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Avex Group

Avex Group
Company nameAvex Group Holdings Inc.
Company typePublic KK
IndustryMusic and Entertainment
GenreMusic Record Label
FoundedApril 11, 1988*
Founder(s)Masato "Max" Matsuura
Tom Yoda
Ken Suzuki (now on S2S Pte Ltd)
Headquarters1-30 Minami-Aoyama 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 107-8525*
Area servedAsia
Key peoplesee Current officials
ProductsCDs, DVDs
Revenue4,229.6 million yen
Operating income5,566 million yen
Net income30,266 million yen
Owner(s)Max Matsuura (4.88%)
Toshio Kobayashi (4.88%)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan (4.69%)
Employees1,438 (as of the end of September, 2010)
Subsidiarysee Subsidiaries

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|}, listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange as 7860 and abbreviated as AGHD, is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. The word Avex is actually an acronym of the English words 'Audio Visual Expert.

With leading producer's Tetsuya Komuro's assistance,
Avex became Japan's leading dance record company during the nineties, and continues producing and recording some of Japan's most famous pop singers such as Japan's highest selling solo musician, Ayumi Hamasaki. The company also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games through its subsidiary Avex Mode.

Avex Group is mainly known in Japan because of its flagship music imprint, Avex Trax, which was founded in 1990. It is one of the top three record labels in Japan since the Komuro period, and is currently the second biggest, behind Sony Music Japan.

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