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【Event Report】The 3rd "SHOBI's Pre-school~Getting used to Music and Music Business Terminology~" for International Students.

Specifically aimed at the international students thinking to enroll in a professional training school, at SHOBI's International Exchange Center we are holding "Pre-school" lessons once a month every 3rd Saturday until February, 2017. Before enrolling, the students have the opportunity to participate in this "Pre-school" lessons consisting of lectures that will get the students used to the real lessons at the school.

This time, we report the event's 3rd edition, held on the past Saturday, November 19th 2016, called: "SHOBI's Pre-school~Getting used to Music and Music Business Terminology~" for international students (Lecturer: SHOBI Entertainment Business Entrepreneurship Department's head teacher, Mr. Norihiko Nishikawa).

The topic on this lesson was "How is the music and entertainment industry going to evolve in the future?"
All the international students listened with deep interest to the valuable lecture of Mr. Nishikawa, who has a splendid career in the music and entertainment industry.


First of all, Mr. Nishikawa explained in an easy way the first keyword of the day; "From [B to C] to [B to B]" introducing the live shows and album sales trend, the Paul McCartney uproar and the current YouTube situation among actual data and some mundane examples.

Since the keyword of the jobs of the future will be "Arranging by sensitivity", Mr. Nishikawa presented the international students a suggestion: "It might be interesting to arrange the Japanese contents by your unique sensitivity, which is different from the Japanese people's one".

In addition to the explanation of other keywords as "VR", "Drone" and "Olympics", we could also listen to some valuable and privileged information about the music and entertainment industry, rarely heard elsewhere, all along with videos, pictures and the latest news.

Finally, on the question and answer session, some questions like "How much does it cost to shoot by camera drone?" or "Can I become a sound engineer even if I have no experience at all?" were raised and the participants could get their hands on real facts about the current situation of the industry.


It was a very interesting and enjoyable speech ♪

The opinions of the participants on this lecture were very favorable, with comments like "I could learn loads of vocabulary of the music industry", "The speech was easy to understand and the content was very interesting", "I could listen to many things that are taught only here in this school", "I was insecure about my Japanese level, but before the lesson there was an explanation so I could grasp mostly everything" or "For me who didn't know anything about the Japanese music industry, it was a very interesting lecture".

★On the next Pre-school, on Saturday, December 17th from 10:00 to 12:00 "Music business~Work and Study~』(Lecturer:SHOBI Music Business Department's head teacher, Mr. Tadayoshi Okamoto. For information about the following lessons, schedule, application process and more, please visit this link.


※For those insecure about their Japanese level, Japanese teacher, Mr. Naokazu Kishi from the International Exchange Center will teach you about the vocabulary being used in the lessons.

All these lessons are free and enjoyable, so please do not hesitate and take part in them ♪