PROMIC, one of the top companies in Japanese entertainment, has launched a new website called the Japan Anime Music Laboratory (JAM Lab for short). The website is available in English and serves as an information resource about the Japanese music industry focusing on artists that have performed anime openings and endings. The website even offers avenues to contact artists (or, most likely, their representatives) for specific questions such as booking, press/media, licensing/distribution and other miscellaneous matters.
The site also offers up links to an artist’s official website, the official site of the music label they’re signed under as well as links to their official social media accounts. It also offers information on an artist’s discography which is separated by single releases, album releases and DVD/Blu-ray releases.
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. Additional participants are currently preparing to join.
“The Japanese music community knows that many overseas events and music professionals often have difficultly connecting with the appropriate record label, management or booking agent personnel and the combined language and cultural barriers have often made it challenging to find official and accurate information,” says Tak Furuichi, Director of PROMIC. “The JAM LAB. website was designed to address these issues and is the content aimed at international record labels and licensing entities interested in locally exploiting music and content by Japanese artists, as well as concert and event promoters and a wide range of anime and industry related press and professionals.”
You can check out the website yourself by going to www.japan-animemusic.com