Our business: production/distribution of music recordings, composition/arrangement, artist development/management
Based in Vancouver, Canada and Tokyo, Japan
Mission: To introduce independent artists from the Japanese indie scene to listeners across the world, through English-language pop, jazz and alternative music
Parallel Mission: To do the reverse, i.e. introduce independent artists in the English-speaking world to the Japanese market, through Japanese-language pop music
Take your mind and heart to sonic spaces they will always remember.
Listening is the first step, isn’t it? You start with music you have discovered, then delve into that genre. Somewhere along the way, you try out new genres.
And eventually, you have heard enough to put together a playlist or two of songs you really like. Songs that have had an impact on your life. Songs that you will always remember.
We want to be on your playlist. We want you to hear our songs and allow them to have an impact on your life. We want you to be humming our tunes, well into your 70s, 80s and beyond.
And this is where our artists come in. One often hears, “Japanese artists have considerable musical talent–pity they can’t pronounce English properly!” Well, that’s because Japanese has far fewer phonemes than English.
But now, thanks to our careful A&R selection process, and the rigorous artist development that takes place afterward, Rufus Lin Productions is pleased to present our portfolio of Japanese artists singing songs with perfect English pronunciation.
When was the last time you heard or saw a brilliant Japanese singer or songwriter at the Grammy awards? Other than jazz instrumental and classical genres, where English pronunication is not a factor, probably never! Yet English-language music listeners need to know that there’s a whole other universe of Japanese indie music that exists. If we could only get some of those artists to cross over to the English music world. And that’s exactly what we’re trying to do.
PLEASE SUPPORT US:
If you would also like to see more JPOP-influenced, English-language music made by artists from the Japanese indies scene make its way to English-speaking listeners like yourself, please support our efforts by purchasing our artists’ music.
Or you can make a donation of US$5 or more HERE, and we’ll put it to good use finding, developing and producing more such artists. Thank you!