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YouTube再生回数が伸びない5つの理由

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折角作ったビデオの再生回数が伸びない、というのは非常によくある悩みです。家のペットをスマートフォンで撮影したビデオならともかく、販促を祈ってお金を出してまで作ったのに誰も見てくれないのでは切なすぎますよね。

 

YouTubeのアカウントまで作ったのに再生回数が伸びないのにはどんな理由があるのでしょう? Continue Reading…

Taffy on Ninja Slayer From Animation!

ニンジャスレイヤーフロムアニメイシヨン第8話

taffyの新曲「Suicidal Bunny」が『ニンジャスレイヤーフロムアニメイシヨン』第8話の
エンディングテーマとなることが発表されました、ありがとうございます:)
数十ヶ国で配信されるカッコイイアニメです!
オフィシャルサイトはこちらです

http://www.taffy8.com/news/?p=404

Taffy - Japan's Best Band?

Taffy – Japan’s Best Band?

Ninja Slayer From Animation Episode 8

We’re happy to announce that taffy’s new song “Suicidal Bunny” is gonna be the ending theme for the 8th episode of an awesome Japanese anime, “Ninja Slayer From Animation”.
It’s a kick ass cartoon that’ll be distributed over 30 countries world wide!
official website

taffy – Suicidal Bunny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzQQIFH7e0A

We love Taffy!

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

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TOP 3 VIDEOS for MAY 29, 2015! And Japanese Instrumental Band, Sawagi!

Hey! It’s a Friday in Japan and that means it’s time for the weekend! Finally! And the weekend means it’s also time for the second edition of Top 3 Videos – Weekend Edition for May 29, 2015. Can you believe that it’s almost June? The year is almost half over!

I’d like to say thanks to all the bands and labels that have started reaching out to us. With your help, we are able to make this countdown twice a week so keep the videos coming!

First off today is a band I just discovered about 30 minutes ago. If you loved the seventies punk band, X-Ray Specs, then you are going to love this band! They are called the Downtown Boys. Punk News Org says this:

“Downtown Boys are a political punk band from Providence, Rhode Island, who shake things up in a variety of ways. They sing in English and Spanish, switching between languages with such seamless ease that even when listeners don’t understand the words, they still get the point.”

#3) Downtown Boys – Slumlord Sal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6vQHtICr8w

Next up is a girl’s band from Washington D.C. and they formed in 2013. This band is Mary, Betsy and Laura and they are called Ex Hex and they are fab! (Regular readers and listeners know that I always like bands with female vocals!)  This reminds me of early Go-Gos or the Bangles (when they were called, “The Bangs” and didn’t become shitty commercialism).

#2) Ex Hex – Waterfall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AxIA4042WA

Next up is a band that is definitely going places! They are called The Mirror Trap and they are not newcomers to our chart. The Mirror Trap is an alternative indie rock band from Dundee, Scotland. The band have released two albums to date and they have supported fellow Dundee band The View and toured Russia with Placebo in the summer of 2014.

#1) The Mirror Trap – Silent Men  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXmAaSBY8dM

Finally, this week’s freebie! And it’s a Japanese band that were guests on our program a few weeks ago.  Their name is Sawagi and they are from Kansai. Sawagi are a rock-dance music quartet band that incorporates jazz and funk.

オマケ:Sawagi – Fuss Uppers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmh5nrU0Xi4

Well, that’s it for this week! See you next time. Keep rocking and have a great weekend!

ARTISTS! SEND ME LINKS TO YOUR NEW VIDEOS! I WANT TO SEE THEM AND HELP PROMOTE YOU!

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

TOP 3 VIDEOS for MAY 25, 2015! And the Japanese Beatles? The Neatbeats! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-25-2015-and-the-japanese-beatles-the-neatbeats/

TOP 3 VIDEOS for MAY 17, 2015! And Taffy!!!!! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-17-2015-and-taffy/

Top 3 Videos for Week of May 11, 2015 and the Watanabes from Tokyo! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-week-of-may-11-2015-and-the-watanabes-from-tokyo/

Top 3 Videos. The Top New Artist Videos for the week of May 4, 2015. – robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-videos-su凸ko-d凹koi-may-4-2015/

