MSI JAPAN HD
The ingredient for good sound is an engineer
who can accurately portray the beauty of the music to an audience.
“It all began when one friend, who knew I was an audiophile, asked me to help manage all the audio & sound for his concerts. When I fulfilled his request for that tour, I wondered if there was a way I could help others by turning my favorite hobby into a job.
However, this field was completely new to me. It was challenging having to get used to mixing and learning about all the new tech. Nonetheless, it brought me so much joy to watch others enjoy my work and sensibility for good sound.
I then realized, anyone could have such an experience in life. I have then lived by this motto, “What one likes, one will do well.”
-Founder Shuzo Fujii
The actual business started in 1977, when the trio composed of Shuzo Fujii, Teruyoshi Kimura and myself (Motoshige Nishio) was formed. Although we had virtually no money, decent equipment, or name recognition, we worked hard to produce our own sound engineers with unlimited potential.
With lots of help and support, we eventually received work not only from top Japanese artists, but also from international artists for their Japan Tours.
Fujii, Kimura, and I held a meeting to discuss the basic direction of our business every month. Besides our original Sound Reinforcement service, we started various businesses one by one, such as selling audio products, becoming distributers of equipment from overseas, managing art galleries/music venues, then finally setting up overseas operations.
I believe the growth of our company is the result of our continuing efforts to make our dreams come true by improving everyday alongside all the employees and other like-minded companies. We have come a long way since our humble beginnings. Although we still have areas we’d like to improve on, we are proud to have made our presence within this industry.
At MSI JAPAN GROUP, we believe in sticking to the wise words from Fujii, “What one likes, one will do well.” In this way, we wish for this family to keep doing our best at what we love to do. We hope to continue implementing our core values in the transition to the next generation. “We must not forget our first resolution”.
MSI JAPAN HOLDINGS
President Motoshige Nishio
Innovators do not follow.
Our competitor is MSI JAPAN.
We want to continue establishing many firsts in the Japanese sound history!
We focus on discovering and utilizing the newest technology from different parts the world. The introduction and use of “Line Source Array” from L-Acoustics in 1998 and “Optimization” from Martin Audio 2013 in Japanese concert venues was a revolution in the industry.
By continuing to locate the newest and up-to-date equipment on the line, we will work hard to keep providing you with the best sound.
Equipment Rental /
Better sound for all.
We provide state-of-the-art equipment that is easy to use.
Since we cannot directly work with all artists, we still wish to be involved in any way we can to assist in their sound.
Therefore, we also have launched services such as rentals, import & selling of sound equipment, and maintenance & repair of our equipment.
We provide buyers access to our customer service representatives who are trained in our unique know-how of these services. Additionally, we demonstrate our ability to contribute to equipment development by making and selling our own products.
We need Good People to produce Good Entertainment.
We dispatch our highly skilled and personable employees.
Great sound is created not only by good equipment, but also by exceptional manpower.
At MSI Japan, we educate our staff to be informed in logical and theoretical practices to create a well-rounded work environment.
Safety is our priority. Our staff is trained in solving various equipment troubles and scenarios. We also educate our mixing and system engineers on how to manage various operations at venues and events.
We pride ourselves in being able to dispatch competent manpower anytime/anywhere.
We want the city to be immersed with music!
Discovering energetic NEWCOMERS.
The addition of fresh artists brings excitement to the music industry.
In order to inspire newer artists, there must be an environment for them to perform their talents.
We have collaborated with Grand Front Osaka & FM802 to start “Music Busker in Umekita” where we put on auditions and live performances.
To appeal to young musicians, we have also opened live music venues in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Osaka.
By creating these spaces for artists, we are hoping to discover outstanding new artists to introduce to the world.
Thinking with a Global Perspective
Our operations are expanding overseas.
We strive to create a comfortable atmosphere for Japanese artists to perform at live concerts outside of Japan.
Our purpose is to contribute to the cultural development of not only our birthplace Kansai, but also internationally.
We’ve expanded to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing & Taiwan, and aim to do business with respect to the local culture. We hire all local staff and employees for these operations. Our newest office was established in Los Angeles, California in 2019. We are preparing to manage engineers and assist in production in the states.
We will be active as sound engineers for artists from all over the world!