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Warner’s ADA launches in Japan

By | Published on Monday 19 October 2020


Warner Music’s ever-expanding label services business ADA has launched in Japan. Led by Kaz Aida – who joins from Universal – the opening of the Japanese division follows the launch last month of ADA Asia, which covers Greater China, Korea and South East Asia.

“I’m delighted to take on the opportunity of building ADA’s business in Japan”, says Aida. “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”.

Eliah Seton, President of Independent Music and Creator Services at Warner Music Group, adds: “It is a major milestone in ADA’s globalisation to launch in the world’s second biggest music market. Kaz brings tremendous experience across all aspects of the music business and will be an invaluable partner to independent labels and artists. ADA Japan could not be in better hands”.

Back in July, ADA also launched a Latin-focussed division.