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Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(坂本 龍一, Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952) (Japanese pronunciation: [sakamoto ɾʲɯːitɕi]) is a Japanese musician, singer, composer, record producer, activist, writer, actor and dancer, based in Tokyo
Tokyo
and New York. He began his career while at university in the 1970s, as a session musician, producer, and arranger. His first major success came in 1978 as co-founder of the electronic music trio Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO).[1][2] With bandmates Haruomi Hosono
Haruomi Hosono
and Yukihiro Takahashi, Sakamoto helped play a pioneering role in the development of synth-pop, techno and house genres.[3] He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives
Thousand Knives
(1978), and later released the album B-2 Unit (1980), from which "Riot in Lagos" influenced the development of electro and hip hop music.[4][5][6] He went on to produce more solo records, collaborate with many international artists, and pursue a wide variety of projects, in different genres ranging from electronic to classical and world music. He composed music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
Barcelona Olympics
opening ceremony, and his composition "Energy Flow" (1999) was the first instrumental number-one single in Japan's Oricon
Oricon
charts history.[7] He has collaborated with a range of artists, including David Sylvian, Carsten Nicolai, Youssou N'Dour, and Fennesz. As a film composer, he has won an Academy Award, BAFTA, Grammy, and two Golden Globe Awards, and has received three BAFTA nominations and four Golden Globe nominations.[8] Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
(1983) marked his debut as a film score composer and as an actor, and its main theme was adapted into the single "Forbidden Colours" which became an international hit. His most successful work as a film composer was The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987),[9] after which he continued earning accolades composing for films such as The Sheltering Sky (1990), Little Buddha
Little Buddha
(1993), and The Revenant (2015). On occasion, Sakamoto has also worked on anime and video games, as a composer as well as a scenario writer. In 2009, he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France's Ministry of Culture for his musical contributions.[10]

Contents

1 Career

1.1 1970s 1.2 1980s 1.3 1990s 1.4 2000s 1.5 2010s–present

2 Production work 3 Film work 4 Personal life

4.1 Activism 4.2 Commmons

5 Awards and nominations

5.1 Honorary awards 5.2 Soundtrack awards

5.2.1 Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score 5.2.2 BAFTA Award for Best Film Music 5.2.3 Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score 5.2.4 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

5.3 Other awards

6 Discography 7 References 8 External links

Career[edit] 1970s[edit] Sakamoto entered the Tokyo
Tokyo
National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1970,[11] earning a B.A. in music composition and an M.A. with special emphasis on both electronic and ethnic music. He studied ethnomusicology there with the intention of becoming a researcher in the field, due to his interest in various world music traditions, particularly the Japanese (especially Okinawan), Indian and African musical traditions.[12] He was also trained in classical music and began experimenting with the electronic music equipment available at the university, including synthesizers such as the Buchla, Moog, and ARP.[11] One of Sakamoto's classical influences was Claude Debussy, who he described as his "hero" and stated that “Asian music heavily influenced Debussy, and Debussy heavily influenced me. So, the music goes around the world and comes full circle.”[13] In 1975, Sakamoto collaborated with percussionist Tsuchitori Toshiyuki to release Disappointment-Hateruma.[14] After working as a session musician with Haruomi Hosono
Haruomi Hosono
and Yukihiro Takahashi
Yukihiro Takahashi
in 1977,[15] the trio formed the internationally successful electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
(YMO) in 1978. Known for their seminal influence on electronic music, the group helped pioneer electronic genres such as electropop/technopop,[1][2] synthpop, cyberpunk music,[16] ambient house,[1] and electronica.[2] The group's work has had a lasting influence across genres, ranging from hip hop[2] and techno[17] to acid house[3] and general melodic music. Sakamoto was the songwriter and composer for a number of the band's hit songs—including "Yellow Magic (Tong Poo)" (1978), "Technopolis" (1979), "Nice Age" (1980), "Ongaku" (1983) and "You've Got to Help Yourself" (1983)—while playing keyboards for many of their other songs, including international hits such as "Computer Game/Firecracker" (1978) and "Rydeen" (1979). He also sang on several songs, such as "Kimi ni Mune Kyun" (1983). Sakamoto's composition "Technopolis" (1979) was credited as a contribution to the development of techno music,[18] while the internationally successful "Behind the Mask" (1978)—a synthpop song in which he sang vocals through a vocoder—was later covered by a number of international artists, including Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
and Eric Clapton. Sakamoto released his first solo album Thousand Knives
Thousand Knives
of Ryūichi Sakamoto in mid-1978 with the help of Hideki Matsutake—Hosono also contributed to the song "Thousand Knives". The album experimented with different styles, such as "Thousand Knives" and "The End of Asia"—in which electronic music was fused with traditional Japanese music—while "Grasshoppers" is a more minimalistic piano song. The album was recorded from April to July 1978 with a variety of electronic musical instruments, including various synthesizers, such as the KORG PS-3100, a polyphonic synthesizer; the Oberheim Eight-Voice; the Moog III-C; the Polymoog, the Minimoog; the Micromoog; the Korg VC-10, which is a vocoder; the KORG SQ-10, which is an analog sequencer; the Syn-Drums, an electronic drum kit; and the microprocessor-based Roland MC-8 Microcomposer, which is a music sequencer that was programmed by Matsutake and played by Sakamoto.[19][20] A version of the song "Thousand Knives" was released on the Yellow Magic Orchestra's 1981 album BGM.[21] This version was one of the earliest uses of the Roland TR-808
Roland TR-808
drum machine, for YMO's live performance of "1000 Knives" in 1980 and their BGM album release in 1981. 1980s[edit]

