Sony Music Entertainment Japan

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Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., often abbreviated as SMEJ or simply SME, and also known as Sony Music Japan for short, is Sony's music arm in Japan.wikipedia
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Aniplex

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Its subsidiaries including the Japanese animation production enterprise, Aniplex, which was established in September 1995 as a joint-venture between Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, but which in 2001 became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
Aniplex Inc. is a Japanese anime and music production company owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan and established in September 1995.

Tofu Records

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Until March 2007, Sony Music Japan also had its own North American sublabel, Tofu Records.
Tofu Records was a US record label of Sony Music Entertainment Japan that was launched in 2003 to distribute Japanese Sony artists in the United States, and that closed in 2007.

Nippon Columbia

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The Columbia name and trademark is controlled by Nippon Columbia, which was, in fact, the licensee for the American Columbia Records up until 1968, even though relations were officially severed as far back as World War II.
Aside from common historical roots, the current Nippon Columbia label has no direct relation with either the American Columbia Records (part of the Sony Music group in the United States and known in Japan as Sony Records International; Nippon Columbia was the licensee for the American Columbia Records up until 1968, when CBS/Sony (now Sony Music) was founded) or the British EMI group, of which the original Columbia Graphophone Co. was a part - the licensee for the British Columbia Graphophone Company was actually Toshiba Musical Industries.

Ki/oon Music

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Ki/oon Music – launched as Ki/oon Sony Records on April 1, 1992
Ki/oon Music is a Japanese record label, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

Sony Music

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SMEJ is directly owned by Sony Corporation and independent from the United States-based Sony Music Entertainment due to its strength in the Japanese music industry.
Thus, Sony Music Entertainment Japan issues labels under Sony Records. The Columbia Records trademark's rightsholder in Spain was Bertelsmann Music Group, Germany, which Sony Music subsequently subsumed via a 2004 merger, and a subsequent 2008 buyout.

Roujin Z

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It was prominent in the early to mid '90s producing and licensing music for animated series such as Roujin Z from acclaimed Japanese comic artist Katsuhiro Otomo and Capcom's Street Fighter animated series.
The animation for Roujin Z was produced by A.P.P.P. in association with other companies including Movic, Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Aniplex and TV Asahi.

Bertelsmann Music Group

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With Sony Corporation of America's buyout of Bertelsmann's stake in Sony BMG, Sony Music Entertainment Japan stepped in to acquire outstanding shares of BMG Music Japan from Sony BMG, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Japan.
Sony Music Japan remained independent from the Sony BMG joint venture, therefore BMG and Sony labelling were kept separate in Japan under the venture.

Nogizaka46

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Nogizaka46 was named after the location of the SME Nogizaka Building, which houses Sony Music Japan’s office and it was also named after Nogizaka Station.

Ariola Japan

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Ariola Japan
Ariola Japan Inc., is a Japanese record label precedently part of BMG Japan and now subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

Defstar Records

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DefSTAR Records – founded in 1997 as a Warner Music sub label. Acquired in 2000.
Defstar Records, Inc. was a Japanese record label, a subsidiary of Sony Music Japan.

Avex Group

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The company's leading role on the Japanese market was increasingly challenged by labels such as Avex (where SMEJ formerly owned 5 percent of shares).
In 1997, they opened a series of concert halls called "Zepp" with Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

Peanuts

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In May 2018, SMEJ acquired a 39% stake in the Peanuts comic strip franchise from DHX Media.
On May 13, 2018, DHX announced it had reached a strategic agreement for Sony Music Entertainment Japan to acquire 49% of its 80% stake in Peanuts Worldwide for $185 million, with DHX holding a 41% stake and SMEJ owning 39%.

Norio Ohga

Norio Ohga was part of the management team from the formation of the company and served as president and representative director since April 1970.
The young man's knowledge of sound and electrical engineering continued to be an asset to the company, which led to his appointments as executive director of Sony in 1964 at the age of 34 and president of CBS/Sony Records Inc. (currently Sony Music Entertainment Japan) in 1970, by the age of 40. These youthful appointments were unprecedented in the history of the Japanese company.

Sacra Music

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Sacra Music (stylized as SACRA MUSIC) is a Japanese record label subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

Aimer

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Aimer is a Japanese pop singer and lyricist signed to SME Records and managed by FOURseam.

An Cafe

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Antic Café is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 2003 and signed to Sony Music Japan.

Studioseven Recordings

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Studioseven Recordings (2006–2010, merged into gr8! records)
Studioseven Recordings is a Japanese record label founded in 2006 which is a subsidiary of Sony Music Records.

Capcom

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It was prominent in the early to mid '90s producing and licensing music for animated series such as Roujin Z from acclaimed Japanese comic artist Katsuhiro Otomo and Capcom's Street Fighter animated series.
Suleputer, an in-house marketing and music label established in cooperation with Sony Music Entertainment Intermedia in 1998, publishes CDs, DVDs, and other media based on Capcom's games.

Crystal Kay

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Crystal Kay, formerly signed to Epic Records, a sub-label of Sony Music Japan for 12 years, suddenly transferred to Delicious Deli Records, a sub-label of Universal Music Japan in 2011.

Ayahi Takagaki

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They are affiliated with Music Ray'n, an artist management and publishing group of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

Boom Boom Satellites

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They are currently signed to Sony Music Entertainment Japan, with whom they have released all of their albums in Japan.

ClariS

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ClariS later signed to SME Records and released their debut single "Irony" in October 2010.

Chemistry (band)

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They were the winners of the Asayan audition (similar to the American Idol series) in 2000 organized by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

The Brilliant Green

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They were signed to Sony Music Entertainment Japan.