Ai Fujimori

Born August 12, 1992 Nagoya, Japan

 

Fujimori Ai is the modern definition of a truly independent artist. Her talent, creative spirit, and wide range of skills allow her to manage her career in a unique way. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Fujimori Ai has self-produced her original music and video. Her talent and passion to write and illustrate, allow for a unique continuity in the artistic projects she envisions and manages.

 

 

Singer Song Writer

 

She has performed with many big Japanese artists and has won various auditions. 

All tours and one-man live performances were independently produced by her and held all over Japan.

It has been published in many Japanese media such as online news, newspapers, and radio.

She songwriting, arranges, records, mixes, and masters herself, and also provides the song as the theme song for the festival.

Nagoya Adventure MarathonToshimaru Uehara Retirement Memorial Exhibition

 

 

Taylor Guitars Artist

Appeared in many events hosted by Taylor Guitars Japan. The 1st Taylor Acoustic Live, the 100th Taylor Guitars Road Show 2018, the musical instrument fair that appeared as a representative artist of Taylor Guitars, etc. She has also performed with Bob Taylor, the founder of Taylor Guitars, and Andy Powers, the current president.

Performed at Taylor Guitars Facebook Live at the world's largest musical instrument trade fair "NAMM Show 2017" held in California, USA.

Her live performance exceeded 10,000 views in one day. The following year, She performed live on the stage of the Taylor guitar booth. She played the V-class series just announced on the stage for the first time in the world.

In 2021, participated in the project "I Know What Love Is" to support music related people influenced by COVID-19. More than 50 artists, including Keith Goodwin, Zac Brown, KT Tunstall and Jason Mraz, have come together to produce and all of their sales have been donated.

Introduced as a Taylor artist on Taylor Guitars' official Facebook and Instagram.

 

Providing promotional songs for Taylor Guitars Japan.  She does everything from playing to recording himself.

 

Appeared on YouTube CM of Taylor Guitars Japan.

 

 

​Project Management

AI FUJIMORI LIVE RECORDING at Kitty IZU STUDIO

She professed to be an independent artist to realize a big project in 2018.

She created an uncensored the best album with a full band one-shot recording and launched a project that fans could actually witness in the recording studio. In the crowdfunding that was raised as the production cost, the target amount of 700,000 yen was achieved overnight, and finally 2,174,000 yen was collected.

The recording has a long history and was done at "Kitty Izu Studio", one of the best studios in Japan. In addition, she worked with a number of professionals, including a recording engineer who worked on big Japanese artists, a mastering engineer who worked on the Rolling Stones high resolution master, and a mix in Chicago. All the songs are royalty-free.

INSIDE RECORDING

In 2019, she launched a project to pre-sale new songs and publish the entire production process from songwriting to recording. It succeeds in collecting production costs exceeding 920,000 yen only by the advance sale.

All songs are free downloads and royalty-free.

In addition, she sold a booklet without a CD instead of a CD at an in-store live hosted by a CD shop. It was rare in Japan at the time when CDs were the mainstream, and it was featured in many media such as newspapers and radio, and the challenge to a new style of not selling music attracted a lot of attention.

Video Production Project at a Live House

The influence of COVID-19 has hit musicians and people involved in event work, so she launched a project to produce Ai Fujimori's video work with the minimum number of people needed to create employment. The amount of money raised for the production cost exceeded three times the target amount, and it was broadcast on TV.

Taylor Guitars Talk & Live「UTAWA NIGHT」

From November 2018, Taylor Guitars Japan, Yamano Music Co., Ltd., and Ai Fujimori, who collaborated with Artist Lounge, launched a host project and held it regularly.

Ai Fujimori 10th Anniversary Exhibition「Life is like a dream」

In August 2021, a solo exhibition of music and illustration was held for free at a public gallery with a total length of about 61m.

If you read the QR code of each illustration on display, you can listen to the music that matches the image of that illustration.

She handles all of the more than 40 songs, from recording to arranging, and you can watch and listen to the production process by subscribing to the online magazine.

This was done at the same time as preparing for the solo exhibition for about half a year from January 2021.

There was also a live stream of the "Taylor Guitars Road Show" from the gallery.

LIBER|Independent artist with multiple skills.

Launched "LIBER" where artists can acquire various skills for their activities.

