Since the first KMC in 2009, "Building Bridges with Music" has been a primary theme: Developing and fostering a global community of artists, fans and industry to introduce music & culture to Japan, and beyond.
The 14th edition of KMC will be held October 6 - 8 in Osaka, Kyoto and online with live performances, collaborations, presentations, webinars and a networking session. Get our newsletter for updates!
If you'd like to join KMC 2023, applications will be accepted on this site and on Gigmit starting from Jan. 15. Details here
The music scene in Japan is quite unique. If you'd like to know more about it, check out our series. See more
In an effort to increase awareness of gender equality issues, female performers will be featured in Kyoto. Details here
Interested in collaborations featuring artists in Japan performing with artists in other countries? Building on projects from previous years, KMC 2023 will be encouraging new projects with more creativity and more focus.
As a TEAM EXPO 2025 Programme / Co-Creation Partner, KMC will be introducing artists who promote SDGs to other co-creation partners, such as small and medium-sized companies, associations and organizations in the build-up for the Osaka, Kansai, Japan 2025 Expo! Go here for details.