The 14th edition of KMC will be held October 6 - 8 in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and online with live performances, collaborations, presentations and other sessions. Get our newsletter for updates!
For the first time, KMC will kick off in the traditional city of Kyoto, near the historic Nijo Castle, will host live musical performances by majority female and under-represented gender bands. Also, participating artists can get their registration badges, goodie bags and network with other KMC Artists.
At the conference venue there will be plenty of invaluable information like informative seminars about the Japanese music scene and music marketing, a drum clinic as well as a 2025 World Expo promotion event. Also, there will be a networking session and D'Addario product showcase.
In the evening, KMC Artists will be performing and gathering at different venues in Osaka.
This session will feature two prominent drummers introducing styles, techniques, demonstrations and concluding with a jam session.
Come to KMC 2023 and take a picture with the Blue Guitar!
This Blue Guitar travels around the world being photographed, held and played by everyone from beginners to world famous stars, and now you can too!
This event will showcase entertainers from Europe, Africa and Asia performing on stage and presenting their talent and culture.
As a TEAM EXPO 2025 Programme / Co-Creation Partner, KMC is using entertainment as a way of informing and educating the greater public about SDGs.
This will be a presentation about some of the upcoming activities that "KMC & SDGs" has planned, and how both artists and the general public can become involved.
With the aim of providing opportunities for the general public to better understand SDGs in a simple and enjoyable way, Music For SDGs uses music events, fashion shows and movies to integrate entertainment and education for enhancing people’s awareness on SDGs.
This seminar will feature a presentation and a live musical performance.
Live performances will be held at several venues in Kobe throughout the day. Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Kobe Jazz, the city will be active with music fans out and about, and KMC Artists will be part of the entertainment as well.