On March27th, Friday, Japan’s popular live music program, M-station(tv asahi) will be having Oasis as their special guest. As a 3-hour special, other top Japanese artists, such as EXILE, Hamasaki Ayumi, KAT-TUN, Perfume, Koda Kumi x misono will be performing as well.
Not only is M-station a path that all debuting artists in Japan must cross, M station is also famous for featuring popular foreign artists. Past guests have been, Fishbone, The Blow Monkeys, Deborah Gibson, Tiffany, Swing Out Sister, KISS, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Boyz II Men, Lenny Kravitz, Meja, Charlotte Church, Alanis Morissette, Enya, Destiny’s Child, Michelle Branch, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, Beyoncé, Holly Valance, Mariah Carey, Las Ketchup, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, The Offspring, Ana Johnsson, Backstreet Boys, Stevie Wonder, James Blunt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Daniel Powter, Fergie, Sarah Brightman, Delta Goodrem, U2, John Legend, Kanye West, My Chemical Romance, Maroon 5, Leona Lewis, Flo Rida and Ne-Yo.
That there is an impressive list, that I cannot help being jealous of. In Korea, there are many similar music programs such as Music Bank (KBS), Show! Music Central (MBC), but as I watch these programs, its hard to dismiss the fact that the same artists perform every week. While it is hard to see even a variety of Korean artists on these shows, I can’t imagine when we would able to see these skilled artists on the television, instead of having to pay a hundred dollars to go to their rare live concerts.