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Steve McClure

Exec Editor,
Tokyo, Japan
Steve McClure is a Tokyo-based freelance journalist and broadcaster. Until 2008 he was Billboard magazine's Asia Bureau Chief. In May 2009 he launched McClure’s Asia Music News (www.mccluremusic.com), an e-mail newsletter and website covering the Japanese and Asian music industries.

McClure is a native of Vancouver, Canada, and has lived in Japan since 1985. In 1998 he published “Nippon Pop,” the first book in English on Japanese pop music, and in 2005 he helped establish nippop.com, the Internet's leading source of information about Japanese music. McClure writes about music, the music industry and Japanese culture and society for a wide variety of publications, as well as working in TV and radio.

He has also worked as a consultant and event MC/seminar participant at music conferences such as MIDEM, Music Matters and Transmission, and has presented seminars on the Japanese music business at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo and the Finnish Institute in Japan.