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
- "Riot in Lagos" (1980)

A sample of "Riot in Lagos" from Ryuichi Sakamoto's 1980 album B-2 Unit. This track is credited for having anticipated the beats and sounds of electro music.

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In 1980, Sakamoto released the solo album B-2 Unit, which has been referred to as his "edgiest" record[22] and is known for the electronic song "Riot in Lagos",[22] which is considered an early example of electro music (electro-funk),[4][5] as Sakamoto anticipated the beats and sounds of electro.[6] Early electro and hip hop artists, such as Afrika Bambaata[6] and Kurtis Mantronik, were influenced by the album—especially "Riot in Lagos"—with Mantronik citing the work as a major influence on his electro hip hop group Mantronix.[5] "Riot in Lagos" was later included in Playgroup's compilation album Kings of Electro (2007), alongside other significant electro compositions, such as Hashim's "Al-Naafyish" (1983).[23] According to Dusted Magazine, Sakamoto's use of squelching bounce sounds and mechanical beats was later incorporated in early electro and hip hop music productions, such as “Message II (Survival)” (1982), by Melle Mel
Melle Mel
and Duke Bootee; “Magic’s Wand” (1982), by Whodini
Whodini
and Thomas Dolby; Twilight 22’s “Electric Kingdom” (1983); and Kurt Mantronik's Mantronix: The Album (1985).[24] The 1980 release of "Riot in Lagos" was listed by The Guardian
The Guardian
in 2011 as one of the 50 key events in the history of dance music.[25] Among other tracks on B-2 Unit, "Differencia" has, according to Fact, "relentless tumbling beats and a stabbing bass synth that foreshadows jungle by nearly a decade". Some tracks on the album also foreshadow genres such as IDM, broken beat, and industrial techno, and the work of producers such as Actress and Oneohtrix Point Never. For several tracks on the album, Sakamoto worked with UK reggae producer Dennis Bovell, incorporating elements of afrobeat and dub music.[26] Also in 1980, Sakamoto released the single "War Head/Lexington Queen", an experimental synthpop and electro record,[27] and began a long-standing collaboration with David Sylvian, when he co-wrote and performed on the Japan track "Taking Islands In Africa". In the following year, Sakamoto collaborated with Talking Heads
Talking Heads
and King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew
Adrian Belew
and Robin Scott for an album titled Left-Handed Dream. Following Japan's dissolution, Sakamoto worked on another collaboration with Sylvian, a single entitled "Bamboo Houses/Bamboo Music" in 1982. Sakamoto's 1980 collaboration with Kiyoshiro Imawano, "Ikenai Rouge Magic", topped the Oricon
Oricon
singles chart.[28] In 1983, Sakamoto starred alongside David Bowie
David Bowie
in director Nagisa Oshima's Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. In addition to acting in the film, Sakamoto also composed the film's musical score and again collaborated with Sylvian on the film's main theme ("Forbidden Colours") – which became a minor hit. In a 2016 interview, Sakamoto reflected on his time acting in the film, claiming that he "hung out" with Bowie every evening for a month while filming on location. He remembered Bowie as "straightforward" and "nice", while also lamenting the fact that he never mustered the courage to ask for Bowie's help while scoring the film's soundtrack as he believed Bowie was too "concentrated on acting".[29] Sakamoto released a number of solo albums during the 1980s. While primarily focused on the piano and synthesizer, this series of albums included collaborations with artists such as Sylvian, David Byrne, Thomas Dolby, Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik
and Iggy Pop. Sakamoto would alternate between exploring a variety of musical styles, ideas and genres—captured most notably in his 1983 album Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia—and focusing on a specific subject or theme, such as the Italian Futurism
Futurism
