D&A Guitar Gear was recently officiated and launched 'as a brand' distributed in the global territory of Japan by the worlds largest music company Yamaha Music (by Yamaha Music Japan). Japan holds steady as the worlds second largest music market, second only to the U.S. and only behind the U.S. by 0.1 billion dollars in sales for 2016. This sounds like a lot, but when you consider the geography and the demographics, the Japanese music market is definitely running 'neck and neck' with the Americans.
On October 12, 2016, at the hand and direction of YMJ Sr. Manager of Import Brands Marketing, Tatsuya Kitsuda, a press conference was held for major media and major music retailers at Tokyo Ginza. It officially introduced into the Japanese M.I. Market, a small handful of reputable music products taken under YMJ 'wings' for mass distribution into the Japanese music retail arena; D&A being in that group. Mr. Kitsuda, and YMJ team member Masayoshi Tomioka lead an information-packed presentation about the D&A products and the plan for sales and growth of D&A in the Japanese market. As well, D&A Guitar Gear now has full-fledged web presence on the official YMJ site.
"When considering the interest that we had from other Japanese distributors, it became a strong desire to cultivate a relationship between D&A and YMJ. After initial interactions with the YMJ team, it was a 'no-brainer' that YMJ was who we wanted to begin a partnership with for the Japanese territory. Dealing with Tatsuya Kitsuda and Nami Takayama, and the rest of the YMJ team, has been one of the best professional experiences in my tenure", said TONE Scott, D&A company Director.
D&A Guitar Gear is proud to be an official part of the Yamaha Music family and looks forward to growing with YMJ within the Japanese music market and eventually into other world territories.
More Japanese 'D&A' Press and News
Press release article by Japanese music store (Ikebe Gakki) LINK
News articles by Japanese press:
PR Times - LINK
RBB Today - LINK