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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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- ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. iTunes Debuts In Japan

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Apple Computer today (Aug. 4) launched its iTunes Music Store in Japan, the world's second biggest recorded music market. Initially, one million titles are available from 15 labels, incl As expected, Apple Computer today (Aug. 4) ...

  11. iTunes Debuts In Japan

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Apple Computer today (Aug. 4) launched its iTunes Music Store in Japan, the world's second biggest recorded music market. As expected, Apple Computer today (Aug. 4) launched its iTunes Music Store in Japan, the world's secon ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Masato Matsuura was named president of Avex, Japan's biggest independent record company, at an emergency shareholders' meeting Sept. 28 in Tokyo. He replaces Toshio Kobayashi, who becomes the company' Masato Matsuura was named presi ...

  16. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  17. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  18. RIAJ Appoints Sato Chairman

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (August 2) today confirmed Osamu Sato as its new chairman. Sato, 62, is president of leading Japanese label Pony Canyon. The Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (August 2) today confirmed Osamu Sato as its new c ...

  19. RIAJ Appoints Kobayashi To Board

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toshio Kobayashi has been named to the board of directors of Japanese labels group the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ). Toshio Kobayashi has been named to the board of directors of Japanese labels group the Recording Industry Assn. of Jap ...

  20. Japan Launches Entertainment Lawyer Network

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several leading Japanese industry figures and attorneys have established a new organization called the Entertainment Lawyers Network (ELN). TOKYO--Several leading Japanese industry figures and attorneys have established a new organization called t ...

  21. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...