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The White Buffalo Announce Eighth Studio album ‘Year Of The Dark Horse' out November 11
THE WHITE BUFFALO will return this fall with his eighth studio album titled YEAR OF THE DARK HORSE. The Oregon-born, Southern California-bred artist has completed the record with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Fidlar) at his Neon Cross studio in Nashville. For THE WHITE BUFFALO, aka singer-songwriter-guitarist JAKE SMITH, it was time to take the less-traveled path and embark on a voyage of discovery. “You think we’re a country band? A folk band? Americana? Rock? What the fuck are you gonna say now?!” says SMITH. “With this album, I wanted something outside of what I’ve ever done. I wanted to open up. Do something dangerous. I’m hard to put into a singular genre as it is, but now I really wanted to take away any kind of preconception or pigeon-holing.” SMITH adds, “And don’t ask me, cos I don’t know what it is! It’s a genre-bending thing--there’s elements and influences from ELO, Daniel Lanois, Tom Waits, The Boss, circus, pirate music, yacht rock, and I’m driving and pushing some of these numbers in a way I’ve never done before.” Roughly based around the shifting of the seasons paralleled with the shifting of a relationship, on YEAR OF THE DARK HORSE, SMITH continues his evocative storytelling through emotionally weighted songs that allow the imagination of the listener to play an important part throughout; the music builds on a tale of debauchery (of the drunken variety) and blame, of love and loss, a life lived against the odds, the whole thing set in one lunar year, following our anti-hero through the highs and lows of the seasons. From highlights “Kingdom For A Fool,” “52 Card Pickup,” and “Donna,” YEAR OF THE DARK HORSE offers an invigorating and wonderfully unpredictable listen. A collection of 12 musical vignettes individual yet constant in flow, it’s THE WHITE BUFFALO’s most ambitious and well-rounded work to date, with the full scope of SMITH’s songwriting craft is on view. THE WHITE BUFFALO--now with seven albums plus various EPs in its locker--is rounded out by touring/recording compadres CHRISTOPHER HOFFEE, bassist/keyboards/guitars, and drummer MATT LYNOTT. NPR’s All Songs Considered tagged THE WHITE BUFFALO as an “amazing storyteller,” the Los Angeles Times added “Smith’s baritone echoes with villains and misfits, drunks, and philistines,” and Classic Rock magazine declared TWB “America’s darkest country/blues export…imagine a blue collar Tom Waits, or Nick Cave pumping gas in a station just off the highway.” YEAR OF THE DARK HORSE is the follow-up to THE WHITE BUFFALO’s last album, On The Widow’s Walk (Snakefarm, 2020) which was released one week after the entire world stopped during the global pandemic. A powerful and prolific storyteller through his songcraft, SMITH’s body of work includes prominent song and soundtrack placements in the worlds of TV and film including the shows Sons Of Anarchy, This Is Us, Californication, The Punisher, The Terminal List, and the films Shelter, Safe Haven and West of Memphis. THE WHITE BUFFALO’s dark blues and light Americana-roots-tinged folk provided a soundtrack of tunes for the entire seven season run of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy, which included 11 songs overall. The last song in the series finale for SOA “Come Join The Murder,” earned THE WHITE BUFFALO his first-ever EMMY Award Nomination. Click to experience THE WHITE BUFFALO’s live performances below, from the BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland to a full concert from Rock Palast in Germany; expect more clips in the coming months. With intense live performances, unique songwriting, humor and an independent attitude, THE WHITE BUFFALO has played to over 1 million fans globally and spent the past decade touring the world and winning over audiences at clubs and at U.S. and International festivals. THE WHITE BUFFALO has headlined tours in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, and Canada and has toured with Jack Johnson, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Flogging Molly, Steve Earle, Chuck Ragan, Chadwick Stokes, Ryan Bingham, Donovan Frankenreiter, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Gomez, Ziggy Marley and more. Notable festival appearances in the U.S. and across Europe have expanded their global footprint including Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Ohana Music and Arts Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Riot Fest, Under the Big Sky Music Festival, Electric Forest, Bourbon & Beyond, Ramblin’ Man Festival (UK), Bluesfest (UK and Ireland), Mad Cool, Blues Cazorla and Azenka Rock Festival in Spain, and Strafe Blu Festival, and Aerasonica Festival in Italy, and more. THE WHITE BUFFALO will launch a string of Canadian dates in early September and on Friday, September 16, THE WHITE BUFFALO will perform their first festival appearance this year at Beachlife Festival in Redondo Beach. Expect the group to announce a full Fall tour run soon.
