OverviewThe modern music industry of Japan began to immobilize in the late 1950's. A heavy western influence mixed with traditional Japanese sounds helped form the early genres of Japanese music still present today. Local artists started to dominate the charts in Japan, taking the former spots of many international singers or bands. Music is incorporated in everyday life in Japan, especially when it come to karaoke. Karaoke helps musical artists get promotion and high revenue due to the activity being very popular in almost every age group.