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History

(As of March 31, 2012)

Apr.88
Avex D.D.,Inc. incorporated as a record importer in Machida, Tokyo.
Sep.90
Establishes "avex trax" as a record label and begins record production
Nov.90
Establishes Musique Folio Inc. as a music publishing company in Machida, Tokyo. (The trade name of this company becomes Prime Direction Inc. in October 1993, and then Avex Live Creative Inc. in April 2005. The company is now a consolidated subsidiary.)
Nov.93
Establishes Velfarre Inc. as a disco management company in Minato Ward, Tokyo (which was merged with Avex D.D.,Inc. in April 1997)
Jul.95
Establishes White Atlas Inc. as an artist management company in Minato Ward, Tokyo. (The trade name of this company becomes Axev Inc. in October 1997, then Avex Planning & Development Inc. in April 2005. The company is now a consolidated subsidiary.)
Sep.96
Establishes Avex Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong. (The trade name of this company becomes Avex Hong Kong Ltd. in November 2008. It is now a consolidated subsidiary.)
Oct.97
Establishes Avex Distribution, Inc. as a sales company in Minato Ward, Tokyo. (The trade name of this company becomes Avex Marketing Communications Inc. in April 2005, and then Avex Marketing Inc. in April 2007. The company is now a consolidated subsidiary.)
Apr.98
Avex Inc. merges with Avex D.D., Inc.
Jul.98
Establishes Avex Taiwan Inc. (now a consolidated subsidiary) in Taipei, Taiwan
Oct.98
Registers with the Japan Securities Dealers Association and shares begin trading on the over-the-counter market
Dec.99
Lists on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Mar.00
Establishes avex network inc. as an Internet information service company in Minato Ward, Tokyo
Oct.00
Opens Avex Artist Academy in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo to discover and cultivate new artists and entertainers
Jan.02
Avex Asia Holdings Ltd. (now a consolidated subsidiary after its trade name was changed to Avex International Holdings Ltd. in April 2010) begins operations in Hong Kong to manage and control Avex Asia Ltd. and Avex Taiwan Inc.
Oct.04
Adopts a holding company system under a corporate spin-off agreement (Avex Inc. is split into Avex Group Holdings Inc., a holding company, and the new Avex Inc., the trade name of which was changed to Avex Entertainment Inc. in April 2005, becomes a consolidated subsidiary)
Jun.05.
Avex Network Inc. acquires shares of Para. TV Inc. (now a consolidated subsidiary) to make it a subsidiary
Feb.06
Concludes a business and capital tie-up agreement with Dwango Co., Ltd. (now an equity-method affiliate)
Nov.06
Establishes Avex China Co., Ltd. (now a consolidated subsidiary), a joint venture company in China
Apr.07
Avex Marketing Communications Inc. (surviving entity) and Avex Network Inc. (dissolved company) merge, with the new trade name of Avex Marketing Inc.
Jan.09
Establishes Avex Management Inc. (now a consolidated subsidiary) in a corporate spin-off (incorporation type) of Avex Entertainment Inc., and makes Avex China Co., Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary of Avex Asia Holdings Ltd.
Apr.09
Avex Entertainment Inc. and NTT DOCOMO, Inc., jointly establish Avex Broadcasting & Communications Inc. (now a consolidated subsidiary)
Apr.10
Establishes Avex Music Publishing Inc. (now a consolidated subsidiary) in a corporate spin-off (without shareholder approval) of Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Dec.10
We have announced our mid-term business plan "Next Era 2014"
Oct.11
Avex Entertainment Inc. establishes Avex Classics International Inc. (now a consolidated subsidiary)