WITHDOM will release an official cover song of Tatsuro Yamashita’s worldwide favorite song, “RIDE ON TIME”
WITHDOM is a 4-member vocal group which was formed in Kyoto. Kyoto is the most famous city in Japan as a destination for sightseeing for foreigners and they worked as, “Visit Kyoto Ambassadors”. Their performance is recognized highly by many artists around the world and the members of Boyz II Men introduced their cover of, “On Bended Knee”. The video was introduced and spread widely by their Instagram followers. In November 2021, WITHDOM released a cover song, “Gunjou'' by YOASOBI. YOASOBI is a Japanese artist who is very popular among anime fans and generation Z worldwide. This news spread all over the world, including among the States, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil. Their name was known widely. In March 2022, WITHDOM released their digital single and their new song, “Tetris” which was then selected for playlists by Spotify and Apple Music. The song “Tetris” was ranked as 10th for the first time on J-POP weekly charts of DJFM, which is the FM radio station of Surabaya, Indonesia. Their news was on more than 20 websites around the world including Indonesia, the States, France, German, Korean, Mexico, Hong Kong. Their release of the official cover song “Gunjou” helped them gain more popularity in the world. On Wednesday the 20th of July, WITHDOM released, “RIDE ON TIME(Cover),” by Tatsuro Yamashita on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming sites. This song is a typical summery song and Tatsuro Yamashita is a legendary artist of City Pop in Japan. WITHDOM didn’t lose the coolness and light rhythm of “City Pop” in their cover, a characteristic feature of the original song. They even gave the song a more pop and danceable sound with the arrangement of adding a “New Jack Swing” beat modestly. Also, they show off their ability as a vocal group by singing the lead vocals one by one. They succeeded in singing the chorus beautifully and they showed a different charm to the original. WITHDOM released their music video of, “RIDE ON TIME (Cover)” on their official YouTube Channel. The video has the freshness of summer and a light movement which invites people to dance both physically and mentally. The video has a selection of subtitles in different languages including English, Indonesian, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai. Both the, “RIDE ON TIME (Cover)” and “Tetris”, which was released in March, have been released not only inside Japan but worldwide. Japanese pop music called “City Pop”, which was formed in the 1970s and 1980s, has been coming back since the beginning of its revival in 2010. Japanese artists from City Pop have been gaining popularity. The artists' names include Tatsuro Yamashita, Mariya Takeuchi, Anri, Toshiki Kadomatsu, Yumi Matsutoya. These are all famous names in Japan. For example, Indonesian artists Rainych covered the song, “Stay With Me” by Miki Matsubara, and the song ranked No.1 on the viral chart on Spotify. This created a big boom of City Pop music outside of Japan and this movement is still happening. Japanese new artists also started to cover songs by City Pop. A new generation of artists started to create songs which were influenced by City Pop. Those “New City Pop” songs were created and released massively. There are many hits from New City Pop. WITHDOM’s songs also have the taste of “New City Pop” and their songs including “Tetris”, “Hey Girl”, and “Vampire” are all gaining popularity through various streaming sites such as Spotify. “Tetris” has ranked on J-POP weekly charts of DJFM in Indonesia, and “Tetris”, “Hey Girl” and “Vampire” are all in the Mini Album “JUK3BOX”. Producer TATSUYA smartly mixed the amazing old sounds with the latest music seamlessly. His cutting edge sense has been recognized highly. “WITHDOM” has formed in Kyoto and they worked as, “Visit Kyoto Ambassadors”. They have collaborated with the beautiful, famous scenery of Kyoto and companies in Kyoto. For example, they did a live show at a famous garden in Kyoto. The garden was built in 1300 and is situated in a temple. They are the first artists to do a live show in it. They released a live performance on YouTube at the special stage on the Arashiyama station. There was a famous art installation called “Kimono Forest” and the live show was streamed to the world. The train line is called Keifuku Randen Tram Line. WITHDOM’s song is used as the theme song for the weather forecast in a news program in Japan. They were introduced as an upcoming new artist on a TV program nationwide in June. WITHDOM’s music embraces the unique world of Japanese esthetique. They are good at singing all kinds of music including JPOP, New City Pop and Ballads. Their activity is getting great attention inside and outside of Japan! [ RIDE ON TIME(Cover) / WITHDOM ] Apple Music https://music.apple.com/jp/album/1633008604 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/6jH2e7r29UaKHMIPN2miYK Music Video
This album includes “Alone on the Pacific” and others. This is the collection album for the masterpiece of TV drama and films released today
Last year was the anniversary of 25 years after the death of the legendary Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). He has a great reputation as a contemporary composer of the world, representing the 20th century as a whole. His rich and unique tone is known as the “Takemitsu tone”. He is also well known as a big fan of movies and has composed a lot of music for movies as a film music composer. “Nami no bon, Toru Takemitsu Orchestral Works for Film and Television” was released on Wednesday the 20th of July. This album is a collection of his masterpieces composed for movies and TV dramas, which Toru Takemitsu adored so much. The conductor is Tadaaki Otaka from the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo. He was a close associate of Toru Takemitsu and he is the best choice to be a conductor for the music of Toru Takemitsu. As NHK Symphony Orchestra joined in creating the recording, the ultimate combination of “Toru Takemitsu, Tadaaki Otaka, and NHK Symphony Orchestra” was achieved. The list of music included are the theme songs, spanning across the 1950s to 80s. There are many classic TV dramas and movies including, “Yumechiyo nikki“ (1981) which is the TV drama with leading actress Sayuri Yoshinaga on NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. The list continues with the TV drama called, “Nami no Bon” (1983), which won the grand prize at the National Arts Festival. This drama was written originally by So Kuramoto who is famous for writing the famous TV drama, “Kita no Kuni Kara”. The movie called, “Alone on the Pacific” (1963) was also included, which is the documentary of Kenichi Horie (1938- present) who is a Japanese solo yachtsman who became the first person in the world to sail non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. Kenichi Horie managed to sail non-stop across the Pacific Ocean as the oldest person in the world at age 83 last June and this news got so much attention. Maki Takemitsu, the daughter of Toru Takemitsu, who joined the production of this album in selecting the songs, mentioned about the release of this album as below. “My father really loved films and when he composed for the film, he read the script and all information documents thoroughly. He took a very long time in that process. He also visited the shooting places. But I am sure that he might have been very amazed that his music, especially for the film, was played independently. I hope that people will enjoy this album which is full of unique aspects of him as a movie fan.” The conductor Tadaaki Otaka mentioned that, “Toru Takemitsu is quite famous for his complicated contemporary pieces, but this album has so many beautiful phrases which will make people cry. I can imagine that people might be surprised to listen to it. I hope that people will feel the warm heart of Toru Takemitsu.” This album has many masterpieces which will make people visualize the films vividly and will touch people’s mind. Please enjoy the world of film music of Toru Takemitsu which has been recognized again 26 years after his death. [ Information about the album ] “Nami no bon, Toru Takemitsu Orchestral Works for Film and Television” The conductor is Tadaaki Otaka with NHK Symphony Orchestra,Tokyo. Release: linkfire URL https://king-records.lnk.to/PTo0UX Release date on Wednesday 20th of July. [ Track list ] Yumechiyo nikki (Toru Takemitsu) 1.Yumechiyo nikki Alone on the Pacific (Toru Takemitsu, Yasushi Akutagawa) 2. Alone on the Pacific, Suite for orchestra Three Film Scores for string orchestra (Toru Takemitsu) 3.Jose Torres: Music of Training and Rest 4.Black Rain: Funeral Music 5.Face of Another: Waltz Nami no Bon (Toru Takemitsu) 6.Nami no Bon for orchestra