Top 3 Videos –  New Artist Videos for the week of April 27, 2015 – robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-27-2015/

This Week’s Top 3 Videos (04/21/15) 〜 robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-042115-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 Videos (04/14/15) http://robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-041415/

This Week’s Top 3 Videos (04/07/15)  robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-040715/

Top 3 Videos (03/31/15) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-new-artist-videos-033115-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 New Artist Videos (03/25/15) 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-new-artist-videos-032515/

Top 3 Videos (03/17/15) 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-031715-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 for the week of March 12, 2015 here: This Week’s Top 3 Videos #2 & the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock! 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 (http://bit.ly/1Br0f66)

Top 3 for the week of March 5, 2015 here: This Week’s Top 3 New Artist Videos & Shonen Knife!〜ミュージックビデオも制作 (robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-shonen-knife/)

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

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Gaijin Gourmet! Great Cheap and Delicious Soba in Gaienmae on Ginza Line!

Welcome Tokyo travelers to another installment of “Gaijin Gourmet” or “Great places to eat in Tokyo for Super-Cheapskates (like me)” written and researched by me, Mike Rogers, cheap-bastard connoisseur extraordinaire and one of Japan’s top Gaijin experts on good tachi-gui (stand up and eat) soba shops.I’ve been doing these specials shows for your folks who will be traveling to Tokyo for the Tokyo Olympics and don’t want to spend $500 (USD) for a Tuna Sandwich every time you need to eat! (OK. $500 is a bit of an exaggerration… Writer’s privilege and all…)
Today, I’d like to introduce you to a shop named Shinetsu near Gaienmae Station.
This place is excellent soba for the price!

Shinetsu, interestingly, is located right next door to one of the finest (and most expensive) Italian restaurants in Tokyo: Sabatini. I thought that was funny because a fine Italian dinner with some Italian guys singing the same old 8 songs over and over right into your ear at your table as well as wine for two next door at Sabatini can easily run ¥50,000 yen!

Whereas Sabatini is great for expensive Italian, so is Shinetsu for delicious cheap-assed soba! But, I reckon if you were going on an important date with that special someone or planning to do something stupid, like say, propose marriage, then Sabatini is probably a better bet. Just a guess….

Or, if you have a sense of humor, you could tell her that you are taking her “Someplace special. How about something realy special like Sabatini?” When she smiles and says, “Oh, Brad!” You know you’ve got her! (Get it? It is like Sabatini; they are both near Gaienmae station exit #3)
Bwa! Ha! Ha! If she doesn’t walk out on you when you walk into the stand up soba, then you’ve found a real keeper!

This  meal with cold soba, inari sushi 
and tempura topping for ¥540 and it tastes pretty delicious!

Two people can eat excellent soba and toppings freshly made on the premises for ¥1,200 (the water is free and all-you-can-drink!)

Extremely clean kitchen!
And, as usual, a spotless kitchen is a must for me and you can see into the kitchen from the counter at Shinetsu. The tempura and all toppings are made on premises and the soba is good quality for a extremely reasonable price.
 
Don’t bother going there right at lunch time between 12:00 noon and 1 pm on a weekday, because there will be a line and there’s no place to sit… Er, I mean, there’s never any place to sit anyway – so it’s not good for a first date – but fantastic for a quick lunch for the businessman or traveler on the run!

The place is about a 30 second walk from Gaienmae Station Exit 3.

Here’s the address: 
Shinetsu Soba
Kita Aoyama 2-13-4 Tot Aoyama 1F.
東京都港区北青山2丁目13-4 ToT青山1F
Tot Aoyama Bldg. 1F
Kita Aoyama 2-13-4, Minato Ku, Tokyo
Here’s a map: http://yj.pn/bBNRd_


To get to Shinetsu Soba, take the Ginza line to Gaienmae. Exit 3. Thirty seconds walk. 

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Looking for more great deals on cheap eats in Japan?

The Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Salad Bar Deal in Tokyo at Big Boy – My Favorite Rock N Roll Diner! robot55.jp/blog/the-gaijin-gourmet-the-best-salad-bar-deal-in-tokyo-at-big-boy-my-favorite-rock-n-roll-diner/

Tokyo’s Best Cheap Sushi is in Okachimachi!? 東京の一番安くて美味しい寿司屋?御徒町にあるの? http://robot55.jp/blog/tokyos-best-cheap-sushi-in-okachimachi/

The Gaijin Gourmet: Soba Wars At Hanzomon Station in Tokyo robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-soba-wars-at-hanzomon-station-in-tokyo/

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At Robot55 we make video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

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Did iTunes and Digital Music Downloads Destroy the Music Business?

