Category Archives: music

What is Mod (subculutre)?

 Mod is a subculture that began in London in 1958 and spread throughout Great Britain and elsewhere, eventually influencing fashions and trends in other countries,  and continues today on a smaller scale. Focused on music and fashion, the subculture has its roots in a small group of stylish London-based young men in the late 1950s who were termed modernists because they listened to modern jazz. Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits); music (including soul, ska, and R&B); and motor scooters (usually Lambretta or Vespa).

 

 

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What is LINE MUSIC?

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Yasuharu Nagura on LINE MUSIC

 Line Music (stylized as LINE MUSIC) is a subscription-based music streaming service by Line Corporation that combines existing Line Messenger app with the entertainment system that users not only can stream the music on-demand, but users can share the music directly to Line messenger. The chairman for the Line Music division is Lim-Suk Jun.

 Line Music was initially launched in Thailand where Thailand is the second largest Line messenger market share in the world after Japan, with 33 million registered users using this service, compared to the Japanese market with 58 million registered users. Line has signed deals with major labels in Thailand such as RS Music BEC-TERO, SpicyDisc, and What The Duck to allow their works to be streamed in this service.

 On June 11th,  2015, Line Corporation launched the Line Music in Japan, with new deals with major labels has been signed such as Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and King Records.

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura on LINE MUSIC

https://music.line.me/artist/mi000000000aea2b6a/album

What is the difference between SoundCloud and Mixcloud?

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Yasuharu Nagura on SoundCloud

SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio.

 

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Yasuharu Nagura on Mixcloud 

 Mixcloud is a British online music streaming service that allows for the listening and distribution of radio shows, DJ mixes and podcasts , which are crowdsourced by its registered users.

In April 2018, Mixcloud announced that it closed $11.5 million from WndrCo LLC, a holding company based in Los Angeles and San Francisco that invests in media and technology businesses for the long term. The financing will fund Mixcloud’s expansion globally. Jeffrey Katzenberg, former CEO of DreamWorks Animation, is a founding partner at WndrCo.

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura on SoundCloud

http://www.soundcloud.com/yasuharu-nagura

Yasuharu Nagura on Mixcloud

http://www.mixcloud.com/yasuharunagura

 

 

What is band camp?

 

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Yasuharu Nagura on Bandcamp

 A band camp typically refers to a high school, college, or university marching band sumer camp. Band camp is often mandatory for members of the band, and constitutes the majority of the preparation a marching band makes before its marching season (learning how to march, learning “sets” on the field, memorizing show songs). A high school marching band may travel to a college or university for band camp for use of its facilities (dormitories, fieldhouses, fields) and services, or it may stay at the school. The time at band camp is used for focused rehearsals and time for bonding between band members. The colorguard also learns and rehearses with the marching band.

Band camp might also be used to refer to an individual camp where participants focus on developing their own musical skill, in which case it would more likely be called a music camp.

Finally, Bandcamp is an American online music company founded in 2008 by former Oddest co-founder Ethan Diamond and programmers Shawn Grunberger, Joe Holt and Neal Tucker, headquartered in Oakland, California.

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura on Bandcamp https://yasuharunagura.bandcamp.com

What is Spotify and how does it work?

Yasuharu Nagura on Spotify

Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.

Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address or by connecting with Facebook. If you’re not keen on monthly subscription fees for Spotify Premium, or just want to dip your toe in and test it out, it’s easy to get started and there’s no commitment.

You can find out the main differences between Spotify Free and Premium in our separate feature but as a quick summary, the free version is ad-supported much like radio stations. The free version of Spotify can be accessed on PC, laptop and mobile phone, but the full service needs a Spotify Premium subscription.

How does Spotify work?

