【20th Tokyo International Music Market(20th TIMM)】
The first announcement of the program for this year !




The first announcement of the program for this year !
Keynote speech at Business seminar on October 26
Masanori Takumi - This year’s Grammy Awards Winner

Showcase Live MATSURI in TOKYO
3 Days from October 25th – 27th

ZERO and more will perform at ZEPP SHINJUKU

Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) is a B-to-B convention that brings together music industry professionals from Japan and abroad with the aim of promoting Japanese music abroad.

This year, TIMM celebrates its 20th anniversary and TIMM will be held in Tokyo as a full-fledged in-person event for the first time in four years. The venue of 20th TIMM is “TOKYU KABUKICHO TOWER” which was just opened in this Spring in Kabukicho of Shinjuku ward.

Business seminar, which is one of the main programs of TIMM, will be held on October 26 and 27 at “109 CINEMAS PREMIUM SHINJUKU” located on the 10th floor of Tokyu Kabukicho Tower. Up to 8 seminars will be held centering on topics related to the overseas expansion of music.

Masanori Takumi, who has become a big topic for winning “Best Global Music Awards” of 65th Annual Grammy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles in this February, will give a keynote speech on October 26.

He will talk about the knowledge and experience he has gained while working as a composer/arranger and artist both in Japan and overseas, the path to winning the Grammy Award, and the future development and prospects of Japanese music overseas.

Ken Ayugai, who has been active in various fields, will be the moderator of this keynote. He will also give advice to young artists and people involved in the industry who will be responsible for the future of the Japanese music industry based on his own experience,

On October 27th, there will be another session featuring artists and producers who have been successful in expanding overseas.

Masanori Takumi                                       Ken Ayugai

Showcase Live MATSURI in TOKYO 3 Days from October 25th- 27th


and more will perform at ZEPP SHINJUKU

TIMM showcase live provides the opportunity for Japanese artists who are interested in musical activities outside of Japan and display their skills and talents to international music industry professionals.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of TIMM and to further develop it, we have named TIMM Showcase live "Matsuri". “Matsuri”, which means festival in Japanese, has been an important part of Japanese culture since ancient times.

"Matsuri" will be held in ZEPP Shinjuku for 3 days from 25 to 27 October.

"Matsuri" is a live showcase for music industry professionals, but the general audience can also see it by buying a ticket.

Today's performer announcement is the first announcement.

A total of 3 to 4 artists will appear on each day, and the full lineup will be announced shortly. For more information, please refer to the overview below or the official website.

The 20th Tokyo International Music Market(20th TIMM) Overview

DATE : October 25, Wednesday – October 27, Friday, 2023

Address: 1-29-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Japan Music Industry and Culture Promotion Foundation (JMCE)
More will be announced at a later date

All Japan Concert & Live Entertainment Promoters Conference (ACPC)
Society for the Administration of Remuneration for Audio Home Recording (SARAH)
Japan Association of Music Enterprises (JAME)
Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ)
The Federation of Music Producers Japan (FMPJ)
Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC)
Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations (GEIDANKYO)
Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)

Business meeting, networking with International/Japanese music industry professionals
Business Seminar
Showcase live

TIMM official website   :

Business Seminar

October 26, Thursday and October 27, Wednesday 10:30~18:00(Time may change)

10th Floor “109 CINEMAS PREMIUM SHINJUKU” Theatre 7
★Due to the limited number of seats, advance reservations may be required.

Seminar theme :
Focusing on overseas expansion of the music industry, we will select and implement the latest topics that the industry is paying attention to. For seminar themes other than the keynote below, the detailed title and time schedule will be announced at a later date.

1 seminar is approx. 90 mins and maximum 4 program will be held per day.

Keynote :       
October 26 / Masanori Takumi (Moderator: Ken Ayugai)
October 27/ The details will be announced shorty

About attending business seminars :
A TIMM admission pass issued to TIMM exhibitors and international buyers is required. But you can attend the seminar by purchasing “One Day Pass”. The registration for “One Day Pass” is schedule open in September 8,Friday. More details will be announced in TIMM official site shortly.


October 25, Wednesday – October 27, Friday, 2023
Opening time 17:30  /  Starting time 18:30


Artists Lineup:
The first announcement (Details are below)
Up to 4 artists are scheduled to perform each day, and the full lineup will be announced at a later date.


October 25, Wednesday


<October 26, Thursday>

Chilli Beans.    |    BREIMEN    |    Klang Ruler 

<October 27, Friday


[General admission ticket sales]

Price:Standing \5,500( plus One Drink(\600)

<The 1st Pre-sale>
Ticket URL:
September 5, Tuesday 19:00 〜 September 13, Wednesday 23:59

<The 2nd Pre-sale>
 Ticket URL:
 September 16, Saturday 12:00 〜 September 21, Thursday 23:59

<General Sales>
Ticket URL:
September 30, Saturday 10:00 〜

Eplus HP
Performers are subject to change.
Please see further information in TIMM official web site.

TIMM Office