Warner Music’s Toshihiro Furuya joins Audio Network as Music Consultant

Audio Network Japan KK, one of the world’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media, has appointed Toshihiro Furuya as their Music Consultant, with the responsibility of working directly with local sound houses and enhancing the service offering.

Prior to joining Audio Network Japan, Furuya worked across artist relations at Warner Music Japan, where he led on projects like The Coinlockers from acclaimed producer Yasushi Akimoto, and on animation collaborations at Bushiroad Europe, where he was Managing Director, based in Germany.

Audio Network Japan KK is a subsidiary company of Audio Network Limited, a tech-enabled global music company and one of the largest independent creators of original, high-quality music for use in video. The company’s music is uniquely featured in both high-end TV and advertising productions, through to user-generated content on digital and social platforms. Collaborating with over 1,000 composers, artists and producers, Audio Network has built a world-class catalogue of more than 170,000 tracks of original music spanning a broad range of genres and styles and benefits from owning 100% of the rights to license this music globally.

“Furuya’s passion for music and management experience made him the ideal candidate to build our office in Japan,” said Yuko Yokoi, Audio Network Head of Sales for Japan. “We’re excited to expand the ground team to provide a more active sales approach and a greater level of service.”
As part of his responsibilities, Furuya will also be looking after music integration with global TV streaming providers and local cable channels.

“We’ve seen steady growth in our business in Japan, and with the hiring of Furuya, we’ll be able to build on our strategy and scale more quickly,” said Andy Williams, Global Commercial Director for Audio Network. “We’re excited about providing the best possible music, service and technology to our valued partners.”

Founded in 2001 by music entrepreneurs Andrew Sunnucks and Robert Hurst Audio Network was acquired by Entertainment One (eOne) in 2019. By joining forces with a global entertainment group like eOne, they continue a commitment to being both artist-first and platform-agnostic, while unlocking the power of creativity.

Image over the headline.- Toshihiro Furuya (Music Consultant at Audio Network Japan KK). Photo Business Wire.

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