Message from Studio Producer Kunio Tago
In recent years it has become very difficult to secure high-quality recording space. These days, digitally synthesized music has become the standard, but it is my goal to keep alive the culture of live music that perfectly captures human emotion. That’s why I started this recording studio.
To meet the needs of professional artists and producers, we offer high-spec recording facilities with a flexible schedule at a reasonable price. We also host special tours of our recording facilities
for local Takasaki junior high and high schools. By giving students the chance to see where their favorite artists record and allowing the students themselves to record their school song right here at the studio, we hope to encourage and support music education and help nurture the next generation of musicians here in Takasaki, “the City of Music.”
Revolutionary Payment Plan
For Professionals (less than 30,000 yen/day)
Studio Name credited in the final product.
The recording artists give Takasaki PR via SNS and other media outlets.
If an artist agrees to give a performance on our local radio station, a mini-concert (Tago Studio Premium Live
), or other such special services to Takasaki, we offer the “Special Regional Promotion Plan,” which allows an artist to use our studios for under 30,000 yen per day.
This revolutionary payment plan allows musicians to pay for our services and facilities not with money, but with their very music. (The normal fee is 100,000 yen/day)
Convenient Location for Artists
Tago Studio is very accessible. Takasaki City is only 1 hour from Tokyo, making transportation for recording artists and staff incredibly easy.
Address: 5-3 Ara-cho, Takasaki, Gunma (5-minute walk from Takasaki Station)
Uses: 1F: Recording Studio, 2F: Office / Reception / Community Lounge
Size: 569 m2 (1F 282 m2
, 2F 287 m2
Established by: Takasaki City
Maintenance: Public Interest Incorporated Association, Takasaki Foundation
Director: Kunio Tago
Support: Radio Takasaki, Inc.
Composer, Music Producer / Director, Tago Studio Takasaki
Born in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture September 4, 1973. Mr. Tago has played in bands since he was a student and was heavily influenced by American rock music. At that time, he became a household name among anyone in the local music scene, sweeping every music contest held in the area before moving to Tokyo for the next step in his musical career. While moving forward with his solo career, sending his demo tape to various record labels, he also worked with artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, hitomi, Every Little Thing, Ko Shibasaki, and AKB48 to produce a great number of big hits. In 2008, a song he produced called "home” made its debut with the singer Yusaku Kiyama on NHK's Kohaku Uta Gassen TV program. Mr. Tago constantly strives to unearth and nurture new talent through his work as director at Tago Studio Takasaki, his first-ever attempt at running a professional recording studio.