movement in Futurista (1986). For the song "Broadway Boogie Woogie", Sakamoto liberally used samples from Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner
Blade Runner
and blended them with raucous, sax-driven techno-pop.[30] As his solo career began to extend outside Japan in the late 1980s, Sakamoto's explorations, influences and collaborators also developed further. Beauty (1989) features a track list that combines pop with traditional Japanese and Okinawan songs, as well as guest appearances by Jill Jones, Robert Wyatt, Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
and Robbie Robertson. Heartbeat (1991) and Sweet Revenge (1994) features Sakamoto's collaborations with a global range of artists such as Roddy Frame, Dee Dee Brave, Marco Prince, Arto Lindsay, Youssou N'Dour, David Sylvian and Ingrid Chavez.[31] 1990s[edit] In 1995 Sakamoto released Smoochy, described by the Sound On Sound website as Sakamoto's "excursion into the land of easy-listening and Latin", followed by the 1996 album, which featured a number of previously released pieces arranged for solo piano, violin and cello.[32] During December 1996 Sakamoto, composed the entirety of an hour-long orchestral work entitled "Untitled 01" and released as the album Discord (1998).[32] The Sony Classical
Sony Classical
release of Discord was sold in a jewel case that was covered by a blue-colored slipcase made of foil, while the CD also contained a data video track. In 1998 the Ninja Tune record label released the Prayer/Salvation Remixes, for which prominent electronica artists such as Ashley Beedle and Andrea Parker remixed sections from the "Prayer" and "Salvation" parts of Discord.[33] Sakamoto collaborated primarily with guitarist David Torn and DJ Spooky—artist Laurie Anderson
Laurie Anderson
provides spoken word on the composition—and the recording was condensed from nine live performances of the work, recorded during a Japanese tour. Discord was divided into four parts: "Grief", "Anger", "Prayer" and "Salvation"; Sakamoto explained in 1998 that he was "not religious, but maybe spiritual" and "The Prayer is to anybody or anything you want to name." Sakamoto further explained:

The themes of Prayer and Salvation came out of the feelings of sadness and frustration that I expressed in the first two movements, about the fact that people are starving in the world, and we are not able to help them. People are dying, and yet the political and economical and historical situations are too complicated and inert for us to do much about it. So I got really angry with myself. I asked myself what I could do, and since there's not a lot I can do on the practical level, all that's left for me is to pray. But it's not enough just to pray; I also had to think about actually saving those people, so the last movement is called Salvation. That's the journey of the piece.[32]

In 1998, Italian ethnomusicologist Massimo Milano published Ryuichi Sakamoto. Conversazioni through the Padova, Arcana imprint. All three editions of the book were published in the Italian language.[34] Sakamoto's next album, BTTB (1998)—an acronym for "Back to the Basics"—was a fairly opaque reaction to the prior year's multilayered, lushly orchestrated Discord. The album comprised a series of original pieces on solo piano, including "Energy Flow" (a major hit in Japan) and a frenetic, four-hand arrangement of the Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
classic "Tong Poo". On the BTTB U.S. tour, he opened the show performing a brief avant-garde DJ set under the stage name DJ Lovegroove. Sakamoto's long-awaited "opera" LIFE was released in 1999, with visual direction by Shiro Takatani, artistic director of Dumb Type. It premiered with seven sold-out performances in Tokyo
Tokyo
and Osaka. This ambitious multi-genre multi-media project featured contributions by over 100 performers, including Pina Bausch, Bernardo Bertolucci, Josep Carreras, the Dalai Lama and Salman Rushdie. 2000s[edit]

Keigo Oyamada
Keigo Oyamada
with Sakamoto in 2007.

