At the 2015 Classic Rock Roll of Honor, Parallel Contemporary Music International (PCMI) and TeamRock announced that next years’ Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards ceremony, will take place in Tokyo, Japan. This is the first time that this prestigious event will be held in Asia and is the result of a historic partnership between TeamRock, Parallel Contemporary Music International and KLab Entertainment. Launched in 2005, the Classic Rock Roll of Honour is the biggest annual rock music award ceremony in the world, attracting the biggest names in the world of rock. Previous recipients have included Jimmy Page, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper and Lemmy.
The 2016 Awards in Tokyo is the first step in TeamRock’s ambitious plans to grow its brand in Asia. The expansion across the region will be undertaken through a partnership with music marketing agency, Parallel Contemporary Music International. To spearhead this partnership, TeamRock and PCMI have signed a deal with KLab Entertainment to underwrite the staging of the Classic Rock Roll of Honour in Tokyo, Japan in 2016, thereby bringing to Asia, a star-studded evening where the best of rock comes together.
Billy Anderson, CEO of UK-based TeamRock said, “Japan is the second-largestmusic market in the world with a strong interest and passion for rock music. There is no better place than Tokyo to launch our presence in Asia. Our collaboration with Parallel Contemporary Music International builds on TeamRock’s leadership and success in the rock community and will allow us to expand and grow our brand across Asia ".
David Ciclitira, Chairman of Parallel Contemporary Music International said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with TeamRock in bringing the legendary Classic Rock Roll of Honour to the rapidly growing music marketplace of Asia. We believe Rock & Roll fans have an appetite for the quality content produced by TeamRock and we look forward to using our experience in the marketplace to help grow their brand in the region”
Tetsuya Sanada, President and CEO of KLab and KLab Entertainment said, “I am proud to announce the Classic Rock Roll of Honour press release today. I look forward to welcoming music legends and rock fans from around the world as they gather in Tokyo next year for this honorable event.”
Japanese Singer/Song Writer and Producer, Yoshiki Hayashi added: “I'm very much looking forward to seeing the Classic Rock awards coming to Japan where I hope to open some doors for them, and we will look forward to seeing them next year.”