Singing Cosplayer Hikari "Inferno" (COVER) is now available worldwide
Singing Cosplayer Hikari's new digital single "Inferno" (COVER), an international singer who covers J-POP songs, especially anime songs and Vocaloid songs, is now available for worldwide music and video distribution on July 12. https://linkco.re/prUA8tp4 The song is the ending theme song for the July-August episode of the popular Japanese TV program "Chachaire Monday" (on-air every Tuesday from 19:00-19:57 JST on Kansai Television), and the music video has already been released on YouTube in time for the first on-air episode of this program on July 5. The song is a cover of Mrs. GREEN APPLE's "Inferno", the opening theme song for the TV anime "Fire Force". The original music video for this song has been viewed over 183 million times, making the song popular not only in Japan but around the world. She will perform this song live for the first time on the music stage at JAPAN EXPO Paris 2022, one of the world's largest Japanese culture festivals, to be held at Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord-Villepinte in Paris, France, from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17. Her full four-day schedule for JAPAN EXPO Paris 2022 and the complete set list for her three-stage live performance have been released in advance. Even if you don't know her, if you are familiar with the anime songs and vocaloid songs that will be in her set list, please come to her live performances. Finally, outfit photos of her music stage performance on the TSUBAME stage on Saturday, July 16th, out of her three stages, were also revealed. She will be wearing a school uniform made by LucyPop, a brand of school uniforms popular not only in Japan but around the world. In addition, she will be signing autographs every day for four days. LucyPop’s ribbons and ties that match the ribbon of this uniform in this photo will be available for sale there. She hopes you would wear matching ribbons and ties to her at her live stage and signing autograph session. ( Singing Cosplayer Hikari’s setlist and schedule for JAPAN EXPO 2022 in France ) *All songs are cover songs which are anime songs or vocaloid songs. [ July 14 (Thursday) ] -13:15-13:45 Music live at TSUBAME stage with Yukata 1) Yoko Takahashi / A Cruel Angel’s Thesis (TV anime “Evangelion”) 2) Yoko Takahashi / Soul’s Refrain (TV anime “Evangelion”) 3) EGOIST / The Everlasting Guilty Crown (TV anime “Guilty Crown”) 4) YOASOBI / Monster (TV anime “BEASTERS”) 5) Mrs.GREEN APPLE / Inferno (TV anime “Fire Force”) 6) Gekkoh Aoki feat. Hatsune Miku / Yume To Hazakura (Vocaloid song) The YouTube playlist of this stage https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQy9Ct48R2uueWFpI6r1dizGwVZ2Y8i7R 15:00-16:00 Goods sales and autograph (signing) session in yukata at SUMIRE stage [ July 15 (Friday) ] -10:45-11:15 Cosplay live at KITSUNE stage with Hatsune Miku cosplay 1) Kurousa P feat. Hatsune Miku / Senbonzakura (Vocaloid song) 2) Hiiragi Magnetite feat. KAFU / Phony (Vocaloid song) 3) Hiiragi Magnetite feat. KAFU / Marshall Maximizer(Vocaloid song) 4) Ayase feat. Hatsune Miku / Yorunaderu Menou (Vocaloid song) 5) halyosy feat. Kagamine Len / Fire Flower (Vocaloid song) 6) Pusu feat. Hatsune Miku / When the Morning Glory Falls (Vocaloid song) 7) Gekkoh Aoki feat. Hatsune Miku / Yume To Hazakura (Vocaloid song) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQy9Ct48R2utIQ7UCjN_AXIWirpbIdY5z -13:45-14:45 Goods sales and autograph (signing) session in Hatsune Miku cosplay at SUMIRE stage [ July 16 (Saturday) ] -10:15-11:15 Goods sales and autograph(signing) session in LucyPop’s school uniform #1 at SUMIRE stage -13:15-13:45 Music live at TSUBAME stage with LucyPop’s school uniform #1 1) Konomi Suzuki / This game (TV anime “NO GAME NO LIFE”) 2) Mrs.GREEN APPLE / Inferno (TV anime “Fire Force”) 3) YOASOBI / Monster (TV anime “BEASTERS”) 4) Ayase feat. Hatsune Miku / Yorunaderu Menou (Vocaloid song) 5) Mari Iijima / Ai Oboete Imasuka (TV anime “Super Dimension Fortress Macross” 6) Sakura Hibiki & Machio Naruzo / Muscle Please! ‘TV anime “How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?” https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQy9Ct48R2usbcd0hvhva0PoNRwa6ADA7 -14:45-15:15 Music live of Japanese anime session program “ANIME SONGS PARTY” with Yohei Onishi and Enzo Ratsito at TSUBAME stage [ July 17 (Sunday) ] -11:30-12:30 Goods sales and autograph(signing) session in LucyPop’s school uniform #2 ( The music distribution link of Singing Cosplayer Hikari’s 16 cover songs ) https://www.tunecore.co.jp/artists/SingCosHikari https://lnk.to/musclesplease_cover ( The YouTube video playlist of 34 cover song videos by Singing Cosplayer Hikari ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSvA8_VExU0&list=PLQy9Ct48R2usl9qTV-IX3VeHc4tpFMKrr ( Singing Cosplayer Hikari Information ) https://www.tiktok.com/@singingcosplayerhikari https://www.youtube.com/c/SingingCosplayerHikari/ https://www.facebook.com/SingingCosplayerHikari/ https://www.instagram.com/singingcosplayerhikari/ https://twitter.com/SingCosHikari https://www.nicovideo.jp/user/118807162 ( School uniforms brand “LucyPop” information ) https://shop.lucypop.jp/?mode=f36 https://sp.lucypop.jp/ https://shop.lucypop.jp/ https://www.facebook.com/LucyPopJapan https://www.instagram.com/lucypopjapan/ https://twitter.com/info_lucypop
Slash Partners with Soundscape VR For Virtual Reality Concert; New Album ‘4’ To Make VR Debut In Soundscape
Groove Science Studios, creator of the longest-running virtual reality music platform Soundscape VR (SVR), announces the addition of SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “LIVE AT STUDIOS 60” to its Magic Mirror Musical Metaverse. Starting today, music fans can experience the debut of all ten songs from SLASH and the band’s new Gibson Records LP 4, in Soundscape VR’s musical metaverse, a dynamic virtual concert world that captures the band’s unforgettable melodies, soaring vocals, and guitar riffs that will blow your mind. “I'm really excited about this cool VR interpretation of our live performance at Studios 60,” says SLASH. “It's a new and immersive visual that gives it a great ‘in the room’ feel.” “It’s a milestone for SVR to showcase legendary artists like Slash,” Soundscape VR Founder and Creator Eric Alexander explained. “Artists everywhere are seeing SVR & Magic Mirror as the ultimate digital presentation of their art, giving their fans a totally original experience built for the highest levels of immersion. Soundscape continues to lead the world in the exploration & display of the most advanced musical metaverse technologies.” Explore the world of Soundscape VR: https://www.soundscapeuniverse.com With the global AR, and VR market expected to grow to 209.2 billion by the end of 2022, music fans from around the world are participating in a completely new and shared sonic-visual experience that is designed to scale infinitely, with no limit to the number of participants. Soundscape VR’s Magic Mirror is a platform for artists to position their music in an immersive and shared fast-growing digital space that combines virtual reality, augmented reality, and the Internet. Avatar customizations are now available for users to personalize their own virtual appearance, including new hairstyles, outfits, and more. And a new version of SVR’s Sonic AI now helps shape experiences and the worlds like never before. Armed with their avatars, users can explore immersive, audio-reactive worlds like “Twilight Thicket” while rocking out to SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS. Twilight Thicket is one of six worlds that comprise the Soundscape VR music metaverse. To experience exclusive Magic Mirror performances, users can download SVR for FREE from Steam VR and Oculus Home. For more information about upcoming Magic Mirror content and events in virtual reality, users are encouraged to follow the company on social media and visit the website where a complete compendium of available Magic Mirror content is also available.
