WMG’s distribution division ADA is expanding again: this time to the world’s second largest recorded music market.
ADA is opening up in Japan just a month after launching its ADA Asia arm in Singapore, while in July the company also set up shop in Latin America.
ADA has hired former Universal Music executive Kaz Aida to lead its new team in Tokyo, reporting to Warner Music Japan COO Vic Horikiri.
“We’re a fast-changing market, with digital adoption now taking off at a rapid rate. I want to help our local labels and management companies navigate this scene and also plug their artists into ADA’s unrivalled global network,” said Aida, who previously managed Universal Music Japan’s deals with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Line Music.
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