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August 04, 2017 04:48 PM

“Sing and Swing” Yamaha Music Foundation Offers New Lesson Course for Seniors

Yamaha launched a new “Enjoy Young Days Pops” course specially designed for seniors across Japan in June following a pilot project ran last October at Aichi, Mie and Gifu prefectures. Tomoyuki Hirose, manager of Market Development Dept. of Yamaha Music Foundation says, “We have offered music lesson programs mainly for children and adults so far. The students learn to play musical instruments and acquire musical skill through lengthy period of lesson and practice. But we feel th...

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August 04, 2017 04:48 PM

Klimt Models from Bösendorfer

Founded in 1828, Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH, Wien, has established itself as a maker of high quality pianos hand-built by seasoned craftsmen in centuries-old style. The company has manufactured 50,000 pianos to this day with current annual production of 300 units. The Bösendorfer pianos attract artists and music fans throughout the world for their rich expression and distinctive sound widely appraised as Vienner Tone.   The 2 new grand pianos come with a replicated painting of “Po...

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July 13, 2017 05:08 PM

Tadamichi Fukuda (1943-2017)

Founder and chairman of Global Corporation, one of the leading distributors of wind instruments and accessories in Japan, passed away after a long illness on July 8 at the age of 74. Fukuda launched Global in 1975 representing such top brands as Miyazawa (flutes), Holton, Martin, Vito, H. Selmer, Vincent Bach, King and Conn brass and woodwind instruments. Today its business has expanded to Global cases and accessories for wind instrument, Galax reed cases and accessories and XO trumpets, cornets...

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July 07, 2017 03:23 PM

2017 Retail Music Market Survey (Jan.-June)

Japan Music Trades interviewed 48 music retailers throughout Japan in search of music sales during the first half of this year. The result is 52% of the total replied sales went up over the same period of last year. Twenty nine percent of them reported no change, and 19% said sales declined. As it was last year, flat sales continued until early spring were offset by considerable surge during spring holiday season from the end of April through the beginning of May. About the performance of genera...

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July 07, 2017 03:23 PM

Japan Musical Instruments Association Re-designed Industry Statistics

Reflects Real Music Market Japan Music Trades have run annual production and sales of musical instruments statistics provided by Japan Musical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association in April issue so far. Following structural change of Japan Musical Instruments Association (JMIA), 3 sub-associations of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of JMIA disbanded last year. JMIA has undertaken all research and statistics production works of the Manufacturers’ Association, and its firs...

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JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2013

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured through 2000 - 2012. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes, and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.
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JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2000

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured before 1999. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.
* 60 brand names, 1,400 models, serial numbers.
* 552 pages, 210mm x 148mm size.
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