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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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June 22, 2017 01:19 PM

Ikutaro Kakehashi Memorial Ceremony in Hamamatsu

ATV Corporation, Kakehashi family and Kakehashi Foundation staged Ikutaro Kakehashi Memorial Ceremony in Hamamatsu on June 11 (Sun.) Kakehashi, founder of Roland Corporation and chairman of ATV Corporation passed away on April 1  by heart failure at the age of 87. He was one of the greatest industry leaders with deep insights in music and its future, a father of digital music technology, and loved by broad walks of people who knew him in the music products industry for his distinguished humor, c...

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June 08, 2017 04:37 PM

Tokyo International Music Festival In May, 2018

Tokyo International Music Festival Steering Committee staged a preliminary event at Tokyo Big Sight East Promenade on May 5 and 6. Being the unprecedented musical event crossing over broad musical genres from classical and traditional music, jazz to pops, amateurs or professionals, it was planned about 2 years ago, but postponed because of political doldrums followed by election of the Governor of Tokyo. photo: YOKOHAMA ROBINS marching band performs on the 1st day. According to the committee spo...

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