I read a fascinating article over at ZeroHedge the other day. It was entitled: How iTunes Destroyed The Music Business In 1 Simple Chart (www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-24/how-itunes-destroyed-music-business-1-simple-chart)

Chart showing a annual decline in US music sales

Chart showing a annual decline in US music sales

The main point of the article was that, in the early days of the internet, online sites came out to share music and the industry fought back hard. From the article:

“The music industry was the first entertainment business to confront the digital transition, although it was not exactly a willing pioneer. Rather, it was thrust into this role as a matter of survival, as it grappled with the rapid rise of online piracy in the early 2000s.

The music industry was incredibly slow to respond to the digital transition. Napster, the original music piracy site, burst onto the scene in 1999, but it wasn’t until 2004 when Apple iTunes debuted that consumers grew more and more primed to free music. This was a serious error and haunted the music industry for years thereafter, costing the industry multi-billions in annual sales.

The rest of the entertainment industry has taken note and, as a result, all other entertainment sectors, including video, have been comparatively quick to embrace digital distribution. The music industry, rather than focusing on a legal digital download service, initially focused all its effort on shutting down Napster by way of a copyright infringement lawsuit. Ultimately, the industry prevailed and the courts shut down Napster in mid-2001; however, this was a pyrrhic victory. By the time Napster was shut down, the pirates had moved on to the next new thing: decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing, led by Gnutella. Unlike Napster, these piracy sites were virtually impossible to shut down because there was no central server storing the files. Shutting down Gnutella would have been tantamount to shutting down the entire internet.” 

This recant of what happened is exactly true: The music industry tried to destroy digital downloads. But what the writer fails to mention is that the music recording industry (record labels) have always been anti-technology since even the early days of radio! I think it is important to understand the history of the recording industry then all of this anti-technology might start to make sense.

When radio began, the record labels tried to stop them from playing their records that’s why early radio had only live music, talk shows and radio dramas.(The record labels didn’t like their music being played on the radio at first, because when songs are played on the radio, only the music publishers get paid.) It wasn’t until the start of Rock and Roll music and DJs like Alan Freed that the labels figured out that if DJs played their records, then kids listened, and then those kids bought those records.

Duh! Maybe the labels have always been run by rocket scientists and chimpanzees?

But, like I said, record labels have traditionally been “anti-technology” and I can’t foresee that ever changing.

Let’s go back to the start of the “music industry.” You’ll need to understand the history of the music industry to see why this is the way it is and why it is probably the way it always will be.

One hundred and twenty years ago, the only “music industry” was music publishing, i.e., “Sheet music.” Performers got paid to perform live, but the big money was having a “Hit!” (no radio, TV, or even record players back then). Having a “Hit” in those days, meant writing a song, getting it down on sheet music, and having people buy that sheet music and those customers playing those songs on their piano or banjos at home… Thereby selling the composer lots of sheet music.

It went like this for years.

Then, one day, the record player was invented. Suddenly a new business was born; the business of performing a song, recording it and then having people buy your recording. Whereas, before, the musician could only make money by writing a song and selling sheet music (music publishing) or being paid to perform live, they could now make a recording and sell it. The recording industry was born.

But, can you see that the publishing industry and the recording industry are two very different things? For music publishing, this new “recording” business was nothing to the music publishing companies excepting a new revenue stream. They got paid because someone recorded a song… Back in the early days, people all recorded songs written by someone else…

It goes like this: In 1880, John writes hit songs, sells sheet music of his songs, and gets paid for each sheet music sold as well as getting paid to perform live.

In 1925, Anthony writes hit songs, sells sheet music of his songs, and gets paid for each sheet music sold and he gets paid to perform live. If Anthony performs any of John’s song’s (either live or recorded), John gets paid a royalty because John wrote that song. The publishers love that.