The live streaming of anime songs, “Anileap” The test streaming of the beta version on YouTube has started
KING AMUSEMENT CREATIVE(KAC) is a label of KING RECORD CO., LTD. in Japan and creates mainly music and animated movies with voice actors. KAC announced that they have started their live streaming project called “Anileap”, which streams anime songs for 24hours for 365 days. “Anileap” is a project which aims to create a community where everyone in all generations in the entire world can enjoy anime songs casually. This project provides a place where users can listen to the legendary songs which have been famous and important in the history of anime and also the latest songs. The project’s main program is the Live streaming and it is available for 24 hours, 7 days a week on YouTube LIVE. The listeners can find the old and new anime songs whenever they want to. Prior to the launch of this project, the test streaming of the beta version of “Anileap” has started on Monday the 27th of June on the official YouTube Channel of KING AMUSEMENT CREATIVE (https://www.youtube.com/c/kin-cr). The listeners can enjoy the opening and the ending theme songs of anime, which were chosen carefully from the KING RECORD archive with their original animation. Also, the streaming songs are now on a playlist on various streaming services including Spotify. The animation art project “NOSTALOOK” and the contemporary design studio “we+” are joining as the creator of the world of “Anileap”. “NOSTALOOK” creates original animation and its story is set in 2222 when everyone can travel the universe freely. In the animation a girl named “Leap” travels in universe and listens to the anime songs when she is inside of the spaceship. The design shows the world of this universe which is obviously the main theme of the original animation. And the word ”Anileap” was situated on the line, which is inspired by the YouTube SeekBar. Overall “we+” has created this project logo which shows the feeling that “Anileap” wants to make sure that all listeners are close to the anime songs. KING RECORD just celebrated its 90th anniversary last year and has been supporting the anime industry heavily in Japan. So, their anime song streaming project is expected to be fun and interesting for users. There will be more exciting projects to come. Please check and experience the world of “Anileap” with the test streaming of the beta version, which has just started right now. [ Information ] 24/7 Anime Song Live Streaming Project “Anileap” The beta version has been streaming on KAC Official YouTube Channel! The beta version test stream URL: https://youtu.be/4FBW3mkdKOs (1) There might be a possibility that the test streaming of the beta version will end without warning. (2) This test streaming of the beta version aims to test for the functions, movements, and server load for the official release of the project. So, the functions and movements might have some difficulty.
Tetris has placed 10th place in its first ranking on J-POP charts of Indonesian FM radio “DJFM”
“Tetris” is the lead single of WITHDOM’s new mini album called, “JUK3BOX”. This album was released on the 27th of April this year. This song has trendy rhythm and style which is composed with a limited number of sounds. This edgy, cool and minimalist sound is perfect for dancing. Also, the lyrics of the song paint a unique portrait of human beings and the listeners loved it. This song was chosen as a song for official playlists on major streaming sites including Spotify and Apple Music in Japan and is getting so much attention. The song “Tetris” is now popular worldwide and the song has been playing on an Indonesian FM station called DJFM as a “J-POP power play song” everyday. DJFM is the FM radio station in Surabaya Indonesia and the song is featured on the program “JK-POP” which introduces popular J-POP and K-POP specially. WITHDOM’s “Tetris” has ranked at 10th place on the DJFM J-POP weekly charts on Saturday the 11th of June. WITHDOM was lined up alongside other popular Japanese artists including GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Kenshi Yonezu, Fujii Kaze and Aimer. A song from their full album called “Synergy”, which was released digitally in 2021, won No.1 in 18 categories on the iTunes Store. This mega album became the talk of the town and they were invited to many TV programs including popular music programs which aired all over Japan. Their song was appointed as a weather theme song for a news program. They also achieved No.1 on music video rankings of a popular music program as well. They have been enjoying the songs’ popularity across various media in Japan. Their success started when Boyz II Men introduced WITHDOM’s cover of “On Bended Knee'' to the world on their Instagram page. Boyz II Men is a worldwide band who have won Grammy Awards. It had a huge impact on them when Boyz II Men recognized their talent. They released a cover of “Gunjo” by YOASOBI officially last November. YOASOBI is a Japanese music duo who have been enjoying their popularity worldwide. This exciting news of their cover has been buzzing around the world including Southeast Asia, China, Brazil and the States. WITHDOM has been getting more attention from all over the world. WITHDOM has been recognized for their excellent vocal talent not only inside Japan but also from artists from around the world. That led them to a successful result as getting onto the top 10 on J-POP charts at Indonesian FM radio station. The music video of their latest song “Tetris” creates a unique world which is almost like scenes from a movie. The members of WITHDOM showed their excellent acting skills in the video. They showed the collapse, struggle and pain that can come with relationships. Every member successfully showed their feelings with their facial expressions and acting and it matched the feeling of the song perfectly. The theme of the song was expressed well and the video received huge applause for its quality as a work of art. The Music Video of “Tetris” has subtitles in languages including Indonesian, Javanese, French, Portuguese, Thai and this song has been shared to the world besides Japan. WITHDOM are good at making magnificent ballads and love songs as a vocal group and they have many fans. With this new song “Tetris,” they demonstrate a totally different approach compared to the songs they have done in the past. Both the lyrics and the music video are so different. Especially for their music video they concentrated on transforming a world of lyrics into a work of art. WITHDOM was formed in Kyoto, Japan in 2017 and was appointed as the Kyoto Tourism Ambassador of Kyoto City until recently. The leader of the group is SMOOTH who is the brain of WITHDOM and plays a very important role. Roy is a singer and an actor. As a singer he has been recognized for the high quality of his great expressions in his voice. He debuted as an actor last year and acted in three totally different roles amazingly. Ryo is the main vocalist for WITHDOM and his own personal YouTube channel has accumulated more than 32 million views. SHVNYA does both chorus and rap. He became No.1 in Karate when he was in university. He stands out and does a brilliant job as a vocalist even though his main role in the group is as a rapper. WITHDOM is a very unique vocal performance group. Since they have a rapper who can also do the chorus, their songs are able to have a much wider variety of sounds. Their vocal work has many different expressions including wildness, coolness and gentleness as though it is wrapping around you. They are able to work on from classic ballads to the latest, modern sounds. Their high understanding of music has been gaining so much attention from the world. Their activity is expanding worldwide beyond Japan. We are so excited to keep following their incredible journey.
