Japanese entertainment powerhouse Amuse Inc. (ONE OK ROCK, BABYMETAL, Perfume) and its U.S subsidiary Amuse Group USA, Inc. have announced the signing of pop-alternative quartet Crimson Apple for management and recording deals. On the signing, the band shares "Signing with Amuse, Inc. marks the beginning of a brand new chapter for Crimson Apple. We are so excited to work with such a great company, and are looking forward to everything we can accomplish together!"
Established in 1978, Amuse Inc. is one of Japan's largest entertainment production companies and provides management services for Japan's top artists and actors. Amuse Inc. with world-wide subsidiaries and affiliates, eleven of which are located in the U.S.A., France, Shanghai, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Beijing, and Hong Kong with 8 locations. In 2014, Amuse Group USA, Inc. (Amuse USA), wholly owned subsidiary of Amuse Inc., had been established to provide artist management and tour support for bands in the United States- including BABYMETAL (Metal Dance Unit), ONE OK ROCK (Alternative rock), and Perfume (Electronic) - as well as growing Japanese talent globally, discovering local U.S. talents, and producing & investing in local film/TV projects. In spring 2016, Amuse USA launched a breakthrough Japanese content matching project, J-CREATION: A FIRST LOOK SHOWCASE, uniting Japanese IP and Hollywood producers & studios in their shared mission to adapt into English language films and TV series. Recently Amuse Group USA collaborated with Z2 Comics releasing BABYMETAL's graphic novel APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL.
Tatsuro Hatanaka (President of Amuse Inc. and Amuse Group USA, Inc.) shares "We are delighted to welcome Crimson Apple to the Amuse Group family. We look forward to working together, ushering in the band's new era, and bringing their music to the global audience."
Hailing from Hawaii, four sisters known as Crimson Apple relocated to California in 2015 to further pursue music. Since the move, the band has performed in numerous venues in California, Nevada, and Colorado. Six days a week you can find the sisters rehearsing, tightening up their performances, writing songs, listening back to shows, or hunched over the computer perfecting arrangements on self-recorded demos. Always wanting to put their best foot forward, the women of Crimson Apple have worked with A-list instrument and vocal coaches who have worked with such artists as Avenge Sevenfold, Gwen Stefanie, Chester Bennington, and Rhianna, among others.
For Crimson Apple's next release, the Benson sisters are currently collaborating with producer's who they trust aesthetically from the State, Japan, and UK. bouncing ideas back and forth and being open to fresh perspectives. In addition, the sisters will be touring regionally and nationally including a stop at The Satellite in Silver Lake, CA next month. The band will also be joining the upcoming High School Nation tour hitting cities across the country through the October and November months.