More Than Music EXPO
In April 2024, More Than Music (MTM) will host Concert and Festival Promoters and Bookers from Europe. To allow them to see the best that Japan has to offer, MTM will arrange for 6 days of concerts at venues around Tokyo – we’re calling this the “EXPO.”
We intend to make this an annual event. While we aren’t fundamentally changing anything we’re already doing in organizing local events, we will be using our regular events as a pipeline to determine which bands are showcased for our European partners.
We are viewing this as a three stage system that bands will progress through. It is not a competition! The best artists of various genres will be selected to perform in the Expo, but every band that makes it to the final stage will be submitted for consideration to our European partners. While we are confident in out system, it is solely up to the booking agents to fund any international tours to make their decision for any and all bands submitted.
① Musicality ② Communication ③ Workability ④ Promotion ⑤ Draw ⑥ Stage presence ⑦ Audience reaction
These categories above will be determined and graded by the MTM panel and feedback will be provided to the band at every step of the process.
Note: Throughout the process, we also consider reliability and consistency
〓Enrolling in the Expo Pipeline〓
- Bands will submit an application (See how below)
- MTM will provide best practices for promotion, communication, and workability
- MTM will request promotional material – live videos, professional photos, etc.
- Musicality check – are you ready to tour across Japan and internationally?
Stage 1: A try out at MTM Events
Stage 2: Perform at MTM’s Signature Events
Stage 3: Play the EXPO
If you are a band in Japan and are interested in challenging yourself with this opportunity, this is your chance!!
You can apply to the program by filling the application form online. Please keep in mind that we recommend to be prepared before you start!! Below are the lists of things we recommend you to have ready before proceeding to the application page.
|Name, Members, Genre Of music
|Artist bio, Images, Videos
|Main person in contact details
|Social Media [ Instagram, Facebook, Twitter… ]
Music Distribution Platforms [ Spotify, SoundCloud… ]
〓FOR AGENTS/ORGANISERS - GET INVOLVED〓
If you are a venue, booking agent, event organiser or planner, festival organiser or planner, promoter, or in any field or music industry, feel free to connect with us!
Fill out our contact form and let us know how you’d like to get involved with us.
If you are interested in sponsoring More Than Music, please jump to the sponsorship contact page and fill in the form.