The Skinny on TIMM’s Three Day Music Showcase!

Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) has its annual music showcase online and it begins November 4-6! This three-day event will be livestreamed worldwide via their official YouTube channel.


Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) is the one and only music market in Japan that offers Japanese music a platform for overseas expansion and international exchange in the rapidly changing global music industry.

The main components of TIMM are the Marketplace/Business Matching with overseas buyers, the Business Seminars, which are very popular every year, and the Live Music Showcase offering an opportunity for musicians to appeal directly to overseas buyers.

This year’s 17th TIMM will be held online at

17th TIMM Business Seminar

“Diggin’ Japanese Popular Music” with the guest speakers in L.A., London and Paris

In recent years, Japanese city pop, jazz, and ambient music have become hot topics among music lovers around the world. At this year’s TIMM, London and Tokyo-based DJ, producer, and broadcaster Nick Luscombe invites guest speakers from different cities around the world to explore their passion for Japanese popular music. Nick and the speakers will also recommend their favorite selections, which they will play for you.

Moderator: Nick Luscombe:

An experienced BBC radio broadcaster, producer, DJ and music / playlist curator with a varied career with numerous companies including iTunes, Google Play, BBC and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Also the founder of the music/architecture practice Musicity.


Yosuke Kitazawa – Los Angeles, California, US

Japan-born, California-raised reissue record producer known for his work on Light In The Attic Records’ Japan Archival Series. Nominated for a Grammy in 2020 as a producer for the compilation Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990.

Darrel Sheinman – London, UK

Founder Gearbox Records Ltd, the UK’s leading vinyl record label with technical production house

Elvin Pagiras – Paris, France

General Manager Modulor / Modulor Japan

Exclusive distributor for labels such as Sub Pop, Secretly Canadian, Daptone Records, Glitterbeat and produce/license records through our in-house labels

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