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  1. Tokyo International Music Market Attracts Labels, Publishers, Search For Next PSY

    October 30, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Now in it's 9th year the Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) has been integrated into the larger CoFesta, or Japan's general entertainment content fair, for the last six editions. This year, for the first time, the event was held at ...

  2. K-pop Stars 2NE1, Girls Generation, 2PM Shine at MTV Japan's VMAs

    June 29, 2012 3:27 PM EDT NE! at the MTV Video Music Awards won Best New Artist video award. K-pop stars had a huge presence at MTV Video Music Awards Japan with 2NE1 (YG Entertainment), Girls Generation (SM Entertainment) and 2PM (JYP Entertainment) all picking up awards ...

  3. Japan's Major Labels Push Back Music Releases

    March 24, 2011 12:59 PM EDT Amid the triple disasters of the Tohoko-Kanto Great Earthquake (as it is now being called), the tsunami and radiation contamination, major labels in Japan are pushing back their March album and DVD releases to April and beyond. Some of the artists ...

  4. Kumi Koda Shows to Be Broadcast Live in 3D

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT SkyPerfect TV, Avex Entertainment and singer Kumi Koda announced that Koda's July 3 and 4 performances at Yokohama Stadium will be broadcast live in 3D on the satellite network. The shows will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Koda performing ...

  5. Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda For Avex Touring Fest

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Japan's powerhouse domestic label Avex Group Holdings announced the line-up for the ninth edition of its touring festival, a-nation. The festival once again features a mix of Avex's top acts and up-and-coming artists. In 2010 the event c ...

  6. Exile Triumphs At Billboard Japan Music Awards 2009

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Exile was the big winner at the inaugural Billboard Japan Music Awards, held at the Billboard Live venue in the Roppongi Midtown shopping and business complex in central Tokyo. Chart-topping 14-member pop act Exile picked up artist of the year 200 ...

  7. Japan Loses One-Quarter of Physical Sales

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The sales decline in Japan, the world's biggest market for physical product, is steeper than initial reports suggested: latest figures say values dropped 27% during 2009. A new report published by Soft Information Planning (SIP), which operat ...

  8. Japanese Labels Reach Settlement With File-Sharers

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A settlement has been reach between 23 record labels in Japan and two people found to have used WinMX software to illegally upload music files. The two were caught when the ISP they were using provided information about their activities to the aut ...

  9. Avex Revenue Rises, Losses Widen

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Avex Group Holdings has issued its financial report for the first quarter (April 1 to June 30, 2009), which showed revenues up by 2.1% compared with the same quarter last year. In the first quarter of this fiscal year, total revenue f ...

  10. Avex Sales Revenue Up 12.6%

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avex Group Holdings of Japan reported strong sales figures in its financial results for the fiscal year ending March, 2009. Avex Group continues the run that has catapulted them to the largest market share of physical sales in Japan last calendar ...

  11. Swine Flu Forces Japanese Pop Acts To Cancel Shows

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Industry-leading record label and management company Avex has canceled concerts by highly popular artists due to the swine flu outbreak in Western Japan. The H1N1 virus has spread in the Kansai (Western Japan) region much quicker than in the Tokyo ...

  12. Hostess Strikes Digital Deal with Avex

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Hostess Entertainment has signed an agreement on a digital support-based strategic partnership with Avex Marketing Inc. The deal means that the division of the Avex Group will provide back end support services and, together with the i ...

  13. Tetsuya Komuro Gets Suspended Sentence For Fraud

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A court in Osaka, Japan sentenced producer Tetsuya Komuro to three years in prison, suspended for five years, in his fraud trial, which had been ongoing since late last year. Komuro, the legendary Avex 1990s J-pop producer, had pleaded guilty to t ...

  14. Japan's A-Nation Touring Fest Returns

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The a-nation festival of Avex artists is set to embark on a summer tour of Japan for the eighth time. J-pop chart-toppers Ayumi Hamasaki and Kumi Koda will once again headline the line-up, which will also include TRF, Every Little Thing, Do As Inf ...

