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Spotify to host ‘Tokyo Super Hits Live 2020’ livestream concert

With Apple Music hosting livestream events with artists and Amazon Music forging ever-closer links with sister company Twitch, the integration of livestreaming and audio streaming is a trend we’re keeping an eye on.

Now look to Japan, where Spotify is hosting a livestreamed concert on 26 November based on its ‘Tokyo Super Hits’ playlist.

The event will feature Japanese stars including Arashi, Perfume, End of The World and Alexandros, as well as emerging artists. Tickets for the concert will cost ¥3,500 (around $33.33) and the partner platform is Streaming+ – which is run by ticketing company Eplus.

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Meet Kasotsuka Shojo – the cryptocurrency-themed J-Pop group

We’ve come a long way from Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Ginger Spice, Baby Spice and Posh Spice, it’s fair to say.

Japanese pop group Kasotsuka Shojo have been getting a wave of coverage in the west for being the first J-Pop group where each member “represents a different cryptocurrency”.

“We want to promote the idea through entertainment that virtual currencies are not just a tool for speculation but are a wonderful technology that will shape the future,” is the official statement from the group’s Rara Naruse (or, if we’re continuing the Spice Girls theme, you should think of her as Bitcoin Shojo).