Even if the record company spent tons of money on a new recording of John’s song covered by Anthony, John and the publisher gets paid even if they didn’t lift a finger. When John gets paid, the publisher gets paid.

So, you see, the publishers get paid because of ownership of the song. The performer only gets paid for performance of that song; be it live or recorded. This is why John Lennon and Paul McCartney made so much money on the Beatles; they wrote almost all of the songs. Basically Ringo and George only got paid for the actual performances live or on record. If I, Mike Rogers, make a recording of “Hey Jude” only John and Paul get paid. If I go to Karaoke and sing a Lennon McCartney song, or that song is on a TV commercial, John and Paul (and the music publisher) gets paid.

This is why, today, the record labels have a contentious relationship with the music publishers: The record labels spend tons of money on studio recordings and making music videos in order to produce a “hit.” They only make money on each unit (CD, vinyl, etc.) sold. But the music publishers get paid every time a song is sold, sang at Karaoke, put on a TV commercial, played at a radio station or on TV or downloaded.

Once again, generally-speaking, the record companies only make money every time a physical unit is sold. So if a song becomes a massive hit, the record labels are happy because they sell lots of albums…. But the publishers are ecstatic because they get paid every time your sister Judy sings that god damned Lady Gaga song at Karaoke!

So, now you understand why the record labels hate music downloads and have always been anti-technology: they always have been and probably always will be; they do not get paid unless a physical product is sold (or they get an extremely small margin on downloads). The music publishers get paid, no matter what.

Sure, there’s a vinyl resurgence, but it is still a drop in the bucket…. And, these days, even new Apple computers are coming out without CD players. I know lots of people who don’t even own a CD player!

So considering how music downloads are dropping and people have changed the way they listen to music, do you think the major labels have a good financial future? I don’t…

But I do see opportunities for smart Indies music people!

So, did iTunes and music downloads destroy the music industry or did record labels shoot themselves in the foot and destroy the music industry?

 

This article dedicated to Aya Fukuta, Ken Nishikawa and John Flanagan

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

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Take a Short Free Vacation to Japan! “Japan – the Strange Country” a Wonderful Short Video Production!

Today, I was turned onto a very interesting and fun video production by a guy named Kenichi Tanaka. The video was introduced to me by my very alert (albeit often inebriated) contact in Osaka, Kevin Riley. The video is a short, 11 minute production all about Japan. It’s a fascinating watch and an excellent video production and interesting short tour of Japan!

Here’s what Kenichi Tanaka has to say about this video:

This is my final thesis project. I created info-graphic, motion piece. My objective is to make Japanese people to think about that everything happening here in Japan, isn’t that normal. So I created this video from foreigner’s point of view, rather than Japanese people’s point of view. I created Japanese version, English version, and Japanese voice w/English subtitle version. This video is once featured by Yahoo Japan’s Movie Topics, Vimeo.com, Good.is, and Motionographer.com. It is also selected by onedotzero movie festival 2010 in London. (www.kenichi-design.com/JAPAN-The-Strange-Country)

大学の卒業制作で制作した映像です。 日本で生活していると、当たり前すぎて気づかない「不思議な事実」を、海外で生活した経験も生かし、外国人の視点から統計とともに映像化しました。 笑いつつも、「なんか不思議だな」と考えてもらえれば幸いです。日本語版と英語版、英語字幕版を制作しました。 ■ Asia Degital Art Award (ADAA) エンターテイメント部門 大賞 ■ 2010 onedotzero(London)出品

Here’s the video. Take 10 minutes to get a whirlwind tour of what Japan is from the eyes of a Japanese!

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

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TOP 3 VIDEOS for MAY 25, 2015! And the Japanese Beatles? The Neatbeats!

We’re back for the Top 3 Videos for May 25, 2015! The Top 3 Indies artists videos for the week!

Today’s first band, the Dirty Fences, are a charming lot from Brooklyn New York. Consequence of Sound says, “Brooklyn outfit Dirty Fences’ debut full-length, Too High To Kross, is an unabashed throwback to ’70s punk rock. Aping straight from The Stooges and Ramones, Dirty Fences fly along on fuzzy riffs and fast drums …

#3) DIRTY FENCES – Judy (Don’t Go)  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3a5cTeU_Ts)

Nexy up is a band that we debuted on the Top 3 Videos Weekend Special Edition on May 22, 2015. It’s Motobunny!