  15. Exile, Madonna Honored At RIAJ Gold Disc Awards

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Japanese pop act Exile and Madonna were among the winners at the 23rd edition of the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) Gold Disc Awards at Tokyo International Forum in the Yurakucho district of Tokyo. The awards, held March 2, celebra ...

  16. Universal Leaps To No. 1 In Japan

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Japan has become the market leader ahead of Avex Group Holdings according to new figures from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). The market share for UMJ in 2008 was 16.8%, up from 15.9% in 2007, compared to 15.9% ...

  17. Japanese Physical Market Declines 3.9%

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST SoundScan Japan released figures for the recorded music market in Japan in 2008 and the results showed a market continuing to decline overall, despite rising sales of domestic repertoire. The figures also put Avex in pole position again based on m ...

  18. The Orchard Branches Further Into Japan

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Digital music distributor The Orchard has formed an alliance with Japan's principal independent music company, Avex, which is a key shareholder in Japanese mobile content joint venture, Label Mobile. The news was announced today (Jan. 19) on ...

  19. J-pop Producer Komuro Arrested

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tetsuya Komuro, the J-pop producer and songwriter who ruled the Japanese pop scene in the 1990s, has been arrested on fraud charges. The man who produced million-seller hits for Namie Amuro, and a host of others, has been taken into custody by pol ...

  20. Usen Corp. Unveils On-Demand CD Kiosks

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based cable broadcaster and broadband supplier Usen Corp. has set up a new company with independent labels Avex Group Holdings Inc. and Victor Entertainment Inc. to produce on-demand music CDs over the counter at dedicated kiosks in Japanese ...

  21. Japanese Labels Deny Master-Ringtone Monopoly

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Four Japanese labels have filed lawsuits seeking nullification of a July 24 ruling by the government's Fair Trade Commission that they violated the Antimonopoly Law by allegedly preventing other companies from entering the master-ringtone bus ...

  22. Indie Avex Topples Sony In Japan

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Independent label Avex has edged out Sony as Japan's top CD label in market-share terms, according to SoundScan Japan. The music-sales tracking service says that Avex Marketing had a market share of 15.4% in 2007, while Sony Music ...

  23. Japanese Lose Yen For International Repertoire

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a year-end surge in shipments of domestic product, physical sales in the Japanese music market continued to shrink in 2007, with international repertoire particularly badly hit. According to data released Jan. 18 by the Recording Industry ...

  24. EMI Japan Enters Management Unit

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based label EMI Music Japan said Thursday (Nov. 29) that it is launching a management company to enhance and broaden the services it offers to artists. EMI Entertainment Japan will manage all areas of artists' careers, including music p ...

  25. Koda A Triple Winner At MTV Japan Awards

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As she did last year, vocalist Kumi Koda (Avex) won three awards at this year's edition of the MTV Video Music Awards Japan, which were presented May 26 at the Saitama Super Arena north of Tokyo. Koda won in the best female video and best vid ...

  26. Koda Honored At Japan's Gold Disc Awards

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Female vocalist Kumi Koda (Avex) was named domestic artist of the year for the second year in a row at the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan's 21st annual Gold Disc Awards ceremony, held March 13 in Tokyo. The awards are based on net shipment ...

  27. Avex Sets Up In China

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beijing office launches Nov. 18. Tokyo-based independent label Avex has become the first Japanese record company to set up a subsidiary in mainland China. Beijing-based Avex China was formally established Nov. 16 and began operations on Nov. 18, a ...

  28. Avex Sets Up In China

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based independent label Avex has become the first Japanese record company to set up a subsidiary in mainland China. Tokyo-based independent label Avex has become the first Japanese record company to set up a subsidiary in mainland China. Bei ...

  29. Report: Avex To Open In China

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading Japanese independent label Avex will soon set up a subsidiary in mainland China, according to a report. Avex president/CEO Max Matsuura is understood to be overseeing the China expansion proje Leading Japanese independent label Avex will s ...

  30. Koda Wins Top Prize At RIAJ Gold Disc Awards

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Avex-signed female vocalist Kumi Koda was named domestic artist of the year at the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan's 20th annual Gold Disc Awards ceremony, held this evening (March 9) in Tokyo. Avex-signed female vocalist Kumi Koda was name ...

