Your Japanese Web+Mobile Site. Promote and Sell Your Music
submit the online order form with your information and we'll
do the rest.
*A free ReverbNation
Artist Account is required for some functions
fee. No monthly, annual or transaction fees. Major credit
cards (PayPal) are accepted. (US dollars)
something cheaper? Create a web+mobile Artist Page in the TopMusic.jp Music Guide ($49), click
Standalone Japanese web site
See samples and detailed description below.
mobile site with QR Code (about
See samples and detailed description below.
Page in TopMusic.jp
See samples and detailed description below.
(Push Artist) Promotion in TopMusic.jp
Home Page (12 weeks)
Spotlight) Promotion in TopMusic.jp
Main Category Pages (continuous random)
Ad in TopMusic.jp
(*Ad Type C displayed 75,000 times) (more
Music Marketing Members Resources
Valuable info and contacts for record companies,
publishers, importers, licensors, and show/festival organizers
in Japan that handle non-Japanese music/artists/labels...more
Press Sheet: A PDF sheet in Japanese that contains your
image, bio/profile, contact, and QR Code. It can be downloaded
and printed from your web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp
Artist Page. A useful item for press, record companies, distributors,
and show/festival organizers in Japan. sample
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Top Music Japan Social Media:
We tweet you in Japanese Twitter.
We post you in Japanese Blog.
We post you in Japanese Facebook.
We post you in Japanese MySpace.
We add your video to Japanese YouTube
Playlist (if you have a YouTube video).
(Top Music Japan) is a Japanese language online music
guide that music consumers and industry people in Japan use
to discover, follow and contact artists/bands from around
the world. The goal of TopMusic.jp is to introduce and promote
international artists/bands in Japan and to eliminate language,
distance and technical barriers while providing an easy and
affordable way for international artists to enter the Japanese
music market. Click
here to read more about TopMusic.jp in English. Click
here to visit the TopMusic.jp home page and see what artists/bands
from your country are already making it "Big in Japan".
may be added later.
Shop: Sell your CD and merch in your Japanese web+mobile
site and TopMusic.jp
($15/item one-time setup fee; PayPal account
see samples and read details below before ordering.
Labels, record / production companies, and managers with
more than 1 artist must apply for 1 artist at a time.
Japanese Web Site
Japanese Mobile Site and QR Code
generate a QR
Code (a.k.a. QRickit) and display it in your
Japanese web site, TopMusic.jp Artist Page and PDF
Press Sheet. Users can scan the QR Code with their
mobile phone camera and instantly access your Japanese
mobile site. (Click
here to learn more about QR Codes and Mobile
can download the QR Code image freely from your
Japanese web site or TopMusic.jp Artist Page by
right-clicking on it to save it as a bmp or png
file to your computer. You can print it on flyers,
stickers, buttons, packaging, etc. Or you can make
your own QR Codes for free by visiting QRickit.com.
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above links are live web and mobile sites. Scan the QR Codes
above with your mobile device to view the mobile sites. Go
to your favorite app store to get a QR Code reader (there
are free ones available). Note that the display may be different
on computers and mobile devices which do not use Japanese
operating systems. You can also view the Artist Pages by going
Schedule with Map
widgets we embed in the Japanese web+mobile site.
Show Schedule with Map
Fan Email Collector
Reverb Nation Artist account is required. We will create
one for you if you don't have one and send you the username
and password OR you can click
here to set up a free Reverb Nation Artist account yourself.
can upload photos at Flickr
prefer to use HTML5 widgets because they work on all modern
computer, smartphone and tablet brwosers. Flash widgets
are not compatible with many smartphone and tablet browsers.
experts translate/edit your English text (i.e. bio/profile)
into Japanese and include it in your Japanese web site,
mobile site, PDF press sheet, and TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
(Up to 200 English words included in price. Add US$0.15/word
translation fee for words over 200).
JPEG/GIF image (i.e. artist photo or CD cover) is displayed
at the top of your Japanese web site, mobile site, optional
PDF press sheet, and TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
*You can use a photo slide show widget to display more images.
you have a Twitter
account, we can add a widget that displays your latest
"Tweets" in the NEWS and Latest Info
section on your TopMusic.jp Artist Page. Your Japanese mobile
site will link to the Twitter Mobile version. You can setup
a free Twitter account at Twitter.com.
also add a Facebook
Page widget which shows activity in your Facebook Page.
Please note that you need a Facebook Page (not just a profile).
You can create
a Facebook Page if you have a Facebook account.
can also add a link to your official blog if you have one.
You can setup a free blog at ReverbNation.com,
and other providers.
(translation fees apply)
We can translate your news into Japanese and post it
in the NEWS and Latest Info section of your
TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
Map of Artist Location
display a world map so Japanese users can get an idea of where
you come from.
Show Schedule with Map widget is displayed in your Japanese
web site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page. You can post your
shows there using your ReverbNation account.
