Finest Sounds Presents: Still a Goldmine? Rock and metal in Japan
Moderator : Jouni Markkanen (Grey Beard Concerts & Management)
Panelists: Aya Ohi (JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment), Ichiro Aeno (Creativeman) and Akiko Tomiyama (Marquee)
Historically, rock and metal are considered the most successful genres for Finnish music in Japan. In the last few years, consumption of international music has decreased to its record-low market share of 13% of the recorded industry in Japan. Does that trend affect rock and metal or should the industry still invest in them? With insights from recorded and live industries, this panel will give you an update on the Japanese rock and metal scene.