Rusty Knuckle writes:

“The Motobunny band members come from established rock acts, including The Love Me Nots, The Seeds, The Woolly Bandits, Zero Zero, Tongue, DeCry, The White Demons, and The Sonic Thrills. They have all performed extensively in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia, including performances with X, Iggy Pop, The Damned, The Dirtbombs, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, New York Dolls and Franz Ferdinand (as well as) official SXSW showcases, and two features in Fender official promotional videos. Motobunny band members’ past and current rock projects have been reviewed in SPIN, Little Steven’s “The Coolest Song in The World.”

#2) Motobunny – Lets Go Out (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSKVUk46A0Y)

Next up is another band that debuted on my radio show many months ago (PLEASE COME LIKE MY RADIO FB! https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1). This week’s #1 is Darlia. I think these guys are going to be huge.

Wikipedia says:

“Darlia is a British rock band from Blackpool. Formed in 2013 by former schoolmates Nathan Day and Jack Bentham, along with Dave Williams. The band have toured supporting Gerard Way and The Wombats, played Glastonbury Festival and Reading Festival, as well as being part of the NME Awards Tour 2015.”

#1) Darlia – Queen Of Hearts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsUQAI_MQ1o)

Finally! Today’s freebie. Today’s giveaway is from one of my very favorite Japanese Rock Bands, The Neatbeats. This band is about to celebrate 20 years of rocking Japan as well as annual tours of Europe. One friend asked me to describe the Neatbeats in just a few words and I told them, “The Japanese Beatles” and that’s a massive compliment. These guys are the real deal; no AutoTune, no digital equipment; everything done analogue in their own studio filled with 40 and 50 year old antique equipment. I know, I’ve been there and have seen it with my own eyes! Check them and you’ll see too; these guys are hot!

オマケ:The Neatbeats – Twistin’ Time With You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aifvxB6YmQ)

Well, that’s it for this week! See you next time. Keep rocking!

ARTISTS! SEND ME LINKS TO YOUR NEW VIDEOS! I WANT TO SEE THEM AND HELP PROMOTE YOU!

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TOP 3 VIDEOS for MAY 17, 2015! And Taffy!!!!! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-17-2015-and-taffy/

Top 3 Videos for Week of May 11, 2015 and the Watanabes from Tokyo! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-week-of-may-11-2015-and-the-watanabes-from-tokyo/

Top 3 Videos. The Top New Artist Videos for the week of May 4, 2015. – robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-videos-su凸ko-d凹koi-may-4-2015/

Top 3 Videos –  New Artist Videos for the week of April 27, 2015 – robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-27-2015/

This Week’s Top 3 Videos (04/21/15) 〜 robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-042115-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 Videos (04/14/15) http://robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-041415/

This Week’s Top 3 Videos (04/07/15)  robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-040715/

Top 3 Videos (03/31/15) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-new-artist-videos-033115-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 New Artist Videos (03/25/15) 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-new-artist-videos-032515/

Top 3 Videos (03/17/15) 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-031715-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 for the week of March 12, 2015 here: This Week’s Top 3 Videos #2 & the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock! 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 (http://bit.ly/1Br0f66)

Top 3 for the week of March 5, 2015 here: This Week’s Top 3 New Artist Videos & Shonen Knife!〜ミュージックビデオも制作 (robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-shonen-knife/)

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The 60s Surf Band, the Ventures, Still Big in Japan!

(At top, me holding the poster for the “Ventures Final Show in Japan.” I did drink with Don Wilson – the guy who is second from right – the one that looks like Rock N Roll Santa Claus. How could I forget that face? Nice guy.)
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This is a short post about some guys who really inspire me. You know them as “The Ventures.” They were huge in the sixties all over the western world.

They are still big in Japan…

Here’s what Wikipedia says about the Ventures: “The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington. Founded by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, the group in its various incarnations has had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. With over 100 million records sold, the group is the best-selling instrumental band of all time. In 2008, the Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their instrumental virtuosity, experimentation with guitar effects, and unique sound laid the groundwork for innumerable groups, earning them the moniker “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands”.

While their popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group remains revered in Japan, where they tour regularly to this day.

