B Zone

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Native name
株式会社ビーイング (until 2023)
株式会社ビーゾーン (since 2023)
Kabushiki gaisha Bīizōn
Company typePrivate kabushiki gaisha
IndustryMusic, artist development, record production, marketing, audio engineering
FoundedNovember 1, 1978
FounderDaiko Nagato
HeadquartersThomas Building, 5-2-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan[1]
Key people
Toshinori Masuda (President & CEO)
Daiko Nagato (Major shareholder, Authorizer), Chiaki Nagato (Major Shareholder)
Revenue1,000,000 yen
Total assets757,2 billion yen
Number of employees
Non-consolidated: 192
Consolidated 1097(as of 2023, including part-time workers and contracts)
SubsidiariesVermillion Records
Zain Records
Giza Studio
Northern Music
NiM Records
Kaikyō Record
B Zone
YouTube information
Years active2006 -
Total views54,418,620 million times[2]

Last updated: January 15, 2024

B ZONE Incorporated (aka B ZONE Group),[3] formerly known as Being Incorporated (aka Being Giza Group), is a Japanese private entertainment conglomerate and recording label based in Tokyo's Roppongi district, founded on November 1, 1978 by music producer Daiko Nagato.[1] The company and its subsidiaries are the main supplier of theme music for the anime series Detective Conan.[4] As of May 2023, over 130 theme songs have been supplied to the anime television series and movies by the B ZONE Group.[5] On 4 April 2023, Being changed company name to B Zone.[3]


Nowadays production-based record company are no longer a rare thing, however the B ZONE Group has established a dedicated record company and label system in quick succession since 1991. Label companies under the label companies that are part of the group are also subsequently owned by the holding company. It includes indies labels as well.[6]

Major labels[edit]

Indies labels[edit]

  • Tent House(1999)[14]
  • zazzy(2005)
  • magnifique(2008)

Former labels[edit]

  • B-Vision (1993-2007)
  • Amemura-O-Town Record (1997)
  • BERG (1999)
  • pure:infinity (2009-2014)[15]
  • Styling Records (2003)
  • DAY TRACK (2003)
  • White Cafe (2015)
  • Honey Bee Records (2016)



Music Publisher[edit]

  • B Planning Office Co., Ltd.
  • B Zone Music Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Being Publishing)
  • Giza Music Co., Ltd.

Management Office[edit]

  • Vermillion Co., Ltd. (B’z’s personal office)
  • Sensui (Izumi Sakai's personal office)
  • Loop (Mai Kuraki's personal office)[16]
  • Giza Artist
  • Zain Artist
  • Ading
  • White Dream[17]
  • Signaled Yellow
  • Wormhole
  • B Zone


  • Music Freak Magazine (MFM)[18]

Music Production Company[edit]

  • Giza Co., Ltd.

Studio Management[edit]

  • REDWAY Co., Ltd.
  • GREENDWAY Co., Ltd.


  • Grunge Co., Ltd.
  • Onto Co., Ltd.
  • Susan Co., Ltd.

Internet related/distribution[edit]

  • YouTube B Zone channel
  • NicoNico Douga B Zone channel

Real-estate company[edit]

  • B-Planets Co., Ltd.
  • B Planning Co., Ltd.
  • Atlas Co., Ltd.
  • Luna Co., Ltd.
  • Brilliant Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Zeze Corporation Co., Ltd.
  • Futaba Building Co., Ltd.
  • Real Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Bluesy Real Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Dreamaps Co., Ltd.
  • Celeste Co., Ltd.
  • Chiakiss Co., Ltd.[19]
  • Weeds Co., Ltd.

Administrative/legal affairs[edit]

  • Treasury Co., Ltd.
  • Zaimu Co., Ltd.

Event hall/facilities[edit]

  • Dojima River Forum (堂島リバーフォーラム)[20]
  • Dojima Forum Team
  • Hills Pan Kōjō (hillsパン工場)[21]
  • Fuji Grand Imabari (フジグラン今治)
  • Safa Fukuyama (サファ福山)


Notes: The B ZONE Group official website has listed in the Japanese alphabetical order its "Music Creators".[22]


In June 2001, the company (then named Being) and its subsidiary B+U+M[23] (now merged into Vermillion Records) was found to have failed to declare 840 million yen in income.[24] They were acquitted after the investigation.[23]


  1. ^ a b "B ZONE Inc. "About us"". B ZONE Inc. Retrieved May 8, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "About B Zone". YouTube.
  3. ^ a b "B'z/倉木麻衣/ZARD/WANDSら所属、BeingがB ZONEに社名変更" [B'z/Mai Kuraki/ZARD/WANDS agency, Being changed company name to B ZONE]. Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link Corporation under license from Billboard Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Media Corporation. April 4, 2023. Retrieved May 8, 2023.
  4. ^ "Detective Conan theme music" (in Japanese). Being Inc. Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "名探偵コナン OP-ED". Music Tower JP. Retrieved 23 October 2023.
  6. ^ Being labels (in Japanese) http://www.beinggiza.com/en/label.html
  7. ^ records, vermillion. "B'z Official Website".
  8. ^ ".:: Being GROUP ::".
  9. ^ ".:: Being GROUP ::".
  10. ^ "GIZA studio : 株式会社ギザ".
  12. ^ "D-GO - ディーゴ".
  13. ^ "D5 Records".
  14. ^ Indies labels (in Japanese) http://www.beinggiza.com/indies.html
  15. ^ ".:: Being GROUP ::".
  16. ^ "Loop Music Publishers" (in Japanese). Loop, Inc. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  17. ^ "White Dream" (in Japanese). White Dream. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  18. ^ "Music Freak Magazine" (in Japanese). MRM. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  19. ^ "Chiakiss" (in Japanese). Chiakiss. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  20. ^ "Dojima River Forum" (in Japanese). Dojima River Forum. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  21. ^ "大阪心斎橋 ヒルズパン工場・ライブハウス" (in Japanese). ヒルズパン工場ライブハウス. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  22. ^ "B Zone Music Creators" (in Japanese). ©B ZONE, Inc. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  23. ^ a b "B'z production company failed to declare 840 mil. yen income". The Free Library. 2001-07-02. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
  24. ^ "Entertainment Firm in Tax Evasion Tangle". The Japan Times. 2001-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-28. "This incident comes just two months after the Tokyo-based production firm behind pop music duo B'z was found to have failed to declare 840 million yen in income."

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