KMC's Focus

Since the first conference in 2009, KMC has maintained the theme of "Building Bridges With Music," as an all genre music event with musicians coming from all over the world to perform and network in Osaka, Japan.
The main focus of KMC is to support independent musicians when they play in Japan by creating programs and events that always foster a true "bridging" of cultures.

Performing at KMC

Over the years musicians that have joined KMC have been offered performances at corporate events, band contests, festivals and domestic and/or international tours.
In addition, countless musicians from overseas have used their participation at KMC to boost their reputations at home, which in turn created further interest in their music!

KMC 2020

Dates: Sept. 18 - 20
* live performances on the 18th and 19th *
Venues: Clubs, restaurants, cafes
Production: KMC Executive Board

Applications for musicians

1) Applications will be accepted from Jan. 15th - Mar. 15th on this site and on the KMC gigmit page.
2) No fee is necessary to apply. However, selected artists will be required to pay a registration fee. (details here)
3) Before applying, please note that musicians selected to perform at KMC will not be paid for their performances nor receive payment for any expenses related to their participation in the conference.
4) Genres accepted are: Alternative, Blues, Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Pop, Rock, Urban/R&B, World, Gospel, Acoustic, Americana, Avant-garde, Punk, Funk, Singer/Songwriter, Soul, A Capella
5) From Jan. 15th applicants can apply using this site and they must complete the application in full. (Artists applying from outside of Japan must answer ALL questions.)
6) Be sure to include links to videos or tracks on sites like Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Youtube or CD Baby, or you can send 2 mp3 tracks to the e-mail address listed on the application form with the song titles clearly labeled for each song.
7) Press the "Send" button at the bottom of the application form. Please review the information on the confirmation page carefully before pressing the "Send" button again. A confirmation mail will then be sent to the e-mail address included on the application form.
8) Once we have confirmed the receipt of your application and songs, we will process your application, however we may contact you with further questions.
9) Selection results will be announced by April 15th and applicants who have been selected will be notified by email.
10) All selected artists will have until May 1st to confirm that they will be attending, after which all unconfirmed spots will be offered to other applicants.
11) After confirming attendance, artists will be asked to provide further information for the conference registration process.
Please contact us if you have specific questions.

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