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14th TIMM Business Seminar Schedule has been announced


14th TIMM Business Seminar Schedule has been announced.

23 Oct. (Mon) 10:00-11:30 

Seminar Title: International Collaborations - The Present and Future in Songwriting, Artists, and Live Entertainment


Discussions on future vision of collaborations between Japan and international, based on recent cases of songwriting collaborations between Japanese and International creators, and artists/live entertainment collaborations between Japanese and international artists.


Masahiro Nakawaki (CEO, Innovation Creative Inc. / Operating Officer, ASOBISYSTEM Co.,Ltd)

Naoki dr Takada (A&R, manager / collaborator, D.R.Entertainment, Inc.)

Ryosuke "Dr.R" Sakai (Producer / Songwriter)


23 Oct. (Mon) 12:00-13:30

Seminar Title: Global Strategies of Anisong; The Current and Future Possibilities


Anisong festival "Anisong World Matsuri", is an event Japanese entertainment companies started for the world in 2016. Furthermore, in March of this year, Anisong subscription streaming service "ANiUTa" (ANIUTA, INC.), was launched by combined effort of 10 music labels and publishers. This panel on the present situation and possibilities of the global expansion of the anisong market will be held by the key founders of this service.


Shiro Sasaki(CEO, ANIUTA, INC. / President, FlyingDoc, Inc. / Board of Directors, JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Corp.)

Shunji Inoue(President and Representative Director, Lantis Co., Ltd. / Board of Directors, ANIUTA, INC. / Chairman, BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc.)

23 Oct. (Mon) 14:00-15:30

Seminar Title: Latin America’s Eyes are on Japanese Artists Now - With the Focus on the Demands on Each Territory in Latin America


Brazilian promoter YAMATO and Mexican promoter NINSHI will talk about the demand of Japanese music and the basic activities from each region. They will also talk about the needs from each territory and how to run the shows, as well as using past methods as examples.


Yaz Noya-Collins (President, Lynks International)

Eduardo Takashi Tikasawa (CEO, Yamato Corporation)

Mami Togashi Goshozono (Ninshi S. de R.L. de C.V.)

23 Oct. (Mon) 16:00-17:30

Seminar Title: Blockchain, Data Analysis Will Bring Your Music Business Worldwide


Technology surrounding the music industry is evolving daily and in accordance, the importance of metadata cannot be ignored in today’s national/international business. In this seminar, remarkable technology, “Blockchain”, and important topics “metadata” and “audio fingerprinting” will be explained, and experts will show how to analyze data which may be the key of your future business. 


Takayuki Suzuki (President / EnterTech Accelerator, ParadeALL)

Yutaka Inaba(Vice Chairman, Music Publishers Association of Japan(MPAJ)/ President, U's Music Co.,Ltd.)

Akira Nomoto (Director, Artist & Label Services, Spotify Japan)

Koji Urabe (Sockets Inc. President)

24 Oct. (Tue) 10:00-11:30

Seminar Title: SyncSummit@TIMM 2017: Music Brands and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics


The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo represent an unique opportunity for labels, publishers, managers and artists alike to  connect Japanese music to global audiences through branded marketing campaigns.  This panel features brands and ad agencies working with brands that are sponsors of the 202 Olympics and actively looking for Japanese music to enhance the cultural connection to Japan through music.


Mark Frieser (CEO, SyncSummit & SyncExchange)

Joshua Burke (Head of Music Sourcing, The Coca-Cola Company)

Josh Rabinowitz (EVP Director of Music, Townhouse)

Kristen Hosack (Music Supervisor, Saatchi and Saatchi)

24 Oct. (Tue) 12:00-13:30

Seminar Title: Music Copyright and Live Entertainment China: The Current and the Future


Maggie Zhou, CEO of China Hi Five Entertainment, currently working in the music copyright business in China, and Manabu Yamauchi, Amuse Shanghai Inc., organizer of successful Japanese artist events in China, talks about the current and the future of music copyright and the live entertainment business in China. 


Maggie Zhou (CEO, Hi Five Entertainment)

Manabu Yamauchi (Amuse - Amuse Shanghai Inc.)

24 Oct. (Tue) 14:00-15:30

Seminar Title: Keynote Conversation: Kunihiko Murai - My life in Music in the US and Japan


Keynote by the Japanese legendary songwriter, producer Kunihiko Murai. Murai celebrating his 50 year music career as a songwriter this year, has written many evergreen hits such as “Tsubasa o Kudasai”. He is also a pioneer in bringing Japanese music international, known as the founder of “Alfa Records” and one of the key people behind the global success of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) from the label. In this keynote, looking back in his global music career of 25 years in Japan and 25 years in LA in the United States, he will talk about his thoughts on Japanese music in the global market and will give fruitful advice on how to make your music successful globally.


Kunihiko Murai (Songwriter, Producer)

24 Oct. (Tue) 16:00-17:30 

Seminar Title: Ticket Resale Issues in Western Live Entertainment Markets and the Current Status in Japan


Organized resale of concert tickets at inflated prices above face value has become a social issue in Japan. This panel invites music professionals from the US and UK to share their experiences in their respective advanced entertainment markets, explains their solutions and local speakers will introduce the efforts Japanese industry groups are making to tackle the problem domestically.


Tatsuya Nomura (Managing Director, FMPJ (the Federation of Music Producers Japan) / Executive Vice President, HIP LAND MUSIC CORPORATION)

Other speakers: To be announced