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Warner Music Japan launches globally focused urban label +809

By | Published on Thursday 24 October 2019

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Warner Music Japan has announced the launch of a new urban label called +809, which aims to build a roster of domestic talent to promote globally. The label’s first release is new single ‘Ding Dong’ by R&B singer Fleur, which features producer AGO.

President of Warner Music Asia Simon Robson says: “Urban music is exploding across Asia and the Japanese market has some very exciting talent coming through. Warner Music Japan has geared itself to become a digital-first business and that’ll work well for urban acts that primarily play in the streaming space. I look forward to helping some brilliant Japanese urban artists build an international fanbase”.

Kaz Kobayashi, CEO of Warner Music Japan, adds: “We’re proud to launch +809 and believe it’ll help break down barriers and enable Japanese artists to succeed in the global streaming market. We want it to become our country’s leading urban label and showcase the future of Japanese music to the world. It’s amazing that we’ve been able to launch the label with a track from such brilliant talents as Fleur and AGO”.

Listen to ‘Ding Dong’ here.