Queens Legend "Imam Thug" Set To Release New Project
Imam Thug is back! After years of anticipation, hip hop fans finally have what they have been waiting for… an official album & release date. - EARLY BEGINNINGS FROM NEW YORK CITY The hip hop lyricist made waves in the 1990s. Making appearances on multiple certified gold albums and soundtracks by the “Recording Industry Association of America” or RIAA. One of which, went on to charting as high as number one on Billboards R&B and Hip Hop charts in 1999. That particular project as certified Gold within one week of it’s official release into stores. At one point, he was arguably one of the most sought after artist on the mixtape circuit. Giving hip hop fans classic verses and freestyles. Fans couldn’t wait to hear what the lyricist would drop on their cassette decks next. Setting the foundation for himself for years to come. However, he was unable to drop an official project until now. So fans have been waiting for years to hear a solo body of work. Before becoming an artist, little did people know he took on a more behind the scenes role. Working projects and organizing street teams for recording labels. Taking a more direct to consumer approach. While street teams are no longer common now a days due to social media, in the 90s this was everyday practice. A quick and efficient way to get to the people, while gaining real time stats and feedback of how people were tuning into the current work being promoted. - STEPPING AWAY FROM THE SCENE The Queens native, who is respected amongst his peers as one of the best of his generation stepped away from the music industry after achieving this success. Focusing more on building businesses and creating opportunities. He is the C.E.O of his own company and has been assisting many abroad with gaining actual assets and financial growth. - RETURNING TO THE LIMELIGHT He recently started his own production company and signed himself to a 2 album deal. A true testament of how you can turn street hustle legitimate and beyond. Fans can expect the classic material from the Queens-bridge MC they got in the 90’s. However, you can also expect to hear what’s going on in current time with his descriptive wordplay and wisdom. After 20+ years in hip hop, Imam T.H.U.G’s debut album will be available Tuesday, June 7th. It features the legendary ‘Prodigy’ of Mobb Deep amongst others.
TRiDENT is going to release their single, “Spoopy” from their mini album which will be released this Autumn
RiDENT is formed by three members who have been called the, “next generation of a classic, girls rock band”. They will be digitally distributing their new song called “Spoopy”! This song is included in their 1st mini album “D-X”, which is planned to be released this Autumn. Its music video has also already been released in advance. TRiDENT ”Spoopy” Music distribution: https://ssm.lnk.to/Spoopy The recording of this song was done by Manabu Taura from CRYSTAL LAKE and the arrangement was done by DAIDAI from Paledusk. The theme of this music video is the, “coexistence of horror and pop”. If you see the music video, you will understand how TRiDENT has moved onto their next level after they celebrated their two year anniversary. They have changed in both their music and also their view of the world. They are planning to release their 1st mini album called “D-X” this Autumn and they are going to do a solo tour promoting their album release. Their fans must be thrilled. We can’t stop keep our eyes off of their exciting actions. [ Release information ] 1st mini album “D-X” * ”D-X” stands for digital transformation. The timing of the release: This Autumn The details will be released later. [ The tour information ] “TRiDENT D-X RELEASE ONEMAN TOUR” On Monday the 7th of November, Osaka, Shinsaibashi BIGCAT On Sunday the 20th of November, Nagoya, Electric Lady Land On Monday, the 5th of December, Ebisu(Tokyo) LIQUIDROOM The details will be released later. [ TRiDENT Social media ] Official Site：https://trident-japan.com/ Official Twitter：https://twitter.com/TRiDENT_japan Official Instagram：https://www.instagram.com/trident_jp/ Official Facebook：https://www.facebook.com/TRiDENTjapan Official YouTube：https://www.youtube.com/c/TRiDENTjapan
Sony Music Entertainment Launches RCA Records Greater China
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) announced today the launch of RCA Records Greater China. The new label will focus on signing artists in the Greater China region, expanding the company’s presence across the region and investing in artists looking to broaden their artistic and commercial opportunities across streaming, gaming, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, NFTs, the Metaverse and more. Continuing RCA Records’ heritage as a world-class label, RCA Records Greater China will help artists grow their fanbase within the region and capitalize on SME’s extensive network of creative talent to explore international collaborations and releases for artists who are geared towards a global audience. “We are delighted to announce the launch of RCA Records Greater China which is the first in a series of labels we plan on launching in the region,” said Andrew Chan, CEO, Greater China, Sony Music Entertainment. “With China achieving over 30 per cent growth in recorded music revenue in 2021 and leading the Asian market, there is plenty of room for artists and music labels to grow. RCA Records Greater China will improve our ability to create quality, diverse music and products that help artists stand out and compete effectively in the attention economy.” With its core team based in Shanghai, RCA Records Greater China will focus on developing domestic A&R and local-language artists in the region, with its own dedicated artist roster. The label will also make key hires spanning A&R, Web 3.0, data analytics, digital marketing, digital licensing, gaming, talent development and more to support its dedicated roster of artists. - A-Lin joins RCA Records Greater China RCA Records Greater China also announced today that A-Lin, one of the biggest selling artists in the region has joined the label. Known for her electrifying live performances and extensive vocal range, A-Lin is a five-time Golden Melody Awards (known as the ‘Mandarin Grammys’) nominee and seven-time winner of the KKBOX Music Awards. In addition, RCA Records Greater China recently released Chinese superstar Jackson Wang’s Chinese single ‘Jackson Wang’ and will continue to distribute his Chinese album. Jackson Wang is a Chinese singer, songwriter, record producer, director and designer. He is also a member of the highly popular KPOP group GOT7, which debuted in 2014 and is the first Chinese solo act to debut on Mediabase US Top 40 Radio Chart. - Kevin Foo appointed Managing Director, RCA Records Greater China Kevin Foo has been appointed Managing Director of the new label, reporting to CEO of Sony Music Greater China, Andrew Chan, and retains his role overseeing Sony Music Entertainment Taiwan’s operations, working across Shanghai, Taipei, and Singapore. Foo is a seasoned music industry professional with over 20 years’ experience in the music, entertainment, and talent management industries. He successfully launched the careers of several Asian artists, including Linying, Charlie Lim and The Steve McQueens, and played a prominent role in the success of superstars including Eric Chou, Lay Zhang, Jolin Tsai and Weibird. “It’s an honour to be leading RCA Records Greater China and we’re passionate about discovering and helping new artists succeed,” said Kevin Foo, Managing Director, RCA Records Greater China. “RCA Records combines a rich history and heritage with always striving to be at the cutting edge of music development. We want to give talent the ability to scale, become household brands and fully realize their creative and commercial potential, tapping into opportunities provided by the suite of Sony companies, whilst developing new partnerships with companies in the region working at the cutting-edge of the digital revolution.”
