Created in Dec. 2008, the KMC Executive Committee is composed of musicians, business owners, designers and industry professionals who are dedicated to expanding opportunities for independent musicians to perform and promote their music in Japan.


Since 2006 Shalestone Music has been focused on helping indie artists promote their music to fans in order to create a long-term fanbase in Japan. Providing booking & promotion services in most areas of the country, they have booked shows and managed tours for dozens of artists from countries all over the world.

D'Addario & Company, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories in the world (strings, drumheads, drum sticks, reeds, mouthpieces). Of note, they have been making strings since the 1600s.
The company designs, manufactures, and is a leader in four major music categories: fretted strings, orchestral strings, woodwind and percussion accessories for musicians ranging from students to professionals under the proprietary brand names D'Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, PureSound Percussion, and Promark Drumsticks.