You can choose what you want to learn from the 14 skills that you have acquired through the activities of Ai Fujimori and take lessons.

DEMAEONCYO FESTIVAL

In the wake of COVID-19 in 2020, she launched a virtual project "DEMAEONCYO FESTIVAL". Artists from all over Japan and artists living in the United States appeared on livestream from their homes, studios and live houses. It was held twice.

The third festival was held at a live house in 2021, but due to the influence of COVID-19, it was only live-streamed without the audience.

The fourth time, it was transformed into an outdoor festival in 2022, and it was held for free at the public plaza.

 

 

Media

 

Nagoya band pictorial book second half 2015

Tokai band pictorial book second half 2016

2016 Taylor Guitars PRICE LIST

Guitar magazin August 2016 issue

Player July 2017 issue

2017 Taylor Guitars PRICE LIST

Player April 2018 issue

Published May 5, 2018 Chunichi newspaper

Published May 15, 2018 Chunichi newspaper

Wood&Steel Vol.91 SUMMER 2018

2018 Taylor Guitars PRICE LIST

Music Trade November 2018 Issue

Published May 21, 2019 Nikkan Gendai

Published May 24, 2019 Chunichi newspaper

Published December 3, 2019 Niikan Iwakuni

Broadcast May 22, 2020 CBC Television

 

 

FM Aichi

TV Aichi

CBC Radio

NHK-AM Radio 1

ZIP-FM 77.8

@FM

Tokai Radio

Star Cat

FM GIFU

Gifuchan・Gifu Broadcasting

FM Ichinomiya

RADIO SAN-Q

MEDIAS FM

Shibuya Cross FM

Radio Takasaki

Sakura FM

Illustrator

 

In 2019, she donated an original drawing with the motif of Yamaguchi Prefecture and Iwakuni City to Iwakuni City at a courtesy visit to the Mayor of Iwakuni. The original drawings was displayed in the mayor's office and published in the newspaper.

A live and solo exhibition event was held at a restaurant in Iwakuni City, and many illustrations were handed over to customers.

The original drawings drawn with the motifs of Akiyoshidai and Akiyoshido, which are famous places in Japan, are also donated to "Mine Akiyoshidai Geopark Center Karstar".

In 2021, the works submitted to the "Copic Award 2021" were picked up on the official Instagram of USA Copic.

In August 2021, the first solo exhibition "Ai Fujimori 10th Anniversary Exhibition Life Is Like a Dream" as an illustrator "I FUJIMORI" was held for free at a public gallery with a total length of about 61m.

 

 

Work

 

・第13回ナゴヤアドベンチャーマラソンのランナー応援ソング「一瞬ランナー」制作

​・ハフポスト日本版にてコラム記事寄稿

・GROOVE X開発、家庭用ロボット LOVOTの「LOVOTと教育」寄稿

・神戸大学医学部の教材デザイン

Taylor Guitarsプロモーション映像「日比谷音楽祭2021」の楽曲制作

・村岡広司×田中K助「金髪と眼鏡」キャラクターアイコン制作

 

 

​LIVE & TOUR & PROJECT

2013/07/31 「こじまいづみ&ヨウヘイ with ザ・ねぎまコーポレーション」@名古屋 THE BOTTOM LINE

2013/12/13 主催イベント「聖なる夜の歌唄い」@名古屋 THE BOTTOM LINE

2014/10/22 「安達久美クラブパンゲア」O.A.@名古屋 THE BOTTOM LINE

2014/11/22 ワンマンライブ「Regulus」@名古屋 5/R ※SOLD OUT

 

