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March 28, 2018 02:18 PM

JMIA’s First Ever Annual Music Retail Market Survey Now Available

Japan Musical Instruments Association (JMIA) just completed 2016 Japan Music Products Retail Market Survey, which is the first attempt by the organization to grasp recent market trend of individual segments and challenges the industry is facing. JMIA had long compiled statistics of Japanese Production and Sales of Musical Instruments, the only reliable source for production and sales data with help of nearly 50 instruments manufacturers in Japan. The first retail market survey is expected to out...

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March 11, 2018 01:33 PM

New Products Presentations/Press Conferences

Kawai announced CA58 digital piano, and MP11SE and MP7SE stage pianos on February 2 at Kawai Concert Salon Pause at Omote-sando, Tokyo. CA58 is the 4th product of CA Series hybrid piano lin e put into the market in celebration of Kawai 90th anniversary. Kentaro Kawai, managing director of Kawai said that CA Series pianos were very well accepted for their highest level technologies including audio sound reproduction function co-developed with Onkyo Corporation, while MP Series pianos find growing...

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March 11, 2018 01:02 PM

German iF Design Award to Yamaha

Yamaha’s Genos latest digital workstation and NS-5000 premium bookshelf speakers received German iF Design Award. The company has received the award for 14 products since 1999. Genos is designed to provide the user with a new standard on sound, design and experience offering 6 knobs and 9 sliders to which different functions are assignable. NS-5000 is the top model of the line featuring advanced speaker technologies designed for comfortable, transparent natural sound. Award presentation ta...

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March 11, 2018 01:00 PM

BCN Award to Korg

Korg won BCN Award 2018 Grand Prix in recognition of largest sales of digital pianos and DTM-related products. (Photo: Shinichi Seki, manager, National Sales, Korg (left) at the award presentation on Jan. 26.) Based on daily BCN ranking report on POS data collected from mass merchants throughout Japan, the awards are conferred to top providers of pc peripherals and digital consumer products. Korg is the recipient of Best DTM-related products Award for 7 consecutive years, but the first time for...

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March 11, 2018 12:57 PM

Saori Yoshida, Women’s Wrestling Champion, Experiences Saxophone Playing

Yamaha Music Foundation offers adults a variety of lesson programs at its studios. On January 30, Saori Yoshida, renowned women’s wrestling champion appeared at a press conference held at Yamaha Ginza Store Concert Salon. Yoshida in stylish pant suits with a matched hat experienced her first saxophone lesson under guidance of an instructor. It was broadcasted on the Internet news, and greeted with much surprise. Yoshida continues taking lesson in coming months, and practice scene will be v...

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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.

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

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