FLYING DOG Edit
FlyingDog (FLYING DOG) was originally created by artist Ken Takagaki and Kunihiro Hirata, the editor of "New Music Magazine" at Victor Music Industry (later Victor Entertainment), in 1976. The label focused mostly on promoting rock artists, but discontinued in the mid-1980s. The original logo design was described as the words "FLYING DOG" laid over an Asahi flag. Artists affiliated with the company at the time included PANTA, Nomiya Maki, Halmens, Masaru Watanabe, Junshi Yamagishi, and several others.
With the reorganization of JVC's video software business and division, the animation production division of Victor Entertainment transferred to JVC Entertainment on October 1 , 2007 under the new label “FlyingDog ”. According to Sasaki, a Victor music producer involved in anime-related music for over twenty years, he said that they could not use the name "Victor" during the trasnfer and instead wanted to use the word "dog", which is Victor's symbol, in the new label's name and logo. The name "FlyingDOG" was then created after obtaining approval from the senior executives. Shortly after that, JVC Entertainment (old company) changed its name to Flying Dog Co., Ltd. during a company reorganization on January 1, 2009, with a renewed focus on anime-related business.. Sasaki was appointed as the representative director.
In 2019, the label celebrated its 10th anniversary by gathering old and new artists for a special concert called the "Flying Dog 10th Anniversary LIVE- InuFes!" held at the Musashinonomori Comprehensive Sports Plaza Main Arena, Tokyo. Prior to the festival, a 10th anniversary mix album “DOG RUN!!" was released.
- AKINO from bless4
- Akino Arai
- Yoko Kanno
- Maaya Sakamoto
- Minori Suzuki
- Megumi Nakajima
- Nozomi Nishida
Notes & TriviaEdit
- The reason the name "FlyingDog" was used was that many employees, including long-time producer Sasaki, were born during a leap year.
- ↑ MusicMan - "I wake up to Japanese rock!"
- ↑ Oricon - New Label Inherits Dog Gene
- ↑ JVC Entertainment and JVC Entertainment merge to strengthen content business. Victor Entertainment (December 18, 2008)
- ↑ Flying Dog "InuFes" Report
- ↑ N-STOP FlyingDog MEGA MIX「DOG RUN！！」January 23, 2019