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Reference to (jazz) musicians active in Japan and venues hosting their gigs there. Translation service. Website: http://jazzupjapan.jimdo.com/
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Bilingual babies better able to detect Different musical notes

Bilingual babies better able to detect Different musical notes | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Research indicates that babies raised in a bilingual environment pick up musical notes more accurately than those only learning one language.
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Do you want to raise your children to be bilingual / multilingual for better musical skills?
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Why the music industry is poised for explosive growth

Why the music industry is poised for explosive growth | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Macquarie says recorded music revenue will rise on the success of streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora.
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They say how popular Spotify gets in Japan will determine the growth of global recorded music revenues. Time will tell....
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Lawson HMV to open record store in Shinjuku as needle points to vinyl revival | The Japan Times

Lawson HMV to open record store in Shinjuku as needle points to vinyl revival | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Lawson HMV Entertainment Inc. will open a record store in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward to tap the growing popularity of retro music technology, sources say. Aside
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Is this retrospection a passing fad or a real booster of music sales in Japan?
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Guest Column: Why Music Streaming Is Good for Creators and Consumers

Guest Column: Why Music Streaming Is Good for Creators and Consumers | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Here are 5 reasons why subscribing to a music streaming services -- any service -- is good for creators and music consumers alike.
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How will they convince the holdouts to join them?
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JASRAC pressures 212 businesses for playing background music without paying copyright fee | The Japan Times

JASRAC pressures 212 businesses for playing background music without paying copyright fee | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Japan's largest copyright collection group is seeking arbitration in summary courts nationwide against 212 hair salons, restaurants and apparel stores that
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It's beyond personal use.
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\\ What to know before you visit a jazz club

\\ What to know before you visit a jazz club | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
\\ What to know before you visit a jazz club What the hell do I wear? Is there a password? Why is everybody clapping before the song’s over? There’s nothing like the buzz of anticipation (and anxiety) to proceed your first visit to a jazz club. Going to one for the first time may feel like a daunting concept, but chill; you’ll find audience members as interesting as the artists, an anything goes attitude and of course, music that says “screw you” to limitations. \\ How to prep for a jazz club visit Honestly, just rock up. Whether it’s a sit-down vibe or a bit more animated, just because you haven’t headed to a jazz club before doesn’t mean you can’t meander in like a boss. Although there’s nothing wrong with swotting up on the artist’s Facebook page or downloading the album on Spotify first. \\ Look the part at a jazz club It’s okay to wear black roll necks, velvet jackets and cravats – with some irony; that outdated jazzism has been long relegated alongside awkward lift music. There’s always going to be shows to bring out the sequins for – really, you should read our alternative review of Sun Ra Arkestra’s recent gig – but most venues won’t insist a dress code on you. For some clubs, dressing up is actually pretty unheard of – take basement bar Small’s in NYC (below) – you’re more likely to see local students busting out a solo in baggy jeans and caps than a slick suit. No need to question your wardrobe decisions – maybe just avoid your 1ft tall Canadian mountie hat a la Pharrell if you intend on bagging a front-row spot. \\ Look the part at a jazz club It’s a safe bet to say that most sizeable cities have a club.... Continue Reading
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JAZU: Jazz from Japan. Review. Mari Yamashita, Efflorescence

JAZU: Jazz from Japan. Review. Mari Yamashita, Efflorescence | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Jazz Convention italian jazz webmagazine - the ultimate way to jazz
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It's great for a media outlet to underscore the beauty brought by the instrument of vibraphone.
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Streaming brings music industry first growth in nearly 20 years, Japan sees 3% rise | The Japan Times

Streaming brings music industry first growth in nearly 20 years, Japan sees 3% rise | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
The recorded music industry has enjoyed its first significant growth since the dawn of the Internet age, as streaming led digital to overtake physical sale
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Which format will most attract rapidly aging fans to music in Japan?
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BABYMETAL Makes Their U.S. Television Debut

Japanese band BABYMETAL performs "Gimme Chocolate!!" off of their latest album, "Metal Resistance." "Subscribe To ""The Late Show"" Channel HERE
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BABYMETAL showed up in an American TV show for the first time.
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TOUCH OF JAZZ - JJazz.Net MUSIC PROGRAMS

TOUCH OF JAZZ - JJazz.Net MUSIC PROGRAMS | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it

今回のゲストは今最も忙しいジャズドラマー、石若駿さん。 ハービー・ハンコックと日野皓正さんに出会った小学生時代、 そして、TOKUさんの誘いで海外ミュージシャンとセッションを行っていた高校生時代、天才ジャズドラマー石若駿のこれまでに迫りました。 昨年リリース、初のリーダー作や同世代ミュージシャンとの取組について。 石若駿サイン入りCDプレゼント ---------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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Shun Ishiwaka (ds) talks with Karen Aoki (vo) about his career and dreams as a jazz drummer as well as the latest album "Clean Up" in the online radio show "TOUCH OF JAZZ" on JJazz.Net. The album is available on iTunes:

 

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/cleanup/id1067173630?at=10lIIT&mt=1&app=music .

