The Underworld and Music

Yakuza & Idols

Bon Bon Blanco fan Santos26 writes about two recent cases reminding everyone of the close relation between the music business and the Japanese underworld.

W. David MARX
February 5, 2008

2 Responses

  1. Mulboyne Says:

    Not really relevant news for this post but you wrote on Neomarxisme about Oricon’s data gathering for music charts so you might be interested in the announcement of the new Billboard Japan Hot 100.

    http://roppongi.keizai.biz/headline/1364/

  2. W. David MARX Says:

    Yeah, I saw that and thought about posting something. I can’t believe that there is any money in being another chart service – there are already 3 others! And it’s a massively declining market where fewer and fewer people need to know what is selling.