Posts tagged with "Morning Musume"

The Global Music Market and the Japanese Approach to Digital Media

The Global Music Market and the Japanese Approach to Digital Media
Leafing through records in Camden Town or Shoreditch may not be quite the thing of the past we were led to believe it was a decade or so ago, yet despite the recent cultural resurgence of the LP, a BBC news report suggests that a decline in Japanese domestic market sales is harming the music industry on a global scale. With retail charts for both home grown talent and international imports, Japanese record companies have been somewhat slow when... 

Morning Musume Help me!! Dance Shot PV Review

Morning Musume Help me!! Dance Shot PV Review
Set for release on 23rd January 2013, Help me!! is something of a Return of the Jedi for the recent trilogy of electropop tinged Morning Musume releases. In the early hours of the morning on 22nd December, the song’s Dance Shot specific PV was uploaded to the group’s YouTube channel, reaching views of over 97,000 in less than 24 hours. There is no doubt that expectation is high and that once more, like Return of the Jedi, this song features... 

Otaku Owls Live at MCM Expo

Otaku Owls Live at MCM Expo
“I like idols and stuff,” was the introduction of Otaku Owls member, Abbie-kins. Taking the Totally Cosplay stage at this year’s MCM Expo in London, the Otaku Owls – a tenacious group of YouTube stars each from different parts of the UK – delivered a rich performance with the aesthetic romance of traditional idol stages. Led by centre, Mico, the group have been slowly building up a reputation online, and off for their... 

Interview with the Otaku Owls

Interview with the Otaku Owls
Otaku Owls. From left to right: Krissie, Catherine, Abbie~kins and Mico Describing themselves as four girls who dance to J-Pop and K-Pop on YouTube, Mico (MilkyMico – Blue Owl), Abbie~kins (xSlushpuppi3x – Pink Owl), Catherine (NitsuGatcha – Red Owl) and Krissie (KrissieeeR – Purple Owl) make up the Otaku Owls. This quirky dance quartet have performed at the Midlands, Birmingham and Manchester MCM Expos, building up a significant following... 

Beckii Cruel Makes Her Debut at London MCM Expo

Beckii Cruel Makes Her Debut at London MCM Expo
A few weeks before the London MCM Expo, you may have heard MCM Buzz’s Podcast with special guest, Beckii Cruel. Since the announcement of her attendance at the Expo on the Podcast, a vast amount of people gathered around the Totally Cosplay stage in the main exhibition halls to watch her first performance of the day. Before that, MCM Buzz managed to have a quick chat with the teenage performer, who is currently taking her GCSE’s. Hi Beckii –... 

Morning Musume’s New Single Review

Morning Musume’s New Single Review
Fans across the world are eagerly awaiting the release of Morning Musume’s new single, Maji Desu ka Ska!. This is their first single of 2011 and the first to feature the ninth generation; pushing anticipation even higher. So will the new single stand up to its expectations? Morning Musume are Japan’s leading all girl group in the performance industry, racking up over 179 million sales with forty four singles over fourteen years! They are... 
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