It’s true. The Ventures are still big in Japan.

May I brag? I have drank with Don Wilson at a rip-off bar in Roppongi before…  I think that must have been in about 1988 or 1989. I have a photo around here someplace… If I can find it, I’ll put it into this blogpost. Don was a nice guy and the boss of the bar was kissing his ass the entire time I was there and Don put me on the guest list for the show… (So, how could I forget, no matter how drunk I was? And I mean, how many people look like Burl Ives or a a Surfer Santa Claus?)

And don’t really remember too much from that night excepting that Don was a nice guy, soft spoken, and I drank too much.

We drank Dom Perignon and it was outrageously expensive (I remember that). And I didn’t have to pay anything, they paid. I was blown away that they would pay for some shitty DJ in Japan’s drinks….

I vaguely remember the bar’s name, and I have been by there in the last few years but it is now gone.

Good riddance.

I think it was like ¥90,000 (almost a thousand US dollars) for a few bottles of Dom Perignon and some snacks. What a rip off! Thank God my girlfriend and I didn’t have to pay!

Anyway, like it says, the Ventures are still big (sort of) in Japan to this day. So big that they are actually having a “Final Show.” Well, what the hell? I guess so, I thought all the original members were dead?

Anyway, a Final Live, they have!

It’s kind of like my Punk Band when I was a youngster: every show we played was our “Final Show” (or “Last Final” or “Totally Final” or “Really, We’re Not Joking This Time, Final” or “Seriously, the Final Final.”)

But this just goes to show that if you have a brand and a name and an image, you gotta stick with it and live the dream.

The Ventures are playing Japan (again!) and the tickets are ¥6000 each! Holy Shit! That’s $50 (USD) a pop! And the venue they are playing at The Mozart Hall at Katsushika Symphony Hills Mozart Hall and that place holds about 1300 people! You do the math: $50 x 1300 = $65,000 to go to Japan and play one night? Why not?

And that’s not to mention what they get selling merchandise and a bunch of money from sponsors.

Is that cool or what?

So, well, the point is that:

1) Ventures are still big in Japan.

2) The Ventures can still come here and get paid to play and have fun.

3) They must all be in their late 60s or early 70s yet they can still tour the world and be treated like Rock Gods in Japan.

4) They probably still get to go out drinking in Japan and spend $1000 a night yet some rich Japanese person picks up the tab.

Scoff all you want… But you won’t find me disrespecting these people.

They rock! They have lived the true “Rock and Roll Dream.”

I wish I can do the same when I’m 70 years old! Don’t you?

 

NOTE: Holy Shit! I just found out that Don Wilson was born in Feb. 1933! That makes him 82 years old as of the writing of this article! Wow! What a wonderful life! And he is on his final tour of Japan! You rock Don!!!! You are a hero!

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us!contact@robot55.jp

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5 Tips on Why Why Nobody Watches Your Videos on YouTube (or Anywhere Else)

So you’ve made a video for your business or service or company, but nobody watches it? That happens a lot.There’s absolutely no point in making a video if people aren’t going to watch it.

And just making a video and putting it up on YouTube or wherever and not promoting is the best way to make sure no one sees your video.

So, why doesn’t anyone watch your video?

The other day, I was directed to a video by a friend for a new health product. It seemed that my friend wanted a similar video. When I saw that the video had been online for one month, yet it had been viewed on sixty times, I asked my friend why he wanted a video like that?

Of course, not getting a lot of views (or vice a versa) take a lot of factors, but here are the most important reasons your videos do not get lots of views:

1) Nobody Watches Your Videos because they are crappy and of low quality sound or image. I can help you there. Here is some free information:

Go to: Video Tips! Make Your Own Video For Your Business For Free! Pt. 1 (www.robot55.jp/blog/video-tips-make-your-own-video-for-your-business-for-free-pt-1/) Start at part one and go from there. There are 4 or 5 parts that will give you free advice from a professional on how to make your videos MUCH better! (More links below!)

2) Nobody Watches Your Videos because they are too long. Research data shows that the optimum video time for business videos on the internet is 30 seconds or under. 60 seconds is really pushing it. From: Business and Social Media Videos? Keep it 30 Seconds! 60 Seconds at Most!〜会社紹介動画は30秒か60秒がおすすめ robot55.jp/blog/business-and-social-media-videos-keep-it-30-seconds-60-seconds-at-most/

“According to research data by Visible Measures, the internet video audience measurement service: “20% of all your viewers will click away from a video in 10 seconds or fewer.”

