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Music Business:
 
・GAGAGA SP, Kariyushi58, GOLLBETTY, knotlamp, Youmou to Ohana etc.
・Planning and production of compilation CD
・Planning and production of music compilation CD that appoints overseas artist
・Production business of CM song and narration, etc.
・Production contract business of music
 
MD operation Business:
 
A design, work and sale of artist goods, and the mail order of an original brand
 
Agent Business:
 
LD&K Agency
 
Books publishing Business:
 
LD&K BOOKS
 
Cafe&Bar Business:
 
【Tokyo/Shibuya】
 Udagawa Cafe, Udagawa Cafe Bekkan, Udagawa Cafe suite,
 Sakuragaoka Cafe, Tokyo354CLUB Produced by Udagawa Café
 FLAMINGO、café BOHEMIA
【Tokyo/Shinjuku】 o'bo
【Tokyo/Shinagawa】 bar segredo
【Osaka/Umeda】 MAMBO CAFE
【Kobe/Hyogo】 KOBE ONIMISO TAJIMAYA
【China/Shanghai】 SHANGHAI ROSE
 
LiveHouse Business:
 
【Tokyo/Shibuya】 CHELSEA HOTEL、Star lounge
【Osaka/Umeda】 Shangri-La
【Okinawa/Naha】 Sakurazaka Central
 
WEB operation Business:
 
Portal site management, WEB work, the measure against SEO, and mail order site work
 
Outline of company
a trade name:
 
LD&K company
 
President:
 
Hidemasa Otani
 
Headquarters Office :
 
Noashibuya PartⅡ1F,36-22,Udagawacho,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo,150-0042,Japan map
 
the Waseda branch:
 
Itabashi Bldg.1F,79-2,Wasedamachi,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo,162-0042,Japanmap
 
the Osaka branch:
 
1-1-14 Oyodominami, Kita-ku, Osaka 531-0075, Japan map
 
the Okinawa branch:
 
1F 3-9-26 Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa 900-0013, Japan map
 
Capital:
 
Ten million yen 5000 yen
 
Main shareholder:
 
Hidemasa Otani
 
Affiliated company:
 
Shanghai LD&K Food&Beverage Management Co. Ltd. 100% Subsidiary Company
COCKNEY GRAPHIX CEO Mr.Otani
Hong Kong Incorporation Company ‘LD&K TRADING LIMITED' (Hong Kong)  CEO Mr.Otani
Processing agency business BIG PLANNING
 
Activities:
 
Music production business
Independent label business
CD press business
Music publication management business
Restaurant management business
 
Dealings bank:
 
The branch in front of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Shibuya station.
 
The main customer:
 
Avex marketing communications Ltd.
Tower Records Ltd.
Seikoudou Ltd.
Village Van guard Corporation Ltd.
HMV Japan Ltd.
Universal music Ltd.
 
The number of employees:
 
50 employees(100 another part-time job people)
 
Member group:
 
2002.10.01 Corporation music publisher society joining
2004.02.01 Social, corporate Japan Phonograph Record Association joining
 
The Company :
 
LD&K Inc was founded and established in 1995 as a design company and quickly expanded into an artist management and production house. LD&K Inc has been home to top Japanese bands such as GaGaGa SP, Kariyushi 58, Youmou to Ohana, etc, and is known as one of the top Japanese independent music label. In addition to artist management and production, LD&K Inc has also produced numerous bars, cafes, restaurants, and clubs for live music which include Udagawa Cafe and Chelsea Hotel in Tokyo, Mambo Cafe and Shangri-la in Osaka, and Sakurazaka Central in Okinawa. From producing chart topping artists to creating extremely popular bars and restaurants, LD&K Inc is well known as one of the top independent companies in Japan.
 
The Founder :
 
While still a university student, Hidemasa Ootani founded his first company, Big Boss, which eventually led him to establish LD&K Inc. Where most independent labels in Japan focus strictly on music and talent management, Hidemasa decided not to limit himself and has turned his company into both a successful music label and a successful restaurant business. Since opening his first cafe in Shibuya in 2001, he has gone on to create numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, and clubs in Tokyo, Osaka, and Okinawa, all of which are well known for not only good music and good food, but also for their stylish interior design, most of which Hidemasa designed himself. With such a humble and driven president, LD&K Inc is sure to continue growing at rapid speed and further its name as one of the most respected independent companies in Japan.
 
Send Us Your Demo Tape!
 
(Introduction)

Home of top Japanese bands like GaGaGa SP and Kariyushi 58, LD&K is now accepting demo tapes. All entries are shared between the president, A&R team, and LD&K's live houses. Here at LD&K, we don't have a specific division for finding new artists; instead, all of our employees participate in finding new talent, which makes LD&K one of the fastest music labels out there when it comes to getting your music out to the world.

(Qualification Requirements / Precautions)

- Any bands, units, singer-songwriters, track makers, arrangers who are aiming for a CD debut
- Applicants of all age, race, nationality, musical genre, band style are accepted
- Any independent artists (any applicants currently contracted to a production, label, or publishing company are not accepted and any songs submitted written by a third party must have written consent of the songwriter)
- If there are any complaints in regards to copyrights, etc, it is the responsibility of the applicant to take care of the problem

(How to Apply)

- Send us your demo through mail

LD&K Inc.
Noashibuya PartⅡ1F,36-22,Udagawacho,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo,150-0042,Japan
(Result Notification)

- We will only contact applicants who make it past the first round of selection by e-mail
- In addition to releasing your CD through LD&K, we may contact you regarding live performance offers, inquiries about compositions for other artists, or narration offers
- We cannot answer any questions regarding our selecting process, so please do not contact us about results
- We will not be returned any documents we receive.