Sakamoto teamed with cellist Jaques Morelenbaum
Jaques Morelenbaum
(a member of his 1996 trio), and Morelenbaum's wife, Paula, on a pair of albums celebrating the work of bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim. They recorded their first album, Casa (2001), mostly in Jobim's home studio in Rio de Janeiro, with Sakamoto performing on the late Jobim's grand piano. The album was well received, having been included in the list of New York Times's top albums of 2002. A live album, Live in Tokyo, and a second album, A Day in New York, soon followed. Sakamoto and the Morelenbaums would also collaborate on N.M.L. No More Landmine, an international effort to raise awareness for the removal of landmines. The trio would release the single "Zero Landmine", which also featured David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Cyndi Lauper, and Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi, the other two founding members of Yellow Magic Orchestra, amongst nearly one hundred other performers. Sakamoto collaborated with Alva Noto
Alva Noto
(an alias of Carsten Nicolai) to release Vrioon, an album of Sakamoto's piano clusters treated by Nicolai's unique style of digital manipulation, involving the creation of "micro-loops" and minimal percussion. The two produced this work by passing the pieces back and forth until both were satisfied with the result. This debut, released on German label Raster-Noton, was voted record of the year 2004 in the electronica category by British magazine The Wire. They then released Insen
Insen
(2005)—while produced in a similar manner to Vrioon, this album is somewhat more restrained and minimalist. They keep on collaborating and have released two more albums: utp_ (2008)[35] and Summvs
Summvs
(2011).[36] In 2005, Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia
Nokia
hired Sakamoto to compose ring and alert tones for their high-end phone, the Nokia
Nokia
8800. In 2006 Nokia
Nokia
offers the ringtones for free at Nokias website.[37] Around this time, a reunion with YMO pals Hosono and Takahashi caused a stir in the Japanese press. They released a single "Rescue" in 2007 and a DVD "HAS/YMO" in 2008. In July 2009, Sakamoto was honored as Officier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
at the French embassy in Tokyo. 2010s–present[edit]

Sakamoto in December 2013

Throughout the latter part of the 2000s, Sakamoto collaborated on several projects with visual artist Shiro Takatani, including the installations LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible... (2007–2013), commissioned by YCAM, Yamaguchi, collapsed and silence spins at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Tokyo
in 2012 and 2013 Sharjah Biennial (U.A.E.), LIFE-WELL in 2013 and a special version for Park Hyatt Tokyo's 20th anniversary in 2014, and he did music for the joint performance LIFE-WELL featuring the actor Noh/Kyogen Mansai Nomura, and for Shiro Takatani's performance ST/LL in 2015.[38] In 2013, Sakamoto was a jury member at the 70th Venice International Film Festival. The jury viewed 20 films and was chaired by filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci.[39] In 2014, Sakamoto became the first Guest Artistic Director of The Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 (SIAF2014). On July 10, Sakamoto released a statement indicating that he had been diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer in late June of the same year. He announced a break from his work while he sought treatment and recovery.[40] On August 3, 2015, Sakamoto posted on his website that he was "in great shape ... I am thinking about returning to work" and announced that he would be providing music for Yoji Yamada's Haha to Kuraseba
Haha to Kuraseba
(Living with My Mother).[41] In 2015, Sakamoto also composed the score for the Alejandro González Iñárritu's film, The Revenant.[42] In January 2017 it was announced that Sakamoto would release a solo album in April 2017 through Milan Records;[43] the new album, titled async, was released on March 29, 2017 to critical acclaim. In February 2018, he was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.[44] Production work[edit] Sakamoto's production credits represent a prolific career in this role. In 1983, he produced Mari Iijima's debut album Rosé, the same year that the Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
was disbanded.[45] Sakamoto subsequently worked with artists such as Thomas Dolby;[46] Aztec Camera, on the Dreamland (1993) album;[47] and Imai Miki, co-producing her 1994 album A Place In The Sun.[48] Roddy Frame, who worked with Sakamoto as a member of Aztec Camera, explained in a 1993 interview preceding the release of Dreamland that he had had to wait a lengthy period of time before he was able to work with Sakamoto, who wrote two soundtracks, a solo album and the music for the opening ceremony at the Barcelona Olympics, prior to working with Frame over four weeks in a New York studio. Frame said that he was impressed by the work of YMO and the Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence soundtrack, explaining: "That's where you realise that the atmosphere around his compositions is actually in the writing - it's got nothing to do with synthesisers." Frame's decision to ask Sakamoto was finalized after he saw his performance at the Japan Festival that was held in London, United Kingdom.[49] Of his experience recording with Sakamoto, Frame said:

He's got this reputation as a boffin, a professor of music who sits in front of a computer screen. But he's more intuitive than that, and he's always trying to corrupt what he knows. Halfway through the day in the studio, he will stop and play some hip hop or some house for 10 minutes, and then go back to what he was doing. He's always trying to trip himself up like that, and to discover new things. Just before we worked together he'd been out in Borneo, I think, with a DAT machine, looking for new sounds.[47]

Film work[edit]

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
- "Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence" (1983)

A sample of "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" from the 1983 film of the same name. It won him a BAFTA, was the basis for his hit song "Forbidden Colours", and has had a number of cover versions produced by other artists.

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Sakamoto began working in films, as a composer and actor, in Nagisa Oshima's Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
(1983), for which he composed the soundtrack, title theme, and the duet "Forbidden Colours" with David Sylvian. Sakamoto later composed Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987), which earned him the Academy Award
Academy Award
with fellow composers David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su. In that same year, he composed the score to the cult-classic anime film Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise. Sakamoto also went on to compose the score of the opening ceremony for the 1992 Summer Olympics
1992 Summer Olympics
in Barcelona, Spain, telecast live to an audience of over a billion viewers. Other films scored by Sakamoto include Pedro Almodóvar's Tacones lejanos (High Heels) (1991), Bertolucci's The Little Buddha
Little Buddha
(1993), Oliver Stone's Wild Palms
Wild Palms
(1993), John Maybury's Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998), Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes (1998) and Femme Fatale (2002), Oshima's Gohatto
Gohatto
(1999), Jun Ichikawa's (director of the Mitsui ReHouse commercial from 1997 to 1999 starring Chizuru Ikewaki and Mao Inoue) Tony Takitani
Tony Takitani
(2005). Several tracks from Sakamoto's earlier solo albums have also appeared in film soundtracks. In particular, variations of "Chinsagu No Hana" (from Beauty) and "Bibo No Aozora" (from 1996) provide the poignant closing pieces for Sue Brooks's Japanese Story
Japanese Story
(2003) and Alejandro González Iñárritu's Babel (2006), respectively. In 2015, Sakamoto teamed up with Iñárritu to score his film, The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
and Tom Hardy.[42] Sakamoto has also acted in several films: perhaps his most notable performance was as the conflicted Captain Yonoi in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, alongside Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
and British rock singer David Bowie. He also played roles in The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(as Masahiko Amakasu) and Madonna's "Rain" music video. Personal life[edit] Sakamoto's first of two marriages occurred in 1972, but ended in divorce two years later—Sakamoto has a daughter from this relationship. Sakamoto then married popular Japanese pianist and singer Akiko Yano in 1982, following several musical collaborations with her, including touring work with the Yellow Magic Orchestra. Sakamoto's second marriage ended in August 2006, 14 years after a mutual decision to live separately—Yano and Sakamoto raised one daughter, J-pop
J-pop
singer Miu Sakamoto.[50] He has lived with his manager since around 1990 and has two children with her. Beginning in June 2014, Sakamoto took a year-long hiatus after he was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer. In 2015, he returned, stating: "Right now I'm good. I feel better. Much, much better. I feel energy inside, but you never know. The cancer might come back in three years, five years, maybe 10 years. Also the radiation makes your immune system really low. It means I'm very welcoming [of] another cancer in my body."[51] Activism[edit] Sakamoto is a member of the anti-nuclear organization Stop Rokkasho and has demanded the closing of the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant.[52] In 2012, he organized the No Nukes 2012 concert, which featured performances by 18 groups, including Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
and Kraftwerk.[53][54] Sakamoto is also known as a critic of copyright law, arguing in 2009 that it is antiquated in the information age. He argued that in "the last 100 years, only a few organizations have dominated the music world and ripped off both fans and creators" and that "with the internet we are going back to having tribal attitudes towards music."[55] Commmons[edit] Main article: Commmons In 2006 Sakamoto, in collaboration with Japan's largest independent music company Avex Group, founded Commmons (コモンズ, Komonzu), a record label seeking to change the manner in which music is produced. Sakamoto has explained that Commmons is not his label, but is a platform for all aspiring artists to join as equal collaborators, to share the benefits of the music industry. On the initiative's "About" page, the label is described as a project that "aims to find new possibilities for music, while making meaningful contribution to culture and society." The name "Commmons" is spelt with three "m"s because the third "m" stands for music.[56] Awards and nominations[edit] Sakamoto has won a number of awards for his work as a film composer, beginning with his score for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
(1983) winning him the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.[8] His greatest award success was for scoring The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987), which won him the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score, Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score, and Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media,[9] as well as a BAFTA nomination.[8] His score for The Sheltering Sky (1990) later won him his second Golden Globe Award, and his score for Little Buddha
Little Buddha
(1993) received another Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nomination. In 1997, his collaboration with Toshio Iwai, Music Plays Images X Images Play Music, was awarded the Golden Nica, the grand prize of the Prix Ars Electronica competition.[57] He also contributed to the Academy Award
Academy Award
winning soundtrack for Babel (2006) with several pieces of music,[58] including the "Bibo no Aozora" closing theme. In 2009, he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
from France's Ministry of Culture for his musical contributions.[10] His score for The Revenant (2015) has been nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA, and won Best Musical Score from the Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association. The music video for "Risky", written and directed by Meiert Avis, also won the first ever MTV "Breakthrough Video Award".[citation needed] The ground breaking video explores transhumanist philosopher FM-2030's (Persian: فریدون اسفندیاری) ideas of "Nostalgia for the Future", in the form of an imagined love affair between a robot and one of Man Ray's models in Paris in the late 1930s. Additional inspiration was drawn from Jean Baudrillard, Edvard Munch's 1894 painting "Puberty", and Roland Barthes
Roland Barthes
"Death of the Author". The surrealist black and white video uses stop motion, light painting, and other retro in-camera effects techniques. Meiert Avis shot Sakamoto while at work on the score for "The Last Emperor" in London. Sakamoto also appears in the video painting words and messages to an open shutter camera. Iggy Pop, who performs the vocals on "Risky", chose not to appear in the video, allowing his performance space to be occupied by the surrealist era robot. Sakamoto won the Golden Pine Award (Lifetime Achievement) at the 2013 International Samobor Film Music Festival, along with Clint Eastwood and Gerald Fried.[59] Honorary awards[edit]

