Global Entertainment Data Provider Luminate and Hanshin Contents Link Sign New Partnership Agreement

By Luminate
May 28, 2024
— 4 min read
By Luminate
May 28, 2024
— 4 min read
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Hanshin Contents Link

Hanshin Contents Link has acquired exclusive licensing rights to Luminate’s global music streaming data in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN – MAY 29, 2024 Hanshin Contents Link Corporation. (“HCL”) has signed a new partnership agreement with Luminate Data, LLC (“Luminate”), the U.S.-based company that serves as the most trusted data partner in the entertainment industry. Luminate aggregates music data (streaming, digital and physical sales) from hundreds of sources and provides data reflecting trends in 49 different international markets. HCL is already the exclusive Japanese licensee of the Billboard global music charts, which are powered by Luminate. The new agreement provides HCL with an exclusive license to sell and distribute Luminate’s global streaming and engagement data, consumer insights and enhanced metadata solutions via Luminate’s all-new music platform in Japan.

Today’s announcement comes ahead of Luminate’s VP, Global Helena Kosinski’s presentation at the Music Ally Japan Digital Summit 2024: Tokyo later this week. Using Luminate’s global streaming data, along with its industry-leading consumer research insights, Kosinski’s presentation will provide a metrics-driven overview of Japan’s music market, including a J-Pop genre consumption analysis and trends on language in music.

“We have been contributing to the development of Japanese music for more than 15 years through the publication of the Billboard Japan charts,” said HCL’s Seiji Isozaki, Director of the Billboard Japan Charts. The charts are operated by Hanshin Contents Link via their licensing agreement of the Billboard brand in Japan. “The vast amount of data aggregated by Luminate enables us to track downloads and streaming volume worldwide, as well as analyze streaming volume by artist, song, and country. We are pleased to announce that we are now offering the world’s leading data service in Japan. This tool will accelerate the expansion of Japanese music overseas and provide a new foothold for the development of Japanese music. Billboard Japan is committed to promoting this service, and this partnership will contribute to this goal.”

About Luminate

Luminate is the preeminent entertainment data and insights company, unleashing access to the most essential, objective, and trustworthy information across music, film and television, with data compiled from hundreds of verified sources. Today, the company maintains its more than 30-year legacy of accurate storytelling by powering the iconic Billboard music charts, while also acting as the premiere database for the television and film industries. Working closely with record labels, artists, studios, production companies, networks, tech companies, and more, Luminate offers the most valued source of comprehensive, independent, and foundational entertainment data that drives industry forward. Luminate is an independently operated company and a subsidiary of PME TopCo., a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation and Eldridge.

About Hanshin Contents Link Corporation.

HCL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. and operates a wide range of businesses in the entertainment industry. Its main business areas include content business, music business, advertising media business, and sign production business. On August 24, 2006, HCL executed an exclusive master license agreement for the Billboard brand in Japan. In addition to operating the Billboard Live clubs in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama and Billboard Classics, it also publishes and sells music charts that combine multiple indexes, such as the “Billboard Japan Hot 100”. Its latest venture, THE SUMO HALL HIRAKUZA OSAKA, is scheduled to open in Namba Parks, Osaka, on May 30, 2024, and will offer a sumo-themed entertainment show to provide visitors with an experience of traditional Japanese culture.


<For inquiries regarding this matter, please contact>

Luminate
Jimmy Harney: jharney@luminatedata.com

Research & Development Department, Billboard Business Division, Hanshin Contents Link Co.
Yuma Sakata: sakata.y@hcl-c.com 03-5544-9800

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