Kansai Music Conference (KMC) Interview w/KMC Executive Chairman, Duane Levi
●What type of work do you do here in Japan?
●Why Kansai, why not Tokyo?
●(laugh) So, Shalestone Music works with musicians from all over the world, right?
●Japan can be a difficult place to break ground, I suppose.
●So, Shalestone Music isn’t really a production company but something like a promoter?
●How do you get in contact with artists from overseas?
●Something like the only door to the Japanese music scene.
●So now, moving on, what is the main purpose of Kansai Music Conference (KMC)?
●This year makes year number 2. How was the first one?
●So it will be held at the Osaka Museum of History this year, right?
●What’s the total capacity of the areas you’ll be using at the museum?
●…And you’ve set all this up by yourself?
●To see a foreigner come to Japan and undertake such an enormous endeavor is quite impressive.
●But is this what you envisioned when you came to Japan 10 years ago?