That means, we must get the message out about what you or your business is about within the first 5 ~ 10 seconds.

The same data from Visible Measures shows that: “… by 30 seconds, you will lose about 1/3 of your viewers! 45% of all viewers will be gone by 1 minute…” Then it drops off a cliff. “You will lose 60% of your viewers by 2 minutes.”

So the most logical and cost-effective answer is to keep all your business videos at 60 seconds and under – with 30 seconds being the prime target.” (Need more data? Business and Social Media Videos? Keep it 30 Seconds! 60 Seconds at Most!〜会社紹介動画は30秒か60秒がおすすめ robot55.jp/blog/business-and-social-media-videos-keep-it-30-seconds-60-seconds-at-most/)

#3) Nobody Watches Your Videos because no one can find them because you gave your video a title or tags that are basically worthless

Duh! If people can’t find your video, then I suppose it’s pretty sure they can’t watch them. If your video has a poor description or title, then that’s the best way to make sure no one sees it. Having good tags and descriptions will also help people to find your video. Having a good description or tags also helps your video to pop up if someone is watching a video with similar tags.

#4) Nobody Watches Your Videos because no one can find them because you don’t have a blog or a Facebook or Twitter (or other Social Media) account that directs people to your video.

Putting a video on the internet is a great idea. But just uploading it to YouTube and that being the end of your efforts, is a complete waste of time. Making your video, editing and then placing it on YouTube is just the beginning; it is merely 1/2 of your effort. The next half of your effort must be in promotion. And that isn’t just one day of promotion, you’ll need to make a concerted effort for weeks, if not months.

Things don’t happen by magic.

Think about it, if they made a Star Wars movie but didn’t tell anyone about it… How many people would go see something they don’t know about, excepting by accident? Not promoting is a sure fire way to fail.

#5) Nobody Watches Your Videos because even your own staff are not involved with promoting the video and you don’t cooperate with the right people.

This is a very long subject, so I’ll keep it short. Take Facebook for example. Even if you put your video link on Facebook, you still need to build a buzz about it. Every single one of your friends and staff need to click “Like” on the video… You too. You need at least 9 “Likes” to have your post shown to more than a few % of your friends.

But not only that, your video cannot get a wider audience without more “engagement” from people. “Engagement” means, “People not just clicking ‘Like’ but also adding comments or sharing.” Get friends to agree to comment on your posts. You do the same for them. You also share each others posts whenever necessary. This will greatly increase your “engagement” and, in turn, Facebook will show your posts to more people.

Well that’s 5 Tips on Why Why Nobody Watches Your Videos on YouTube tips for today. I’ll have more in the next coming weeks, but this is an entire 1 week course in college on this subject..

See you next time.

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More on this subject:

More Data Proving That You Need an Online Video For Your Business  (robot55.jp/blog/more-data-proving-that-you-need-a-video-for-your-business/)

For free tips on making your own video:

6 Easy Tips For Making a Viral Video (http://robot55.jp/blog/6-easy-tips-for-making-a-viral-video/)

Video Tips! Make Your Own Video For Your Business For Free! Pt. 1 (www.robot55.jp/blog/video-tips-make-your-own-video-for-your-business-for-free-pt-1/)

Video Tips! Make Your Own Video For Your Business For Free! Part 2 (www.robot55.jp/blog/video-tips-make-your-own-video-for-your-business-for-free-part-2/)

Make Your Own Video For Your Business For Free! Part 3 – You Need a Map: How to Write a Script! (http://robot55.jp/blog/make-your-own-video-for-your-business-for-free-part-3-you-need-a-map-how-to-write-a-script/)

Video Tips! Make Your Own Video For Your Business For Free! Pt. 4((www.robot55.jp/blog/video-tips-make-your-own-video-for-your-business-for-free-pt-4/)

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

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Top 3 Videos! Weekend Special May 22, 2015 and Japan’s “The Privates”!!!!!

