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Yukio Kojima, one of the founders of the FONTEC recording company, established Kojima Recordings in 1974, and began producing recordings under the label of ALM RECORDS. Ever since then, the company has produced carefully crafted discs which attract a great deal of attention. The company always strives to produce unique CDs through extensive cooperation with the artists and the kind of meticulous care that only an independent label can give.

In recent years the label has concentrated on classical music, including contemporary music, early music and Japanese traditional music. Especially, the company's recording technology has received the highest acclaim from all concerned.

Moreover, the company has much experience with recording and editing for other companies (UNIVERSAL MUSIC, KING INTERNATIONAL etc), as well as concert hall projects, music festivals (Tokyo International Music Festival), concerts (subscription concerts of the Gumma Symphony Orchestra and Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra), competitions (Hamamatsu International Piano Competition), and commissioned recordings for amateur groups. In 1997, the company created the Japanese music label EBISU, and was awarded the Ministry of Culture Arts Festival Composition Prize for the CD "Sankyoku/The Group Atarasii Kaze". So far the company has produced more than 600 CDs. We intend to continue to create a legacy of significant recordings for the future.

If you want to purchase directly from us, we also accept orders from overseas.


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Awards(details)

1997 The 13th Ministry of Culture Arts Festival Prize
Sankyoku / The group Atarasii kaze(EBISU-2)
2001 "stereo" Magazine 2001 Best Recording
Discovering the Naderman Harp / Masako Shinto (ALCD-1031)
2006 The 45th Record Academy Awards [instrumental music]
Mozart Fortepiano Duo / Yoshio Watanabe & Akiko Sakikawa (ALCD-1073)
2006 The 61th Ministry of Culture Arts Festival Prize
Five metamorphoses of "Nesting of cranes" / SAKAI Syodo (EBISU-12)
2007 The 45th Record Academy Awards [early music]
The Portrait of Marin Marais IV / Masako Hirao & Hiroshi Kaneko (ALCD-1084)
2007 The 45th Record Academy Awards [contemporary music]
Works of Tetsuji Emura "The Qualian Horizon" (ALCD-73)
2009 The 64th Ministry of Culture Arts Festival Prize
The Tale of the Heike / IMAI Tsutomu (EBISU-13-19+DVD)
2012 The 50th Record Academy Awards [contemporary music]
Works of Satoshi Minami "HIRU" (ALCD-91)
2012 The 67th Ministry of Culture Arts Festival Prize
Salvatore Lanzetti Sonate a Violoncello Solo e Basso Continuo / Takashi Kaketa & Takashi Watanabe (ALCD-1131)
2013 The 51st Record Academy Awards [vocal music]
Schumann: Späte Lieder / Etsuko Kanoh (ALCD-7172)
2014 The 26th Music Pen Club Japan Awards
Yaeko Yamane plays Beethoven Vol. 1-3 / Yaeko Yamane (ALCD-9049,9050, 9117,9118, 9127,9128)

Kojima Recordings, Inc.

Asagaya-minami 3-6-13 Suginami-ku
Tokyo 116-0004 Japan
PHONE: +81-(0)3-5397-7311
FAX: +81-(0)-5397-8223
e-mail alm (at) kojimarokuon.com