A PIONEERING INFLUENCE ON MANY TYPES OF MUSIC – Haruomi Hosono: As he says, he never tried to be a pioneer

Shaping the sound of Japanese pop Its record stores thrive, together tiny niche bars dedicated to obscure genres. Tower Records https://tower.jp/store/Shibuya, gigantic store in Shibuya, is one of the biggest CD retailers in the world. For music lovers to Tokyo, pop music dominates with AKB48 and Utada Hikaru (among the most famous city artists). In Ebisu, Liquidroom https://www.liquidroom.net/ is the …

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FEMALE FORAY, INTO INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL MARKET – Utada Hikaru / The most influential artist of this time.

When ten of albums have become chart-toppers. Great concept for music lovers and excellent bar? The cocktails are great and you can pick any vinyl from the massive collection. Great music, local and relaxed, very cool place, nice and friendly staff. In Tokyo, SPINCOASTER MUSIC BAR https://bar.spincoaster.com/ it is a good place to have some drinks and hang out.The bar …

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Western classical music has a strong presence in Japan (one of the most important markets for this music tradition). Listening traditional Japanese music, you can discover, that it is quite different from Western music, as it is often based on the intervals of human breathing rather than mathematical timing. Japan is the largest physical music market in the world. The …

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