Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) will present its annual music showcase on November 4-6. The three-day event will be livestreamed for music fans worldwide via TIMM’s official YouTube channel.
Now in its 17th year, TIMM brings together music industry professionals, buyers, and artist representatives for seminars, performances, and business meetings designed to build relationships and spark financial partnerships promoting Japanese music artists to the ever-changing international market.
In addition, the TIMM Business Seminar for international delegates will also be uploaded to TIMM’s YouTube channel. This year’s seminar – titled “Diggin’ Japanese Popular Music” – will be moderated by BBC radio broadcaster and producer Nick Luscombe with guest speakers from L.A., London, and Paris. This year’s TIMM Live Showcase will feature a wide-ranging group of new and popular artists from a variety of music genres, including pop, rock, hip-hop, punk, traditional, and soul. The final day’s concert, titled “JAPAN ANIME MUSIC SHOWCASE 2020”, will focus exclusively on anisong artists, sponsored by JAMLAB., the online BtoB platform focused on Japanese anime music, organized by JMCE.
17th TIMM LIVE
Schedule (all times JST) *Performance times and lineup are subject to change. Please check TIMM’s official website for details.
DAY 1 – Wednesday November 4
19:00 – 19:25 MADKID
19:25 – 19:50 GOOD BYE APRIL
19:50 – 20:15 FAITH
20:15 – 20:40 FOUR GET ME A NOTS
20:40 – 21:05 YORIE
DAY 2 – Thursday November 5
19:00 -19:25 I LUV ME
19:25 -19:50 Ryoma Quartet
19:50 – 20:15 FES☆TIVE
20:15 – 20:40 MIRAI
20:40 – 21:05 SHARE LOCK HOMES
21:05 – 21:30 4s4ki (pronounced ASAKI)
DAY 3 – Friday November 6 – JAMLAB. presents “Japan Anime Music Showcase 2020”
19:00 – 19:25 MindaRyn
19:25 – 19:50 Ayane
19:50 – 20:15 JUNNA
20:15 – 20:40 Yoko TAKAHASHI
Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) is the one and only music market in Japan that offers Japanese music a platform for overseas expansion and international exchange in the rapidly changing global music industry.
The main components of TIMM are the Marketplace/Business Matching with overseas buyers, the Business Seminars, which are very popular every year, and the Live Music Showcase offering an opportunity for musicians to appeal directly to overseas buyers.
This year’s 17th TIMM will be held online only.
17th TIMM Business Seminar
“Diggin’ Japanese Popular Music” with the guest speakers in L.A., London and Paris
In recent years, Japanese city pop, jazz, and ambient music have become hot topics among music lovers around the world. At this year’s TIMM, London and Tokyo-based DJ, producer, and broadcaster Nick Luscombe invites guest speakers from different cities around the world to explore their passion for Japanese popular music. Nick and the speakers will also recommend their favorite selections, which they will play for you.
Nick Luscombe: An experienced BBC radio broadcaster, producer, DJ and music / playlist curator with a varied career with numerous companies including iTunes, Google Play, BBC and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Also the founder of the music/architecture practice Musicity.
Yosuke Kitazawa – Los Angeles, California, US: Japan-born, California-raised reissue record producer known for his work on Light In The Attic Records’ Japan Archival Series. Nominated for a Grammy in 2020 as a producer for the compilation Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990.
Darrel Sheinman – London, UK: Founder Gearbox Records Ltd, the UK’s leading vinyl record label with technical production house
Elvin Pagiras – Paris, France: General Manager Modulor / Modulor Japan Exclusive distributor for labels such as Sub Pop, Secretly Canadian, Daptone Records, Glitterbeat and produce/license records through our in-house labels.