2009 – Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, from France's Ministry of Culture 2013 – Golden Pine Award (Lifetime Achievement), at 2013 International Samobor Film Music Festival

Soundtrack awards[edit] Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score[edit]

1987 – The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(won)

BAFTA Award for Best Film Music[edit]

1983 – Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
(won) 1987 – The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(nominated) 2015 – The Revenant (nominated)

Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score[edit]

1987 – The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(won) 1990 – The Sheltering Sky (won) 1993 – Little Buddha
Little Buddha
(nominated) 2015 – The Revenant (nominated)

Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media[edit]

1987 – The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(won) 2015 – The Revenant (nominated)

Other awards[edit]

1997 – Golden Nica, grand prize of Prix Ars Electronica, for Music Plays Images X Images Play Music MTV Breakthrough Video Award, for music video of "Risky"

Discography[edit] Main article: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
discography See also: Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
discography Solo studio albums

Thousand Knives
Thousand Knives
(1978) B-2 Unit (1980) Left-Handed Dream (1981) Ongaku Zukan (1984) Esperanto (1985) Futurista (1986) Neo Geo (1987) Beauty (1989) Heartbeat (1991) Sweet Revenge (1994) Smoochy (1995) 1996 (1996) Discord (1997) BTTB (1999) Comica (2002) Elephantism (2002) Chasm (2004) Out of Noise (2009) Playing the Piano
Playing the Piano
(2009) Three (2013) async (2017)