*Note: widgets are not displayed in your mobile site.
us your Japan show schedule (max. 10 shows per submission)
and we will post it in your web
site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
It also becomes searchable in the TopMusic.jp
include your links to iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, MySpace, Facebook,
Bandcamp, SoundCloud, your official home page and any Japanese
Shops that sell your music. (Our staff does an internet
search to find links to Japanese shops that sell your music.)
Production / Management Co.
applicable, we display your record label name, image, and
link in the TopMusic.jp
Music Guide and in your web and mobile sites. The record
label is also included in the TopMusic.jp
"Record Label List" and Japanese users can
search for and list all artists under the record label.
The record label name, website link and image (150 x 150
pixels jpg/gif) are also randomly displayed in the "Label
Showcase" section in all the main pages of the TopMusic.jp
is a button for Japanese Twitter users to easily "tweet"
the artist name and Japanese Web Site URL.
users can send a message directly to you through a contact
form on your web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist
*Your email address is always hidden to users.
Industry Business Communications Service
receive inquiries on your behalf from Japanese TV/film/game
music supervisors, press, concert/event organizers, record
companies, and other music industry people through a special
contact email link. When we get a serious business-related
inquiry (i.e. licensing, booking, interview opportunity),
we will let you know the basic nature of the inquiry in English
and their contact info. You can decide whether or not to pursue
*We can provide fee-based translation/communications
services if required.
users can easily send your web and mobile site URLs to their
friends using the "Tell-A-Friend" function on your
web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
Compatible with Japanese mobile phones (keitai and
smartphones) and major carriers in Japan: AU, DOCOMO, SOFTBANK
Japanese mobile site is a version of your web site that
is optimized for Japanese mobile phones (both traditional
keitai and smartphones). It displays the same content
from your Japanese web site. Japanese mobile users can follow
you, listen to your music, watch your YouTube videos, and
buy your music on their mobile phones (over 90% of all digital
music in Japan is purchased via mobile phones!)
above links are live mobile sites. Scan the QR Codes above
with your mobile device to view the mobile sites. Go to your
favorite app store to get a QR Code reader (there are free
ones available). Note that the display may be different on
mobile devices which do not use Japanese operating systems.
Code for Mobile Site
here to learn about QR codes)
generate a QR
Code (see above samples) and display it in your Japanese
web site, PDF Press Sheet and TopMusic.jp Artist Page. Users
can scan the QR Code with their mobile phone camera and
instantly access your Japanese mobile site.
can download the QR Code image freely from your Japanese
web site or TopMusic.jp Artist Page by right-clicking on
it to save it as a bmp or png file to your computer. You
can print it on flyers, stickers, buttons, packaging, etc.
Special URL Address
can access your Japanese Web and Mobile Sites through 1
URL. It automatically detects mobile users and sends them
to your Japanese mobile site while computer users are sent
to your Japanese web site.
special URL address will look like:
you wish to have your own custom Japanese domain name (e.g.
yourbandname.jp), it is about $60/year. Click
here to register your own custom Japanese domain name.
We can help you setup your custom domain to automatically
redirect to your Japanese Web Site.
download from your Japanese web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp
you wish, you can offer a free MP3 file for download.
*This is a free MP3 you are offering as a
promotion. It is not for sale. Japanese users may use it
for non-commercial purposes in podcasts and blogs. TopMusic.jp
users can search the site for artists that offer free MP3
Ichi-Oshi (Push Artist)
randomly rotate you in the Ichi-Oshi (Push Artist)
section on the home page in the TopMusic.jp
Music Guide for 12 weeks.
Shokai (Artist Spotlight)
randomly rotate you in the Artist Shokai (Artist
Spotlight) section at the top of the home page and music
category pages in the TopMusic.jp
to 50% off banner ad rates in the TopMusic.jp
Music Guide. Click
here to see banner ad rates. Discounts are offered for
other Japanese music marketing services too.
will also be eligible for:
CD/album/show reviews in TopMusic.jp
discounts on banner advertising in the TopMusic.jp
and other advertising/promotional opportunities in Japan
when available (i.e. joint ads, festival showcases, compilations,
to Japan Music Marketing Members Resources
here for more details of resources)
can access online
resources that include:
list of the main Japanese companies that distribute, license,
publish, and import music from international artists/labels
list of companies that plan and manage live tours (gigs)
in Japan for international artists
list of main music festivals in Japan that book international
Japanese cover letters (printable PDF files) to use when
sending your materials to Japanese record companies/distributors/licensors
Press Sheet (PDF)
Users can freely download it from your Japanese web site,
mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
make a Japanese Press Sheet (PDF) which can be downloaded
and printed by Japanese music industry people from your
Japanese web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
It contains your image, Japanese bio/profile, website URL,
mobile site QR code, and contact email.
is an important and useful item when contacting press, radio
stations, record labels / companies, distributors, publishers,
and show/festival organizers in Japan.
version with Japanese text in graphics is also prepared
for you so you can view and print it on non-Japanese computers.
If you are mailing anything to Japan, you need this!
to view: sample
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Music Japan Social Media
tweet/post/add/like you in Top Music Japan social media sites.
tweet you in Japanese Twitter.
post you in Japanese Blog.
post you in Japanese Facebook.
add your video to Japanese YouTube
Playlist (if you have a YouTube video).
Sales - Artist Shop
$15/item setup fee
This option can also be ordered anytime
later at the same fee whenever you have a new CD or merch
you want to sell in Japan online. There are NO transaction,
monthly or annual fees.
can add an ARTIST SHOP section to your Japanese
web site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page so you can sell your
CD's and merch directly to Japanese consumers. PayPal account
here for more details of Artist Shop
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Info , Comments, Terms & Conditions
to your Japanese Web+Mobile Sites
is NO login account provided because you cannot
modify the Japanese web site, mobile site or TopMusic.jp
Artist Page directly by yourself. But you can modify your
content in the music player, video player, and show schedule
widgets freely using your Reverb Nation account. For other
modifications (contact email, links, etc.) you can submit
your changes to us using an online form and our staff will
make the updates. Many industry people use the TopMusic.jp
Music Guide, so in order to maintain a professional and
consistent standard, all web and mobile sites are manually
processed and links/content checked by our Japanese staff.
see how to make modifications to your Japanese web site,
mobile site or TopMusic.jp Artist Page after setup, check
out the Top Music Japan Artist Support
and Resources Center.
Japanese web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page
follow a fixed layout/design and are hosted on the TopMusic.jp
server indefinitely or until deleted by TopMusic.jp administrators
or by a request from you.
may deactivate/delete your Japanese web site, mobile site
and TopMusic.jp Artist Page from the server if you request
us to do so by email. If this is the case, no refund is
reserve the right to deactivate or delete your Japanese
web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page from the
server at anytime at the discretion of TopMusic.jp administrators
without notification or statement of reason made to you.
If this is the case, a partial or full refund may be made.
to web and mobile site, server and system maintenance, as
well as other unforeseen technical and internet connectivity
issues, your Japanese web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp
Artist Page may not be available for a certain period of
time. If this occurs, we will try to minimize this downtime.
Naturally, we cannot guarantee 100% uptime.
the Japanese web+mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page
may contain widgets from other companies, please check the
policies and terms/conditions of the respective widget providers
and its owners, administrators and partners are not responsible
for any loss or damage incurred by the use of any services
or products supplied by Top Music Japan and JICS MEDIA.
a person authorized by the band/artist may submit the order
form. By submitting the order form you declare that you
are authorized by the band/artist, and understand and agree
to the terms and conditions described here.
Impressions (Page Views)
may not use any means to inflate web and mobile site impressions
(page views) artificially, including manual methods.
and mobile site impressions (page views) should result from
genuine Japanese visitors. Any method that artificially
generates impressions (page views) on your Japanese web
site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page is strictly
prohibited. These prohibited methods include, but are not
limited to, repeated manual clicks or impressions, automated
click and impression generating tools and the use of robots
or deceptive software.
you fail to comply with these policies, we reserve the right
to deactivate your Japanese web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp
Artist Page at any time. If deactivated, you will not be
eligible for further participation in our services and a
refund will not be issued if payment was made.
much does it cost?
is a setup fee of US$189. There may be additional charges
if you order options or make modifications later. There
are no monthly, annual or transaction fees.
fill out and submit the online order form here. We will
contact you when we have received your order form and payment.
we receive your application, payment and materials, it usually
takes 5 to 10 business days to complete your Japanese web
and mobile sites. We will contact you by email when completed
or if anything else is needed.
reserve the right to accept and refuse orders at our discretion.
If your order is not accepted, your payment will be refunded
recommend that you get the following things ready
to make the most of your Japanese web+mobile site.
Images - jpg or gif image files: min. 320x320 pixels for
main web+mobile site image; min. 1200x1200 pixels for
PDF press sheet; min.
1200x700 pixels (or larger keeping similar size ratio)
for optional website background
Artist Account with at least 1 image and 1 MP3 uploaded
(best if you also have at least 1 YouTube video and 1
show schedule). Get a free ReverbNation Artist Account
Upload photos to Flickr
(allow public viewing). Then we will be able to display
a photo slideshow in your website.
video. If you don't have a YouTube music video, you can
easily make one using your MP3 and some photos / images
Then upload it to YouTube.com.
Account. You can get a free Twitter Account at Twitter.com.
Try to make at least 1 tweet.
a Facebook Page.
Account. You can create a blog using your ReverbNation
Artist Account, Blogspot.com,
to make a list of the links (URLs) to the shops that sell
your music (iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Bandcamp, etc.)
a sample MP3 for free download (i.e. make one or more
of your ReverbNation account songs downloadable). A short
clip or full song is fine.
a well-written bio that is brief (about 200 English words),
informative and concise. It's best to rewrite or edit
your original English bio especially for Japanese music
fans (or industry people) and so that it does not use
slang or idioms that have no real meaning in Japanese
and get lost in translation.