KING RECORD (Japan)
1931 - today (Japan)
King Record Co., Ltd. (キングレコード株式会社 Kingu Rekōdo Kabushiki) is a Japanese record company, founded in 1931 as a division of Japanese publisher Kodansha.
It became and began operating as an independent entity in the 1950s, but remains part of the publisher's Otowa Group.
Now one of Japan's largest record companies not to be owned by a multinational entity, it is headquartered in Tokyo.