Economy of Asia

  1. BACKBEAT: THR/Billboard's Film And TV Music Conference - Its A Wrap!

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of THR/Billboard's Film and TV Music Conference CLICK HERE. Now in its 9th year, THR/Billboard’s Film and TV Music conference offered attendees the unique opportunity to learn from, network and expose their music directly to ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. MyMTV Mobile SNS Goes Live In Japan

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Viacom International Japan K.K., a 100%-owned subsidiary of music-TV service MTV Networks, has today launched Japan's first mobile entertainment social-networking service. The myMTV service claims to be the first in the country to use a downl ...

  7. NTT DoCoMo Buys Into Tower Records Japan

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile-phone operator, is buying a 42% stake in Tower Records Japan for ¥12.8 billion ($108.2 million), the two companies said today (Nov. 7). The deal, to be carried NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobil ...

  8. Sato: Livedoor Takeover Poses Threat To Pony Canyon

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Osamu Sato, president of Tokyo-based record company Pony Canyon, says the label would suffer "incredible damage" if Internet service provider Livedoor succeeds in its hostile takeover bid for AM radio TOKYO -- Osamu Sato, president of To ...

  9. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  10. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  11. Fujisankei Buys Shinko's Foreign Pub Catalog

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Tokyo-based music publisher Shinko Music. TOKYO -- Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Toky ...

  12. Fujisankei Buys Shinko's Foreign Pub Catalog

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Major Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group has bought out Tokyo-based music publisher Shinko Music's foreign catalog. Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Tokyo ...

  13. Fujisankei Buys Shinko's Foreign Pub Catalog

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Tokyo-based music publisher Shinko Music. Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Tokyo-based m ...

  14. NTT To Bow Music-Recognition Service In Japan

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition service for mobile phones in Japan. NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition ser ...

  15. NTT To Bow Music-Recognition Service In Japan

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition service for mobile phones in Japan. NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition ser ...

  16. Japan's Avex Taps China Through Linktone Deal

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. says it had signed a "strategic alliance agreement" with Avex Inc., one of Japan's leading independent record companies. Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. s ...

  17. Japan's Avex Taps China Through Linktone Deal

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. says it had signed a "strategic alliance agreement" with Avex Inc., one of Japan's leading independent record companies. Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. s ...