Network's Artist Explosion in Japan Promotion 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 at their website. To apply, just send Bigfish Network an MP3 and the link to your TopMusic.JP Artist Page so they can get all
the information they need in Japanese. They charge 4500
YEN (about US$45) which can be paid directly to Bigfish Network by credit card (PayPal).
*PDF Press Sheet may display differently on non-Japanese browsers / operating systems / devices
We create a Japanese PDF Press Sheet which includes your bio, image(s), QR Code, Japanese web site link, and contact info. The PDF Press Sheet is made available for download from your Japanese web+mobile site. You can even print out the press sheet and use when mailing Japanese music industry people.
List of main record companies/labels/licensors/distributors in Japan that deal with foreign artists/bands/labels
Ready-to-print Japanese cover letters
List of Music Festivals/Conferences in Japan which book or showcase foreign artists/bands
List of Japan Concert Promoters and Tour Planning Companies that specialize in booking foreign artists/bands
Other useful info/advice to help sell and promote your music in Japan
Info for main companies in Japan that distribute, import, license, and sell music from foreign indie artists, bands and record labels. All genres are covered (even Hawaiian, Classical, Reggae, Brazilian/Latin, Bluegrass/Country, Jazz/Swing, Jam Band, Hard Rock, Metal, Punk, Pop, Rock, Alt Rock, Techno, etc.). All addresses are translated/written in English. There are website/email links and additional comments written about each company. Click here to preview Japan Music Marketing Resources Area.
A Japanese cover letter (PDF file) which you can print and include with your packages so that they know why you sent it and who to contact (even though the other contents of your package may be in English or another language). The letter is generic so that it can be copied and sent to all the companies on the list. You simply fill in your name, genre and contact info where noted on the page. The Japanese cover letter is provided as a PDF file which when printed fits on one 8.5" x 11" letter-size paper (A4-size also available).
The cover letter has several versions available for:
- artist / band seeking a Japanese distributor/licensor/importer for finished products
- artist / band just sending demos to Japanese record companies in hopes of getting "signed"
- record label / music company seeking a Japanese distributor/licensor/importer for finished products