support and resources here are for artists and bands (and their
record labels and managers)
that already have a Japanese Web+Mobile Site at Top Music
Japan. If you don't have one yet, click
here to create one.
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Album Reviews: Regularly we select artists that have
a TopMusic.jp Artist Page and review their latest albums.
The reviews are published in TopMusic.jp
in Japanese. If selected, we will contact you.
*reviews are published according to the discretion
of TopMusic.jp content editors
Artist Interviews / Concert Reports: Regularly we will
select artists that have a TopMusic.jp Artist Page and interview
them. The interviews are usually conducted via email or
telephone (and sometimes in person). They are then translated
and published in TopMusic.jp
in Japanese. The artists we interview often have finished
or are planning a live tour / show in Japan or have had
some type of experience (sales, licensing, press, award,
connection, etc.) in Japan that they can talk about. If
you have any interesting experiences (related to your music)
in Japan, please use the MODIFY
form to let us know.
*interviews and reports are published according
to the discretion of TopMusic.jp content editors
Asked Questions (FAQ) and Support Info
do I check how many people visited my web+mobile site?
numbers are shown at the bottom of your web and mobile sites.
The top number shows the date your site was created, the
number below shows the all-time total views, and under that
is the current month's views. The counters are set to be
"very conservative" and only count Japanese visitors
using a Japanese language computer system or accessing from
a Japanese mobile carrier. Please click
here to see screenshots of a sample web+mobile site
and English descriptions.
do I add/modify content in my music player, video player,
show schedule, and photo slide show widgets?
login to your ReverbNation
account and add/modify content. Changes are automatically
reflected in your Japanese web site and TopMusic.jp Artist
Page. Use the MODIFY form
to send us the code if you want to add a photo slide show
widget or if you want to disable/enable certain widgets.
You can get free Photo Slide Show Widgets at Flickr
do I add/modify the main image, contact email, links to shops,
Twitter, YouTube, blog, and other content?
the form below to request modifications to your Japanese
web+mobile sites and TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
here for MODIFY Form
can use this form for all other modification requests too
or to contact us.
is my Special URL?
(Not available for Artist Page in TopMusic.jp)
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 will look like:
is usually sent to your email when we confirm the creation
of your web site.
us if you forgot or lost it.
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 .JP domain name. You
can setup your custom domain to automatically redirect to
your Japanese web site.
you already have your own .COM (or other) domain name and
hosting service, you can make an HTML redirect page and
put it in a folder called "japan". So you can
use for example, "YourBandName.com/japan" as the
URL for your Japanese web+mobile site. The redirect page
will automatically send users to your Japanese web (or mobile)
site. If you need help making and setting up a redirect
page on your host server, contact
can I download my Japanese PDF Press Sheet?
you forgot the link, contact
us and we will send you the link.
can also go to your Japanese web site and scroll down near
the bottom to the link that says "PDF PRESS SHEET".
Click on the link to download.
is a translation and production fee if you need the PDF
press sheet modified.
*If you don't have one, you can order one for $39. Contact
us to order or modify.
do I add an "Artist Shop" to my Japanese web site?
your CD (records, t-shirts, etc.) in Japan!
can sell physical items on your Japanese website and TopMusic.jp
Artist Page. If you would like to add an Artist Shop or
add/modify items in your current Artist Shop, contact
There is a $15/item setup fee (no transaction, monthly or
here for details on "Artist Shop" option
forgot my password to access the Japan
Music Marketing Members Resources.
Japanese record labels/companies, publishers, licensors,
concert/festival organizers, and more. Click
here and enter your registered email address.
The password will be emailed to you.
you don't yet have access, click
here to sign up for access.
can I get the QR Code for my mobile site?
Code (a.k.a. QRickit) is displayed in your Japanese
web site and TopMusic.jp Artist Page. Users can scan the
QR Code with their mobile phone camera and instantly access
your Japanese mobile site. Try it out with your own mobile
phone. You can get free QR Code readers for your phone by
can download the QR Code image freely from your Japanese
web site by right-clicking (ctrl-click) on it to save it
to your computer as a png or bmp file. You can display it
in other web pages or print it on flyers, stickers, buttons,
packaging, etc. For info on printing sizes and to create,
download and print your own QR Codes for free, visit QRickit.com.
QR Codes are becoming more popular all round the world.
To learn more about how to use QR Codes to market your band,
release or event in your own country, please visit QRickit.com.
QR code image you save from your web site is made for display
on computer screens and printing on home or office printers.
For high-quality professional printing, a high resolution
image file is often required by printing companies. Click
here to get a free hi-res 300 dpi jpg image file.
have some gigs in Japan coming up. How do I post my Japan
Live Show Schedule?
Show Schedule with Map widget is displayed in your Japanese
web+mobile site and TopMusic.jp profile page. You can post
your live shows there using your ReverbNation account.
us your Japan show schedule (max. 10 shows per submission)
and we post it in your web site, mobile site and TopMusic.jp
Artist Page. It also becomes
searchable in the TopMusic.jp
Music Guide. Click here
to submit your Japan show schedule.
do I add news?
you have a Twitter
account, we can add a widget that displays your latest
"tweets" in the NEWS and Latest Info
section on your Japanese web site and TopMusic.jp Artist
Page. Your Japanese mobile site will have a link to the
Twitter Mobile version. You can setup a free Twitter account
Use the MODIFY form
to send us your Twitter account URL. We 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,
Translation fee: US$0.25/English word. Minimum $20.
