74 Top Japanese Music Companies and Startups of 2021

June 30, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Music companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Music industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Japanese Music Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Cluster

Cluster

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Cluster that allows anyone to hold events such as live music and conferences in a virtual environment.

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SHOWROOM

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SHOWROOM is live streaming services.

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Amadeus Code

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Amadeus Code is an artificial intelligence powered songwriting assistant.

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SOUNDRAW

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SOUNDRAW is an AI music generator for video creators.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.

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Audiostock

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Audiostock is an online platform that provides Background Music and sound effects to clients.

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EventHub

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EventHub is an event technology company on a mission to connect people.

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Square Enix

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Square Enix develops, publishes, and markets interactive entertainment titles worldwide.

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SoundFun

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Sound fan is developing business to help people around the world in a business related to “safe, secure and comfortable” sound.

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unilabo

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Unilab is a Media and Entertainment company

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Nana Music

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Nana Music is a free musical collaboration application that enables its users to share their musical experiences.

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Utagoe

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Utagoe is a web company specializing in video and communication technologies. It is headquartered in Tokyo with a branch office in San

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EYS-STYLE

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Eys-Style is a music teaching business.

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2501

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2501 is a multi-viewpoint video generation service company that provides new visual experiences in sports, music, and fighting.

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YUIMEX

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YUIMEX specializes in copyright, digital content, animation, and network entertainment services.

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Lute

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Lute is an Instagram Stories media that produce and deliver video content specialized for mobile to deliver edgy content.

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GoodLuck3

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GoodLuck3 propose and produce TV drama, commercials, corporate promotion videos, music videos, etc.

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SyncPower

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SyncPower is an Enrich your life by using advanced technology and contents based on lyrics data and music metadata.

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LUMINOUS

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LUMINOUS is providing music studio management and artist office training services.

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Shift One Japan

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Shift One is a Internet Company.

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FOWD

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FOWD is a comprehensive entertainment company in Japan.

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Entertainment Music Ticket Guard

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Entertainment Music Ticket Guard provides electronic tickets, electronic ticket peripheral services and ticket trade services.

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Steezy, inc

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Steezy offers a music SNS application “Wassapi” under the philosophy of “Increasing people who love music and the surrounding culture.

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USEN

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USEN is engaged in the general broadcasting and telecommunications business.

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Space Shower Networks

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Space Shower Networks Inc. is a Japanese music company.

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QRATES

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QRATES provides artists, labels and brands the tools to make tangible and deep experiences around music & vinyl.

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Crypton Future Media

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Crypton Future Media is a music technology company that develops, imports, and sells music software.

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Asobi System

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Japanese pop culture entertainment. Manages Japanese pop artists like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and produces Harajuku KAWAii, and other events.

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Niwango

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Niwango, Inc. is operating Nico Nico Douga, Japan’s second largest online video portal after Youtube. The site is only available in

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TV Tokyo

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TV Tokyo is a channel which dedicates culture, documentary, News , music to the people.

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Universal Music Japan

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Universal Music GK is a music company with licensees and record companies that become subsidiaries around the world.

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Aniplex

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Aniplex is an entertainment company that produces images and music and provides them all over the world.

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Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products

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Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products develops and manufactures TV, video, and sound products.

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Sony Music Entertainment Japan

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Sony Music is a management and management of the entire Sony Music Group by holding shares.

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SM Entertainment Japan

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SM Entertainment Japan is an entertainment business engaged in the exclusive management of artists.

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Avex Group

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Avex Group is a Japanese entertainment conglomerate that manages J-pop talents.

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Warner Music Japan

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Warner Music Japan is a Record label Platform and a digital distributor for Japanese urban music and Next generation urban music label.

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Petit Cafe Records Co., Ltd.

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Petit Cafe Records Co., Ltd. is a music based firm that deals with music label business & music publishing business.

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Horipro

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Horipro is a large Japanese talent agency, as well as being an independent music publisher.

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radiko

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radiko is a web application that allows listening to radio on smartphone or computer.

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Piascore

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Piascore is an IT company that develops software and apps for musicians.

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iFLYER

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iFLYER is a Japanese entertainment portal for festival, live music, and club event information.

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Tokuma Shoten

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Tokuma Shoten is a publisher company engages in the publishing of music, video game, movies, anime, magazines, manga and books.

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Impress Group

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Impress Holdings is a specialized media group focusing on IT, music, design, nature, and mobile services.

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Yamaha Music Communications

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Yamaha Music Communications engaged in the production, manufacturing and sales of music and video software.

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COTODAMA

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COTODAMA are bringing lyric culture back to centre-stage with their intelligent lyric synchronisation and visualisation software.

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Straight Edge Japan

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Straight Edge is an entertainment company that walks with creators and content and delivers

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FlyingDog

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FlyingDog is a Japanese record label that specializes in the animation video and music production services.

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Pony Canyon

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Pony Canyon is publishes music, DVD and VHS videos, movies, and video games.

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EXTREME CO

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EXTREME CO. is a production company that supports the development of the entertainment industry.

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ANON PICTURES

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ANON PICTURES provides video and music production, software and web development services.

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Shinko Music Entertainment

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Shinko Music Entertainment is an online marketplace that provides books, music, and magazines.

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Vernalossom

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Vernalossom is a media and entertainment service provider company.

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AWA Japan

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AWA is a Music Distribution platform

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Zoom Corporation

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ZOOM contributes by goods, technology and resources so everyone in the world, from novice to experts, can love, enjoy and share music.

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AKS

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AKS is a talent agency that involves in entertainment-related activities such as music, film, and merchandise production.

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10ANTZ

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10ANTZ creates communication that connects artists and fans to real people with ideas and technology.

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EXDREAM

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Exdream is a music trends using distribution data such as Spotify and analysis.

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GYAO

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GYAO is an Entertainment based Company

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Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing

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Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing manufactures and sales of musical instruments.

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XING

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XING is an online karaoke system developer company.

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J-WAVE

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J-Wave is a commercial radio station based in Tokyo, Japan, broadcasting on 81.3 FM from the Tokyo Skytree to the Tokyo area.

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oricon ME

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oricon news is a Production and operation music distribution service.

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Evoke Music

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Evoke Music is a royalty-free music library made with artificial intelligence.

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Macbee Planet

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Macbee Planet is a Internet company.

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Worldscape

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Try to change music industry

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King Records

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King Records manages and produces popular music such as anime soundtracks for the Japanese market.

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DIGITAL FRONTIER Japan

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Digital Frontier is a General video planning and production company

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HIP LAND MUSIC CORPORATION

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HIP LAND MUSIC CORPORATION provides production, publishing management and artist management for artists.

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Toremoro

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toremo is a music platform app that targets sounds from all over the world such as ASMR and natural sounds.

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Telemac

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Telemac engages in music production in general and dispatch of live musicians.

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PLAY Japan

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Play is a digital Entertainment platform.

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Smart Accompanist

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Smart Accompanist provides a platform for amateur musicians to learn classical ensembles more easily with a large repertoires of early music

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VIE STYLE

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VIE STYLE offers wearable music device and AI technology services.

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