Sold-Out Debut Performance at LAʻs Grammy Museum New Music Now Online “‘Amethyst is beautiful. I mean if it were in a film, it would be an Academy Award winner. No doubt about that.” – Sir George Martin “‘The Golden Globe Theme’ is a string-drenched, sweeping affair that — be honest! — may raise a goose bump or two.” – Huffington Post The anticipated new album from Yoshiki entitled Yoshiki Classical is now available... Read More
August 29, 2013 – J-Rock group Swinging Popsicle will perform at Nitroplus game studio’s annual live music event, Nitro Super Sonic 2013, held on September 21 and 22 at Tokyo International Forum. The concert will feature live performances of music from Nitroplus’s vast catalog of projects, including Phantom of Inferno, Steins;Gate, Deus Machina Demonbane, Fate/Zero, Chaos;Head, Saya no Uta, and Robotics;Notes. Known for their contributions to Nitroplus visual novels... Read More
Yuya Matsushita’s Third Album, “#musicoverdose”, Distributed in 111 Countries, from His Own Label “Japanese Dream Records”, Ranked First in iTunes Top Sales Chart.
Yuya Matsushita and “TUNECORE JAPAN” , which launched in Japan from US in October 2012, collaborated and released his third album”#musicoverdose” on August 28th (Wed) on 111 mp3 store, including iTunes Amazon MP3, Oricon Music Store and Tapnow. His first EP from his own label “SWEET LOVE”, released on July 31st 2013 (Wed), ranked 1st in Amazon MP3 J-POP Bestseller ranking and ranked Top5 in iTunes Store R&B/Soul Chart, making a successful start of his label.... Read More
Eir Aoi has been scheduled to perform at live shows in and out of country. Aoi appeared at in Bonn, Germany from July 26 through 28. It is her second time performing at a live show overseas since at Seattle, USA in March. The venue is at a prestigious Beethoven Hall and 2000 anime fans gathered for this occasion. The show started with an opening song for TV anime series, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM AGE, “AURORA”. More anime songs followed. “MEMORIA”, an ending song from another... Read More
Brazil recognized Lisa Ono’s contributions to music, awarding her the Order of Rio Branco Medal, one of the highest civilian medals given in the country. The conferment took place on August 20th at Brazil’s embassy in Gaienmae, Tokyo. Past recipients include Ryuichi Sakamoto and Ryu Ramos. The medal is awarded to people who make significant contributions to relations between Japan and Brazil. After being presented a certificate of decoration and the medal by the ambassador... Read More
JAM Project Took the Audience to Anime Song World at Thai, Bangkok’s First Music Festival, ＜SONIC BANG 2013＞.
Thai, Bangkok’s long awaited first music festival, ＜SONIC BANG 2013＞, drew 50 thousands audience. JAM Project from Japan took the whole crowd to the anime song world. This first music festival in Bangkok ,, was held at IMPACT ARENA. Even though it was only for a day, 40 artists from all over the world ,including Jason Mraz, Pet Shop Boys, and Far East Movement, got together on 6 stages. Also, JAM Project, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, MIYAVI and SCANDAL participated from Japan.... Read More
LITE Plays for Tip at Their 10th Anniversary Solo Show. Tickets with USB for Live Performance Download Are Out on Sale.
LITE is going to throw a solo show at Laforet Museum on October 5th to celebrate their 10th anniversary. To show their gratitude for fans, they will play for tips and leave it to fans to decide how much their performance is worth. Admission requires pre-registered tickets available on their official website. Tickets with USB for live performance downloads will be out on sale. This will only be available on Playguide and preorder has been out on their official website. There is... Read More
The official YouTube channel of YUKI, who released her new single “STARMANN” on August 21st, is now open. This official channel has released short-version music videos of 25 of her singles, ranging from her debut song “the end of shite” to her latest single “STARMANN.” You can also watch the music videos for her limited-distribution single “Biscuit” and for her album song “Sekai Wa Tada, Kagayaite.” Check out her music videos, from pop-style works to ones... Read More
Miho Fukuhara made her first appearance at FUJI ROCK on July 26. Despite the heavy rain, the Gypsy Avalon stage attracted a full audience waiting eagerly from before the time of her appearance. Fukuhara put on a performance filled with sense of unity with the audience as she engaged in some exciting call and responses and answered the crowd’s call for an encore. Even the rain seemed like a part of the stage set. The killer tune, “#Z21 (ZEITGEIST21)”, off of the album “Z21”... Read More
Yoko Kanno recently took part in Otakon 2013, an otaku culture event held in Baltimore, Maryland, giving the world premiere performance of her new “piano me” project. On August 11th, Kanno performed for forty-five minutes to a crowd of 2000 local fans who had won a raffle to enter. “piano me” is a new venture for Kanno, which sees her on piano and collaborating with a range of artists to create new audiovisual expressions. She drew several standing ovations... Read More