【藤森愛『Regulus』release tour 2015/3/20~2015/5/20 全17公演】

2015/03/20 主催イベント「桜の便り届く頃」@名古屋 THE BOTTOM LINE

2015/05/07 キョードー東京主催「words UP!! Vol.5」O.A.@東京 duo MUSIC EXCHANGE

2015/05/20 主催イベント「ソンナ夜ハ唄ヲ歌オウ」@名古屋 DreamCube

2015/05/30 「ミュージックコンベンション夜の部」O.A.@ズビズバー

【3ピース東名阪『藤森愛 Meet the B.L.T. tour』2015/7/19~2015/8/21 全6公演】

2015/08/21 主催イベント「ソンナ夜ハ唄ヲ歌オウ 第二夜」@名古屋 DreamCube

【この声が届くまで ~藤森愛『ベイビー×2 !!』release tour~ 2015/10/23~2015/12/13 全30公演】

2015/10/23 主催イベント「この声が届くまで」@名古屋 THE BOTTOM LINE

2015/12/04 ワンマンライブ「藤森愛 東名阪弾き語り ONE MAN LIVE」@名古屋 DreamCube

2015/12/06 ワンマンライブ「藤森愛 東名阪弾き語り ONE MAN LIVE」@東京 マッシュルーム ※SOLD OUT

2015/12/13 ワンマンライブ「藤森愛 東名阪弾き語り ONE MAN LIVE」@大阪 酔夏男 ※SOLD OUT

 

2016/01/13 主催イベント「ソンナ夜ハ唄ヲ歌オウ 第三夜」@名古屋 鑪ら場 ※SOLD OUT

2016/02/13 主催イベント「ソンナ夜ハ唄ヲ歌オウ 第四夜」@大阪 酔夏男

2016/02/20 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Guitars Road Show」ゲスト出演@名古屋 石橋楽器名古屋栄店

2016/03/26 ワンマンライブ@和歌山 音家松林商店 ※SOLD OUT

2016/04/17 日本赤十字社主催「Song for the Life」最終選考@東京 MI JAPAN

2016/04/27 「Collection × ミニコレ IKE-MENS COLLECTION in Zepp 名古屋」@名古屋 Zepp Nagoya

2016/07/03 主催イベント「ソンナ夜ハ唄ヲ歌オウ 第五夜」@大阪 酔夏男 ※SOLD OUT

 

【藤森愛 release tour 2016『 I 』 2016/7/30~2016/12/2 全35公演】

2016/07/30 主催イベント「藤森愛 release tour 2016『 I 』」@名古屋 KD ハポン

2016/08/19 主催イベント「藤森愛 release tour 2016『 I 』」@大阪 knave

2016/08/21 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Guitars Road Show」ゲスト出演@高知 楽器堂オーパス

2016/08/23 主催イベント「藤森愛 release tour 2016『 I 』」@東京 GRAFFITI

2016/09/03 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Guitars Road Show」ゲスト出演@東京 池辺楽器リボレ店 IkeBECK

2016/09/16 主催イベント「藤森愛 release tour 2016『 I 』~再大阪編~」@大阪 セブンデイズ

2016/09/18 主催イベント「藤森愛 release tour 2016『 I 』~Tour Semifinal~」@名古屋 KD ハポン

2016/09/25 「長岡京ソングラインスピンオフ」@京都 VOXhall

2016/10/08 「田村直美&Friends」@オアシス21銀河の広場

2016/10/29 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Guitars Road Show」ゲスト出演@大阪 島村楽器梅田ロフト店

2016/11/06 「2016 楽器フェア」Taylor Guitars ブース@東京 ビッグサイト

2016/11/07 「PrsnT LIVE! featuring Taylor Guitars」@汐留 BlueMood (共演:Bob Taylor/Andy Powers/Andy Lund/山野政彦)

2016/12/02 ワンマンライブ「藤森愛 release tour 2016『 I 』~Tour Final~」@名古屋 BLcafe (水野正敏(Ba.)/鏡味淳(Key.)/安藤TOME貴士(Dr.))

 

2016/12/04 「TAYLOR GUITARS WORLD」@東京 山野楽器銀座本店

2016/12/23 「田村直美&Friends」@名古屋 sunsetBLUE

2017/01/20 「The 2017 NAMM show」Taylor Guitars Facebookライブ@アメリカカリフォルニア州アナハイムコンベンションセンター

2017/03/05 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Guitars Road Show」ゲスト出演@愛知 島村楽器イオンモール岡崎店

2017/04/15 Sound Messe in OSAKA 2017「テイラー・ギターズ・アーティスト・ライブ」@大阪 ATCホール

2017/07/08 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Izu Studio Sessions」​@キティ伊豆スタジオ

