Sony Music Group (Japan) strives to unlock new possibilities of entertainment with its three business pillars: Artist & Music Business Group, Visual & Character Business Group, and Entertainment Solution Business Group.
Artist & Music Business Group
Our diversified operations associated with the music business include record label functions for planning, producing, and promoting music products; artist management and scouting and development of new talent; music publishing; and marketing. We support artists, creators, and various entertainers with a comprehensive strategy.
Visual & Character Business Group
Our animation-related business plans and produces anime projects and games. We also engage in the licensing business to provide a full range of merchandising and marketing services focused on the use of our domestic and international intellectual properties such as copyrighted and trademarked cartoon characters.
Entertainment Solution Business Group
We pride ourselves in supporting the entertainment industry behind the scenes with a wide variety of solutions: a live entertainment business specializing in operating concert halls, planning and producing concerts and other events, and planning, producing, and selling merchandise; a packaging solution business for designing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling packaged products; a digital solution business for operating eCommerce shops and a commercial digital music download site; and a media business for broadcasting, publishing, and website creation and management.