October 21, 2014

w-inds’ Hong Kong tour finale was a success

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

October 20, 2014

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

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

October 18, 2014

11th TIMM Showcase Live will be broadcast live!!

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

October 17, 2014

THE NOVEMBERS’ new album goes worldwide on Spotify

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

October 16, 2014

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

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

October 15, 2014

Overseas artists from Ariana Grande to NE-YO rave about 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

October 15, 2014

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

October 13, 2014

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

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”, at summer festivals, opening ceremonies, and weddings all over the country. “Las Vegas AKI MATSURI” will be Maeda’s first overseas performance. Official... Read More

October 10, 2014

Hocchan and LiSA confirmed to perform at AFA in Singapore

Several artists from Japan will perform at “Anime Festival Asia 2014”, which will be held in Singapore from December 5 to 7. Thirteen artists including Angela, Eri Kitamura, DJ Kazu, Yui Horie, fripSide, LiSA, THE IDOL M@STER, YANAGINAGI, Aoi Eir, FLOW, GARNiDELiA, May’n, and ROOT FIVE, will perform. Priority VIP tickets are being sold for three days on the official website starting at noon on October 1. Performance times and details will be announced at a later... Read More

October 9, 2014

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

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 have moved up considerably since their 9th place spot from last week. The girls have opened for Lady Gaga on her American tour and have steadily... Read More