2017/09/22  主催イベント「ソンナ夜ハ唄ヲ歌オウ 第六夜」@大阪 セブンデイズ

2017/11/04 「minokamo HIME ROCK 2017」@岐阜 美濃加茂市文化会館ホール

2018/01/13 主催イベント「AI FUJIMORI LIVE RECORDING in Kitty IZU STUDIO」@キティ伊豆スタジオ

2018/01/25 「The 2018 NAMM Show」出演@アメリカカリフォルニア州アナハイムコンベンションセンター

2018/02/12 主催イベント「ソンナ夜ハ唄ヲ歌オウ 第七夜」@大阪 セブンデイズ

2018/03/24 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Guitars Road Show」ゲスト出演@東京 ロックイン吉祥寺店

2018/04/30 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Guitars Road Show」ゲスト出演@東京 ロックイン新宿店

2018/05/12 「栄ミナミ音楽祭'18」@矢場公園メインステージ

2018/05/13 島村楽器主催「第四回アコパラ中部地区ファイナル」ゲスト出演@名古屋 パラダイスカフェ21

【藤森愛 東名阪 ONE MAN LIVE「四半世紀」 2018/6/9~2018/6/30 全3公演】

2018/06/09 藤森愛 東名阪 ONE MAN LIVE TOUR 2018「四半世紀」@名古屋 BLcafe

2018/06/23 藤森愛 東名阪 ONE MAN LIVE TOUR 2018「四半世紀」@大阪 knave

2018/06/30 藤森愛 東名阪 ONE MAN LIVE TOUR 2018「四半世紀」@東京 恵比寿天窓.switch

2018/07/29 「2018福岡ギターショー」@福岡 イムズホール内特設ステージ

2018/08/12 藤森愛 BIRTHDAY ONE MAN LIVE 2018「新世紀」@名古屋 りとるびれっじ ※SOLD OUT

2018/10/21 2018 楽器フェア「ギターガールズコレクション楽器フェアSPL」@東京 ビッグサイト

2019/02/23.24 主催イベント「INSIDE RECORDING」@キティ伊豆スタジオ

【藤森愛 2nd EP 「再起動音」リリースツアー2019 2019/4/20~2019/7/20 全30公演】

​2019/07/15 藤森愛単独公演「二十六維新」@名古屋 BLcafe

2019/08/03 「夏だ!祭だ!植だ!~UEDA TOWN SUMMER FESTA 2019」@名古屋 植田公園

2020/03/24 主催イベント「藤森愛のライブハウスで映像制作プロジェクト」@THE BOTTOM LINE

2020/04/04 第13回ナゴヤアドベンチャーマラソン」のランナー応援ソング「一瞬ランナー」公開 

2020/04/11 Taylor Guitars 主催「Virtual Taylor Gutars Road Show」@ZOOM

2020/05/10 共同主催イベント「出前音丁フェス〜1丁目〜」@配信ライブ

2020/06/27 共同主催イベント「出前音丁フェス〜2丁目〜」@配信ライブ

2020/08/30 Taylor Guitars 主催「Virtual Taylor Gutars Road Show」@サウンドクルー吉祥寺

2020/11/27 Taylor Guitars 主催「Virtual Taylor Gutars Road Show」@ロックイン新宿

2021/01/21 I Know What Love Is」へ参加

2021/06/04 書き下ろし楽曲「日比谷音楽祭2021」Taylor Guitarsプロモーション映像公開

2021/08/06〜08/22 主催イベント「藤森愛10周年記念作品展「人生如夢」」@名古屋セントラルギャラリー

2021/08/11 Taylor Guitars 主催「Taylor Gutars Road Show」@名古屋セントラルギャラリー

2021/08/14 共同主催イベント「出前音丁フェス〜3丁目〜」@TIGHT ROPE

2021/09/01 Taylor Guitars YouTube CM出演

​2021/09/25 自主レーベル「REGULUS RECORDS」発足

2021/10/19 新事業「LIBER|マルチスキルで、独立したアーティストに。」発足

2021/12/27 「上原利丸退任記念展 -本友禅染の多様性と独自性-」に「ヒーロー」が使用

2022/01/29 Taylor Guitars 主催「Virtual Taylor Gutars Road Show」@Artist Lounge

​2022/05/01 藤森愛 × I FUJIMORI「再来」@鑪ら場 ※SOLD OUT

2022/05/29 共同主催イベント「出前音丁フェス〜4丁目〜」@若宮広場

2022/05/31 「Lin;to」CM出演