Press Releases

Professional English-language press releases and media kits for artist promotion worldwide.

Artist Interviews

English interviews with Japanese performing artists.

CD Reviews

Album reviews of Japanese CD releases

Event Management

Live J-Pop/J-Rock concert events

Artist Updates


Press Release: Superstar Collaborations Shine at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC 2018

— Special one-time-only musical collaborations included songs from Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam SEED, One Punch Man, and more — New York’s biggest J-Pop concert series debuts at Anime NYC...


Press Release: URBANGARDE takes charge of history in new music video Shoujo Gannen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2018 Japanese trauma techno pop band URBANGARDE has released the music video for “Shoujo Gannen” (“Girls Year One”), the lead track from their new album...


Press Release: YOSHIKI announces new single MIRACLE and worldwide livestream concert

“Miracle” (Sarah’s Version) – Special Digital Single from Sarah Brightman featuring YOSHIKI YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 Sold-Out Concert to be Broadcast Worldwide November 15 on Yoshiki Channel International (YouTube) with Special...


TRUE – Interview: JaME (2018)

Voice actors deliver their lines, and there’s a director who guides them, but singers should not be told too much how to sing — they can produce more interesting music...


Luna Haruna – Interview: Anime News Network (2018)

The anime that influenced me the most in terms of music was the Gundam Seed series. This series made me believe that I might be able to help someone with...


TRUE – Interview: Anime News Network (2018)

Every song I create is like one of my children, so I feel very happy to see them grow and live out in the world being experienced by others. But...


Morning Musume ’18 – Interview: Arama Japan (2018)

Haruna Iikubo: “…Concerts are my most fun activity. Not just in Japan, but all over the world. During the concerts, I always feel grateful that I was able to come...


nano – Interview: Manga Tokyo (2018)

It’s like a dream come true to perform in New York City. I’ve been aiming for this opportunity since my debut, and to be able to reach that goal proves...


Press Release: URBANGARDE releases Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE jacket art and bonus live video

November 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese trauma techno pop band URBANGARDE has revealed the jacket art from their next album, Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE (“URBANGARDE of Love and...


Luna Haruna – Interview: My Anime List (2018)

I was blessed enough to able to visit so many different countries. It was a surreal feeling to see that people know your song in a place you’ve never been....


Morning Musume ’18 – Interview: JaME (2018)

How is Morning Musume。’18 similar to or different from the Morning Musume。of previous years in terms of vibe and energy? Mizuki Fukumura: Mostly, our dancing became more intricate and there’s...


Hironobu Kageyama – Interview: NekoPOP (2018)

The other day, I came up with a really great melody so easily, but I realized that is was really similar to a song I released a while ago and...


Press Release: BRATS to perform first overseas live in Korea next January

Japanese girls rock band BRATS will make their first live concert appearance outside of Japan at “AMBITIOUS GIRLS SERIES 1″ at West Bridge Hall in Seoul, South Korea, alongside idol-metal...


Konomi Suzuki – Interview: My Anime List (2018)

For me, singing is where I’m most secure, so I’d rather be singing than playing an instrument. But ever since I started playing the guitar at my shows, I genuinely...


nano – Interview: Anime Herald (2018)

Performing around the world has opened my eyes both as a musician and as a person. I love connecting with people of different cultures. It teaches me so many things...


Shoko Nakagawa – Interview: Arama Japan (2018)

I love to sing and my favorite place is the stage, but the stage is where you put all your emotions for the people you meet there but who you’ll...


Hiroshi Kitadani – Interview: Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi (2018)

During the time I’ve spent with the members of JAM Project, I’ve grown in every way – technically, mentally, and as a human being. Link:


Wasuta posts video message for international fans / 100k Facebook Likes

Idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) has posted a video message in English on their Facebook page to thank fans for surpassing 100,000 likes on Facebook. Wasuta’s overseas popularity...


Konomi Suzuki – Interview: Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi (2018)

I feel like I sing for the people more. In the beginning, I wanted to sing for myself, because I wanted to do something to make my dream come true...


Press Release: maidreamin wraps Canada tour with sugary smiles in Montreal and Toronto

October 15, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin wrapped up their first-ever tour of Canada in early September with live performances and fan events at Fan...


Press Release: Wasuta performs first concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid

October 13, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) performed their first-ever concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid with back to back shows September 29...


Press Release: BRATS release new live video for “Kimarigoto”

— New “Live Cut” MV from (ex. Ladybaby) Rei Kuromiya’s rock band BRATS — BRATS have performed theme songs for To Be Hero (anime) and Slavemen (film) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...


YOSHIKI feat. HYDE “Red Swan” from Attack on Titan – #1 iTunes Rock Chart debut in 10 countries

Released October 3, The Attack on Titan theme song “Red Swan” by YOSHIKI feat. HYDE debuted at #1 on iTunes Rock Charts in 10 countries (Japan, Finland, Greece, Chile, Argentina,...


Press Release: X JAPAN sends fans home for safety, performs unprecedented “closed-door” concert at Makuhari Messe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2018 X JAPAN’s third-straight night of sold-out concerts — X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 THREE DEEP RED NIGHTS AT MAKUHARI MESSE — was suddenly...