COMPANY PROFILE

PONY CANYON INC.

Address
2-5-10 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-8487 〔map
  TEL:03-5521-8000
  FAX:03-5521-8100
Established
October 1, 1966
Paid-in Capital
1,200,000,000 Yen
Directors
Takashi Yoshimura , President & C. O. O.
Shingo Inoue , Senior Executive Vice President
Mitsuo Shimano , Senior Executive Managing Director
Eiichi Egawa , Senior Executive Managing Director
Masahiko Mizuguchi , Senior Executive Managing Director
Yosuke Miyake , Senior Executive Managing Director
Employees
340
Business Activities
The Production , manufacturing and distribution of varied types of entertainment software in physical and digital format.
Offices
Tokyo, Osaka Sales Center

【Sales Center】
NishiumedaMIDBuilding9F 2-2-16 Sonezakishinchi kita-ku Osaka-shi Osaka Japan 530-0002
    TEL:06-6442-0555
    FAX:06-6341-1135

COMPANY HISTORY

1966
The company was founded as Nippon Broadcasting System Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Broadcasting System Inc.
1967
Began production and sales of 8-track music tapes under the name of “PONYPak” for the first time in Japan.
1968
Released the first PONY music cassette tape.
1970
Changed the trade name to PONY INC. and moved to World Trade Center Building in Hamamatsucho.
Released the first videotape under the brand name of “PONY VIDEO”.
CANYON RECORDS INC. was established in this year to produce and manufacture phonograph records.
1971
Established NIPPON PLANNING CENTER INC. as a house design agency.
1978
BIG SHOT INC. was established as a Fujisankei Group's advertising agency.
New office building was built in Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku and moved to this location.
1979
Established a representative office in Los Angeles.
1982
Released the first personal computer game software under the name of PONYCA.
ished PONY CANYON DISTRIBUTION INC.
1983
Released the first Laser Disc.
1984
Started exclusive videogram license agreements with MGM/UA, Vestron Video, Walt Disney Home Video and BBC Video.
1985
Established representative offices in New York and London.
1986
Started exclusive license agreements with A & M Records and RCA/Columbia Pictures.
adquarters' office was moved to Kudan NP Building.
1987
Merged PONY INC. and CANYON RECORDS INC. and changed the company name to PONY CANYON INC.
1989
Entered into equity partnership in Virgin Music Group in the U.K.
1990
Established Virgin Japan as a join-venture company with Virgin Music Group.
ished joint-venture companies in Korea and Hong Kong and also started a local corporation in Singapore.
1991
Established a joint-venture company in Taiwan.
1992
Established CANYON MUSIC INC. (the present name of the company is PONY CANYON MUSIC INC.)
NYON ENTERPRISE INC. was established as a manufacturing company.
Established a joint-venture company in Malaysia.
1993
Made capital investments in Echo Label Ltd. in the U.K. and World Domination Music Group in the U.S.
1994
Merged PONY CANYON INC. and PONY CANYON DISTRIBUTION INC.
to Hacchoubori, Chuo-ku.
1996
Released the DVD software “SHINJI RA MUNITA / Shinji Tanimura” for the first time in the world.
1998
Moved to Toranomon, Minato-ku.
2001
Started digital video distribution through NTT Communications.
ANYON's official web-site was started on i-mode.
Started the distribution deal with hachama Label.
2002
Acquired the Hip Hop Label “FUTURE SHOCK”.
Started Chaku-Uta (Master Ringtone) digital distribution through Label Mobile.
2004
Started Chaku-Uta-Full (Mobile Single) digital distribution through Label Mobile.
2005
Started the distribution deal with FOR LIFE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
2006
FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, INC. became the primary share-holder of the company.
Released the HD DVD software for the first time in the world.
Released the Blu-ray software.
Established the PONY CANYON Alumni Association to commemorate the 40th company anniversary.
2007
Established M & I Music Inc.
2009
Established Pony Canyon Music Publishing Inc.
2011
Established Amidea Inc.
2012
Opened Pony Canyon Yoyogi Studio
2013
Opened Pony Canyon Shibuya Studio