"TIMM Business Seminar in Summer Sonic 2022"
The Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) has announced the URLs of each seminars on "TIMM Business Seminar in Summer Sonic 2022".
- Streamed on JMCE's Official YouTube Channel.



The "TIMM Business Seminar in Summer Sonic 2022", a special event of the Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) Business Seminar, will be held in conjunction with Summer Sonic 2022 and the "Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022" art exhibition.
All five seminars will be streamed in real-time from the Makuhari Messe Tokyo venue of Summer Sonic 2022, and will be available for free to all, including the general public, on JMCE's official YouTube channel.
The URLs of each seminar is as follows, and all seminars will be archived on the same URL for one week after the real-time streaming.
After the archived streaming, the seminars will continue to be available on the online business matching site "TIMM ONLINE" for industry professionals in Japan and abroad.

Date: August 20th (Sat) to 21st (Sun), 2022
Venue: Summer Sonic 2022 Tokyo Venue (Seminar special venue in Makuhari Messe)
Distribution: JMCE official YouTube channel ( ) and others
-Each seminar can be archived for one week after the live streaming ends.
-For the URL of JMCE official YouTube channel and seminar contents, please refer to the seminar theme details below.
-Please refer to the seminar theme details below for the URL of the official JMCE YouTube channel and seminar content.
-After the one-week archive period, the seminar will be archived on the "TIMM ONLINE".
-Please refer to the official TIMM website for details on how to watch the seminar on TIMM ONLINE.   
TIMM Official Site:
Organizer: Agency for Cultural Affairs, TIMM Office

Seminar theme: *Titles omitted below

Theme 1: "Making of 'Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022'"

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 13:00-14:00(JST)

Summary :
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.

Speakers :
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

Moderator :
Junya Yamamine/Music Loves Art in Summer Sonic 2022 Curator

Theme 2: "IMCJ's role in supporting global expansion of Japanese music as a member of WIN, a global network of independent music trade associations, and future prospects"

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 15:00-16:00(JST)

Summary :
IMCJ was built in 2017 as a member of WIN, a global network of independent music trade associations. Yushi Yamashita and Jack Oishi, our new co-Chairmen, newly elected last year, will focus on the environment related to the music business and passionately discuss the possibilities and prospects for global expansion for independent music labels, including the master recording business.

Speakers :
Yushi Yamashita / Chairman, Independent Music Coalition Japan (IMCJ)
Masahiro Oishi / Chairman, Independent Music Coalition Japan (IMCJ)
Izumi Yamaguchi / Director, Business Development, Independent Music Coalition Japan (IMCJ)

Moderator :
Naoto Kikuchi /Consultant, Independent Music Coalition Japan (IMCJ)

Theme 3: "The future story of AREA DIP 2022 in MIDNIGHT SONIC

Date : Saturday, August 20, 2022 17:00 – 18:00(JST)

Summary :
AREA DIP, a project focusing on Asian urban culture, will hold "AREA DIP 2022 in MIDNIGHT SONIC. The performers and related parties, including JQ, vocalist of Nulbarich, who will participate as a curator, will report on the latest situation of the music market in Asia. In particular, they will discuss future prospects after the pandemic, the characteristics of the Japanese music market as seen from abroad, as well as the possibility of gaining overseas fans for Japanese music and alternate collaborations with artists from other countries.

Speakers :
Hitoshi Kurimoto / Music Writer
Takayuki Suzuki / President, Parade All Co.

Moderator :
Moena Neuhaus / J-WAVE Navigator

-What is AREA DIP?
”AREA DIP" is a project based on the concept of introducing artists who lead city culture in Asian countries to the world. ”AREA DIP" official YouTube channel will be the first to release a variety of cultural information, including original live videos and playlists. The first content is a 24/7 live streaming service of Asian city music, available on Spotify playlists and other music distribution services, and updated monthly with new tracks. From August, acoustic live videos (original live videos) of the artists themselves performing in their favorite cities and places will be added. In conjunction with the announcement of the launch of "AREA DIP", "AREA DIP 2022 in MIDNIGHT SONIC," one of the largest club events in Japan, will be held within "SUMMER SONIC 2022,"where the event will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba of Japan, curated by JQ, vocalist and producer of Nulbarich, on Saturday, August 20.

Theme 4: " Where the music cover jackets & artwork will go for future”

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

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.

Speakers :
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.

Moderator :
Hirohisa Nakamura / President, 4TR Inc.

Theme 5: " 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.

Speakers :
Lena Edo/Metaverse Artists
MISOSHITA/Metaverse Architects
Nobuyuki Takeda/LITE,Fake Creators
mekezzo/BeyondConcept,Inc CEO

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

Other seminar themes will be announced at a later date.
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