BIG NEWS - Avex Enforces Ban on Exports to International Customers

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  1. Sakura_Harano

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    From AramaJapan

    "Today, select CDJapan customers checked their inbox to find a very depressing email. Publishing company Avex Pictures (owned by Avex Group) has suddenly decided to place an export ban on Blu-ray, DVD, and CDs. This means that they cannot be sold outside of Japan. Avex Pictures is responsible for publishing a plethora of popular anime including YURI!!! on ICE, ONE PIECE, and Mr. Osomatsu.

    Every single online shop in Japan has to abide by these new rules. The restriction begins promptly at 6:00PM (Japan Time UTC+9) on Feburary 15th, 2017. Customer service reps from CDJapan, and other popular online shops including Amazon.jp has said they will try to fulfill as many orders as possible before the deadline. There is currently no explanation from Avex Pictures as to why they are enforcing this new rule."

    Out of all the entertainment companies, I would think Avex would be the last to do something like this. I thought they were more internationally friendly. Not only will it be Avex Pictures but also Rhythm Zone and Avex Trax where a majority of Avex J-pop artists and groups are signed under as well as some K-pop groups/artists.
     
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    so one piece isnt available international anymore?
     
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    What the fuck, that's such a terrible buisness move.
     
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    Well that means piracy is going to go up and Avex will only have themselves to blame. Great business plan guys!

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    Thank god my faves aren't under avex but under more international friendly labels LOL A-skecth i love you <3
     
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    Pretty much.
     
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    LOLOLOLOLOLOL i just read another article about it and Jpop fans are going crazy, everyone's mad, what a BIG DAMN MESS, good job Avex!
     
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    wow.. you'd think they'd been more international-friendly with the ever-growing globalization but this is going backwards.. :annoyedk:
     
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    And people are wondering why J-Pop (and other type of entertainment) do not do well internationally.

    Even when Korean singers release songs and promote in Japan it's almost like they completely disappear from the world.

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    Avex has been doing well in reaching to international fans but this is a step backwards
     
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    What the hell are they thinking!
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    the music still seems available off ototoy, so i am good their. unfortunately concert blu rays are not.
     
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    That's the digital song site, right?
     
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    yeah they have most avex artist including the kpop ones.
     
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    Updated news: CDJapan confirmed on Weibo that avex trax and rhythm zone will not be affected apparently.

     
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    that's good news
     
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    You would think that they would have taken into account the fact that there are a lot of international fans as well before doing something so stupid but no. How foolish can they be?:annoyedk::angryr:
     
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    That's good news.
     
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    All of my favorite artist are under Avex.
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