Sony Music are in the process of launching a new label, which hopes to bring the sounds of beloved anisong artists to more of the world. SACRA MUSIC have already started signing artists for the label’s debut in April this year, who will then be part of a global expansion including events, live concerts and record releases overseas, in association with Aniplex.
Here is the full list of confirmed SACRA MUSIC artists, as announced by Sony Music Group:
Kalafina http://www.kalafina.jp/ (SME RECORDS)
ClariS http://www.clarismusic.jp/ (SME RECORDS)
LiSA http://www.lxixsxa.com/ (Aniplex)
EGOIST http://www.egoist-inori.jp/ (Sony Music Records)
Tomihisa Kako http://www.sakotomohisa.com/ (SME RECORDS)
Kana Hanazawa http://www.hanazawakana-music.net/ (Aniplex)
Luna Haruna http://www.harunaluna.jp/ (SME RECORDS)
ELISA http://www.elisa-smile.com/ (SME RECORDS)
GARNiDELiA http://www.garnidelia.com/ (SME RECORDS)
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] http://www.sh-nzk.net/ (SME RECORDS)
Mashiro Ayano http://www.ayanomashiro.com/ (Ariola Japan)
TrySail https://trysail.jp/ (Aniplex)
PENGUIN RESEARCH http://www.penguinresearch.jp/ (SME RECORDS)
Tsukicro http://tsukicro.com/ (SME RECORDS)
Many of the artists listed above will be joining in the label’s first planned live event. The SME MUSIC THEATRE 2017 concert will be held at Saitama Super Arena on May 27th and 28th.
We’re very excited at the thought of this label bringing more J-music to our home turf in the UK. We’ve very nearly bought imports before, but man those things are expensive. What do you think of the artists announced? We’re perhaps most excited for EGOIST, but we’re always up for recommendations from you guys.