Getting started with listening to music on Spotify is easy:

  1. Visit the Spotify website and sign-up. We’d recommend signing up with Facebook if you have an account as it’ll make it easier to find and follow friends, see what they’re listening to and share songs with them.
  2. Choose a subscription level. We’d recommend going for Spotify Premium as it gives you access to more features, is more flexible and will connect with more devices.
  3. Download and install the free Spotify application. There are versions for desktop and iPhone/iPad and Android phones.
  4. Sign into your account on those devices and get listening.

The basic setup is pretty straightforward but there’s much more to Spotify once you delve in and it gets smarter the more you listen.

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5WAjEtl6UiVm046W935Pe5

 

 

Live in Japan (Nagoya, 2019)

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flyer by Mr. Saida

 

I will appear in a music event.

I will play original songs this time.

Musical Program  for Yasuharu Nagura  (18:30~19:00) ※plans

・A Buddy from Rio

(from Portrait in A.I.)

・Blue Cave Live Edition

(from Mommentary Incursions)

・Victoria Habourside House

(from Tin Hau Trap)

・Beyond the Squall in Patong

(from Tranquil Restration in Thailand)

・Phuket Night

(from Tranquil Restration in Thailand)

Date :2019/1/13  Open 16:30〜

Place :ROCK BAR UK

Ticket:Charge ¥1,500 +1 drink ¥ 500

Info :http://rockbar-uk.com/event/soundear-vol-6-2019-1-13日-rock-bar-uk/

 

p.s. Live Set “Roland JD Xi (synthesizer) + Macintosh (computer) ”

p.s. (2) In case of coming, please tell my name at the reception. Tickets can be reserved in advance. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Contact https://yasuharunagura.bandcamp.com

 

 

Hawaiian Music

The Hawaiian music by steel guitar which is said to be Hawaiian music is made by the Caucasus of the mainland of the United States, and is said to be “papa · haore · music”. Papa is a half English dull word, Haore is a white person, if literally translating it is semi – whites music. There is also a style unique to Hawaii. For example, there is a local boy wearing an Aloha shirt and playing an ukulele. Ukulele is a prototype small guitar (Bragini) brought in by Portuguese immigrants at the end of the 19th century, the theory that the Aloha shirt was made by Chinese immigrants in the 1930s is powerful.

 

 

New distribution store “YouTube Music” was added.

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https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCz3Ex2cJW2lsL9evpQ8opjQ

2018/11/19

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◆ New distribution store “YouTube Music” was added.
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Thank you very much for using songs all of the time.

From today, according to the video service “YouTube” operated by Google Inc.
We started delivering music to the new music streaming service “YouTube Music”.

 

What is “YouTube Music”?

It is a streaming service specialized for music contents by YouTube operated by Google. YouTube version of sound recording “art track” is automatically generated, it will be distributed in the area where “YouTube Music” is deployed. Music content and official music videos on YouTube along with art tracks, it can be used with various terminals (PC, smart phone, tablet, and etc…). With paid members, advertisements are not displayed, and offline playback, background playback, playback during the screen lock is also possible.

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Store name: YouTube Music
Distribution area: domestic and overseas
Delivery form: streaming (including synchronized delivery with video)
Subjects to be registered: Single Album
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If you have any questions about this matter, please feel free to contact.

Contact :
https://yasuharunagura.bandcamp.com

Continue, thank you.

Japanese Classical Music “Gagaku”

Gagaku has a history of over 1200 years and has been highly appreciated as Japanese classical music and also as a world classical music in foreign countries.

Gagaku is a traditional Japanese ceremonial music and dance, and music and dance transmitted from the continent of  China and the Korean Peninsula during the 400 years from the Asuka  to the beginning of the Heian period, Music that is arranged in style.

Since the Nara period and the Heian period, the performance of Gagaku was performed vigorously in temples and shrines as well as court. And for more than 1000 years, it continued being handed down by professional musicians in Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. During the Meiji era, The Board of the Ceremonies of Imperial Household Agency was founded and handed down Gagaku. Recently, private group Gagaku music performance organizations are on the rise.