  31. Usen To Scale Back Avex Stake

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based cable-radio operator Usen has revealed plans to sell off more than half its 21.3% stake in Avex Group Holdings, Japan's biggest independent record label. Tokyo-based cable-radio operator Usen has revealed plans to sell off more th ...

  32. Warner Appoints Tan As Greater China Chief

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music has appointed Holly Tan as chairman/CEO of Warner Music Greater China, Billboard.biz has learned. Warner Music has appointed Holly Tan as chairman/CEO of Warner Music Greater China, Billboard.biz has learned. He takes over from Samuel ...

  33. Japan's Victor Inks iTunes Content Deal

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony, BMG, Warner yet to sign up. Tokyo-based label Victor Entertainment has begun making its repertoire available on the Japanese version of iTunes Music Store, with effect from today (Dec. 21). VE will initially offer 208 tracks from 18 albums b ...

  34. Japan's Victor Inks iTunes Content Deal

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based label Victor Entertainment has begun making its repertoire available on the Japanese version of iTunes Music Store, with effect from today (Dec. 21). Tokyo-based label Victor Entertainment has begun making its repertoire available on t ...

  35. O-Zone Takes Honors At Japan's Radio Disc Awards

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Avex) was chosen as best record of the year at the annual Japan Radio Popular Discs Awards ceremony, held tonight (Dec. 5) in Tokyo. Romania-based O-Zone O-Zone's "Dragostea Din ...

  36. Japan's Avex, Usen Strengthen S.M. Shareholding

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based cable-radio operator Usen Broad Networks is buying a 4.44% stake in South Korean label/management company S.M. Entertainment. At the same time. leading Japanese independent label Avex -- w Tokyo-based cable-radio operator Usen Broad Ne ...

  37. Yoda Re-Emerges At Japanese Indie Dreamusic

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Avex chairman/CEO Tom Yoda has been named chairman/CEO of independent record company Dreamusic. TOKYO -- Former Avex chairman/CEO Tom Yoda has been named chairman/CEO of independent record company Dreamusic. Yoda, who owns 72% of the Tokyo- ...

  38. Yoda Re-Emerges At Japanese Indie Dreamusic

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Avex chairman/CEO Tom Yoda has been named chairman/CEO of independent record company Dreamusic. Yoda, who owns 72% of the Tokyo-based company, had been named special advisor in January, and th Former Avex chairman/CEO Tom Yoda has been name ...

  39. Avex Signs Up To iTunes

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Avex, Japan's biggest independent label, has licensed its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store. Avex is the first Japanese record company to reach such an agreement with iTunes, the Japan Avex, Japan's biggest independe ...

  40. Avex Signs Up To iTunes

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Avex, Japan's biggest independent label, has licensed its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store. Avex is the first Japanese record company to reach such an agreement with iTunes, the Japan Avex, Japan's biggest independe ...

  41. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission on March 24 accused five local record companies of monopolizing the distribution of master ringtones, which it refers to as ringtunes. TOKYO -- The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commissi ...

  42. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission today (March 24) accused five local record companies of monopolizing the distribution of ringtunes, otherwise known as master ringtones. The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission toda ...

  43. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Regulator claims monopolization of ringtunes. The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission today (March 24) accused five local record companies of monopolizing the distribution of ringtunes, otherwise known as master ringtones. The regulat ...

  44. 50 Cent

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The verbal shots at rival MCs and macabre tales on the rapper's sophomore turn are reminiscent of everything he has already done. The verbal shots at rival MCs and macabre tales on the rapper's sophomore turn are reminiscent of everythin ...

  45. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. TOKYO -- Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms ...

  46. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy Protection

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Move follows lead by Avex, Sony. Move follows lead by Avex, Sony. News ...

  47. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection devices on new releases. Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms ...

  48. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms that all ...

  49. JASRAC Warns Of Telephone Tricksters

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers is asking the media to warn the public of a bogus money collector who claims to represent the society or Tokyo-based label Avex. The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Compo ...

  50. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy-protection technology from their releases. TOKYO -- Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy ...

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