Record Store Day Exclusive-Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators ‘Live At Studios 60’- Double Vinyl Limited Edition Release Out June 18
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, (SMKC) are set to release Live At Studios 60--their first-ever double live LP--which features band’s acclaimed new album 4, and four additional songs from the group, for Record Store Day on June 18, 2022 HERE. https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/14721 Recorded live in Los Angeles at Studios 60, the SMKC Live At Studios 60 double LP exclusive Record Store Day release is limited to only 2250 copies. The full concert features SMKC’s vibrant new album 4 (Gibson Records/BMG)--which debuted as the #1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album during release week and has earned the group the best critical acclaim of their career. Additional performances of the group’s Top 5 Rock Radio Hits including “You’re A Lie,” “World On Fire,” “Anastasia,” and “Driving Rain” are also included in the double vinyl package giving fans worldwide the chance to see SMKC’s electrifying live show. The full tracklisting for SMKC Live At Studios 60 exclusive Record Store Day release is below: Side A 01 Actions Speak Louder Than Words 02 Whatever Gets You By 03 C'est La Vie 04 The Path Less Followed Side B 05 The River Is Rising 06 Spirit Love 07 Fill My World 08 April Fools Side C 09 Call Off The Dogs 10 Fall Back To Earth 11 Driving Rain Side D 12 You're A Lie 13 World On Fire 14 Anastasia
Singing Cosplayer Hikari is going to cover the vocaloid song ‘Yorunaderu Menou’, with lyrics and music by Ayase from YOASOBI
Singing cosplayer Hikari, who has been active worldwide as a cover singer of anime songs and vocaloid songs, mainly covering J-POP, covered the vocaloid song ‘Yorunaderu Menou’. The song has lyrics and music originally created by Ayase from YOASOBI. The song has been streaming to the world through various music and video streaming sites since 00:00(JAPAN TIME) Wednesday the 27th of April. ◆link for the music streaming site https://linkco.re/H1mXPhRu ◆link for the video streaming https://linkco.re/82xsE25t In this music video, she tried to play the role in dramatic storytelling scenes for the first time. Taiyo Kobayashi is the other actor in the music video. He is also an actor on Japanese reality TV love drama as well as being very popular as a TikToker. In the later part of the drama, Singing Cosplayer Hikari began to cry spontaneously in a very natural way because she was so invested and committed to the storyline of the drama. The fans can see her passionate side in this music video. The cover photo of the music streaming is a shot of her crying. Singing cosplayer Hikari has been very actively performing since the new year of 2021. She has been covering J-POP including anime songs and vocaloid songs. She has been promoting Japanese culture to the world with her performance and cosplaying. She covered a vocaloid song called ‘Yume To Hazakura’, lyrics and music by Gekkoh Aoki, on 20th of April 2021. The song has ranked No.1 in 14 countries and it still is high ranking on J-POP charts in the world. Her YouTube videos have been viewed more than 2.49 million times, and the remix versions of this cover song have been released in Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. She released the cover song ‘Muscle Please!’ from Yoshimoto Music on the 26th of January, 2022. It was a collaboration with Nakayama Kinni-kun, the bodybuilder and comedian. This song was the ending theme song of a popular TV program in Japan by the end of March. The music video and related video about the behind the scenes making of the video, as well as dance choreography video have been viewed over 2.55 million times in 3 months since its release. The song ranked 6th (highest) on the LINE MUSIC music video weekly chart, the 3rd on USEN requested J-POP ranking charts in February 2022 and is also ranked 3rd on Indonesian radio DJFM, J-POP weekly charts (on the 2nd of April 2022). The streaming views of Apple Musix are 5 times more than her own cover song of ‘Yume To Hazakura’. This is her best hit so far as shown by the music streaming numbers. Furthermore, she has been picked to be a regular hostess for the new radio show called “ANIME SONGS PARTY!” on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting on the 3rd of April 2022. This radio program is on air from 20:30 to 20:45(JST) every Sunday. The official channel of this program is on YouTube and it will be releasing on various YouTube channels including Manga News (France), ANIME NEWS NETWORK (North America), HYPER JAPAN (U.K.) and GwiGwi (Indonesia). There was an announcement that she is going to join the JAPAN EXPO 2022, which is the biggest Japanese culture festival in the world. The event will take place in Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord-Villepinte, Paris France from Thursday the 14th of July to Sunday the 17th of July. They are expecting more than 250,000 audiences in 4 days. She is performing there as a singer and also as a cosplayer. This is her second appearance in the worldwide event since HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021, which is the biggest Japanese culture event in the U.K. However, this will be the first ever event she will join in front of audiences. In addition, before the advent of YouTube, Nico Nico Douga, the video-sharing website that gave birth to the Vocaloid culture in Japan, led by Hatsune Miku, held "Utattemita(Vocaloid cover songs) Collection," the largest video-sharing festival of "Utattemita(Vocaloid cover songs)" in Japan, from April 26, 0:00 to April 28, 14:00 (Japan time). https://utattemita-collection.jp/ Singing Cosplayer Hikari entered with three songs, "Shutter Chance", "Yorunaderu Menou" and "Phony". Support her by playing, liking, commenting and mylisting their videos on Nico Nico Douga! https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm40374302 https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm38617831 https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm40375767 On Saturday the 14th of May from 16:00 to 17:00 (JAPAN TIME), she is going to join the radio show called, MUTEKI, which is on the French radio Radio Canut (Lyon, 102.2FM) live. She is going to talk about how she feels joining the JAPAN EXPO in France and about her cover song ‘Yorunaderu Menou’. Please check this out! [ Information of Singing Cosplayer Hikari ] https://www.tiktok.com/@singingcosplayerhikari https://www.youtube.com/c/SingingCosplayerHikari/ https://www.facebook.com/SingingCosplayerHikari/ https://www.instagram.com/singingcosplayerhikari/ https://twitter.com/SingCosHikari https://www.nicovideo.jp/user/118807162 [ Information of MUTEKI ] https://muteki-radio.fr
