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Being Inc.
株式会社ビーイング
Private KK
Industry Music, artist development, record production, marketing, audio engineering
Founded November 1, 1978
Founder 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]

Nowadays production-based record company are no longer rare thing, however Being has established a dedicated record company and label in quick succession since 1991. Label companies under the label companies that are part of Being Inc. are also subsequently owned by Being Inc. It includes indies labels as well.[3]

Independent labels[edit]

  • Zain Records[4] (1991,previously named as B.Jin)
  • VERMILLION RECORDS[5] (1992,previously names as BMG ROOMS)
  • Giza Studio[6] (1999)
  • B.Gram-Records[7] (1993)
  • NORTHERN MUSIC[8] (2007)
  • O-TOWN Jazz (2012, previously named as Giza Jazz)
  • D-Go [9] (2012)
  • Being (2012)

Indies labels[edit]

  • Tent House(1999) [10]
  • zazzy(2005)
  • magnifique(2008)
  • CRIMZON (2014)
  • Honey Bee Records (2016)

Former labels[edit]

Other subsidiaries[edit]

Being Inc. owns the acting agent and talent management company White Dream.[12][not in citation given]

Controversy[edit]

Last June 2001, Being and its subsidiary B+U+M[13] (now merged into Vermillion Records) was found to have failed to declare 840 million yen in income.[14] They were acquitted after the investigation.[13]

Record label affiliation artists[edit]

Being[edit]

Selling agency:Distribution agency:Being Incorporated

Vermillion Records[edit]

Northern music[edit]

Since October 2011 Being has absorbed Northern Music

B-Gram Records[edit]

Being[edit]

Zain Records[edit]

  • BREAKERZ (self producer)
  • DIMENSION (self-producer)
  • Kondou Funanosuke (self producer)
  • Ryu
  • Nyankura

Giza studio[edit]

Distribution agency:Giza Incorporated

J-Pop[edit]

O-Town Jazz[edit]

  • Natsuki Morikawa (self producer)
  • Hikari Aoki (self producer)
  • Yuki Okazaki

D-GO[edit]

  • Sensation (japanese band)
  • Natsuiro
  • ssllee

Former record label affiliation artists[edit]

Being[edit]

Northern Music[edit]

  • Sparkling☆Point
  • Michael Africk

B-Gram Records[edit]

  • DEEN →transferred to Berg label
  • WANDS
  • ZYYG
  • Barbier
  • Gears
  • Ikuko Nakahata
  • Yukiko Mizushima
  • Emi Makiho

Amemura O-town Records[edit]

  • Miho Komatsu →came from Zain Records/Spoonful, in 1999 transferred to Giza Studio Label
  • Yumi Shiina
  • Arisa Tsujio →came from Zain Records/Spoonful,

Zain Records[edit]

  • Field of View
  • T-Bolan
  • Keiko Utoku →in 2013 transferred to UK Sweet label
  • Miho Komatsu →shortly after debut she was transferred to Amemura O-town Records label
  • Yumi Shizukusa →in 2007 moved to Northern Music label
  • BAAD
  • FEEL SO BAD
  • REV
  • MOON
  • MANISH
  • MR.ORANGE
  • MR. BIG
  • Jasmin
  • flow-war
  • BUZZLIP
  • BA-JI
  • TWINZER
  • organs cafe
  • SCHON
  • XL
  • West Road Blues Band
  • M la Minor
  • Eri Nishida
  • Atsushi Shindou
  • Arisa Tsujio
  • Kaori Nanao
  • Jun Manaka
  • Yumiko Morishita
  • Chii Mimoto
  • Aiko Yanagihara

Giza studio[edit]

J-Pop[edit]

D-GO[edit]

Creators[edit]

Lyricists, composers and arrangers has enrolled into a large number. Official site has been established to describe list in alphabetical order Being Music Creators.[15]

lyricist[edit]

etc.

composers[edit]

etc.

arrangers[edit]

  • Hirohito Furui (ex. Garnet Crow)
  • Hitoshi Okamoto (ex.Garnet Crow)
  • Daisuke Ikeda
  • Yoshinobu Ohga
  • Satoru Kobayashi
  • Akihito Tokunaga (doa)
  • Takeshi Hayama
  • Masazumi Ozawa
  • Koji Gotou

etc.

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 labels (in Japanese) http://www.beinggiza.com/en/label.html
  4. ^ http://beinggiza.com/zain.html
  5. ^ http://www.bz-vermillion.com/
  6. ^ http://www.giza.co.jp/
  7. ^ http://beinggiza.com/b-gram.html
  8. ^ http://northernmusic.jp/
  9. ^ http://d-go-osaka.jp/
  10. ^ Indies labels (in Japanese) http://www.beinggiza.com/indies.html
  11. ^ http://www.beinggiza.com/pureinfinity.html
  12. ^ "White Dream links" (in Japanese). White Dream. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "B'z production company failed to declare 840 mil. yen income.". The Free Library. 2001-07-02. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  14. ^ "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."
  15. ^ Being Creators list (in Japanese) http://beingcreators.net/

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