Established in 2010 in Paris, Wayô Records is the very first French label dedicated to the promotion of music from video games and visual arts in France. Led by a team of game music enthusiasts already specialised in event planning, editing, journalism, translation and music, Wayô aims to bridge a link between artists and fans from all around the world.
Our activities span from concert planning to album production and distribution, not only limited to video game music but also to anime, movie and TV soundtracks. In Japanese, "wayô" is a word formed with (wa), meaning "Japanese style," and (yô), meaning "Western style." Through our numerous contacts in the music world in Japan and Europe, we encourage the meeting of these two cultures, hoping that it will enrich both of them.
When working with artists, we want to understand their vision and their musical world in order to communicate them to the Western audience as accurately as possible. As video game and anime music fans ourselves, we highly respect classics as well as more obscure works. With each new event, Wayô means to shed some light on underestimated pieces of music by mixing them with celebrated ones.
We work hard to pick and deliver the very best of Japanese videogame soundtracks and solo works from various composers. We are working directly with major game companies and publish officially many soundtracks for the international market. We also directly work with many game composers such as Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Masashi Hamauzu, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Yoko Shimomura...
We love game music and our greatest wish is to have it recognized as a respected art! We are currently developing an amazing new CD & LP music catalog in collaboration with major videogame companies! Don't miss our new RETRO LEGENDS Collection with Streets of Rage and several upcoming projects very soon!
We are also pleased to work in direct collaboration with Wave Master International (SEGA) to publish and distribute their fantastic soundtrack catalog to the world. Many new references to be announced soon.
Keep in touch! You'll find more information on our official website : www.wayorecords.net