Tune-In To Watch Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Worldwide Streaming Event Tomorrow, Fri., April 15 at 12 p.m. PT On Veeps
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will celebrate the release of their new album 4--available everywhere now via Gibson Records/BMG, ( https://slash.lnk.to/4AlbumTW )--with the global streaming event “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Live From Boston” tomorrow, Friday, April 15, 2022, at 12:00 PM PT via an exclusive partnership with the premium concert streaming platform Veeps. Tickets for “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Live From Boston” are available via Veeps, and fans can watch “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Live From Boston” on the big screen via Apple TV and Roku, as well as on iOS and Android. The show will be available for viewing for 48 hours after the event airs, and anyone who purchases a ticket to the livestream will receive a discount code on select SLASH merch items, as well as a free signed lithograph with merch purchase (while supplies last). “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators-Live From Boston,” was shot on location last month during the group’s sold out House of Blues show. The full production, multi-camera, streaming concert event will give fans around the globe the chance to see SMKC’s electrifying live show which The Chicago Sun-Times heralded “a rock-solid powerhouse” and “a curated, 21-song salute to some of their own best material” adding, “As long as Slash is still standing, rock music will always be alive and well” (3/3/22). The set list will include classic favorites, as well as brand new songs from their new album 4, (Gibson Records/BMG) which debuted as the #1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album during release week and has earned the group the best critical acclaim of their career.
Singing Cosplayer Hikari will perform at JAPAN EXPO in France in July! First live show for herself with an audience in France
Singing Cosplayer Hikari, an international singer who covers J-POP songs, especially anime songs and Vocaloid songs, will perform at JAPAN EXPO which will be held at the Parc des Expositions de Paris- Nord-Villepinte, France from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17, 2022. JAPAN EXPO is the world's largest Japan culture festival (expected to draw more than 200,000 people over four days). It was announced on the event's official Twitch live-stream. This will be Singing Cosplayer Hikari's second international event, following HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021, the largest Japan culture festival in the UK, which was held in July 2021. At JAPAN EXPO, she will perform two live music concerts and one appearance on the cosplay stage, as well as signing autographs once a day. This will be the first time she has participated in an event with an audience. Singing Cosplayer Hikari has been actively promoting Japanese culture to the world by covering J-POP songs such as anime songs and Vocaloid songs and cosplaying from New Year's Day, 2021. In particular, the cover of the Vocaloid song "Yume To Hazakura" written by Gekkoh Aoki was released on April 20, 2021, reached No. 1 on the J-POP charts in 14 countries around the world, and continues to rank high on J-POP charts around the world, with its YouTube video having been viewed more than 2.48 million times. A 10th Anniversary Remix of this song was released on July 17, 2021 by Japanese music producer U-SKE Asada. And Indonesian trackmaker TEGRA*39 (100,000 YouTube channel subscribers) released a remix of Indonesian folk music in the style of Koplo, on December 22, 2021. Furthermore, a Vietnamese remix of a collaboration between Vietnamese trackmaker Starling (490,000 YouTube channel subscribers) and Nya on March 4, 2022, was released and she accelerated the collaboration with overseas influencers. In collaboration with comedian and bodybuilder Nakayama Kinni-kun (1,580,000 YouTube channel subscribers), "Muscle Please!"(the opening theme song of the TV anime "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?") cover was released for major distribution from Yoshimoto Music on January 26, 2022. The song was aired every Saturday until the end of March on Japanese famous TV program as the ending theme song. In less than three months since its release, the music video, making-of, choreography, and other related videos have received a total of more than 2.52 million views on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga. This song was LINE MUSIC Music Video Weekly Chart, No. 6, No. 3 on the February 2022 USEN Ranking J-POP Inquiry Ranking Chart and No. 3 on the April 2, 2022 J-POP Weekly Chart of DJFM, an Indonesian terrestrial radio station. In addition, this song's Apple Music streaming play count is more than five times that of the aforementioned "Yume To Hazakura" cover, making it her highest distribution hit. Furthermore, on April 3, 2022, she was selected as a regular personality for a new radio program on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, "ANIME SONGS PARTY!" [ every Sunday from 20:30 to 20:45(JST) ]. A video version of the program is available on YouTube on the program's official channel as well as on the YouTube channels of Manga News (France), ANIME NEWS NETWORK (North America), HYPER JAPAN (UK), and GwiGwi (Indonesia). In particular, the studio session video of "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA," a collaboration with first guest, a legend anime song singer ‘Hironobu Kageyama’ , personality ‘Yohei Onishi’ and Singing Cosplayer Hikari, has been receiving a great response both in Japan and abroad. She has also collaborated with Malaysian influencer ‘Amelia Khor’ (390,000 followers on SNS) on an anime song cover and with French rapper ‘Suzuya’ as a voice actress on his album. We can't wait to see what she will do.
PelleK was chosen to be an opening theme song artist of the Anime, “Skeleton Knight in Another World”
‘Why don’t you sing the opening theme song for a Japanese Anime?’ In the summer of 2021, a singer PelleK, who is in Norway, received this email. PelleK has been posting Japanese cover songs for 15 years and Japanese Anime cover songs for 9 years. He is a popular singer who has more than 3.88 million subscribers on his YouTube Channel. He has been getting a great amount of attention from anime fans from all over the world. Suddenly, he was offered this unexpected opportunity and he became the main singer for the song, ‘The Unending Dream‘, which is the opening theme song for the Anime, “Skeleton Knight in Another World”. This song was created by composer eba, who has a reputation for having a great metal/rock sound. eba has also worked on background music for this Anime. The lyrics were created by hotaru who has a lot of experience working on creating the worlds of many different types of anime. The song has both a strong message and also a naive feeling due to hotaru’s very delicate lyrics which match very well with the story of the Anime. PelleK sings this song strongly with his high-toned voice which is able to hit a four-octave vocal range. He sang the very deep feelings of the anime world with his delicate expression. The result is a very unique anime song that has a global feeling about it. Here is a comment from PelleK himself: “Hello, this is PelleK! I sing the opening theme song for the Anime “Skeleton Knight in Another World”. I was super surprised when I was approached by Pony Canyon, which is a Japanese record label, to sing the official opening in Japanese nonetheless. I have been singing for 15 years now and am a huge Anime fan, so this is a dream come true for me. I know how big an impact the opening has on an Anime franchise. So, I was so honored by this great opportunity and I’ve done my best. This song itself perfectly captures both the strength of the characters and the universe, but also how fragile everything is. I hope you like it and listen to it a lot! The song has now been released on various streaming sites. The song ‘The Unending Dream’ shines the light of hope into a depressed heart. The creators hope you listen to the song whilst imagining the exciting story behind the event and how this song was created. [PelleK Digital Single ‘The Unending Dream’] Release date: on the 8th of April, 2022 Song Release URL https://lnk.to/aa_waga_roman_no_michiyo Lyricks：hotaru Song Arrangement: eba Artist: PelleK Product number: PCSP.04075 Tracklist： 1.The Unending Dream: The opening theme song for the TV Anime “Skeleton Knight in Another World” 2.The Unending Dream (TV size) 3.The Unending Dream (Instrumental)
MusiCares: Music on a Mission Presented by Gibson- Wed., Mae 30, 5p PT--8p. ET
GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Brandi Carlile, Shawn Colvin, Jason Isbell, Cage The Elephant, Jesse & Joy, k.d. lang, and Fantastic Negrito, Latin GRAMMY Award winners Gian Marco and Dante Spinetta, GRAMMY Award nominee Amythyst Kiah, along with morgxn, Zach Person, and Emily Wolfe will join the performance lineup at the MusiCares®: Music on a Mission Presented by Gibson Tonight, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. The evening will also feature a never-before-seen MusiCares® performance from GRAMMY Award-winning artist Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The virtual concert will celebrate both the power of music and Joni Mitchell as the 2022 MusiCares® Person of the Year honoree, with every dollar of ticket purchases distributed to those in need in the music community. Music on a Mission will air on Mandolin, the premiere concert livestream platform for artists, venues, and fans. For Music on a Mission, MusiCares has partnered with Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand headquartered in Nashville, TN, that has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians across the globe, and emerged as the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brand around the world. MusiCares and Gibson are excited to bring back Music on a Mission for music fans worldwide to enjoy GRAMMY® Week and be a part of helping musicians in need because music gives so much to the world. The virtual broadcast and fundraising event will include never-before-seen performances from today’s biggest stars and impassioned testimonials from members of the music community who have been helped by MusiCares. "Music on a Mission started as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and we were blown away by the support from the music community, industry professionals and of course music fans," said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. "We’re so thankful that Gibson recognizes the importance of this event to both fans and professional musicians and that they’ve signed on to help us make Music on a Mission a reality again this year." "MusiCares does so much for our music community, the critical care and aid they provide is needed now more than ever in recent years," adds Elizabeth Heidt, VP of Global Cultural Influence at Gibson Brands. "As a key partner of Gibson Gives, it is not only our honor, but also our duty to help bring Music on a Mission back, and to continue to raise awareness and funds for MusiCares." Music on a Mission was first held in March 2021 to respond to the thousands of live event professionals, tour crews, songwriters, producers, engineers, performers, and support staff left unemployed as the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the music community. Upwards of 17,000 people bought tickets, with over 850,000 supporter page views, raising over $2 million, which was distributed directly back into the hands of those in need in the music industry. Tickets for Music on a Mission Presented by Gibson are on sale now for $25 at https://bit.ly/MusiconaMission
Voice actress Keiko Watanabe is going to release her original song “ALIVE” on Tuesday the 29th of March
Voice actress Keiko Watanabe is going to release her original song called “ALIVE” on Tuesday the 29th of March. She acted as Momoko Suou in “THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!”, which has been a very popular and leading anime in the Japanese anime scene. She also acted as Narita Taishin in “Uma Musume Pretty Derby”. This is her first original song to be released even though she has been releasing her cover songs on her official YouTube channel previously. This project started from her wish to leave milestones of, “My own voice right now”, and the release date is actually on her birthday. She put her strong belief into the song that “I will never be satisfied with how things are now and I will keep on moving forward to the unknown future even going through a difficult path.” The song has a heavy rock feeling which is catchy and has a fast tempo. With her strong and passionate vocals this song is perfect to show the real her in this moment. One of her major works is acting as the character, Momoko Suou in “THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!”. Momoko Sumo is a girl who has a strong character but also has childish naivety as she is an 11 years old girl. Keiko Watanabe acted Momoko amazingly and viewers almost believed that the voice actress must be a young girl. Her acting skills made fans say “This is the best acting from Keiko Watanabe!”. On the other hand, she played a woman named Rea Katagiri in “World’s End Harem” perfectly. Rea Katagiri is a character who is a mature woman with a strict nature and also a sexy and attractive atmosphere. Keiko Watanabe has played many different types of characters and many fans are surprised to find out who she has played so far. Her amazing talent for acting different roles and her perfect acting is highly recognised by many anime fans. She has released many character songs related to the anime’s “THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!” and “Uma Musume Pretty Derby”. She has sung beautifully on many stages and her great performances made many people loyal fans. It’s easy to imagine that her original songs have been longed for by many fans, especially when people see her great history. This song will definitely be a great chance to get to know her better. On Tuesday the 29th of March, the Lyric video of this new song will be released on her official YouTube Channel. In April, she will appear on a radio show to talk more about her song. Please check out her interview on the radio program as well as her song, where she will be talking about the song in her own words. Keiko Watanabe “ALIVE” - Music Streaming Link : https://orcd.co/keikowatabnabe_e