Hi! Today marks three months of Top 3 Videos! おめでとうございます!Congratulations! This is the lucky #13 of this series…. With such a lucky number, then I’d like to launch the “Weekend Edition of the Top 3 Videos” of the best of the new and independent artists. Number 13 is our lucky number!

Let’s kick off the party with a cool number from 1979. You are an oldie if you remember this one. Lene Lovitch with Lucky Number. She’s pretty – kinda weird. Reminds me of one of those silent movie actresses. Cool!

Why independent artists? Well, because, and it’s pretty simple; the major label stuff all sucks. That’s why.

It’s not my fault. It just does.

So without wasting time on BS, let’s get the the coolest new music out there!

First up is a new band named “Killmama”! This is a guy and girl from Florida. Besides that, I don’t know anything about them excepting that they ROCK! Dig this? Go “Like” their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dontkillmama

#3 Killmama – Lost It https://vimeo.com/60051237

Next up is a band that has become a regular on the Top 3 Videos countdown; taffy! I LOVE TAFFY! As of the writing of this article, taffy is touring the UK and are about to go to the USA.

#2 Taffy – Dr. K  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clYrx4VaZRc

This week’s #1 is touted as “True American Rock N’ Roll” and HELL YEAH! It’s a band named “Motobunny.” Can I give you information about this band? No. I cannot. The only thing I know is Rodney Bingenheimer has been playing them on KROQ Los Angeles. And, if it’s good enough for Rodney, then it’s good enough for me!

#1)  Motobunny – Motobunny (Official Video) – True American Rock N’ Roll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqh2Iffgh4

Finally! This week’s Freebie. And it’s Japan’s own “Buzzcocks,” they are known as the Privates and they’ve been rocking people’s socks off for 30 years! I love this band! It’s like every “Pebbles” and “Nuggets” band put together with an original touch.

Japanese rock stars and Ken Nishikawa and Mike Rogers

Japanese rock stars and Ken Nishikawa and Mike Rogers …..That’s me and Ken from Robot55 getting too drunk with Su Ko D Koi, The Watanabes and Nobu from the Privates!

These guys are legendary!

The Privates 「 Drive All Night 」 PV MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dixV0AAxsdE

Well, that’s it for this week! See you next time.

ARTISTS! SEND ME LINKS TO YOUR NEW VIDEOS! I WANT TO SEE THEM AND HELP PROMOTE YOU! YOU CAN BE ON THE TOP 3!!!!

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Artists! These Top 3 Video posts are sometimes getting tens of thousands of hits per week. Need proof? Do a Google Search for “Top 3 Videos” or “Top New Artists Videos” and you’ll see Robot55 on page one blowing away MTV, Billboard Magazine, Billboard, Niconico Douga and all the rest.

If you like this countdown every week, please come “Like” our Robot55 Facebook page (or friend us on Twitter or subscribe to our Youtube page). Thanks!

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PAST ISSUES:

TOP 3 VIDEOS for MAY 17, 2015! And Taffy!!!!! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-17-2015-and-taffy/

Top 3 Videos for Week of May 11, 2015 and the Watanabes from Tokyo! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-week-of-may-11-2015-and-the-watanabes-from-tokyo/

Top 3 Videos. The Top New Artist Videos for the week of May 4, 2015. – robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-videos-su凸ko-d凹koi-may-4-2015/

Top 3 Videos –  New Artist Videos for the week of April 27, 2015 – robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-27-2015/

This Week’s Top 3 Videos (04/21/15) 〜 robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-042115-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 Videos (04/14/15) http://robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-041415/

This Week’s Top 3 Videos (04/07/15)  robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-040715/

Top 3 Videos (03/31/15) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-new-artist-videos-033115-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 New Artist Videos (03/25/15) 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-new-artist-videos-032515/

Top 3 Videos (03/17/15) 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-031715-〜ミュージックビデオも制作/

Top 3 for the week of March 12, 2015 here: This Week’s Top 3 Videos #2 & the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock! 〜ミュージックビデオも制作 (http://bit.ly/1Br0f66)

Top 3 for the week of March 5, 2015 here: This Week’s Top 3 New Artist Videos & Shonen Knife!〜ミュージックビデオも制作 (robot55.jp/blog/this-weeks-top-3-new-artist-videos-shonen-knife/)

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

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