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Studio albums

Solo

Thousand Knives B-2 Unit Left-Handed Dream Ongaku Zukan (Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia) Esperanto Futurista Neo Geo Beauty Heartbeat Sweet Revenge Smoochy 1996 Discord BTTB Comica Elephantism Chasm Out of Noise Three async

Collaborations

Disappointment-Hateruma Summer Nerves The End of Asia The Arrangement Casa Vrioon A Day in New York Insen Ocean Fire Cendre utp_ Summvs Flumina Ancient Future Perpetual

Extended plays

Music for Yohji Yamamoto: Collection, 1995 Zero Landmine World Citizen Sala Santa Cecilia Revep

Live albums

Media Bahn Live Playing the Orchestra Asian Games Cinemage Audio Life In The Lobby: At G.E.H. in London Playing the Piano

Compilations

Tokyo
Tokyo
Joe Coda Soundbytes US UF CM/TV GEM Works I – CM Works II – TV/Inst. Moto.tronic /04 /05 Bricolages Year Book 2005–2014 Year Book 1971-1979 Year Book 1980-1984

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence The Last Emperor The Sheltering Sky Tacones lejanos (High Heels) Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights Wild Palms Little Buddha Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon Snake Eyes Gohatto Femme Fatale Tony Takitani The Revenant

Songs

"Bamboo Houses" "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" "Forbidden Colours" "Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II)" "Love & Hate"

Filmography

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence The Last Emperor "Rain" New Rose Hotel Neo the Office Chuckler Freeter, Ie wo Kau Hungry! Rich Man, Poor Woman

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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Haruomi Hosono Ryuichi Sakamoto Yukihiro Takahashi

Studio albums

Yellow Magic Orchestra Solid State Survivor ×∞Multiplies BGM Technodelic Naughty Boys
Naughty Boys
(Instrumental) Service Technodon

Live albums

Public Pressure After Service Faker Holic Complete Service Technodon
Technodon
Live Winter Live 1981 World Tour 1980 EUYMO – Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Live in London + Gijón 2008

Compilation albums

Sealed Kyoretsu Na Rhythm UC YMO: Ultimate Collection of Yellow Magic Orchestra

Singles

"Computer Game/Firecracker" "Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!)" "Pocketful of Rainbows"

Session musicians

Christian Fennesz Cornelius Ichiko Hashimoto Hideki Matsutake Bill Nelson Sandii Akiko Yano Kazumi Watanabe

Related

People

Makoto Ayukawa Peter Barakan Miharu Koshi Takashi Matsumoto Chris Mosdell David Palmer Hiroshi Takano

Bands

Harry Hosono and The Yellow Magic Band Sketch Show Happy End Sadistic Mika Band The Beatniks

Labels

Commmons (Avex Group) Sony Music House Restless EMI Japan UMG Japan/A&M Japan Alfa

Albums

Thousand Knives YMO Versus The Human League Audio Sponge Tronika Wild Sketch Show Loophole

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

1930s

Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)

1940s

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)

1950s

Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)

1960s

Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)

1970s

Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1979)

1980s

Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)

2000s

Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

John Barry (1968) Mikis Theodorakis
Mikis Theodorakis
(1969) Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1970) Michel Legrand (1971) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Alan Price (1973) Richard Rodney Bennett (1974) John Williams
John Williams
(1975) Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann
(1976) John Addison (1977) John Williams
John Williams
(1978) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1979) John Williams
John Williams
(1980) Carl Davis
Carl Davis
(1981) John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1983) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1984) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1985) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1987) John Williams
John Williams
(1988) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1989) Andrea and Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1990) Jean-Claude Petit (1991) David Hirschfelder (1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Don Was
Don Was
(1994) Luis Bacalov
Luis Bacalov
(1995) Gabriel Yared (1996) Nellee Hooper (1997) David Hirschfelder (1998) Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(1999) Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries (2001) Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(2002) T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
and Gabriel Yared (2003) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2004) John Williams
John Williams
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Christopher Gunning
Christopher Gunning
(2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score

1940s

Life with Father – Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1947) The Red Shoes – Brian Easdale (1948) The Inspector General – Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard – Franz Waxman (1950) September Affair
September Affair
Victor Young
Victor Young
(1951) High Noon
High Noon
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1952) On the Beach – Ernest Gold (1959)

