JpopRocks surpassed 1.5 million YouTube views in April and about to hit 1.6 million any day. We've increased our viewers, subscribers, and more for all our social media over the last few months. And we have lots of new interviews and content to come over the next month. June is going to be a very exciting month for JpopRocks. Stay Tuned!
In October 2017, JpopRocks YouTube site reached a million views. Since then we've hit 1.1 million and are quickly closing into 1.2 million.
As of December 2017, we added our first interview video. It features Kra. Another video interview with another major band will be announced soon. We look forward to more and more video interviews and concert video.
Thank you everyone who loves watching our videos!
Our Sept 2017 stats are in and, as always, we are blown away. Thank you everyone! The main numbers I would like to focus on is our YouTube. See below for the outstanding numbers.
October will be the month of the interviews as we have no concerts we will be attending until the very end of the month. Here is a sneak peek of our interviews:
- Babyraids Japan
- Misaki Iwasha
- Tokyo Gegegay
We will be heading to Portland, OR around October 27th to Kumoricon to see Kra for their first ever U.S. visit (check our events page).
- YouTube subscribers surpasses 1.5k
- YouTube views have now surpassed 925k. Next stop, 1 million.
Last month we had over 500k YouTube views of our videos. 30 days later, we just passed the 750k mark. With multiple concerts happening in September, we plan to surpass the million mark.
August, by the numbers:
- 200k+ YouTube views
- 250+ new YouTube subscribers
- 16k Facebook reach
- 136% growth in Facebook followers (from July)
- 95k Twitter Impressions (up 532% from July)
September will be a great month for JpopRocks and Japanese music fans in Northern California.
- Sept 9 - Azumi Inoue & Yuyu (J-Pop Summit)
- Sept 9 - ZOOMADANKE (J-Pop Summit)
- Sept 9 - Babyraids Japan (J-Pop Summit)
- Sept 9 - Tokyo Gegegay (J-Pop Summit)
- Sept 9 - May'n (J-Pop Summit)
- Sept 10 - Misaki Iwasa (J-Pop Summit)
- Sept 10 - YANAKIKU (J-Pop Summit)
- Sept 10 - BAND-MAID (J-Pop Summit)
- Sept 23 - Man With A Mission (Pateluma, CA)
Here are our extraordinary numbers for July.
- 200k YouTube views
- 251 new YouTube Subscribers (breaking the 1k mark)
- 2,137 website views
- 15k FaceBook views
- 9.5k Twitter views
Our YouTube site broke both 1k subscribers and 500k views. We're already over 600k views and over 150 new YouTube subscribers, a week into Sept.
Things are looking up. We have a big schedule coming our way.
Aug 15 - ONE OK ROCK
Aug 26 - Crunchyroll Expo
Sept 2 - SacAnime
Sept 9 - J-Pop Summit
And we're happy to announce that we've added...
Dec 3 - Silent Siren
If you know of any J-Bands visiting between Sept and Dec and would like JpopRocks to cover it, please let us know!
July 2017 will always be known as the month that changed everything. How?
- We had our 3rd interview (Accént, Phoenix Ash, and Kazha).
- 4,000+ website views in one weekend!
- YouTube site exceeded 1k subscribers (currently at 1,060)
- YouTube site exceeded half a million views (currently at 511,771 views)
- YouTube views in the last 30 days - Over 300k!!!!!
And, when we thought it couldn't get any better, SacAnime contacts us with approval for our media / press access! July 2017 has been unforgettable!
In May, I was blown away. We had over 60k views in a month on YouTube! Wow! But if I was amazed in May, I'm astounded in June! Over 145k views in one month. All of you ... Oh My God. Thank you! Here are the unbelievable stats:
- 145K+ YouTube Views
- 474 new YouTube subscribers (in one month!)
- Nearly 100k Twitter Impressions (views)
- 38 new Twitter followers
- Roughly 500 website unique viewers
- 13.5k Facebook views!
- 754 Facebook engagements (interactions)
We might have raised the bar too high in June to compete in July. We're currently trying to arrange a few things in July. August will be much better. We'll see ONE OK ROCK as well as SacAnime. September will kill it. J-Pop Summit and Crunchyroll Expo!
Any big plans later on? You bet! In the Spring of 2018, we plan to go to Japan and attend several concerts. We are also planning an invasion of Canada, attending some of their events that feature Japanese artists.
We are excited about the future. We hope you are too!
On May 17th, JpopRocks hit 150,000 views on YouTube. Short of a month later (today - June 14th), we hit 200k. That's 50,000 views for the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June. That's amazing!
Why is this important? First, it helps legitimize what we're doing. Second, it tells us we're going in the right direction. And most important, we're helping to spread the love of J-Music to more and more people. Thank you everyone. We appreciate you.
One of my personal goals when visiting Japan in 2018 was to see E-Girls in concert. I like their music but love their dance numbers. The choreography is second to none. But now, they are no more. At least not as I remember them. They went from 19 members to 11.
E-Girls was made up of 3 different bands. Happiness, Dreams, and Flower. Dreams has disbanded. And a few members of the other groups have left (graduated). This leaves me sad. But, there may be light on the horizon. I hope the members that have left will have very successful careers and add yet more great J-Music for us to enjoy.
I delayed my trip to Japan by a year and now I'm being penalized for waiting. This has taught me a valuable lesson. Bands are here today, but they can be gone tomorrow. You should enjoy them while they last.
JpopRocks officially rolled out in March 2017. Three months later, our minds are blown at how well we are doing. May 2017 was our best month yet. Here’s our numbers for May on YouTube:
- 39,534 Views
- 19 New Videos
- 44,478 Minutes Watched
- 127 New Subscribers
- 434 Likes
- 215 Shares
We at JpopRocks would like to thank our viewers for your support. We couldn’t have done it without you!
JpopRocks has uncovered some of our lost and missing videos from J-Pop Summit 2015 and 2016. We found acts like Jinny Oops!, Una, and Anna Yano. Please check out the missing videos from these talented bands. We hope to find these bands performing at other venues in the future.
JpopRocks added two new compilation videos. The videos show highlights from the concerts and conventions we have attended. We have been videoing Japanese concerts since Sept 2015, starting first with the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco. Not all events we've attended have videos. There have been times when our videos turned out poorly or events where videoing was forbidden. We always try to honor the bands wishes if they request no video be taken.
The compilation videos contain bands from 2015, 2016, and some from this year, 2017. JpopRocks is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and we try to attend all J-Music events in the area. Sometimes there are large gaps where no Japanese bands are visiting the area. When that happens, we try very hard to go to other J-Music events in the United States. We've been to Houston (Texas), Phoenix (Arizona), and Albuquerque (New Mexico). We've also been eyeing events in several other states. We would love to go to all the J-Music events in the U.S., but timing and costs are a factor. Also, how many bands are attending and who the bands are, all play a factor.
If you would like JpopRocks to visit your convention or interview a band, please contact us. We look forward to several more events in 2017 and the years to come.
You can find the videos on our YouTube site.
On May 17th, JpopRocks exceeded 150k views for the first time ever. We also passed 250 subscribers. We gained over 50k views in roughly 2 months.
JpopRocks currently averages 1k views per day and has gained 66 subscribers in the last 28 days. We look forward to continuing to grow and provide more and better content as we go.