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September 09, 2020 04:11 PM

Music Retailers Report: Demands Grew During Lockdown

Music retail business was hard hit as COVID-19 spread throughout the spring school season. After the declaration of a state of emergency lifted in the middle of May, music retailers slowly returned to business and in-store music lesson resumed in June. Customers began visiting music stores. Great number of people have found pleasure of music making during lockdown, and demands sharply grew for fun-oriented casual type musical instruments. Seasoned musicians sought out gears for music production ...

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August 19, 2020 08:46 PM

Japan Musical Instruments Association General Affairs Committee Approves A Substitute Plan for Musical Instruments Fair Japan 2020

Japan Musical Instruments Association held the 2nd General Affairs Committee meeting online on July 7 with participation of 13 members. Masato Oshiki, president of the Committee asked the members to talk about music promotional plans in place of Musical Instruments Fair Japan 2020 cancelled on July 1. He said “Music products business stalled for 3 months. Sales we lost in the period have not recovered yet. On the other hand, it is great that we had strong demands for some types of products gener...

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August 19, 2020 08:37 PM

Yamaha and Kawai Provide Online Services and Live Concert

Yamaha made an online SYNCROOM ensemble session app, (for Windows and macOS) open free encouraging music players in distant areas to communicate via music online. It provides online sessions by 5 players in 5 different places as a member offers a virtual Room and invite 4 session players to join. By minimizing latency of audio data sent via internet with help of Yamaha’s exclusive technology, group members even in remote areas can enjoy comfortable ensemble session. Yamaha upgraded the app. addi...

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August 19, 2020 08:33 PM

Yamaha Showcases Music Gears For Home Entertainment

Yamaha is presenting music-related products helpful for nesting at the small exhibition area in Japan Railways Hamamatsu station bullet train concourse. The products include SYNCROOM online ensemble session application, speakerphones, Silent guitars, Web Casting Mixer, etc. all capitalizing Yamaha’s established sound and network technologies. They support people enjoy music making and connect friends safely at this isolated time. The special exhibition lasts until June 30, 2021. ...

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August 19, 2020 08:31 PM

Kawai Ryuyo Factory Marks 40th Anniversary

In celebration of 40 years history of Ryuyo piano factory, Kawai is opening a special photo-exhibition telling 4 decades of piano building at the small exhibition area in Japan Railways Hamamatsu station bullet train concourse. The exhibit also includes a digital signage showing seasoned craftsmen and their works of building pianos inherited from the founding period as well as an exhibit of Shigeru Kawai SK-7 grand piano. The special exhibition lasts until June 30, 2021. ...

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