 

Shun Ishiwaka (ds)

http://studio-tlive.com/tlive_records/artist/ishiwaka.html


The program also plays one of the songs on Jesse Forest's first album "Lights Out," which goes on sale on March 9th, 2016 in Japan.

 

Jesse Forest (gt)

http://jesseforestmusic.com/

 

You can listen to the interview with Ishiwaka on the web page until March 1st.

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Kansai jazz act Golden Senior Trio sets Guinness record as the world's oldest | The Japan Times

Kansai jazz act Golden Senior Trio sets Guinness record as the world's oldest | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
After more than 60 years of passion for jazz music, a Japanese jazz trio has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the band with the world's oldest
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Does playing jazz keep you young forever?

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Does the future of Japanese music depend on streaming services? | The Japan Times

Does the future of Japanese music depend on streaming services? | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
When music consultant Mikiro Enomoto asked a class of Kyoto Seika University students how they listened to new music last year, he reckons 80 percent of th
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Do you really use music streaming services, rather than CDs, in Japan?

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Hitomi Nishiyama NHORHM

Hitomi Nishiyama NHORHM | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Nishiyama studied classical music when she was young, as do many jazz converts, but she secretly loved heavy metal music.
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New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal: Hitomi Nishiyama (pf), Ryoji Orihara (bs) and Manabu Hashimoto (ds) played a launch gig for their debut album at Shinjuku Pit Inn in Tokyo on November 17, 2015.

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'PPAP' goes the world: How Pikotaro became a viral smash | The Japan Times

'PPAP' goes the world: How Pikotaro became a viral smash | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Pikotaro still can't believe it all. Two days before he sits down with The Japan Times, the performer saw that American DJ duo The Chainsmokers had changed
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Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan? | The Japan Times

Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan? | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Spotify's long-awaited launch last month has industry watchers wondering whether it will make a major breakthrough in altering Japan's $3 billion music
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Are there enough amount of music available to jazz lovers in Japan on the streaming services?
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Jesse Forest, Lights Out

Jesse Forest, Lights Out | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
(Apollo Sounds, CD, digital download) On the cover of his newest album, Lights Out, former Vermonter Jesse Forest sits proudly with his guitar, hi
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We don't know whether it is a right way or not, but they contrast Jesse Forest's music to Japan's 1990s shibuya-kei pops.
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Facebook Japan debuts music streaming service | The Japan Times

Facebook Japan debuts music streaming service | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Facebook Japan has launched a music streaming function, Music Stories, on the Japanese version of its social networking platform. "The function was announc
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Boomers, youngsters fuel surging vinyl record sales

Boomers, youngsters fuel surging vinyl record sales | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Vinyl record sales hit a peak in 2015 with 12 million units sold, Nielsen says.
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Vinyl brings back memories to senior citizens and something new to young people.
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Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Open Letter to YouTube, “Pushers” of Piracy

Guest Post by @schneidermaria:  Open Letter to YouTube, “Pushers” of Piracy | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
[We're pleased to post this open letter to YouTube written by Maria Schneider, a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators, and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.] Open Letter to YouTube, “Pushers” of Piracy by Maria Schneider  Hank Green’s recent open letter in support of YouTube (that was in response…
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Is YouTube a necessary evil? Anyway, it's a very useful tool to show off your works as long as you yourself shoot the video in which you yourself play ones that you yourself create.
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Who Listens to Jazz

Who Listens to Jazz | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Who Listens to Jazz jazz article by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius, published on April 14, 2016 at All About Jazz. Find more Genius Guide to Jazz articles
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Have you ever given thought to whether the people who like jazz are intelligent or not?
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Babymetal, Hiromi Uehara score impressive spots on Billboard | The Japan Times

Babymetal, Hiromi Uehara score impressive spots on Billboard | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Babymetal is now a top-40 act in the United States. American music chart company Billboard released its latest figures Tuesday, which put Babymetal’s “Meta
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BABYMETAL and Hiromi accomplished remarkable achievements.
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Jesse Forest

To mark the release of his debut solo album, Lights Out, jazz guitarist Jesse Forest will be playing Mister Kelly’s, Osaka among other dates. KS spoke with the Japan-based American musician to find out a little more on the album and the upcoming gig
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Jesse Forest, American jazz guitarist, launched his long-awaited debut album "Lights Out" in Japan. The release gigs must be stunning.
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Rules for Dating Musicians

Rules for Dating Musicians | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it

Tweet from @APassion4Jazz

 

Rules for Dating Musicians • bit.ly/Y3cg4K • pic.twitter.com/kWsUTRH5Qv

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Have you ever been on a date with a musician? Do you agree to the articles?

 

http://www.apassion4jazz.net/dating-musicians.html

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Stranglehold on music copyrights is loosening in Japan | The Japan Times

Stranglehold on music copyrights is loosening in Japan | The Japan Times | Jazz Up Japan | Scoop.it
Pop music agency Avex Group Holdings, known for managing artists such as Exile, Namie Amuro and Tokyo Girls' Style, announced in October that they plan to
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Is JASRAC now a necessary evil to remind us of music copyright?

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