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22nd May '18 8:35:12 PM starjewel
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* IdolSinger: popularized in the 1970s, it gained steam over the 2000s with many indie groups popping up to fill a niche interest.
* ''Anison'' ("anime song"): Many such songs are often featured in {{Anime}} openings and endings due to alliances between certain animation studios and record companies (i.e. lots of Sony artists have tie-ins with anime produced by Sony). Many voice actors have singing careers as well, with a significant overlap with the IdolSinger genre. Some voice actors may be an IdolSinger as well. This also includes Music/{{Vocaloid}}.

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* IdolSinger: popularized in the 1970s, it gained steam over the 2000s from the success of [[Music/HelloProject Morning Musume]] with many indie groups popping up to fill a niche interest.
interest, leading to what was known as the "Idol Warring Period."
* ''Anison'' ("anime song"): Many such songs are often featured in {{Anime}} openings and endings due to alliances between certain animation studios and record companies (i.e. lots of Sony artists have tie-ins with anime produced by Sony). Many voice actors have singing careers as well, with a significant overlap with the IdolSinger genre. Some voice actors may be an IdolSinger as well.well due to the boom of interest in idol music in the mid-2000s. This also includes Music/{{Vocaloid}}.
21st May '18 6:33:40 PM starjewel
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An umbrella term for certain music in Japan, with the genres it covers largely analogous to pop music in the US. Nicknamed "J Pop", it is most known to fans outside Japan for {{Idol Singer}}s and that many such songs are often featured in {{Anime}} openings and endings due to alliances between certain animation studios and record companies (i.e. lots of Sony artists have tie-ins with shounen anime produced by Sony). That is to say nothing of the copious amounts of GratuitousEnglish that are a hallmark of the genre. Also note that many voice actors have singing careers too but most focus on the niche anison market and a rare few actually attempt to break into the mainstream market.

Japanese popular music until J-Pop truly "became" a genre was called kayokyoku ("Lyric Singing Music"). Kayokyoku usually didn't include GratuitousEnglish like many J-Pop bands. Kayokyoku continued to last until the 1980s. Artists of kayokyoku were heavily influenced by western jazz and rock n' roll.

A notable movement in kayokyoku in the late 1960s into the early 1970s is the "Group Sounds" movement. Influenced heavily by groups such as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheByrds, and other such groups, group sounds bands were characterized by their reliance on PsychedelicRock and BaroquePop influenced instrumentation and featured Bishonen lead singers usually, such as Kenji "Julie" Sawada from TheTigers.

The process of releasing singles & albums is usually the opposite of the way it works in the West: Instead of artists releasing albums, then singles from those albums, labels tend to release a steady stream of singles, then compile those (along with other tracks) into albums--sometimes many months after the original singles. This sometimes gives labels/artists the opportunity to create a separate "album mix" of those singles.

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An Japanese pop music, or "J-pop", is an umbrella term for certain music in Japan, with the genres it covers largely analogous to pop music originating from Japan, which was coined by Japanese media to differentiate itself from Western pop music. J-pop began in the US. Nicknamed "J Pop", 1970s, but it is didn't become mainstream until the 1990s.

Before J-pop, the
most known to fans outside Japan for {{Idol Singer}}s popular genre of Japanese popular music was ''kakokyoku'' ("lyric singing music"), which was influenced by Western jazz and that rock 'n roll. A notable movement in kayokyoku in the late 1960s into the early 1970s is the "Group Sounds" movement. Influenced heavily by groups such as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheByrds, and other such groups, group sounds bands were characterized by their reliance on PsychedelicRock and BaroquePop influenced instrumentation and featured Bishonen lead singers usually, such as Kenji "Julie" Sawada from TheTigers. It didn't include GratuitousEnglish and was popular until the end of the 1980s.

Modern J-pop has several sub-genres and niches, several popular forms including:

* IdolSinger: popularized in the 1970s, it gained steam over the 2000s with
many indie groups popping up to fill a niche interest.
* ''Anison'' ("anime song"): Many
such songs are often featured in {{Anime}} openings and endings due to alliances between certain animation studios and record companies (i.e. lots of Sony artists have tie-ins with shounen anime produced by Sony). That is to say nothing of the copious amounts of GratuitousEnglish that are a hallmark of the genre. Also note that many Many voice actors have singing careers too but most focus on as well, with a significant overlap with the niche anison market and a rare few actually attempt to break into the mainstream market.

Japanese popular music until J-Pop truly "became" a genre was called kayokyoku ("Lyric Singing Music"). Kayokyoku usually didn't include GratuitousEnglish like many J-Pop bands. Kayokyoku continued to last until the 1980s. Artists of kayokyoku were heavily influenced by western jazz and rock n' roll.

A notable movement in kayokyoku in the late 1960s into the early 1970s is the "Group Sounds" movement. Influenced heavily by groups such
IdolSinger genre. Some voice actors may be an IdolSinger as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheByrds, and other such groups, group sounds bands were characterized by their reliance on PsychedelicRock and BaroquePop influenced instrumentation and featured Bishonen lead singers usually, such as Kenji "Julie" Sawada from TheTigers.

well. This also includes Music/{{Vocaloid}}.

The process of releasing singles & and albums is usually the opposite of the way it works in the West: Instead instead of artists releasing albums, then singles from those albums, labels tend to release a steady stream of singles, then compile those (along with other tracks) into albums--sometimes many months after the original singles. This sometimes gives labels/artists the opportunity to create a separate "album mix" of those singles.



Notable J Pop artists:
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* Music/NanabunNoNijyuuni
12th May '18 5:37:56 AM jormis29
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* Yumi Matsutoya

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* Yumi MatsutoyaMusic/YumiMatsutoya
5th Apr '18 4:02:10 PM orenzi
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** ''Music/FirstLove'' (1999)
5th Apr '18 4:01:44 PM orenzi
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** ''{{Music/Distance}}'' (2001)
** ''Music/DeepRiver'' (2002)
** ''[[Music/ExodusUtadaHikaruAlbum Exodus]]'' (2004)
** ''Music/UltraBlue'' (2006)
** ''Music/HeartStation'' (2008)
6th Mar '18 1:49:06 PM runeprana
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* Music/BIS

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* Music/BISMusic/{{BIGMAMA}}
* Music/{{BIS}}
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* Music/{{Necronomidol}}
2nd Jan '18 4:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* HelloProject

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* HelloProjectMusic/HelloProject
19th Dec '17 9:49:29 AM Malady
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* ShikataAkiko

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* ShikataAkikoMusic/ShikataAkiko



* [[Music/TMRevolution T.M.Revolution]]

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* [[Music/TMRevolution T.M.Revolution]]Music/TMRevolution
23rd Nov '17 2:51:30 PM Breakermorrant
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** Music/ShosoStrip
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