Saturday, December 27, 2008


In my previous post I wrote about the Hayashi Tetsuji Tribute Album, "4TEARS" featuring 4 Hokkaido female artists. One of those artists is JUNCO whom Discovery is now promoting and managing with hopes of a major debut.

With the boom of MySpace Music recently a MySpace Music Profile was definately a good move. The only problem with MySpace is that their layouts are very tacky and don't allow a lot of room for customization other than even more tacky generators or you have to be very good at knowing how to code your way through the MySpace mess.

At any rate I was bound to find a way to make the design I wanted be shown on MySpace and was lucky enough to find someone online who knows the ins and outs of MySpace (whom I will post about later) and turn Junco's MySpace Profile into an original masterpiece.

If you are a band and have your own MS Music profile check out Junco's profile and let her know what you think.

Tribute to Hayshi Testsuji

For all of my readers who follow Japanese music, Discovery has just released a new album paying tribute to one of Japan's most famous song writer and composer, Hayashi Tetsuji (Last name first).

The album is called 4 Tears produced by Cheep Hiroishi and it features 4 cover songs sung by 4 different female artists living on the northern island of Japan, Hokkaido.

The first song is called "September" originally sung by Takeuchi Mariya and cover by CARIN.
The second title is "Mayonaka no Doa" (Midnight Door) originally by Matsubara Miki and cover by Kakimoto Nanae.
The third song is "Senaka" (Back) originally by Misora Hibari, cover by ERINA.
The fourth and final song is "Kanashii Iro Yane" (Sad Color Right?) by Ueda Masaki, cover by JUNCO.

You can listen to the samples at the 4Tears MySpace Music page. Though the songs are kinda old now the new singers bring life back into the words.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Back to the Basics

Well today I just thought what is the purpose of this blog. Some of you may be going "Why is the title World Ethnic Sample CDs and there is not a lot about Sample CDs" and I understand you 100%. When I first started this blog, it was going to be for promoting my music and since the hompage did not yet have a blog I decided to create one on blogspot. Little did I know that I would get so many readers.

Recently I have been posting completely out of topic and had 3 thoughts. 1: Change the title of the blog so that I could freely write about what I want to. ( and then deal with seo from ground zero again) or 2: Stop posting freely and make the blog less interesting to read. And 3: Disregard 1 and 2 and continue to do what I am doing trying my best to keep music related, but sometimes having a little fun with other topics.

Obiously if I don't post more often it kinda defeats the purpose of having a blog I would guess. So to all of you who have read my blog I just want to say thanks for putting up with my off topic posts and not writing for weeks at a time. I am still new in the blogging world, but will do my best to not do a half-assed job in the future.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shaq Attack on Twitter

Wow!! it is official. Shaq Attack on Twitter. It's always nice to see talent step out of the box and join the rest of the world. I am sure if this would of happened 10 years ago it would be a different story with people sending 'autograph please' messages and totally forgetting that Shaq is actually a real person just like us.

Since the recent growth of internet social networks there has been a surge of talent joining cyberspace and I think this is a good thing. It lets the fans know that even the biggest of stars can interact with regular people and enjoy the WWW without being hassled. (I hope) Read full article here: Twitter Blog: His Tweets Are Shaqalicious

Friday, December 5, 2008


I am going to Korea tomorrow to promote Discovery's sample CD collection and meet some musicians about recording a new sample CD with Ethnic Korean sounds and music. I have been getting a bunch of requests lately for traditional Korean sounds and have not had the chance to give a specific date, but I can tell you it is in the near future.

Part 2 of the trip will be talking about promoting recording artists from Korea over here in Japan. The relations between Japan and Korea have been getting better and better when you think that less than eight years ago Japanese culture wasn't allowed in Korea. What better time than now to increase relations even more.

Lastly, I am also going to promote the Japanese music Documentary "Same Old Story" (Korean Version) with hopes that it will show at the PIFAN in 2009 along with the EBS documentary film festival.

Of course all work and no play is not fun, so I will be taking lots of pictures and post updates when I get back to Japan. Talk to you all then.