ABOUT KMC

What is KMC?

・ the only independently run, globally oriented music conference in Japan
・ features a wide range of music from traditional to cutting edge
・ sponsors seminars and workshops about music and the music industry
・ brings together musicians from all over the world
・ provides year-round opportunities for musicians to play paying shows
・ has created many success stories with the theme of "Building Bridges With Music"

What is a music festival? What is a music conference?

Music Festival:
・ many musical performances on different stages or in different venues
・ musicians and music fans come together to enjoy their favorite music
・ performers play in front of new audiences to promote and sell their music

Music Conference:
・ many musical performances on different stages or in different venues
・ musicians and music fans come together to enjoy their favorite music
・ performers play in front of new audiences to promote and sell their music
・ industry professionals introduce new ideas and opportunities in the field of music
・ musicians can join presentations and discussions to further their careers
・ valuable industry connections can be made

Bridging Cultures

"KMC was the first step for me to be an international artist. ...sharing music with many musicians from various countries, I think we could feel the ‘Building Bridges with Music’ theme." - Blackuro (Osaka), KMC 2012 & 2013

"I’ve met more people from around the world at KMC than I have anywhere else in my life." - Dale Campbell (UK), KMC 2009-2011

"It was truly amazing. We truly made lasting friendships as well as connections with other musicians." - Robot Bomb Shelter (US), KMC 2010 & 2011

"It was a wonderful experience to see so many people from different cultures joining our African workshop." –Olethabwekos (Kenya), KMC 2011

"I know I will continue to reap the benefits of playing in Japan for time to come! It was a truly rewarding experience through and through!" - Norine Braun (Canada), KMC 2009