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Connectivities of Government, Education, Industry, and Commerce

Connectivities of Government, Education, Industry, and Commerce

Chapter:
(p.33) Chapter Two Connectivities of Government, Education, Industry, and Commerce
Source:
Composing Japanese Musical Modernity
Author(s):
Bonnie C. Wade
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226085494.003.0003

Chapter 2 with Chapter 1 focuses on the environment within Japanese modernity that is comprised of infrastructures in four spheres of activity— education, government, industry, and commerce--and, in the field of music, connectivities among them that afford composers opportunities. Chapter 2 investigates connectivities in all four spheres, including commercial music education offered by Yamaha, opportunities for composing and publishing new instructional material for domestically-produced instruments (especially pianos), and support for contemporary music through cultural facilities. Other support for composers includes includes the JASRAC copyrighting agency, recording companies (ALM Records, Fontec, Camerata), and private publishers (Zen-On, Ongaku no Tomosha).

Keywords:   Japan, Composer, Modernity, Instrument manufacturing industry, Music education, Yamaha, Music copyrighting, Piano instruction, Recording company, Music publisher

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