If you need your news translated into Japanese we can
translate it for you and post it in the NEWS and Latest
Info section of your Japanese web site, mobile site
and TopMusic.jp Artist Page. Contact
us for a quote.
can I promote my music in Japan?
here (or read below) for music promotion in Japan.
here for other questions / support
Advertising in TopMusic.jp Website|
are currently accepting a few banner ads in the the TopMusic.jp
online music guide.
Only ads promoting
bands and record labels/companies (from any country)
CD/DVD/vinyl/digital releases (from any country)
in Japan (from any artist performing in Japan)
venues in Japan
events/conferences/festivals (from any country)
rates range from $25 (with discount). Click here for
rates and more info.
(with paid TopMusic.jp Artist Page) get a 50% discount
on banner ad rates in TopMusic.jp.
*Plus a bonus 15,000 ad impressions for
first-time ad client.
a bonus 15,000 ad impressions for artists with with paid
TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
*Graphic edit fee is waived for
artists with paid TopMusic.jp Artist Page.
Advertising in Japan|
below are the approximate costs for various advertising media in Japan:
Japan Adwords Ad Campaign - Google Japan and Partner Sites (Setup Fee: from $199;
Min. Ad Budget from $1/day) more
Facebook Japanese Ad Campaign (Setup Fee: from $99; Min. Ad
Budget from $1/day) more
Image ad in other Japanese website, blog or email newsletter
(Min. Ad Budget from $2,000) more
Print ad in Japanese magazine/free paper (Min. Ad Budget from
Classified ad in Hip Hop Insider magazine - only for hip hop/rap/R&B
genres (Min. Ad Budget from $500) more
Image ad in TopMusic.jp website (Min. Ad Budget from $25) more
budgets shown are approximate. Costs may vary depending on your genre, available
ad space, ad/materials production costs, discounts, etc.
good marketing campaign will use several methods of advertising and promotion.
with paid TopMusic.jp Artist Page get a $50 discount
on setup fees for Google Japan Adwords Campaign and
Facebook Japan Ad Campaigns (basic startup campaigns).
you are ready to market your music using any of the above methods, please click
here to contact our music marketing division.
Shows / Tour in Japan|
live shows in Japan is a great method of promotion
to read more about doing gigs in Japan). Top Music Japan is not
a concert/event organizer. Please contact directly the companies in Japan that
specialize in organizing/managing live shows/tours in Japan especially for foreign
artists/bands. You can also apply for showcases at music festivals and conferences
in Japan. See the contact lists at the Japan
Music Marketing Members Resources Area. Make sure you utilize your Japanese
web+mobile site and optional PDF press sheet when contacting these companies.|
Submission to Japanese Net Radio/Podcasters and AM/FM Radio
can register in the Bigfish
Network's Aritst Explosion in Japan Promotion which
includes 1 song (MP3) submitted online to Japanese net radio/podcasters
and AM/FM radio directors, and some blog posts. Click
here for more info. If you already have a special TopMusic.jp
URL, all you have to do is send them an MP3 and provide
them with your special TopMusic.jp URL so they can get all
the information they need in Japanese. They charge 4500
YEN (about US$60) which can be paid by credit card or PayPal.
from all over the world have been sending their music and
cheerful messages to the FM radio stations below which are
in the Tsunami / Earthquake-stricken area of Japan. If you
wish, please send your music and cheerful message to them.
SEA WAVE - FM Iwaki
SEA WAVE - FM Iwaki
5-1 Taira Aza Omachi
Iwaki City, Fukushima
Basenaka Misse 1F
Hanamaki City, Iwate
Japanese characters for web/graphic design|
you would like free Japanese words and characters (Kanji) to design things like
websites, T-shirts, posters, images, etc. click the links below to download the
files. The fonts are outlines (graphics) so they can be opened on non-Japanese
computer systems. There are English explanations so you know what the characters
Words/Characters Part 1 Illustrator
file (1.15M) | PDF file
Japanese Words/Characters Part 2 Illustrator
file (1.48M) | PDF file
To copy graphics in a PDF file right-click (hold-click or CTRL-click) on the select
tool icon (the arrow or hand) and then choose the snapshot tool (the camera
icon). Just zoom your document to the size you want and select the portion of
the graphics you want to copy with the snapshot tool. Once copied, you
can paste it into any image editing program and modify/save it in your desired
Japanese web buttons for your English (or other
language) web pages|
(hold-click or CTRL-click) on the web button/banner/image you want to save to
your computer. The short Japanese characters say "Nihongo" (Japanese)
in several font styles. You can use them to put in your English or other language
web page (e.g. your official home page, MySpace, blogs, SNS. etc.) to link to
your Japanese Web+Mobile Site. |
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