KMC 2021

KMC 2021 Online
Sept. 17 - 19

Building Bridges With Music, Virtually
See full schedule here
Whether the performance is an in person live show or done via live stream, without question KMC events help to bridge the gap between cultures.

KMC sponsored performances and events are not only a chance for musicians to network and perform in front of a global audience, but they're also an opportunity for music fans of all types to discover new music and get an up-close view of the unique music culture in Japan.

KMC NIGHT: Live streaming from music venues in Japan!

From the stages of 2 live music clubs directly to your screen, we present KMC NIGHT! This is one of the best chances to see a real live evening of Japanese bands perform, without being there in person. On the 18th at Growly in Kyoto and the 19th at Heaven’s Door in Tokyo, KMC will highlight several Japanese artists looking to spread their music globally.

Sept. 17: Virtual Meet & Greet!

8:00PM (JST): There will be an online Meet & Greet session for participating artists, industry reps and KMC Staff for introductions and networking.
9:00PM (JST) About 4 acts will kick off the conference with live streamed performances to a global audience.


9:00PM
lightcraft
(Indonesia)


9:30PM
The Itchyworms
(Philippines)


10:00PM
Single By Sunday
(UK)


10:30PM
Deer MX
(Hong Kong)

Sept. 18: A Global Music Festival!

From morning till night, this site will host performances by artists from 4 continents. Each artist will stream their performance from their own Youtube channel, and the link will be added to their own KMC page!
Think of it like the KMC site as a TV with each performer having their own channel (site page). Viewers can check the schedule and then choose what they want to see just by selecting the artist’s name.


11:30AM
Pete Kronowitt
(US)


6:00PM
Hannah Rebekah
(US)


7:00PM
Foley
(UK)


8:00PM
Prophecy Playground
(Israel)


8:30PM
Radio 75
(Spain)


9:30PM
SACHA
(France)


10:00PM
Hervé Nguebo
(Cameroon)

KMC Night @ Growly (Kyoto)


4:30PM
Superback


5:15PM
theseadays


6:00PM
THE HOPKINS


6:45PM
Acid Clank


7:30PM
Kailios

Sept. 19: Valuable information about Japan and Japanese music culture!

From 1PM – 5PM (JST) several webinars and presentations will be either broadcast through the KMC site or held on Zoom, free of charge for participants. These will be aimed at artists interested in performing in Japan and will cover topics like effective marketing, explaning the music scene and tips for networking with Japanese musicians.
Then from about 5:30PM about 8-10 artists will stream their performances for the final part of the conference.

Panel Discussion:
"Performing in Japan Pt. 3: The Latin Influence"

Time: 1:00PM
Platform: Zoom
Panelists: Juan Shibuya, Esteban Pérez Ortega, Ernesto Duboy
Moderator: Vivian Hernaez

This will be a discussion in English and Spanish that will look at the Japanese music scene from the view of performers of Latin Music.

Feature Presentation:
"Building Bridges with Japan"

Time: 4PM (JST)
Platform: Zoom
Presenter: Tomáš Mach

As one of the many success stories of KMC, Tomáš Mach was first introduced to Japan as a performer at KMC 2011.

"Online Collaboration with Japanese Artists"

Time: 6PM
Platform: Youtube
Presenter: Aaron Walker

With his numerous years of experience in the industry, veteran producer Aaron Walker will provide some insight on how to communicate and collaborate with Japanese artists online.


11:00AM
LAGARTO
(Venezuela)


7:00PM
MURDAH SRVC
(Italy)


8:00PM
Pipo Romero
(Spain)


8:30PM
Hideto Matsuura
(Nagoya)


7:40PM
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* All content is subject to change without notice.

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