From Hidemi Woods

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Hidemi Woods was born and raised in Kyoto, which is located in the western part of Japan.

Singer, songwriter and author.

EDUCATION:

KURIBAYASHI PIANO SCHOOL 1968 – 1979

NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S COLLEGE March 1983

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Freelance

¦ Regularly played at local halls in Kyoto, JAPAN 1983 – 1986

¦ Guest-appeared on local radio programs 1983 – 1986

¦ Played regularly at a bar and halls in Tokyo 1986 – 1988

¦ Made music for Japanese major labels 1986 – 1989

¦ Start a label, The Marketplace 1989

The Marketplace

¦ Signed and produced several artists 1989 – 1995

¦ Produced and released over 30 compilation albums 1989 – 1995

¦ Became a pioneer of Japan’s compilation album boom of 90s. 1989

¦ Released an album ‘Not enough. / 88TH’ 1992

¦ Made a promotion video 1993

¦ Appeared on TV 1993

Music Marketplace

¦ Moved to California, USA 1994

¦ Started a label, Music Marketplace 1994

¦ Influenced and provoked the carry-bag boom and Japanese teens’ boom of Western boots

1995 – 1996

¦ Made albums in Quebec, CANADA 1997 – 2001

88th Planet Project

¦ Renamed my label to 88th Planet Project 2008

¦ Write columns 2009 – Present

¦ Published ‘Hidemi’s Rambling / Hidemi Woods’ 2010

¦ Published ‘Hidemi’s Rambling Volume 2 / Hidemi Woods’ 2010

¦ Released ‘Sunrise / Hidemi Woods’ 2010

¦ Published ‘Hidemi’s Rambling Volume 3 / Hidemi Woods’ 2011

¦ Published ‘Hidemi’s Rambling Volume 4 / Hidemi Woods’ 2012

¦ Published ‘An Old Tree in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods’ 2014

¦ Making a new album and writing a new book Present