Stranglehold on music copyrights is loosening in Japan

Music Dec 27, 2015

Stranglehold on music copyrights is loosening in Japan

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Pop music agency Avex Group Holdings, known for managing artists such as Exile, Namie Amuro and Tokyo Girls' Style, announced in October that they plan to transfer the copyright administration of up to 100,000 songs from the current holder, JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights ...

2014 a groundhog year for top record labels

Music Jan 20, 2015

2014 a groundhog year for top record labels

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Avex has landed another No. 1 spot on the charts, but this time it's for the record label itself. Oricon Inc., the company behind the domestic music industry's ranking charts, announced its annual market report for 2014 last week, with Avex Group Holdings Inc. topping ...