May 20, 2017

Is it rude to ask for music in digital formats?

Some musicians like to release their music in physical formats only, such as CD.

Is it impolite to tell them you want their works in digital formats, including download and streaming?


We believe many music fans who have no inheritors don't like their favorite musicians' CDs thrown away after they die.

The percentage of lifetime-unmarried people* is getting higher and higher in the aging society with fewer children in Japan.

Artists who stick to publicity in physical formats should change their mind and launch their pieces also in digital formats to prevent your discs and art works from going to the trash can held by their deceased fan who doesn't have any relatives to visit her/his grave.

* lifetime-unmarried people = They are defined in Japan as the ones who have never married by the age of fifty. The percentage of the females is 14.06 % with the males at 23.37 % in Japan in 2015.

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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 19:10 on May 20, 2017 JST | miscellaneous thoughts | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

February 25, 2017

Is the audience in Japan really attentive?

Almost all the jazz musicians coming to Japan from overseas say the audience at live shows there is quite attentive and get very focused on the music they play when they are interviewed in the radio program or talk with me after their performance.


Does it mean the audience at live venues outside of Japan is so loud and/or has poor concentration on listening to the music?

In Japan most of the customers at jazz clubs are male senior citizens, who each come to enjoy the show alone.

I guess this is one of the reasons for the attentive audience in Japan.

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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 18:29 on February 25, 2017 JST | miscellaneous thoughts | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする