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PostSubject: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 4:08 pm

I noticed Hikaru has started to officially sale her stuff in Canada and not the USA thoughts on this?
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 4:55 pm

Oh?? confused

And when did this start? Question Exclamation

Hikki! Come back to us!!!

Well, she must have a small fan-base in Canada. Canada's important.

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Seriously though. What's she sellin' in Canada?
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 5:47 pm

this started this year
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 7:20 pm

What all is sold in Canada of Hikki's?
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 7:35 pm

She began to sell canadian printed albums, which were considerably cheaper than the Japanese and other Asian countries. It started around the time of ULTRA BLUE, and that was how I was able to pick up my first album by her.
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 7:45 pm

Shocked
And we Americans are left in the dark?
I mean, I'm super happy Canadians are able to enjoy her, but this should be done in America, at least for ULTRA BLUE. Really. I don't see the reasoning here.
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 7:55 pm

I do
every time she releases a aklbum in usa it doesn't go well
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 10:14 pm

Well, that only happened once...

Did exodus do well in Canada?
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 10:29 pm

hmm no but she is huge in canada now
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeSun May 25, 2008 11:23 pm

I wonder why the turn of events...
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeMon May 26, 2008 1:52 am

I think it's due to two main things:

1. The "Utada" persona was created for the American audience, so it would be strange to sell "Utada Hikaru" albums in the market she changed her name (although not much) for.

2. The United States is more resistant to foreign artists (save a few British and American ones). When was the last time you turned on MTV and saw someone singing in a foreign language (besides reggaeton)? When I went to canada for a week (pre-Ultra Blue), I turned on Much Music (their version of MTV) and saw tons of foreign artists singing in multiple languages. It's this overwhelming feeling that a majority of Americans have that "America is the best and English is the best language ever!!!!". Personally, I thinks it's a shame that we don't sell more foreign music.

sorry, kinda went on a rant there....

but yeah, if she's selling albums in Canada, she should sell her stuff here too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeMon May 26, 2008 7:48 am

They started selling her "Heart Station" in Barnes and Nobles.
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeMon May 26, 2008 10:28 am

kindblue wrote:
They started selling her "Heart Station" in Barnes and Nobles.

silent In Canada??

If I could go to Barnes and Noble... and then get Heart Station, I would.

I agree with the above post, too. My whole family has that feeling that "America is the best, English is the best" besides Italian. I would like to explore Canada now.

Gosh, for a "Melting Pot Country", we're really ethnocentric Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeMon May 26, 2008 2:35 pm

DaAmainator wrote:
kindblue wrote:
They started selling her "Heart Station" in Barnes and Nobles.

silent In Canada??

If I could go to Barnes and Noble... and then get Heart Station, I would.

I agree with the above post, too. My whole family has that feeling that "America is the best, English is the best" besides Italian. I would like to explore Canada now.

Gosh, for a "Melting Pot Country", we're really ethnocentric Embarassed

Actually, they are selling Canadian versions of HEART STATION in the USA.

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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeMon May 26, 2008 5:02 pm

Sanosuke wrote:
DaAmainator wrote:
kindblue wrote:
They started selling her "Heart Station" in Barnes and Nobles.

silent In Canada??

If I could go to Barnes and Noble... and then get Heart Station, I would.

I agree with the above post, too. My whole family has that feeling that "America is the best, English is the best" besides Italian. I would like to explore Canada now.

Gosh, for a "Melting Pot Country", we're really ethnocentric Embarassed

Actually, they are selling Canadian versions of HEART STATION in the USA.

That's odd!! I'll have to go buy one. Wouldn't it be easier just to make a US version and sell it here?
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeMon May 26, 2008 9:15 pm

Sanosuke wrote:


Actually, they are selling Canadian versions of HEART STATION in the USA.

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
AH!!!!
MUST....GO.....BUY.....NOW.....
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeTue May 27, 2008 12:42 pm

So does that mean Canada's more multi-cultural than the states?
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeTue May 27, 2008 7:20 pm

To a certain extent yes we embrace it more
in our language arts classes the Usa is described as being a "melting pot" where as
we(Canada) are described as "Cultural mosaic"
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeWed May 28, 2008 4:46 am

It's really complicated why they don't sell a lot of niche albums in the US. Not just Japanese albums but English language albums that get released in every other country don't get released in the US, or if they were released with a major label in other countries they'll be released by an independent one in the US, or there'll be a really long delay.

I'm sure if Capitol Records in the US just released Heart Station in New York City, Southern California and Hawaii it would far outsell the Canadian sales but that's not how releases work. They'd have to release it nation wide and I guess they think that it's more trouble than it's worth because specialty stores would carry the imports in the main cities anyway.

I think that's what makes Canada different to the US, but I don't know what makes Canada different to Australia and to a lesser extent the UK and some other western European countries.
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeWed May 28, 2008 9:18 pm

Id be careful withe statements such as thay as somone from Canada I know a lot more then you about it
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeWed May 28, 2008 9:24 pm

Hikkifan34 wrote:
Id be careful withe statements such as thay as somone from Canada I know a lot more then you about it
What part of what I said was no good? confused
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeWed May 28, 2008 10:33 pm

Hikkifan34, please don't start any trouble.

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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeThu May 29, 2008 8:11 pm

Hikkifan34 wrote:
Id be careful withe statements such as thay as somone from Canada I know a lot more then you about it

The big RH was agreein' with ya there, HikkiFan. Don't be fussy.
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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeThu May 29, 2008 8:58 pm

Sorry Rh mis read


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PostSubject: Re: Hikaru and canada   Hikaru and canada I_icon_minitimeThu May 29, 2008 8:58 pm

lol, i live in BC and picked up my canadian version of heart station at richmond centre HMV Smile
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