What is DOMMUNE?

Ukawa Naohiro opened DOMMUNE on March 1st 2010. DOMMUNE is a media platform for broadcasting ideas, music, performance, and other forms of cutting edge culture. It is the first live streaming channel in Japan.
Live streaming is similar to a TV program on the internet where you can watch live video by using a computer or smartphone.
Programs are broadcasted on weeknights, from Monday - Thursday. DOMMUNE consists of two parts. From 19:00 - 21:00 there is a talk show with local and international guests discussing a range of topics. From 21:00 - 24:00 BROADJ is a music show with DJs and musicians from around the world performing.
DOMMUNE has built up a strong following and developed an international reputation. It has a large number of viewers both inside Japan and overseas.
You can watch shows either streaming online or by being part of the studio audience at the DOMMUNE studio.
When watching DOMMUNE you can log into the site via Twitter and tweet your thoughts, interact with other viewers, and follow the timeline of people tweeting about the show. Ukawa understands the recording, streaming and archiving of these programs as a form of "Momentous Art". In 2011 DOMMUNE was chosen by the Japanese Ministry of Culture as its recommended piece for the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival.
A combination of Ukawa’s love of experimentation and a constant variety of exciting guests has made DOMMUNE one of the world’s leading streaming channels. Please tune in!

How do you watch DOMMUNE?

Just visit http://www.dommune.com from 19:00 Monday through Thursday!
When DOMMUNE is live, the screen in the middle of the home page will stream content directly from DOMMUNE.
You can watch DOMMUNE whenever you want while it is streaming. The shows are only available to watch live, it is not possible to download them or view them later.

Where can I find information about what’s on 

How can I see what is happening at DOMMUNE today?

Go to http://www.dommune.com and check the icons at the bottom of the main page.

You will see icons for upcoming shows. If you click on an icon, it will take you to a webpage providing more information about that show.

What is the quickest way to know what is happening on DOMMUNE?

We announce everything first on Twitter, so please follow us on @DOMMUNE !

Going to the DOMMUNE studio!

DOMMUNE is based in Shibuya and has a live studio audience. You can go to the studio to watch live talk shows and musicians. If you’d like to attend, you normally need to register beforehand.

How to register for DOMMUNE

Go to http://www.dommune.com and click on the icon for the show you want to attend. These icons are located on the bottom of the page, underneath the streaming screen. DOMMUNE will also post the registration links on Twitter.

After you click on the icon, the details for the show will be displayed.

Scroll down the page to the registration form, and please enter your name, email, and twitter account (if you have one), then hit ‘send’. That’s all!

  • You will be notified by email about the status of your registration within 24 hours.
  • The first 50 people to register are able to attend the show.
  • The personal information you provide will only be used for confirming registration, and for compiling the audience list.
  • The normal entry price is 1500 yen.
    Except for rare cases, people that attend the first show (19:00 - 21:00) are free to stay for the second show (21:00 - 24:00).
  • Registration is open until 17:00 on the day of the show. If there are still spaces left, you can come to DOMMUNE without registering beforehand. Please check our Twitter or the program information page to see if you can come on the day.
  • You don’t need to register or login to watch the stream!

Notes about registration

  • If you have spam filters for your email, make sure you can receive emails from dommune.com
  • We will contact you through twitter if the email address you provided doesn’t work.
  • If you have problems submitting the registration form, please write an email with the date, program name, your name, and send it to:

How to get to DOMMUNE

map 4-6-5-B1F Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo View on GoogleMaps

Directions to DOMMUNE studio

The closest station is Ebisu. Exit the East / West exit of JR Ebisu, turn right and walk along Komazawa dori towards Roppongi. Walk straight on the left side of Komazawa dori for about 10 minutes. You will pass a 7-11 store on your left, and DOMMUNE is about 100 metres farther along the street. DOMMUNE is located in the basement of the building. Look for the small DOMMUNE logo above the stairs. Alternatively, it is a short taxi ride from either Ebisu or Shibuya station.

Things to note about going to DOMMUNE

Anybody is welcome to come and join us at the DOMMUNE studio to watch the live stream,
but please be aware of a few things:

  • Sometimes people in the audience might be in the camera shot. Please be careful if you don’t want to be on the video stream.
  • Dommune is a small space and we have no cloak room or lockers. We recommend that you bring as little as possible. And if you do bring things, please make sure to take care of them.
  • You can leave at anytime during the show, but re-entry is not permitted.
  • There is a bar at the DOMMUNE studio. No drinks can be brought in. We ask that you respect this policy.
  • DOMMUNE is non-smoking, except for the live performers. You can smoke in the staircase leading to the studio. Thanks for your cooperation!

About Recording DOMMUNE streams

DOMMUNE is only possible because of the help of all the performers, the artists who make the music played, and many other people. You can record the DOMMUNE stream for your own personal enjoyment, but please do not post it online or make it available for download. We ask that you respect this policy so that everybody can enjoy DOMMUNE!

Copyright for music played on DOMMUNE

DOMMUNE has an agreement with JASRAC《Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers》, which has been in place since it commenced. With the help of the performers we report all the music played, and we pay all fees.

JASRAC registration numbers

DOMMUNE contact information

For inquiries about registration, how to find DOMMUNE,
and other general questions
For inquiries about bookings or program ideas
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We receive a large amount of emails, and it may take some time to respond to any queries. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks!