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Emmis Announces International Expansion of HOT 97 Summer Jam America’s Largest Hip Hop Festival Goes Global: First Stop, Tokyo

Mar 30, 2016, 11:13 ET from Emmis Communications


Emmis объявляет о международной экспансии HOT 97 Летняя вечеринка (Summer Jam) Крупнейший Хип Хоп фестиваль Америки идет глобальный: первая остановка, Токио

hot-97-summer-jam-tokyo-1INDIANAPOLIS, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) today announced that the world’s largest Hip Hop concert, HOT 97 Summer Jam on June 5, 2016 at MetLife Stadium, will expand internationally with the launch of HOT 97 Summer Jam Tokyo in July 2016.

Emmis has signed a multi-year license agreement with Avex Live Creative, Japan’s premiere entertainment production & management company, a division of Avex Group Holdings.  As part of this arrangement for Summer Jam Tokyo, Avex will also utilize Trevanna Entertainment, the production team behind Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium.

Now in its 23rd year, HOT 97 Summer Jam is a day-long, two-stage celebration of Hip Hop attracting more than 55,000 fans and the genre’s top names. Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and more have previously performed. The annual festival is famous for their surprise, unannounced musical guests.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“HOT 97 Summer Jam Tokyo reinforces the global awareness and significance of the HOT 97 brand and the groundbreaking DJs who play such an important role in breaking and cultivating hip hop’s top past, present and without question future performers,” said Patrick Walsh, President, Emmis Communications. “HOT 97 has a passionate following in Japan and hip hop is experiencing enormous growth in popularity among Japanese millennials. We look forward to working with our partners to deliver an authentic HOT 97 Summer Jam experience to the growing legion of Japanese hip hop fans and share the experience with our American listeners as we promote the groundbreaking event to our audience in New York and all over the United States.  Our goal is to add another significant event to a country so rich in history and culture.”

“I feel honored that we are able to bring HOT 97 Summer Jam, one of the world’s most reputable Hip Hop events, to Japan,” comments Katsumi Kuroiwa, CEO of ALC.  “The demand for internal action has been increasing in Japan, and as we approach the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, we expect to gain even more attention from the world.  With the waves of globalization approaching from many directions and the demands for new experiences continuously increasing, the fact that HOT 97 Summer Jam, which represents New York’s Hip Hop culture like nothing else, is coming to Tokyo demonstrates how extremely treasured music festivals are and just how worldly Hip Hop is.  This partnership will bring a taste of New York right into the center of Japanese art & music.”

Summer Jam Tokyo will take place Friday, July 29, 2016 at Zepp Tokyo.  The line-up, which will include some of the hottest names in Hip Hop throughout the world including the biggest Hip Hop acts in Japan, will be announced at a later date.  For the most recent updates, including on-sale information, head to or follow Summer Jam: Tokyo on Facebook

8/12(Tue) SummerStage Presents: Joe in association with WBLS


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.  Free

Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mt Morris Park W
New York, NY 10027 MAP

Having put out more than 10 albums in 20 years, JOE has become one of R&B’s most accomplished and popular singers with seven Grammy nods along the span of his career. Singles such as “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do),” “All That I Am,” “No One Comes Close” and “I Wanna Know” established Joe as a bona fide hit-maker who has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Moreover, his work with Mariah Carey (“Thank God I Found You”), Big Pun (“Still Not A Player”) and G-Unit (“Wanna Get To Know You”), shows that Joe is a much sought-after collaborator with some of music’s biggest and best artists. Joe’s most recent offering, Double Back:  Evolution of R&B, debuted as the #1 R&B album in the country on Billboard’s “R&B Albums” & #4 “Top 200” charts this past summer. With that success, Double Back has produced a top five single with its first release “I’d Rather Have A Love”.  With a new label deal in place PLAID TAKEOVER/BMG CHRYSALIS and new management, with veteran music executive Gerald “Plaid” Isaac, JOE is already gearing up for a successful 2014.  The top-selling R&B singer is currently in the studio putting together magnificent songs in preparation for his new commercial album 2014, summer release entitled “BRIDGES”. The lead single & video, “Love & Sex Pt. 2,” features the incredible and equally beautiful Kelly Rowland of X-FACTOR/Destiny’s Child fame and is currently impacting radio and TV heavily.  In support of his new release(s) JOE will be touring the US, Europe, Asia and abroad.


ハーレム2ニッポンのヘッドライター伊藤弥住子がインターFMにゲスト出演!Yasuko Ito Appears on InterFM Tokyo Dance Park tomorrow!

Tokyo Dance Park on InterFM hosted by MC Ryu

ハーレム2ニッポンのヘッドライター、伊藤弥住子が明日27日土曜日のインターFM、TOKYO DANCE PARK(午後2時〜4時)にゲスト出演します。

番組ホストはMC RYU、あのJ-WAVEの伝説の番組「ソウルトレイン(世界で唯一のオフィシャル・ソウルトレイン・ラジオ!)」で知られるラジオDJ、ラッパー、プロデューサーで私たちハーレム2ニッポンのロングタイム・フレンド。東京にお住まいのあなた、ハーレム2ニッポン・ファミリーの音楽への愛があふれるレアでコアなトークをキャッチしてください!

R. ケリー急病、サイン会をドタキャン!

R. Kelly – Write Me Back


6月26日に新譜「Write Me Back」をリリースして絶好調のRケリーが、同時に手記「Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me」を発表、本日、28日の夕方6時に書店、「バーンズ&ノーブル」でサイン会をする予定でしたが急遽キャンセルしました。現場「バーンズ&ノーブル」トライベッカ店の入り口に、“Rケリー、急病により本日のイベントは中止させていただきます。現在のところ延期になるのかは未定。”という張り紙が……。