Biography

King Records Co., Ltd. is known for being a Japanese record company. It was founded back in January 1931 as a division of the Japanese publisher Kodansha. After some period of time, King Records became part of the Otowa Group. Nowadays, King Records is considered to be one of Japan’s largest record companies which is owned by a multicultural entity. The general headquarters are located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. King Records “ made” a huge amount of notable artist including Stomu Yamashta, Matenrou Opera, Inoran, Kana Uemura, Nogod, Hiroko Moriguchi, Miho Nakayama, Aice5 ( Evil Line), Momoiro Clover Z ( Evil Line, formerly Starchild) and many many others.

 

Its Starchild label, was managed by animation producer Toshimichi Ōtsuki, specialised in anime music and film. King Records also distributes the Up-Front Works–owned and –operated labels Piccolo Town and Rice Music, and also released video games for the PC-88, Famicom, and MSX2 computers. On February 1, 2016, King Records restructured Starchild and renamed it King Amusement Creative. Paddle Wheel Records is a division of King Record Co. You! Be Cool is the official sub-label for AKB48.. Venus-B is the company’s official urban music imprint. Evil Line Records is the label’s new division, established in April 2014, and comprises artists like Momoiro Clover Z and Meg, among others. Nexus is the label’s division specialized for metal/underground music from Japan also overseas. Notable artists in its label are Earthshaker, etc. Seven Seas is the label’s division focusing world music from overseas artists in many genres.

 

King Records is showing a certain level of activeness on several social media platforms which happen to be YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. On YouTube King Records has had a presence for already 15 years. The channel was created back on June 15, 2006. On this platform King Records shares all the videos, albums and clips of  their projects and the channel is offering an extensive lineup. The channel is King Records. As for now, it has more than 642K subscribers, there are 2058 uploaded videos and more than 575 million total number of views. The very first video on the channel of King Records was uploaded about 12 years ago. The video is called “【PV】MAY’S/I WISH” and was posted back on March 23, 2009. It gained more than 6 million views, over 5K likes and more than 100 comments. Besides the YouTube channel King Records is also showing a high level of activeness on Twitter. To this platform King Records joined and created its channel in January 2021. As of November 2021, the Twitter account has more than 17K followers. The channel is King Records and the audience of this platform is exceeding 17K followers.  As for Instagram, the account is called _king_records_. On this platform King Records shares photos of their artists, news about them and updates. There are also very interesting highlights which include the information about themselves, music videos, new released songs and many other things. On Instagram, King Records has over 1K followers. King Records also has a website which is kingrecords.co.jp.

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