audience sang along to their... Read More

October 12, 2011

Last Round of Artist Lineup with DEAD END & Kyarypamyupamyu for V-ROCK FESTIVAL ’11!

The last round of additional artists for “V-ROCK FESTIVAL ’11,” the biggest visual rock festival in history to be held on 10/23(Sun), has been officially announced. In addition to BIG artists such as YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz(Gackt’s new band), MUCC, SOPHIA(recently reunited at Budokan live in summer) and Golden Bomber, DEAD END and Kyarypamyupamyu are joining the lineup to make it even a BIGGER lineup. You’re free to watch any stages of your choice... Read More

October 12, 2011

ROCKETMAN feat. Kawashima Ai / Simultaneous Digital Release in 23 Countries

ROCKETMAN a.k.a. Fukawa Ryo is collaborating in a worldwide digital release “Soredemo Bokutachiwa Ikite Yuku” with Kawashima Ai as the unit “ROCKETMAN feat. Kawashima” for a charity to aid the aftermath of Great East Japan Earthquake.” This song was originally created by ROCKETMAN and uploaded on www.jvcmusic.co.jp/soreboku on 3/21 after the earthquake broke out. Now with Kawashima Ai on vocals, this song will be available for digital download. 【Release... Read More

October 7, 2011

Hemenway / Counting Down to Major Debut on 11/2

Get yourself ready to experience a brand new chapter of J-ROCK beyond national borders, musical limits and cultural boundaries, presented by Hemenway! Inspired by J-ROCK and various Japanese music influences, the very passion to stage J-ROCK in their own unique way has carried Hemenway on a journey to their major debut in Japan. The members initially have met in Boston, USA and later reunited in Japan as they shared this same passion and goal. Although intrigued by J-ROCK, Hemenway... Read More

October 6, 2011

EXILE / Nominated for Asian Pacific Region at MTV EMA 2011

MTV Europe will hold “MTV EMA (EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS) 2011,” the biggest music awards in Europe, on 11/6(Sun, local time & 11/7 JST) in Belfast, Ireland. EXILE has been nominated as the Japanese representative for a new award for this year, “Worldwide Act Award” for the Asia Pacific region. The new “Worldwide Act Award” consists of 5 regional categories in which a #1 artist will be selected for each category. Japan belongs to the category... Read More

October 5, 2011

exist†trace / 2nd of Major Debut Release Series & Live in US!

Making their major debut in June this year, a 5-piece all-female visual rock band “exist†trace” is bringing you a 5-track CD “THE LAST DAYBREAK” as the 2nd of their major debut release series on 10/19. Along with this release, exist†trace is scheduled to hold their one-man live “THE FIRST DAYBREAK” on 11/9(Wed) at Daikanyama UNIT. Also in March, they will perform at “Tekkoshocon,” an anime convention held in Pittsburgh, USA. “THE... Read More