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TEAM

Akira MATSUNO

Co-Chairman, CEO

Formerly with AMUSE INC. He is an Executive Officer/Executive Producer of artist management, IT, consumer business, and rights management. In the music industry, he has served as Vice President of the Federation of Music Producers Associations.He is also the Executive Director of Artist Commons(a general incorporated association), a member of the Digital Business Project of the Federation of Music Producers Associations, and a special advisor to the CiP Association.Currently a Representative Director of VVJ Inc.

Taisei IGARASHI

President, CTO

While studying at the University of Aizu, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, he won the grand prize at JP HACKS, a hackathon hosted by the University of Tokyo. fter graduating from graduate school with a master's thesis on blockchain, he designed and developed Hyperledger/Iroha, a system for the National Bank of Cambodia, at SORAMITSU Corporation. Focusing on the design and implementation of block-chain systems, he has developed servers, mobile applications, web pages, and various applications, as well as providing advisory services.

Tomonobu IBE

Vice President, COO

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he joined Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 4 years in the Foreign Exchange Sales Department and 7 years in the Fixed Income Sales Department, including 2 years at the New York headquarters, before joining Loyalty Bank. He enjoys writing music.

Ryuichi SASAKI

Founder, Chairman

He has established many companies and organizations such as the Copyright Data Clearinghouse (CDC), Rittor Music, Inc. Mobile Book.jp, and Music.co.jp (Japan's first music distribution company), etc. He is currently the Chairman of BRAVO Holdings, an expert member of the National Diet Library, the Vice-Chairman of AMEI, the Director ofJapan Musical Education and Culture Promotion Society, the Secretary of Association for E-publishing Business Solution, and the Chairman of Japan Association of Music Publishing.

Shuichi HIDEMA

Vice Executive Chairman / Chief of Royalties

He is a first-class intellectual property management technician (specializing in content business). He served as a director of SHINKO MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. before going independent. At the Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPA), he was instrumental in establishing a redistribution system and copyright contract forms. Since then, he has served as a Director of Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and publishers (JASRAC) and as a committee member of the Federation of Music Producers Japan (FMPJ). He has published many books and is also a lecturer at universities. Currently, a representative Director of Real Rights Inc.

Koichi SAKAUE

Operations Officer

Former director of Rittor Music, Inc. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of music, culture, and women's fashion magazines, and has produced and managed various media including print, video, and web as a Producer. After working for Impress Holdings, Inc. (listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange) as the General Manager of Public Relations and General Affairs, he established Featuring Co., Ltd. He has been involved in media writing, editing, production, and direction.

Toru MAEDA

Operations Officer

At Toshiba EMI, he worked as a content planning and production producer utilizing new media such as CD-ROM, Internet, DVD, DVD-ROM, etc., producing interactive works and electronic comics, and later established a limited liability company He then established T.E.D. Inc. He has worked for a music distribution company, a music portal site, and a website for music artists, and also worked as a production producer for an animation company. He has been active as a production producer while exploring new business models that take advantage of new media. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Katsuhiko YOSHIDA

Operations Officer

He worked for Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. for 36 years. He worked in the sales, editorial, advertising, and management sections, and in the editorial department he worked on "Monthly Animage" and "Monthly Shonen Captain". Later, as a manager, he worked on subculture magazines such as anime, comics, and hobbies, and served as Chief Editor. After serving as a Director for two years, he resigned from his last position as Editor-in-Chief of "Arklight Editorial Department" and joined Royalty Bank. He is well versed in anime and comics.

Keiichi KIMURA

Operations Officer

At Yamaha Corporation, he was involved in the development and operation of ringtone and ringtone song websites and the overseas development of ringtone content. Since 2020, he has been involved in information management and new business development at BRAVO Holdings Inc. and participated in the establishment of Royalty Bank.

Alivia DANDURAND

International / PR / Marketing

They studied intellectual property at Hiroshima University while also attending Florida State University. They went to graduate school at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, where they studied copyright and received a master's degree in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management, with full honors (Summa Cum Laude). Interested in Japanese music, they moved to Japan. After working at Billboard Yokohama Live, they joined Royalty Bank, where they currently work in international operations, social networking promotion, and marketing.

Advisors

Hideki MATSUTAKE

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Tomohisa NAKAYAMA

Director, Nippon Angels Investment Co., Ltd.

Haruyuki NAKANO

Freelance writer and manga anthologist

Creative Advisors

Kaoru SUGANO

Exective Creative Director