【20th Tokyo International Music Market(20th TIMM)】
The second announcement of Business Seminar programs!
*ONE DAY PASS Now on sale!



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.

We are pleased to announce two new programs for the TIMM business seminar that will be held on October 26th and 27th.

・Globalizing Japanese Music: Unveiling the Secrets to Successful Synch Utilization (October 26)
・YouTube and Digital Global Marketing Now ~The latest trends in Asia (October 27)
(Please see below for details.)

In addition, we started selling ONE DAY PASS from today. This pass allows you to attend business seminars and enter the business meeting venue during the opening hours of the business seminar and business meeting venue. (Please see below for details.)

We will continue to announce the performers of the business seminar and showcase live "MATSURI ~ in Tokyo" on TIMM official site.

TIMM Business Seminar

October 26, Thursday and October 27, Wednesday 10:30~18:00(Time may change)
10th Floor “109 CINEMAS PREMIUM SHINJUKU” Theatre 7
1 seminar is approx. 90 mins. The maximum 6 program will be held in 2 days.

★ Due to the limited number of seats, advance reservations may be required.

The programs which are newly announced today

October 26


Theme>Globalizing Japanese Music: Unveiling the Secrets to Successful Synch Utilization

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand to use Japanese music (domestic songs) in overseas audiovisual productions such as films, TV shows, commercials, games, and streaming platforms. However, Japanese businesses often face uncertainties and challenges when navigating this area. To address this issue, the Music Publishers Association Japan (MPAJ) invited Tomo Suzuki, the CEO and music producer of "Dear Brand Production," a music production and library based in Los Angeles, as a speaker. Together with practical professionals responsible for the licensing of original recordings and music publishing (synchronization) at Japanese music publishing companies, they will discuss this theme, providing specific examples, and explore the keys to success.

● Moderator:
・Charles Mikami
(Vice-Chairman, Global Business Committee Chairman of Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ) / President, Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc.

● Speaker:
・Tomo Suzuki
(The CEO, chief producer, and music director of Dear Brand Production)

・Eri Komazaki
(SVP International Marketing International Strategy Div. Sony Music
  Marketing United Inc.

・Heihachiro Fukuda
(Nichion, Inc. International Copyright & Royalty Creative Sync Licensing
 Rights Management Division

・Shun Yoshizawa
(WATANABE MUSIC PUBLISHING CO., LTD. Manager, Copyright Department 1st grade
Certified Specialist of Intellectual Property Management)

October 27


Theme YouTube and Digital Global Marketing Now ~The latest trends in Asia

Multi-format video and audio content strategy that attracts fans and viewers from overseas is one of the most important digital marketing for artists who are targeting their global expansion.

In this seminar, two representatives from YouTube Music team in Asia who support artist teams everyday are analyzing the latest trends and case studies from Korea and Indonesia.

“Go global from Asia” is a key theme for YouTube Music Asia Pacific team, and they will share their learnings for the success based on the deep knowledge on the local regions. 

● Moderator:
・Ko Matsushima / arne,Founder

● Speaker:
・Sun Lee
(Director, YouTube Music Partnerships (Greater China & Korea) and Artist/Label Relations (APAC))

・Muara Sipahutar
(Manager, YouTube Music Content Partnerships (Indonesia))

※ Regarding the seminar " YouTube and Digital Global Marketing Now ~The latest trends in Asia”,
it is important to note that the press will not be permitted to attend.

※ Time schedule of business seminar will be announced in TIMM official site shortly.


ONE DAY PASS is the pass that allows you to attend business seminars and enter business meeting venues during the opening hours of the business seminars and business meeting venues. The pass is valid only on the day of the target day, so if you wish to enter on both days, you will need to purchase a ONE DAY PASS for two days.

Application period: September 8th, Friday – October 11, Wednesday
Application method: Please register from the site below to purchase a pass.

Type of ONE DAY PASS / Price / Application form URL

● One day

Either October 26, Thursday or October 27th, Friday


JPY11,000( per day

Application URL

● Two days

Both October 26, Thursday & October 27th, Friday


JPY22,000(Incl. tax)

Application URL

Accessible area:
Business seminar venue (Tokyu Kabukicho Tower 10th floor, 109 Cinemas Premium Theater 7)
Business meeting venue (Tokyu Kabukicho Tower 17th floor, SPACE EAST/SPACE WEST)

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

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

SUPPORTS :            
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: