Sept. 20
KMC Opening Party

Joining the Opening Party is the best way to hit the ground running at KMC. With initial networking opportunities, plenty of local music fans all gathered in one place and a great party atmosphere, this is one event that you don't want to miss!!

Sept. 21
Live Music & Art

To show the uniqueness of Osaka to the international community, KMC 2019 will focus on promoting the culture and personality of Osaka through music and visual art. Musicians and visual artists from various countries will come together in the Kitahorie area of Osaka and put their respective cultures and talents on display with live music and exhibitions for an unforgettable experience.

Sept. 22

With a networking event for artists and musicians in the morning, and seminars & presentations in the afternoon, the conference is an important way for participating artists to make contacts, get advice and learn key information about music and art scenes in Japan.
There will be opportunities to meet industry reps, special guest artists, venue managers, media reps and other conference participants.

Sept. 20 - Opening Party

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Osaka


Strange Orange

Sept. 21 - Live Music & Art

Venue: Club Vijon

Red Bed Rock




Venue: Horie Goldee

Takayuki Kato


HMS Morris


Miho Teruya

Venue: Kitahorie Bindu


Venue: Bistro New Orleans

Hideto Matsuura

Art Exhibits

Venue: Sauce Boss

Venue: Bistro New Orleans

Joe Bones

Venue: Kitahorie Bindu


Sept. 22 - Conference

Venue: Covent Garden

Networking Event

Registered attendees are invited to meet with members of the Japanese music industry, presenters and other musicians to exchange business cards and make connections. (light refreshments will be available)


In the afternoon seminars and workshops open to the general public and covering various topics will be held for anyone who is interested in attending.

D'Addario Product Showcase

Come by and see some of the latest products from D'Addario, Evans, & Promark. Look, feel and most importantly try for yourself some of these fantastic products. Bring your own instrument and try them out! A rare opportunity to experience new gear, and get free samples!!

Live Music In Latin America

The live music scene in Latin America has grown significantly in recent years, with an increase in new festivals, showcases and concert venues for bands that are developing their careers but also need promotion assistance.
This presentation will focus on introducing the markets of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Chile, the countries that would be the best options for foreign bands.

Snare Drum Building Workshop
(@ Blarney Stone Umeda)

Shaun Keating, owner of DB Custom Drums (Drummers Base) will lead a step-by-step seminar on how to assemble and build your own snare drum. The event itself is free of charge, however each participant will need to pre-order a snare building kit from DB Custom Drums.
Participants will leave this workshop with a finished Keller maple snare drum. Co-host and Evans Drum head endorser, Eric Wiegmann, will also talk about snare drum tuning. Contact us for further details about participation. (limited to 10 registered participants)

Panel Discussion:
Building Your Brand

Looking to expand your fanbase and move your music career to the next level? This discussion will feature prominent professionals that will provide advice on how to market your image and your music for better results.

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