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July 30, 2015 06:29 PM

Roland Opens Manufacturing Base in Malaysia

Roland launched Roland Manufacturing Malaysia, a 100% owned manufacturing company, in the Industrial Park in Selangor, Malaysia in November 2014, and started full-scale operation recently. For the time being, it manufactures 8,000 digital pianos and 10,000 guitar amps by 60 workers monthly. Production lines will be expanded in the near future to include digital drums and synthesizers. Malaysia has one of the most excellent products manufacturing environment in South East Asia providing local and...

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July 09, 2015 02:59 PM

2015 First Half Term Music Products Retail Market Survey

As we have done annually at this time of year, Japan Music Trades conducted a retail market survey submitting a questionnaire to 52 music retailers throughout Japan.   Music retailers experienced somewhat stagnant market affected by consumption tax hike in April last year. Consumers rushed to the stores for last minute buy before April. Then, demands disappeared, and poor sales lasted longer than expected.   Summing up the sales from January to the end of June, 54% of the music stores ...

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July 09, 2015 02:59 PM

Music Park 2015 Takes Place in November

Musical Instruments Fair Association Japan organizes the first ‘MIFA Presents Music Park 2015’, an experience music consumer event on November 7 and 8 at Shibuya, Tokyo. It fills a gap of no-show year with once every 2-year Musical Instruments Fair Japan, and promotes music making among young generations, in particular, senior high school students, young girl guitarists and entry-level musicians. Manufacturers and distributors provide exhibition of musical instruments, and demos, while, music re...

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July 09, 2015 02:59 PM

Roland Offers Sound System for Electric Vehicles

Roland staged a press conference on June 2 at Hotel Nikko Tokyo to announce a sound system exclusively designed for electric vehicles which delivers engine sounds by monitoring driving conditions in collaboration with GLM, a start-up business in the EV segment. (photo left: Tommykaira ZZ)   GLM is a consortium of Kyoto University researchers, Japanese government and industry. Its first product, Tommykaira ZZ, Japanese first EV sports car production model, at 8 million yen retail is now buil...

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