Japanese music

  1. SMEJ Reports Revenue Gains

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), today (April 28) reported increased sales for the year ending March 31, 2004. Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), today (April 28) reported i ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sony Earns $11M From Sony BMG In Q3

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST SMEJ reports sales gains. SMEJ reports sales gains. News ...

  8. Sony Earns $11M From Sony BMG In Q3

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST SMEJ reports sales gains. Sony Corp. reports that Sony BMG recorded third-quarter revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $21 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2004. This includes $168 million in restructuring charges before taxes. As ...

  9. Sony Earns $11M From Sony BMG In Q3

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST SMEJ reports sales gains. Sony Corp. reports that Sony BMG recorded third-quarter revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $21 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2004. This includes $168 million in restructuring charges before taxes. As ...

  10. Sony BMG Sales Names VPs

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Field sales team includes Poole, Kennedy, Polson. Sony BMG Sales Enterprise, the New York-based company being formed from Sony Music Distribution and BMG Distribution, has named VPs of its field sales team. Sony vets Lynne Poole, Denny Kennedy and ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony to dump copy-control, Avex scaling-back. Sony to dump copy-control, Avex scaling-back. News ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

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

  17. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

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

  18. Japanese Government Suspects Ringtune Antitrust Violations

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several Japanese record companies are being investigated by the Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission on suspicion of antitrust violations. TOKYO -- Several Japanese record companies are being investigated by the Japanese government ...

  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. Japanese Record Companies Raided Over Ring Tunes

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission searched the offices of several Japanese record companies today (Aug. 26) on suspicion of violating antitrust laws. The commission was following-up on a The Japanese government's Fair Trade ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Shakeup at Japan's Avex Claims Yoda

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive in-fighting has led to a senior management shakeup at Avex Inc., Japan's leading independent record label. Tom Yoda has stepped down as the company's chairman/CEO and taken the post of non-v Executive in-fighting has led to a s ...

  24. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  25. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  26. Cinram Buys The Entertainment Network

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram International Inc. in Canada, has acquired all shares of The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN), a joint venture of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Ltd. and Warn Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram Inter ...

  27. Japan's Avex Posts Mixed Results

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. On a consolidated basis, th ...

  28. Japan's Avex Posts Mixed Results

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. On a consolidated basis, th ...

  29. SMEJ Names Enomoto CEO/Representative Director

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kazutomo Enomoto has been appointed Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) CEO/representative director, with effect from June 17. Enomoto, who is currently CEO/representative director of sister compa Kazutomo Enomoto has been appointed Sony Music ...

  30. Japan's Avex Plans Restructuring

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Leading Japanese independent music group Avex plans to introduce a holding-company structure in order to establish a clear distinction between the company's corporate and creative functions. Leading Japanese independent music group Avex plans ...

  31. Japan's Avex Buys Stake In South Korean Firm

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST S.M. Entertainment, Avex to expand market reach. S.M. Entertainment, Avex to expand market reach. News ...

  32. Japan's Avex Buys Stake In South Korean Firm

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Leading Japanese independent label Avex is buying a 5.81% stake in South Korean label/management company S.M. Entertainment at a cost of ¥176 million ($1.7 million). Avex says the two firms also Leading Japanese independent label Avex is ...

  33. Income Improves At Sony Music Entertainment

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment (SME) posted a 50.3% increase in operating income to ¥30.3 billion ($285 million) in the fiscal third quarter, which ended Dec. 31, despite a 3.1% drop in sales to ¥ Sony Music Entertainment (SME) posted ...

  34. Inagaki To Exit As Warner Japan Chief

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hiroshi Inagaki will exit as chairman of Warner Music Japan (WMJ) when his contract expires at the end of February. Hiroshi Inagaki will exit as chairman of Warner Music Japan (WMJ) when his contract expires at the end of February. Warner Music As ...

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