Japanese
Watanabe Production Group
Introduction
Misa Watanabe
Main achivement of Misa Watanabe
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Watanabe Production Group
Main achivement of Misa Watanabe
APR.1955 ESTABLISHED WATANABE PRODUCTION
With Watanabe's founder and former president,her late husband Shin WATANABE,Mrs.Misa WATANABE, introduced a new management concept and system which resulted in the complete rationalization and modemization of a Japanese entertainment company, namely"PRODUCTION".
FEB.1958 PRODUCED "WESTERN CARNIVAL"AT NICHIGEKI,"NIHONGEKIJO",IN TOKYO
Over 60 of the hottest musicians performed at this event.Western carnival scored record-breaking box office success.This sensational event soon became a social phenomenon.It marked the dawn of a new era of the youth scene. The event continued successfully through1981,but not before leading the way in Japanese popular culture,whose spirit contributed and influenced economic and social development in Japan.
APR.1959 REFORMED TO WATANABE PRODUCTION COMPANY LTD.APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
She had the foresight to recognize that not only did an artist need a fantastic production,but also an equal if not more effort to market the product all the way to the marketplace.She knew that this would requlre an effective in-place system which would bring all the many different departments together,to launch each arlist and or product.
APR.1960 STARTED TV PRODUCTIONS
Coinciding with the opening of Fuji Television, WATANABE launched its own television productions. Under her direction WATANABE specifically produced programs which communicated and touched the hearts of television viewers throuthout Japan.
OCT.1962 ESTABLISHED WATANABE MUSIC PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Having produced the first-ever Phonograph masters as a music publisher in Japan,WATANABE was the first company to establish full copyright administration services for every music title registered in Japan. WATANABE's entry and introduction of innovative ideas have heightened its social status,bringing economical stability to the business of music publishers.
MAY.1964 ESTABLISHED WATANABE KIKAKU CO.,LTD. APPOINTED TO EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Initially formed as a TV commercial production company,it has also grown to play an intricate part of WATANABE's overall marketing of its artists,and TV Productions as well.
DEC.1970 APPOINTED CHIEF PRODUCER FOR POP MUSIC AT EXPO 1970,JAPAN'S FIRST WORLD EXPOSlTION
As the chief producer of this very special international event,Misa WATANABE's selection of international entertainers included some of the world's renowned artists:Sammy Davis,Jr.,Andy Williams,The Fifth Dimension,Marlene Dietrich,Gilbert Becaud and so on. Her poweful productions with those entertainers greatly contributed to the overall success of "EXPO 1970", and also created and developed a great deal of international cultural exchange with many countries and people.Always creative and with a wealth of knowledge, Misa WATANABE was positively acknowledged and her work was highly acclaimed in all over the world.
MAR.1971 APPOINTED DIRECTOR
RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
OCT.1971
(to present)
ELECTED COUNCELOR
JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR RIGHTS OF AUTHORS,COMPOSERS AND PUBLISHERS
SEP.1973 APPOINTED DIRECTOR
MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
MAY.1980 ELECTED VICE CHAIRMAN
MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
JAN.1982 ELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF POPULAR MUSIC PUBUSHERS
NOV.1987 APPOINTED CHAIRWOMAN
WATANABE PRODUCTION
MAR.1989 APPOINTED CHAIRWOMAN
WATANABE MUSIC PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.
JUN.1991 25TH ANNUAL MIDEM HELD
However, Misa WATANABE was unable to participate,due to the Gulf War.Celebrating its 25th Anniversary,MIDEM Organization honored and bestowed a special award on 12 of the most internationally accomplished personalities for their great support and contribution toward the growth of the music industry, Misa WATANABE was one of the twelve.
JAN.1992 MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN ESTABLISHED JAPAN'S FIRST BOOTH IN MIDEM '92
MAY.1992 REELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF POPULAR MUSIC PUBLISHERS
JUL.1992 ATTENDED INTERNATlONAL FEDERATION OF POPULAR MUSIC PUBUSHERS GENERAL MEETING HELD IN NEW YORK
MAR.1993 ELECTED CHAIRWOMAN MUSIC PUBUSHERS ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
MAR.1993 APPOINTED DIRECTOR (to present) SOCIETY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF REMUNERATION FOR AUDIO HOME RECORDING
MAR.1993 ELECTED VICE CHAIRMAN
THE FOUNDATION FOR PROMOTION OF MUSIC INDUSTRY AND CULTURE
SEP.1994 ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF SOCIETIES OF AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS GENERAL MEETING HELD IN WASHINGTON D.C.
SEP.1994 ATTENDED NATIONAL MUSIC PUBUSHERS' ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING
Misa WATANABE was invited by Edward P. Murphy, President of NMPA, to the reception at the White House.
MAY.1997 HONORED AT ASIA MIDEM '97 FOR THE CONTRIBUTION TO MIDEM FOR 30 YEARS FROM MIDEM ORGANIZATION AND NAMED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AS; "Chevalier dans I'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres".
JUN.1999 JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR RIGHTS OF AUTHORS, COMPOSERS AND PUBUSHERS AWARDED HER FOR "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT".
JUL.1999 HONORABLE AWARD WAS CITED BY MINISTER OF EDUCATION AS "SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR, COMMEMORATING 100 th ANNIVERSARY OF JAPAN'S COPYRIGHT LAW".
JUN.2001 REELECTED CHAIRWOMAN
MUSIC PUBUSHERS ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
FED.2004 AWARDED WITH A PRIZE "Palme d'Or" THE HIGHEST HONOR OF THE CITY OF CANNES. AWARDED A DECORATION "Officier dans I'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" BY FRENCH GOVERNMENT.
JUN.2004 ELECTED HONORARY CHAIRPERSON
MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
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