13 Facts About Avex Group


Avex Group Inc is a Japanese entertainment conglomerate led by founder Max Matsuura and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Avex Group is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group keiretsu.

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Avex Group is an acronym of the English words Audio Visual Expert.

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Current name, Avex Group Holdings, Incorporated, was adopted in 2004 as part of reconstruction process after Tom Yoda's resignation.

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Avex Group Holdings, Incorporated was used for the main subsidiaries, while the old name was for entertainment components of the Group.

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In 2005, Avex, Incorporated became Avex Entertainment, Incorporated, and stayed on as part of the Group.

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In 2005, Avex Group acquired distribution rights for Aozora Records' catalogue including all future Hitomi Yaida releases.

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In early 2008, Avex Group partnered with Victor JVC to officially create the label D-topia Entertainment as a business partnership between the labels and its founder, Terukado Onishi, with the sales promotion handled by Victor while the area promotion handled by Avex Group.

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Avex Group launched its own IPTV service, BeeTV, May 2009 in partnership with NTT DoCoMo.

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Chiba denied any fault, while Matsuura complained that Avex Group had lost its love of music and said he wanted to start over.

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Avex Group was designated to the 36th floor – the former address of DWANGO.

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Avex Group is a member of the IFPI for Hong Kong and Japan.

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Each year since 2002, Avex Group has hosted a summer concert tour around Japan, "A-Nation", featuring the company's most successful acts.

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