1960s

The Alamo – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1960) The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1961) To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1962) (1963) The Fall of the Roman Empire – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1964) Doctor Zhivago – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1965) Hawaii – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1966) Camelot – Frederick Loewe (1967) The Shoes of the Fisherman Alex North (1968) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969)

1970s

Love Story – Francis Lai (1970) Shaft – Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(1973) The Little Prince – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (1974) Jaws – John Williams
John Williams
(1975) A Star is Born – Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams (1976) Star Wars – John Williams
John Williams
(1977) Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
– Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979)

1980s

The Stunt Man
The Stunt Man
Dominic Frontiere (1980) (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Flashdance
Flashdance
Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1984) Out of Africa – John Barry (1985) The Mission – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
– David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cong Su (1987) Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1988) The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

The Sheltering Sky – Richard Horowitz, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1990) Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Aladdin – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) Heaven & Earth – Kitarō
Kitarō
(1993) The Lion King
The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1995) The English Patient – Gabriel Yared (1996) Titanic – James Horner
James Horner
(1997) The Truman Show – Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(1998) 1900 – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1999)

2000s

Gladiator – Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Moulin Rouge! – Craig Armstrong (2001) Frida
Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) The Aviator – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
John Williams
(2005) The Painted Veil – Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2006) Atonement – Dario Marianelli (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Up – Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
– Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Life of Pi – Mychael Danna (2012) All Is Lost Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
(2013) The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2014) The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
- Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score

1940s

Life with Father – Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1947) The Red Shoes – Brian Easdale (1948) The Inspector General – Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard – Franz Waxman (1950) September Affair
September Affair
Victor Young
Victor Young
(1951) High Noon
High Noon
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1952) On the Beach – Ernest Gold (1959)

1960s

The Alamo – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1960) The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1961) To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1962) (1963) The Fall of the Roman Empire – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1964) Doctor Zhivago – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1965) Hawaii – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1966) Camelot – Frederick Loewe (1967) The Shoes of the Fisherman Alex North (1968) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969)

1970s

Love Story – Francis Lai (1970) Shaft – Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(1973) The Little Prince – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (1974) Jaws – John Williams
John Williams
(1975) A Star is Born – Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams (1976) Star Wars – John Williams
John Williams
(1977) Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
– Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979)

1980s

The Stunt Man
The Stunt Man
Dominic Frontiere (1980) (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Flashdance
Flashdance
Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1984) Out of Africa – John Barry (1985) The Mission – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
– David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cong Su (1987) Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1988) The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

The Sheltering Sky – Richard Horowitz, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1990) Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Aladdin – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) Heaven & Earth – Kitarō
Kitarō
(1993) The Lion King
The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1995) The English Patient – Gabriel Yared (1996) Titanic – James Horner
James Horner
(1997) The Truman Show – Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(1998) 1900 – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1999)

2000s

Gladiator – Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Moulin Rouge! – Craig Armstrong (2001) Frida
Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) The Aviator – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
John Williams
(2005) The Painted Veil – Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2006) Atonement – Dario Marianelli (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Up – Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
– Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Life of Pi – Mychael Danna (2012) All Is Lost Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
(2013) The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2014) The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
- Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Avex Casa Avex Classics Avex Globe Avex Ideak Avex International Avex IO Avex Trance Avex Trax Avex Tune Binyl Records Blowgrow Commmons Cross-A Cutting Edge Disc du Soleil Five-D Plus Hi-BPM Studio HPQ Idol Street J-Friends Project J-More Locomusic Love Life Records Mad Pray Records Maximum 10 Motorod Records nakedrecords Oorong Records (with OORONG-SHA Group) Rhythm Republic Rhythm Zone

Fluctus Riddim Zone Starz by Rhythm Zone

Rising Records Sonic Groove Superb Trax Tearbridge Production True Song Music YGEX (with YG Entertainment) YukiRing Zoom Flicker

Affiliations

IFPI RIAJ TSE

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Avex Group Website: avex.co.jp/ Facebook: /avex.official YouTube: /avexnetwork

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 108580815 LCCN: n80022754 ISNI: 0000 0001 2147 0392 GND: 134505794 SUDOC: 060555262 BNF: cb139278384 (data) MusicBrainz: a7f7df4a-77d8-4f12-8acd-5c60c93f4de8 NDL: 00128678 B


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