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GameIndustry Interview: Nana-On Sha president Masaya Matsuura - A Musician in a Visual World

GameIndustry writes: Masaya Matsuura, a musician who pushed the envelope of computer music in the 1980s, is widely credited for inventing the music/rhythm genre with PaRappa the Rapper on the original PlayStation. He went on to create games such as UmJammer Lammy and Vib-Ribbon as well as PaRappa and Ribbon sequels on the PS2. Most recently, he created Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop for the DS and released Musika for the iPod.

Following his presentation at this year's D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas, GamesIndustry.biz had a chance to sit down with Matsuura-san and talk about the popularity of Guitar Hero/Rock Band, the future of the genre and the interplay between the music industry and games industry.

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