Company Information

Artist & Music Business GroupSony Music Direct (Japan) Inc.

Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc.

Sony Music Direct brings consumers a variety of specialty products utilizing the extensive Sony Music Group catalog repertoire, while also offering products from the Enka/traditional Japanese music and Rakugo/spoken-word performance labels.

Principal Business

Sony Music Direct (SMDR) utilizes music and video from the vast catalog available to Sony Music Group to create business opportunities in planning, producing, and marketing products that span multiple musical genres including J-pop, international repertoire, jazz, classical, and everything in between. Music and video offerings from SMDR include compilations, reissues, special projects, and complete collections from legendary artists as well as specialties such as SACD and other audiophile products, vinyl, and Hi-Res digital music downloads aimed towards discerning listeners. We respond directly to the needs of music lovers with projects specially designed to meet consumer demand such as reissues of albums which are no longer available commercially or music available for the first time on CD by request from fans with our "Order-made Factory" project which provides products which are otherwise hard to come by, hosting music-related movies and concert film screenings with live quality acoustics at theaters and Zepp venues, and distinguished record label businesses including Rakugo (spoken-word performance) products released from the "Raifuku" label and traditional Japanese music products such as Enka and music played with traditional Japanese instruments.

Company Data

Company name Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc.
Representative Toru Hanaoka (Representative Director)
EstablishedFebruary 1996
Capital480 million JPY
StockholderSony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. 100%
Official Website新しいウィンドウで開く

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