Once you start trying to sell music, you become a "business". Not many artists or record labels can afford to have a physical shop or office in Japan to conduct business, so your Japanese website is essential in reaching one of the largest music markets in the world.
Over 80% of digital music in Japan is accessed via mobile phones. QR Codes help connect the millions of Japanese mobile users to your site, music, videos, news, tour info, and merch.
Give Japanese music fans and industry people one convenient place where they can learn about you, listen to your music, watch your videos, buy your music and merch, and follow you on their favorite devices in their own language. Create a FREE Japanese website and start promoting and selling your music and merch in Japan.
A Japanese website (i.e. landing page) is required if you are doing any advertising using Japanese ad networks such as Yahoo Japan (which is still very popular in Japan) and Google Japan which reach well over 90% of all Japanese internet users. Distributors, shops, concert promoters, social media influencers, and most importantly, Japanese music fans will use and appreciate it.
In Japan, where mobile devices are used more often to discover, buy, and listen to music than computers, having a mobile-friendly website is the norm for indie and major label artists.
QR Codes are square barcodes (QR stands for Quick Response) which when scanned by a mobile phone camera can open your website, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, or other URL. Many print ads, magazines, websites, packaging, flyers, billboards, signs, business cards, t-shirts, posters, and even the sides of buses and buildings have a QR Code on them. Learn more about QR Codes and create your own QR Codes for free at QRickit.com.