From the monthly archives:

March 2009

Perfume – One Room Disco

by 1337rice on March 25, 2009 · 8 comments · AddThis

One Room Disco
Perfume promoting One Room Disco
Artist: Perfume
Product Code: TKCA-73430/5
Release Date: 2009.03.25
Genre: Technopop
Highest Ranking: #1
Label: Tokuma Japan Communications
Format: CD, CD+DVD
Limited Edition: CD+DVD version

Just 3 months into 2009, Perfume has released their 1st single of 2009 called One-Room Disco. Fans have high expectations for this single as the word “Disco” should be an improvement of it’s predecessor Chocolate Disco. It certainly didn’t take long for Perfume to announce their new single in January after their New Years message showed signs of slowing down after a surge of popularity hit them in 2008.

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Koda Kumi Excite Interview – TRICK

by sljinu on March 15, 2009 · 6 comments · AddThis

TRICK Album Cover

This article is translated from an interview done with Koda Kumi by Excite.
Translation by sljinu

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Hamasaki takes the ‘NEXT LEVEL’ in sales

by trinka on March 3, 2009 · 6 comments · AddThis

NEXT LEVEL USB
Ayumi Hamasaki 'NEXT LEVEL' USB ver.

J-pop queen Ayumi Hamasaki steps into a new era of marketing, offering a limited USB mass storage version of her new album NEXT LEVEL. Hamasaki has always been up to date, setting the latest trends and offering cutting edge releases so it is no surprise she has decided to take this bold step.

CD sales are in a steep decline, so steep that the rising digital sales are not enough to make up for the loss. Many Japanese artists have suffered a decline in overall sales, Hamasaki included. NEXT LEVEL’s USB’s mix of physical presence and digital versatility however, may be a turning point into the market. Could you imagine, having a specially designed flash drive for each album you own?

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