Japanese Music Product Industry Trade Magazine「JAPAN MUSIC TRADERS」

JMT Web News

Industry Topics

June 13, 2018 11:34 AM

Yamaha Expands U.S-based Guitar Business

Yamaha launched Yamaha Guitar Group Inc. in U.S., which is responsible for making marketing plans and implementation of U.S.-based guitar business in April. Co-headed by Marcus Ryle and Shoji Mita, the company recently purchased Ampeg, manufacturer of bass amps and bass effects processors, from Loud Audio LLC as part of expanding marketing strategies of the guitar business. Founded in 1946 as a specialist manufacturer of musical instrument amps, Ampeg introduced numerous innovative and unique pr...

Read more>>

June 11, 2018 05:24 PM

Obituary

Masaaki Ohmura, founder of Mac Corporation, passed away by illness on June 9. He was 75 year old. Worked for Rokkomann, Inc., for decades, he launched his own business in 1984 mainly exporting guitars, and later distributing imported wind and string instruments largely made in China in the Japanese market. More recently, the company exports attractively-priced J. Michael wind instruments made in China for first time players. In an interview with Japan Music Trades in August, 2008, Ohmura looked ...

Read more>>

June 11, 2018 05:24 PM

Yamaha Stages Bösendorfer Dragonfly Concert

Yamaha Music Japan held a first official concert featuring Bösendorfer Dragonfly piano on April 27 at Bösendorfer Tokyo, in Nakano after it was officially introduced in Japan on March 20. Hirohisa Ezuka, manager of B?sedorfer Tokyo commented, Bösendorfer piano is recognized for its warm, unique sound described as Vienna tone, and elegant cabinet design. Only 18 units of Dragonfly were built, and only one is here in Japan. We hope all the guests enjoy this precious opportunity to experience disti...

Read more>>

June 11, 2018 05:19 PM

Fender Carries Out Amps to Karaoke Houses

Fender Music Japan with Edward Cole as its president announced that it would launch new business carrying Fender guitars and amps into Manekineko Karaoke house chain, which turns the place to a dedicated lesson studio for the visitors. Manekineko operates as a national karaoke house chain having equipped with original “Love Guitar” karaoke system under the concept “Come to Manekineko With A Guitar”. Customers can enjoy practicing guitar just like they are in rehearsal stu...

Read more>>

June 11, 2018 05:18 PM

Yamaha Presents AI-assisted Installation Program

Yamaha’s YOO AI project helps support pianists with myriads of musical experience and performance assistance. Following “Duet with YOO” installation program held as part of  “South by Southwest (SXSW)” exhibition in Austin, Texas in March, Yamaha presented the installation program at Yamaha Ginza Building, Tokyo, from April 25 through May 22. AI technology of Duet with YOO accompanies you (pianist) with matched performance chasing images displayed on the screen. As ...

Read more>>

news archives

2018: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2017: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2016: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2015: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
2014: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
JMT Subscription/AD Rates

JAPAN MUSIC TRADES

Japan's exclusive music products trade magazine.

* Sales, production statistics of music products in Japan appear in July issue of JMT every year (import/export statistics is in April issue).
* Aside from annual subscription, we offer one single copy at 1,000 plus handling charges and postages upon request.

JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2017

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured from 1946 to 2017. 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.

* 63 brand names, 1,600 models, serial numbers.
* 630 pages, 210mm x 148mm size.
* ¥4,500
(not including postages and handling charges.)

* Japan Piano Atlas 2008 and 2013 editions now come in one single publication and updated. The 2008 and 2013 editions are out of print.

Piano Nomenclatur (Far East version)

Piano vocabulary listing the parts of the piano, the name of the part, the adjustment criteria of the action etc. in four languages.

* Far East version of Piano Nomenclature originally written by Nikolaus Schimmel /H. K. Herzog
* English GB/USA, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Taipei
* 64 pages, 208mm x 220mm size.
* 3,000
(not including postages and handling charges.)

JAPAN MUSIC TRADES

ページの先頭へ