Being Inc.

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Being Inc.
Type Private
Industry Music, artist development, record production, marketing, audio engineering
Founded November 1, 1978
Founders Daiko Nagato
Headquarters Thomas Building, 5-2-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan[1]
Key people Toshinori Masuda (president, CEO)
Revenue 1,000,000 yen
Subsidiaries B-Gram Records
Big M.F
Giza Studio
Northern Music
Pure Infinity
Vermillion Records
Weedz
Zain Records
Zazzy
Website www.beinggiza.com

Being Incorporated (株式会社ビーイング Kabushiki Gaisha Beingu?), d.b.a. Being Giza Group, is a Japanese private entertainment conglomerate based in Tokyo's Roppongi district, founded on November 1, 1978 by musician Daiko Nagato.[1] Being Inc. and its subsidiaries are the main supplier of theme music for the anime series Detective Conan.[2] As of May 2011, 77 theme tunes have been supplied to the anime by Being Inc.[citation needed]

Labels[edit]

Being Inc. consists of subsidiaries such as Vermillion Records, Giza Studio, Northern Music (ノーザンミュージック?), B-Gram Records, and Zain Records.[3] Later subsidiaries that joined the company are Pure Infinity,[4] Big M.F,[5] and independent music label companies such as Weedz and Zazzy.[6] Label companies under the label companies that are part of Being Inc. are also subsequently owned by Being Inc.

Other subsidiaries[edit]

Being Inc. owns the acting agent and talent management company White Dream.[7][not in citation given]

Controversy[edit]

Last June 2001, Being and its subsidiary B+U+M[8] (now merged into Vermillion Records) was found to have failed to declare 840 million yen in income.[9] They were acquitted after the investigation.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Being Inc. "About us"". Being Inc. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Detective Conan theme music" (in Japanese). Being Inc. Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Being Inc 2007 labels". Being Inc. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "pure infinity" (in Japanese). Being Inc. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Big M.F" (in Japanese). Being Inc. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Being Inc's Indies" (in Japanese). Being Inc. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "White Dream links" (in Japanese). White Dream. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "B'z production company failed to declare 840 mil. yen income.". The Free Library. 2001-07-02. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  9. ^ "Entertainment Firm in Tax Evasion Tangle". The Japan Times. 2001-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-28.  "This incident comes just two months after the Tokyo-based production firm behind pop music duo B'z was found to have failed to declare 840 million yen in income."

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