PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has announced the launch of the Japan Anime Music LAB. (JAM LAB.) website found here: http://www.japan-animemusic.com.
JAM LAB. serves to connect international music and licensing professionals as well as event and concert promoters with the top echelon of Japanese ani-song artists and their official representatives. The scope of the JAM LAB. website will continue to evolve and expand, and PROMIC also aims to add a variety of established artists from the genres of J-Pop and J-Rock in the future.
The JAM LAB. website is available in English (as well as in other languages with the aid of online website translation tools) and contains up-to-date artist news and information as well as designated and accurate contacts for artists and their respective recorded music.
The anime genre enjoys substantial popularity around the world, and many popular Japanese pop and rock artists are tapped to perform the theme songs to anime series and feature films. The popularity of these series has become a successful way to showcase these artists to Western audiences, and legions of anime and pop culture fans are also avid fans of many of these musical artists. Many Japanese artists have channeled their growing global popularity to gain new audiences and to tour internationally.
Japanese companies and record labels participating in JAM LAB. include AVEX, SACRA MUSIC (a Sony Music label), Lantis, King Record, Pony Canyon, Flying Dog, Yoshimoto Music Entertainment, For Life Music Entertainment, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, MAGES., Being, Nippon Columbia, Tokuma Japan Communications, and Toho Music.
Artists currently featured on the JAM LAB. website include Maaya Sakamoto, Nana Mizuki, May'n, ALI PROJECT, LiSA, JAM Project, Kalafina, EGOIST, ClariS, GARNiDELiA, Konomi Suzuki, fripSide, Nagi Yanagi, and Kanoko Ito, with additional participants are currently preparing to join.