MUSIC

KEN THE 390

— Message to applicants
I’m looking forward to encountering new talents!

— Profile
Rapper and president of the music label DREAM BOY.
Other than his rap, of course, he even manages his events and music label dynamically and has attracted a lot of attention.
After he had built his achievements in freestyle battles, he debuted in 2006 with the album “Prologue”. With an album release and a live tour held almost every year, he has accumulated and released 10 albums so far.
At the same time, he has participated as a guest in the works of many artistes like KREVA, Maboroshi, SKY-HI, Shota Shimizu, and Thelma Aoyama.
In recent years, he has been appearing as a judge in the MC battle program Freestyle Dungeon, which is airing on TV Asahi, while he continues his artiste work actively.
His accurate comments made in the program were hot topics. He also appeared in commercials, stage plays, and videos and edited raps. He wrote lyrics for various artistes, beyond any genre boundary.
Moreover, with his overseas live event appearances in Thailand, Vietnam, Peru, and so on, the range of his work is widening bigger and further.


Mirei Touyama

— Message to applicants
I’m very excited to be given the chance to feel so many talents and expressions from beyond international borders. I’m looking forward to meeting you at the venue, and I’ll also prepare myself to confront your performance with all I’ve got.

— Profile
Born in Osaka and lived in New York, she’s a songwriter of the next generation who voices the realism of generation Z.
In 2012, she won first place in Amateur Night – Stars of Tomorrow at New York Apollo Theater.
In 2013, she joined Gospel for Teens, the top gospel team in America, as the only Asian member and played an active role as the lead singer.
The total views of her music videos reached 40 million on YouTube. The total play counts of her songs exceeded 35 million on subscription music services.
Other than getting first place on LINE MUSIC weekly chart, she also acquired many first places on music distribution services such as AWA.
Even right now, she ranks in LINE MUSIC TOP 100 every day!


Hisatsugu Noto
ESP College of Entertainment Tokyo
Singer Songwriter Course Chief Lecturer

— Message to applicants
Be confident, go big, and show us the expressions which seems to be unportrayable until this moment!

— Profile
Hisatsugu made his debut as the leader (vocalist/music composer) of the band magoo swim from EMI Music Japan Inc. Since then, he has composed various songs including SMAP’s single “Fly” (Lyrics & Music), and Crystal Kay’s “Tears” (Music). In recent years, Hisatsugu has been composing songs for the idol group “Dance for Philosophy” (Philosophy no Dance) and other artists while working as a singer-songwriter.
Hisatsugu is also the head of the singer-songwriter course at the ESP Entertainment Tokyo.