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Press Release: Grenfelle with Swinging Popsicle vocalist Mineko Fujishima to release debut single on Record Store Day 2021

New Japanese pop group Grenfelle — featuring Swinging Popsicle vocalist Mineko Fujishima — will release their first single “KEEP IT GOIN’” on July 17, RECORD STORE DAY.

Press Release: Yoshikitty Selected to Compete in Sanrio Character Ranking for 7th Consecutive Year

APRIL 9, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKITTY – INSPIRED BY ROCK STAR YOSHIKI – WILL COMPETE WITH HELLO KITTY, CINNAMOROLL, AND MY MELODY yoshikitty—the popular Sanrio character inspired by rock...

Press Release: Geisha Opera Singer Madam Sen Releases Debut Album “Kachoufugetsu”

April 3, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madam Sen has released her debut album Kachoufugetsu (“The Beauties of Nature”) on streaming platforms worldwide. The album spans multiple musical genres, fusing classical...

Press Release: Akihito Okano (PORNOGRAFFITTI) to Livestream “DISPATCHERS” Event on April 11

APRIL 1, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Songwriter of “Hikari Are” (“Let There Be Light”) from The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Brings His “Walk to the Song in my Heart”...

Press Release: YOSHIKI Teams with MusiCares® for $100,000 Annual Grant Supporting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

March 29, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In March 2021, YOSHIKI donated $100,000 in support of mental health to MusiCares®, a partner of the Recording Academy® and the leading music charity,...

Press Release: BRATS to perform free livestream Ambitious Girls Rock 2 on March 20 with bands from Japan, South Korea, and Thailand

Japanese rock band BRATS will present “Ambitious Girls Rock 2” — the second of their 2021 livestream series — on March 20. In addition to a full set by sisters...

BRATS – Interview: Hyper Japan (2021)

“I thought it was cool that BRATS meant ‘bad kids’! But now that I’m older, I feel a bit embarrassed by it — How will it look if we’re still...

Press Release: YOSHIKI to receive prestigious Japanese Medal of Honor for charitable support of COVID-19 frontline workers

On March 9, 2021, the Japanese Government announced that YOSHIKI has been awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor for his numerous charitable works, including his support of frontline medical professionals...

Press Release: Wasuta Dances into Spring with Emotional Ballad “Haru Hanabi”

Wasuta Dances into Spring with Emotional Ballad “Haru Hanabi” New song composed by Kayoko Kusano (co-writer of LiSA’s hit single “Gurenge” from the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) February...

Press Release: “Disney – My Music Story: YOSHIKI” U.S Premiere on February 5

January 22, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DISNEY+ SPECIAL “MY MUSIC STORY: YOSHIKI” PREMIERES IN THE U.S. ON FEBRUARY 5 Photo courtesy of Disney+ Today, Disney+ announces that the U.S. premiere...

Press Release: BRATS launch 2021 with live albums and free Ambitious Girls Rock livestream on January 10

January 7, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band BRATS has released two live albums to start their activities in 2021, featuring their hottest sets since they released their second...

Press Release: Yoshiki to appear on Kouhaku 2020 with Sarah Brightman and members of Queen

December 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Queen and Sarah Brightman will perform “Endless Rain” composed by X Japan’s YOSHIKI on the biggest TV show in Japan on New Year’s Eve...

BRATS – Interview: TuttoRock (2020)

“We’re able to get together as family, and then get together as band members when it’s time to rehearse or play a live show. We can switch back and forth...

YOSHIKI’s worldwide project “UNDER THE SKY” postponed due to the spread of Covid-19

December 22, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It has been announced that the YouTube Originals global livestream music documentary special “UNDER THE SKY”, which is YOSHIKI’s worldwide project scheduled to be...

Press Release: amazarashi’s first online concert to be streamed in selected countries worldwide

December 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE amazarashi’s first-ever online concert “Mappoudokushou Utenkekkou” to be streamed in selected countries worldwide Anime and video game themes include My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul...

Press Release: URBANGARDE releases first animated music video “BAERUNA” directed by Danjou Oozora

November 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE has released their first animated music video “BAERUNA”, directed by popular digital animator Danjou Oozora.

Press Release: PIRANICA gazes at “Towers” in first mini-album Hatsumini

November 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIRANICA — the new Nagoya-based band formed by Budo Grape leader Hidehiko Nagai and vocalist/pianica player Keroyon — has released a new music video...

Press Release: YouTube Originals releases teaser for “YOSHIKI: Under The Sky” premiering December 23

November 20, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YouTube Originals has revealed the first glimpse of “YOSHIKI: UNDER THE SKY”, a global livestream music documentary special. Presented by acclaimed composer, drummer, and...

Press Release: Wasuta chases delicious desires in new MV “Seidaku Awasete Itadaku Nya”

November 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese pop idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) has released their new music video “Seidaku awasete itadaku nya” (“Take the good with the bad”)...

Press Release: Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) Announces Free Worldwide Livestream of 3-Day Music Showcase

October 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) will present its annual music showcase on November 4-6. The three-day event will be livestreamed for music fans worldwide...

Press Release: YOSHIKI Fashion Photobook “XY” to be released in November

October 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kodansha will release the new high-art photobook “XY” featuring rock star and fashion icon YOSHIKI on his birthday, November 20, 2020.

BRATS – Interview: Memeon Music (2020)

“I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I want to stay connected to music forever. I want us to earn a spot in people’s hearts so they...

BRATS – Interview: JaME (2020)

“We realized that if you took music away from us, out of our lives, there’s nothing left. It’s become connected to everything, really. As sisters, we’re linked together in that...

BRATS – Interview: JRock News (2020)

“It’s important to me to show that there is truth in dark emotions, too. We can’t just be girls showing “nice” things all the time. We all have different passions...

Press Release: “Disney – My Music Story: YOSHIKI” premieres exclusively on Disney+ Japan

September 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International rock star/composer YOSHIKI stars in “Disney – My Music Story: Yoshiki”, now premiering exclusively on the Disney+ Japan streaming service and expected for...

Press Release: Numero Tokyo lands rock star YOSHIKI for special cover

September 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International rock star and fashion innovator YOSHIKI lends his provocative artistic aura to the cover of Numero Tokyo for their November issue on sale...

Press Release: Legendary Japanese Rock Band BUCK-TICK Celebrates New Album with “ABRACADABRA LIVE ON THE NET”

September 11, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEGENDARY JAPANESE ROCK BAND BUCK-TICK CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM WITH “ABRACADABRA LIVE ON THE NET” LIVESTREAM ON SEPTEMBER 21 Legendary Japanese rock band BUCK-TICK will...

Press Release: URBANGARDE spreads subculture online for Utsu Fes 2020

September 11, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE’s yearly subculture music event Utsu Fes (“Depression Festival”) will be transmitted online this year.

Press Release: FAKY releases dreamy music video for new single “Darling (Prod. GeG)”

September 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese dance/vocal group FAKY has released the music video for their latest song “Darling (Prod. GeG)”. The mellow love song was created in collaboration...

Press Release: YOSHIKI stars in Attack on Titan-themed commercial as super-powered drum titan

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI STARS IN ATTACK ON TITAN-THEMED COMMERCIAL AS SUPER-POWERED DRUM TITAN Japanese rock star YOSHIKI transforms into a super-powered titan in the new “ATTACK...