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Victor Entertainment (ビクターエンタテインメント株式会社 Bikutā Entateinmento Kabushiki Kaisha?) is a subsidiary of Japan Victor Company (JVC) that produces and distributes music, movies and other entertainment products such as anime and television shows in Japan. It was formerly known as Victor Music Industries (ビクター音楽産業 Bikutā Ongaku Sangyō?). It was affiliated with RCA Victor Records until the ties were severed after the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941.

History

  • April 1972: Victor Music Industries, Inc. (ビクター音楽産業株式会社 Bikutā Ongaku Sangyō Kabushiki Kaisha?) spun off as subsidiary of JVC
  • February 1984: Sales and marketing department of JVC spun off as Nihon AVC, Inc. (日本エイ・ブイ・シー株式会社 Nihon Ei・Bui・Shī Kabushiki Kaisha?)
  • January 1988: Srtiked a deal with BMG Japan after Bertelsmann Music Group purchased RCA Records
  • June 1991: Ended deal with BMG Japan after the US subsidiaries for Nihon AVC and Victor Music Industries opened two months earlier
  • April 1993: Nihon AVC and Victor Music Industries merge and the name is changed to Victor Entertainment
  • March 1999: Moved main office

Labels

Records

  • 3 Views
  • Aosis Records
  • BabeStar
  • Cypress Showers
  • Globe Roots
  • Happy House
  • Hihirecords (for babies and kids)
  • Invitation
  • JVC Entertainment (Production and Artist Managements)
    • Flying Dog (Animation Related Products)
  • JVC Jazz
  • JVC World Sounds
  • Mob Squad
  • Nafin
  • Speedstar International
  • Speedstar Records
  • Taishita (Southern All Stars Private Label)
  • Victor
  • Victory (defunct; not same as US label)

Distribution

Video

  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • GAGA Communications
  • MediaNet Pictures
  • SPO Entertainment
  • TBS Video


Major artists

Listed alphabetically by group or family name. Names are in Western order (given name, family name).

  • AKINO from bless4 (flying DOG)
  • Anthem
  • Alesha Dixon
  • ALI PROJECT (flying DOG)
  • Akino Arai (flying DOG)
  • Angra
  • Mika Arisaka
  • The Back Horn
  • Blessed By A Broken Heart
  • Steve Barakatt
  • Chocolate & Akito
  • Cocco
  • The Cobra Sisters
  • cymbals
  • Daigo☆Stardust
  • Death from Above 1979 (Japanese distribution rights)
  • Dew
  • Leah Dizon
  • Dragon Ash
  • FictionJunction (flying DOG)
    • FictionJunction YUUKA (flying DOG)
  • Full of Harmony
  • Fūmidō
  • Gari
  • Going Under Ground
  • Guniw Tools
  • 80★PAN!
  • Impellitteri
  • Jero
  • Kazuyoshi Saito
  • Miho Hatori
  • Chiaki Ishikawa (flying DOG)
  • Yoko Kanno (flying DOG)
  • Yuki Kajiura (flying DOG)
  • Kigurumi
    • Kei (joined "Kigurumi" on November 7, 2007.)
    • Miki (joined "Kigurumi" on November 7, 2007.)
    • Rena
  • Kigurumichiko
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Kiroro
  • Kokia
  • Kyōko Koizumi
  • Lisa Komine (flying DOG)
  • Love Psychedelico
  • Lunkhead
  • Masumi
  • Matt Bianco
  • May'n (flying DOG)
  • Merry
  • Minmi
  • Miz
  • The Morning After
  • Megumi Nakajima (flying DOG)
  • Takeshi Nakatsuka
  • Rimi Natsukawa
  • Aina Ōgi
  • Kiyofumi Ōno
  • Oozekitaku
  • Paris Match
  • PIG
  • Quruli
  • Remioromen
  • ROUND TABLE featuring Nino (flying DOG)
  • Sakanaction
  • Shinichi Mori
  • Noriko Sakai
  • Maaya Sakamoto (flying DOG)
  • savage genius (flying DOG)
  • See-Saw (flying DOG)
  • Shunsuke Kiyokiba (former EXILE vocalist that was signed under Avex)
  • Shōnen Kamikaze
  • Singer Songer
  • SMAP
    • Goro Inagaki (also goes by &G)
    • Shingo Katori
    • Tsuyoshi Kusanagi
    • Masahiro Nakai
  • Source
  • Southern All Stars
  • Sweet Vacation
    • Yuko Hara (solo and duet releases with SMAP member Shingo Katori)
    • Keisuke Kuwata/Kuwata Band
    • Hiroshi Matsuda
    • Hideyuki Nozawa
    • Kazuyuki Sekiguchi
  • Toshihiko Tahara (transferred from Pony Canyon)(Management Only)
  • Mariko Takahashi
  • Tokyo Ethmusica
  • UA
  • Aimi Yuguchi
  • Yukio Hashi
  • Sayuri Yoshinaga


Distribution managements

  • BMG Japan (1988–1991)

External links

ko:빅터 엔터테인먼트 pt:Victor Entertainment ru:Victor Entertainment tl:Victor Entertainment

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