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Victor Entertainment, Incorporated
Type Subsidiary of Japan Victor Company (JVC)
Founded Yokohama, Japan (April 25,1972)
Headquarters Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Yuichi Kaito, President
Toshiaki Shibutani, Managing Director
Industry Entertainment
Products Audio, visual and computer software media products
Revenue 6.31 billion Yen (Fiscal year ended March 31, 2005)
Employees 600 (as of March 31, 2005)
Website Victor Entertainment

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 Kangyō ?).



  • 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 ?)
  • October 1987 — Victor Music Industries striked a deal with BMG Japan after RCA Records sold its interests to BMG
  • April 1993 — Nihon AVC and Victor Music Industries merge and the name is changed to Victor Entertainment
  • March 1999 — Moved main office
  • October 1999 — Transferred deal to BMG Funhouse
  • October 2005 — Transferred deal back to BMG Japan
  • January 2009Sony Music Entertainment Japan bought BMG Japan



  • 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)


  • Bad News
  • Daipro-X
  • Marquee, Inc.
  • Substance
  • Teichiku Entertainment (Subsidiary of Victor Entertainment.)
    • BAIDIS
    • Be-tam-ing
    • Continental
    • Imperial Records
    • Imperial International
    • KIDSDOM (Animation Related Label)
    • MONAD (Haruomi Hosono Private Label)
    • Non-Standard(Haruomi Hosono Produce Label)
    • Overseas Records
    • PROGRAM (Katsumi Tanaka Private Label ~2000)
    • TOHO Records (Master Rights Only)
    • Takumi Note
    • Teichiku Records
    • TMC Music
      • 246 Records
    • Union Records
      • Union Black Records


Major artists

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

Distribution managements

Note that Victor Music Industries was self distributing from 1972 to 1987.

External links

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