 
Company History
 
Date of establishment
Big Boss Ltd was founded in 18th March 1991.
LD&K Ltd was established in 30th Nov 1995.
 
March 1991
 
Design company, Big Boss Ltd was founded as the precursor of LD&K Ltd.
 
November 1994
 
Began the Living, Dining & Kitchen music label inside of Big Boss Ltd.
 
November 1995
 
LD&K was established
 
September 1998
 
Headquarter was moved to 3-11-1 Shubuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo Japan
 
August 2001
 
Opened its first cafe in Shibuya known as Udagawa Cafe
(7-32 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo)
 
August 2002
 
Opened its first bar in Shibuya known as Udagawa Lovers Rock.
(36-3 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo)
 
October 2002
 
Became a member of the Japan Book Publishers Association.
 
February 2003
 
Opened its first club for live music in Shibuya known as Chelsea Hotel.
(4-7 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo)
 
May 2003
 
Headquarter was moved 19-36 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo Japan.
 
August 2003
 
Opened its second cafe in Shibuya known as Udagawa suite.
(36-12,Udagawachou,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo)
 
February 2004
 
Became an official member of the Recording Industry Association of Japan.
 
March 2004
 
Opened a new branch office in Osaka.
(12-5-1 Nishishinsaibashi Chuou-ku Osaka)
 
August 2004
 
Begun the music label "Pacific Label" and partnered with Avex for distribution.
 
August 2005
 
Opened a new club for live music known as "Shangri-la Osaka".
(1-1-14,Oyodominami,Kita-ku,Osaka-shi,Osaka)
Opened a new cafe known as Mambo Cafe.
(1-1-14,Oyodominami,Kita-ku,Osaka-shi,Osaka)
Placed Osaka branch office on the same with Shangri-la.
(1-1-14,Oyodominami,Kita-ku,Osaka-shi,Osaka)
 
December 2005
 
Capital increase in 50 mil yen from 10 mil.
 
February 2006
 
Begun the music label, called "LD&K International" and partnered with Universal Music for distribution.
 
April 2006
 
Opened LD&K Yoyogi Studio.
(3 Yoyogi Shibuya-ku Tokyo).
 
May 2006
 
Udagawa café move to 33-1,Udagawacho,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo
Reorganized as stock company from limited private company.
Capital increase in 100 mil yen from 50 mil.
 
December 2006
 
Headquarter was moved to 1-11-1 Shubuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo.
 
April 2007
 
Opened another club for live music in Okinawa called Sakurazaka Central.
(3 Makishi Naha Okinawa)
Placed Okinawa branch office on the same with Sakurazaka Central.
 
August 2007
 
Opened LD&K Wasada Studio.
(79-2,Wasedamachi,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo)
 
April 2008
 
Partnered with major Japanese talent management company Horipro.
 
November 2008
 
Opened trattoria in Aksaka Tokyo called AUTHENTICA.
(3-5-2,Akasaka,MInato-ku,Tokyo)
 
March 2009
 
Opened a new cafe in Shibuya known as Sakuragaoka Cafe.
(23-3 Sakuragaoka-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo)
 
June 2010
 
Opened Spanish restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo called O'bo.
(1-12-4,Kabukicho,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo)
 
July 2010
 
Capital increase in 200 mil yen from 100 mil.
 
August 2010
 
Opened LD&K Higashi Nakano Studio.
(1-25-10,Higashinakano,Nakano-ku,Tokyo)
 
September 2010
 
Opened a new club for live music "Star Lounge" and Chinese traditional soup dumpling eating house, “Shanghai Xiaolongbao”.
(4-7,Udagawacho,shibuya-ku,Tokyo)
 
October 2010
 
Opened a new cafe in Shibuya known as Udagawa Cafe "suite”.
(36-12 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo)
 
April 2011
 
Opened a new bar in Shinagawa known as bar segredo.
(2F SHINAGAWA GOOS 3-13-3 Takanawa Minato-ku Tokyo)
 
May 2011
 
Books Publishing Department ‘LD&K BOOKS’ launched
 
May 2011
 
Opened a new Dinning in Kobe known as KOBE ONIMISO TAJIMAYA.
(4-1-282 Kotonoo-cho Chuo-ku Kobe-shi)
 
June 2011
 
Hong Kong Incorporation Company ‘LD&K TRADING LIMITED'’was established.
 
July 2011
 
Opened a new Sparerib shop in Shibuya known as Kinryu GOLDEN DRAGON.
(7-4 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
 
February 2012
 
China ‘Shanghai LDK Food&Beverage Management Co. Ltd.
 
May 2012
 
Opened a K-POP DANCE STUDIO known as YAMA & HOTCHICKS.
(5F, Shintoyama Bldg.,2-11-25 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
 
March 2013
 
Opened a new bar & cafe in shanghai known as SHANGHAI ROSE.
(No. 76 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai)
 
July 2013
 
Opened a new club in Shibuya known as TOKYO 354 CLUB.
(30-5,Udagawacho,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo,)
 
September 2013
 
Opened a new bar in Shijuku known as Royal Family.
(2-13-16,Shinjuku,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo)
 
October 2013
 
Capital reduction to 50 million yen.
 
November 2013
 
Opened a new cafe in Shibuya known as FLAMINGO.
(10-2,Udagawacho,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo)
Opened a new bar in Shibuya known as café BOHEMIA.
(36-22,Udagawacho,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo)

Headquarter was moved to 36-22 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Opened a new branch office in Waseda.(79-2,Wasedamachi,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo)
 
 
With positive thoughts about the future.
 
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