J-Pop, the ultimate music to listen to in a live cam studio!
According to Wikipedia, music is “an art form and a cultural activity, whose medium is sound, that includes common elements such as pitch, rhythm, dynamic, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture”. However, this is the rather technical definition, and music is much more than that: it’s a universal language, that connects all of us, it’s what brings us back when we are down, and it’s one of the most beautiful things on Earth, regardless of what genre you prefer.
Music is everywhere, from the sound of the birds to the biggest dance festivals, and from children’s playgrounds to the loudest rock concerts in the world. It helps us relax at work and, when we love a certain song very much, we listen to it non-stop and we show it to the people around us. Of course, inside a live cam studio, music has an important role since it helps models take a break and it could even turn out to be a starting point in their private sessions with members. From our experience, everybody out there loves music, no matter what their age, gender, social status, or background is.
On a forum dedicated to young women activating in live cam studios all around the world, one of them opened a thread asking what is the best music to listen to while at work. Some of the girls answered blues, other R’n’B, someone suggested reggae, but one answer truly caught our attention. “I like J-pop, it’s like K-pop, but Japanese. If you’ve ever heard a J-pop song, you know what I mean, it sticks to your mind, you simply can’t forget it. The voice, the rhythm, it’s just a unique combination”, she said.
J-Pop, the definition of optimism and energy
J-Pop, often stylized as J-POP and natively known as simply pops, started to become popular during the late 90s, being a fusion between traditional Japanese music, and dance. Today, this style has evolved into very energetic and high-tempo music, with fast leads, drums, and bass lines, as well as thin, almost childish female vocals. Some of the best-sold J-pop bands are Arashi, Perfume, Morning Musume, Jo1, W-inds, Juice=Juice, E-girls, and =Love. Although the style is very popular in Japan, as well as live cam studios all around the world, it hasn’t yet reached the international mainstream, mostly since it still represents a niche.
But why is it so appreciated in live cam studios? First of all, because of its very high BPM (beats per minute), which makes it very optimistic and danceable. Secondly, the fact that it’s mostly sung in Japanese makes it even more interesting: even though you can’t understand a word they’re saying, you simply can’t resist humming or singing along. Last but not least, there are some similarities between a female J-Pop star and a model inside a live cam studio: they are both young, beautiful, self-made, and, through their activity, they make other people happy.