Rob Schwartz

Fuji Rock Fest: Bjork, Nine Inch Nails to Headline

Fuji Rock Fest: Bjork, Nine Inch Nails to Headline

Japan’s original international summer music festival, Fuji Rock Festival (July 26-28), has made the initial announcement for its 2013 lineup, headlined by Bjork and the recently reunited Nine Inch Nails.
Bjork, NIN To Headline Fuji Rock Fest

Bjork, NIN To Headline Fuji Rock Fest

Nine Inch Nail and Bjork will headline the oldest continuous rock fest in Japan, which started on the slopes of Mt Fuji in 1997 but is now held in Naeba, Niigata prefecture, some 200 miles from the mountain.
Japan Physical Shipments Buck Trend, Rise

Japan Physical Shipments Buck Trend, Rise

In 2012, physical shipments in Japan bucked world trends, rising in a year-on-year comparison with 2011, according to figures just released by the Record Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). It was Japan's first year-on-year rise since 1998 and is a reminder of how resilient the Japanese physical market is.
Shanghai Touring Market Heating Up for International Stars

Shanghai Touring Market Heating Up for International Stars

Shanghai, the largest in China, has seen a surge of top-level international acts touring the city, and the trend looks set to continue. In a first for the metropolis, Western superstars played on back-to-back nights: Elton John on Nov. 23, Jennifer Lopez on Nov. 24 – both of which sold out – and big Brit boy band Blue also played over the same weekend.

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