Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM )’s special event
"TIMM Business Seminar in Summer Sonic 2022"



Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) is an international conference event that brings together music industry professionals from Japan and abroad for the purpose of promoting Japanese music to the world. This year's event will be a hybrid format, combining the Shibuya venue with the online business matching website "TIMM ONLINE.

The "TIMM Business Seminar in Summer Sonic 2022" will be held as a special event of TIMM's highly acclaimed business seminar program at the Summer Sonic 2022, one of the largest music festivals in Japan, and streamed online.

This seminar will be held in conjunction with Summer Sonic 2022 and the "Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022," a large-scale art exhibition to be held at the festival's Tokyo venue. The seminar will be a change of perspective from TIMM's previous business seminars, and will include art, culture and the related themes of them.

To attend the seminars at the venue, it is necessary to have an admission pass only for limited people who is music professionals and the others will be able to be viewed free on "TIMM ONLINE" and JMCE's official YouTube channel.

In addition, the three seminars announced today will be available to the general public on the official JMCE YouTube channel.

The second announcement of the seminars will be made at a later date, and the latest information will be posted on the official TIMM website.

Outline of TIMM Business Seminars in Summer Sonic 2022

Date: August 20th (Sat) to 21st (Sun), 2022

Venue: Summer Sonic 2022 Tokyo Venue in Makuhari Messe

*Please refer to the TIMM official site for details.

Online: JMCE official YouTube channel ( ) and others

*Online Business matching site “TIMM ONLINE" will also be viewed(archives)

*Please check the TIMM official website.

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Organizer: Agency for Cultural Affairs, TIMM Office

Theme: "Making of 'Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022'"

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 13:00-14:00


Artists participating in "Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022," an art exhibition to be held at Summer Sonic 2022, will introduce the process and story to create their works they will exhibit, and talk about their future activities and aspirations toward global expansion.


Kenta Cobayashi/ Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022 artist in Main Gate of ZOZO marine stadium

Mayumi Hosokura/ Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022 artist in Makuhari Messe

Teppei Kaneuji/ Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022 artist in front of the ZOZO marine stadium


Junya Yamamine/Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022 Curator

Theme : " Where the music cover jackets & artwork will go for future”

Date: August 21, 2022 (Sun.) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.(JST)

Summary: The music cover jackets and artworks, such as record jackets, which appealed to the visual sense and communicated the appeal of music, is one element that has driven the market as much as music, in the course of the development of the music industry. Today, with the diversification of media, artwork is becoming increasingly important as a communication point with fans and as a means of presenting an artist's worldview. With the emergence of next generation technologies such as NFT, how will artwork/visual expression change in 2020 and beyond? What kind of visual expression of entertainment will emerge? We interviewed three professionals whose work is currently based on visuals, and asked them about their thoughts on the future.


Wataru Yoshida / Creative Production Division, Sony Music Solutions Inc.

Naomi Akatsu/DRC LLC Deputy General Manager, Planning and Marketing Department, Universal Music Group FOR BRANDS

Yusuke Konan / Leader, Next Generation Business Promotion Department, RECOCHOKU Co.


Hirohisa Nakamura / President, 4TR Inc.

Theme : " Web3, NFT, and Metaverse invite further development and a brighter future for arts, culture, and entertainment.

Date; August 21, 2022 (Sun.) 14:00-15:00(JST)

Summary; Web 3, NFT, and Metaverse are expanding the possibilities of new culture and entertainment on a global scale and realizing a new way of being in society. The next generation of creators from Japan are expanding globally through this domain. We will hear from creators who are pursuing new position in art, character, fashion, and music from Japan about their current status and the potentials and challenges they see for the future.


Edo Lena/Metaverse Artists

MISOSHITA/Metaverse Architects

Nobuyuki Takeda/LITE,Fake Creators

CEO, mekezzo/BeyondConcept,Inc


Takayuki Suzuki / CEO, Parade All K.K. CEO, Meta Tokyo K.K.

TIMM office