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 soundtracks and solo works from various composers. We also directly work with many game composers such as Nubuo Uematsu.
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