DS-10 Picnic! by Kaoru Watanabe

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DS-10 Picnic! by Kaoru Watanabe

Post by mistyminds » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:39 am

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DS-10 Picnic! by Kaoru Watanabe

Hi All!

Kaoru Watanabe, the organizer of Japan's outdoor DS-10 event "DS-10 Picnic",
has recently released his first album - created by using DS-10 only!
The album is properly titled "DS-10 PICNIC!" =D

This new album is now available for download at the following sites:

* iTunes Store
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/ds-10- ... d414168404
* Amazon (JPN)
http://www.amazon.co.jp/DS-10-Picnic/dp/B004IVTZ4Y
* beatport
https://www.beatport.com/ja-JP/html/con ... 86-index=3


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LjsoyuSptU[/youtube]

Should you have any comments/compliments for watanabe,
please let him know at @wa_ta_na_be on twitter =D

Thanks!

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Re: DS-10 Picnic! by Kaoru Watanabe

Post by Geolm » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:29 am

The youtube video sounds very interesting, I am looking forward to hear more :)

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Re: DS-10 Picnic! by Kaoru Watanabe

Post by Decktonic » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:19 pm

Very cool!
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Re: DS-10 Picnic! by Kaoru Watanabe

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:54 pm

Sounds good!

I do wonder if it's really worth to put something 'niche' like this up for digital sale in Japan? Do people buy al lot of mp3s in Japan?
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Re: DS-10 Picnic! by Kaoru Watanabe

Post by mistyminds » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:43 am

DS-10 Dominator wrote:Sounds good!

I do wonder if it's really worth to put something 'niche' like this up for digital sale in Japan?
Do people buy al lot of mp3s in Japan?

Not really sure... so we shall find out! =D

The story is (as far as I know) watanabe-san made some CDs to sell
at the bi-annual COMIKE (Japan's largest flea-market style event for creators)
and apparently all of the CDs that he made sold out within a few hours.
As there were several people who could not go to the market
but were interested in his album, he decided to go ahead and
provided mp3s thru different channels.

Not sure what the sales outlook is, don't think anyone is expecting this
to become a gold disk, but I think it was a nice approach for watanabe to
make his tunes available on the market - for anyone who might be interested.

Some of the songs included in the album may already be available on Youtube etc
but there are several new songs created for this album, and so far
I have been hearing very good reviews.

Of course, you need a lot of promotion and advertising to sell anything,
but we will see.

and Yes, people buy mp3s in Japan.
Don't you?

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Re: DS-10 Picnic! by Kaoru Watanabe

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:55 pm

mistyminds wrote:
DS-10 Dominator wrote:Sounds good!

I do wonder if it's really worth to put something 'niche' like this up for digital sale in Japan?
Do people buy al lot of mp3s in Japan?

Not really sure... so we shall find out! =D

The story is (as far as I know) watanabe-san made some CDs to sell
at the bi-annual COMIKE (Japan's largest flea-market style event for creators)
and apparently all of the CDs that he made sold out within a few hours.
As there were several people who could not go to the market
but were interested in his album, he decided to go ahead and
provided mp3s thru different channels.

Not sure what the sales outlook is, don't think anyone is expecting this
to become a gold disk, but I think it was a nice approach for watanabe to
make his tunes available on the market - for anyone who might be interested.

Some of the songs included in the album may already be available on Youtube etc
but there are several new songs created for this album, and so far
I have been hearing very good reviews.

Of course, you need a lot of promotion and advertising to sell anything,
but we will see.

and Yes, people buy mp3s in Japan.
Don't you?
Ah I see, that market sounds very cool. I would probably buy some goodies there, I like physical media if they make a good souvenir. That's why I buy quite a lot of music on vinyl. It looks and feels the best. I try to support the artists I really like, but I have to make a selection because I can't afford to pay every artist I listen to. I never really buy mp3s, although I did buy some digital music (FLAC, uncompressed). I also made few donations with paypal (for http://georgeandjonathan.com/ for example). I like that system better than iTunes because more money ends up at the artist.
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