Audio Network Announces Deal With NHK Enterprises, Japan Public Broadcaster's Affiliate and Launches Japanese Language Website

Apr 10, 2013, 04:00 ET from Audio Network

CANNES, France, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Global music supplier Audio Network is delighted to announce a deal with NHK Enterprises Inc. (NEP), which is an affiliate of NHK Japanese public  broadcaster. This gives them unlimited use to use Audio Network's music across multi-platform territories, worldwide. Audio Network is also proud to announce the launch of its Japanese language website.

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Audio Network's Director of Music Sales EMEA, Nick Woollard said, "It's a hugely exciting opportunity to be working with such a well-established and leading production and distribution companysuch as NHK Enterprises, both from a commercial and creative perspective. It has been a long held ambition of Audio Network to work domestically and internationally in Japan and I believe NHK Enterprises to be the perfect partners to do this. We very much look forward to collaborating with them to provide high quality global music for their productions."

As part of its strategy of growth within the Japanese market, Audio Network is currently developing a Japanese language version of its website ( and is actively building an international Japanese team, as well as looking to expand its team of over 400 composers by looking to bring aboard authentic Japanese composers for both local and international content.  

Mr Fumio Narashima, Executive Controller-General International Sales, NHK Enterprises Inc. said,

 "The Audio Network business model offers us a superb quality music catalogue of over 60,000 tracks across all genres, which is necessary for the range and diversity of our high quality and diverse output.  Best of all, it comes without the licensing and cost restrictions and limitations of many other libraries - it's the perfect resource for us."    

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With a catalogue of well over 60,000 tracks, Audio Network offers a complete music solution by cutting through the traditionally complex and costly processes of licensing music. All high quality tracks are pre-cleared for multiple formats, for the world, forever.  

This approach allows producers to make content for international distribution, emerging platforms and new media without the need to go through the complicated and expensive process of clearing individual tracks or re-versioning productions.

The company supplies music to some major international media clients, including BBC, HBO, MSN, MTV Networks, National Geographic Ogilvy, and Endemol.

Audio Network owns the rights to their extensive catalogue which covers a full range of music styles from classical to hip hop and from country to rock 'n' roll. This high quality music is created by its team of established international composers and recorded by major orchestras and artistes including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie OBE and the late Sir John Dankworth CBE.

Releasing up to 1,000 new works per month for its main catalogue, the company also supplies original scoring, audio branding, sound design services and working as creative partners alongside over 400 renowned composers. Audio Network now has interests and operations in multiple territories, worldwide.


NHK Enterprises (NEP), is an affiliate of NHK. It commenced as the production company to mainly produce programmes for NHK, however NEP now deals its business across a wide range of content related activities both for domestic and international markets.

International distribution being one of them, and further activities are as follows:

Program Sales & Acquisition, Co-production, DVD sales, Licensing, TV and Radio Program Production, Video and Film Production, Planning and Organizing Events and Symposiums, Developing Digital Content.  

NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's sole public broadcaster funded by fees from Japanese households. Through its four HD channels, it broadcast a vast array of high-quality programmes such as news, documentaries, drama, children's and education programmes.

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