WAKAO & ASSOCIATES, INC.

107 Calle de Andalucia, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Tel:310-375-0200, Fax:310-375-0884

E-Mail:wakao@wakao.com

 

 

オーディオ・コンテンツ・ビジネス投資

 

mHmediaHYPERIUM は1996年の創業で、L.A.近郊のTorrance市に録音スタジオを持ちCD, SACDの録音、編集、プロデュースを行ってきた。オーナーのMr. Herbert Waltlはドイツ人、ピアニスト、作曲家であったがこの業界に入りフィリップス社のテクニカル・サポートを受けながら価値ある仕事を成し遂げてきた。

有名なジャズミュージシャンで作曲家のChick Coreaは彼のスタジオでも録音し、多くのDVDSACDを出してグラミー賞を受賞した。また昨年亡くなったRay Charlesの作品も手がけてこのスタジオの評価を高めた。Herbert Waltl 自身も数々の賞(2つのグラミー賞を含む)を受けている。

Mr. Waltlは、今後この業界は今までのようにCD全盛時代とは異なり、テクノロジーの多様化に伴ってコンテンツが様々な分野からコンスーマーに届けられるようになると予想している。したがって、録音スタジオだけのビジネスには大きな発展性がなく、CD, SA-CD, DVD Video, Blue-ray, IPTVなどの多様なテクノロジーに対応して、オーディオとビデオ(映像)の双方がマッチしたオーディオ・コンテンツの供給が求められると考えている。

そのために、現在TorranceにあるスタジオをWest L.A.に移し、スタジオを拡張して設備機器もこれらの要求に応じられるように整え、オーディオ・ビデオのコンテンツ制作を行う。このために7ミリオンの投資を募集している。目指すところはオーディオ・ビデオ・コンテンツのライセンス・ビジネスである。

フィリップスからは引き続きサポートがあり、エンジニアやその他のスタッフも優秀な人材がいる。スタジオの評価も上がり今がビジネス拡大と新しい方向へのスタートと位置づけている。

もし、この投資について興味があれば、私(若尾龍彦、Wakao & Associates, Inc. ご連絡願います

Wakao and Associates, Inc.

若尾龍彦

mediaHYPERIUM

BUSINESS PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

Audio/Video Label

Production House

Studio

 

December 28, 2005

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

01 Executive Summery………………………..…………….04

01.1 Mission Statement…………………………………………………………..….04

01.2 Strength and Weakness…………………………………………………….…04

01.3 Goal……………………………………………………………………….………05

01.4 Investment Requirements..………………………………………….………..05

01.5 Risk Factors………………………………………………….…………………..05

01.6 Projective Profits……………………………………………………….……….06                                                       

02 - Company and Playing Field……………………………06

02.1 Business Descripton…………………………………………………………….06

            Drivers for Success…………………………………………………………...06

02.2 mediaHYPERIUM Business Philosophy, Objectives and Goals…..……. 07

            General Industry Outlook………………………………………………..….07

            mediaHYPERIUM Objectives………………………………………………07

            mediaHYPERIUM Goals…………………………………………………….07

            mediaHYPERIUM studios Objectives…………………………………..…07

            mediaHYPERIUM studios Goals……………………………………...……08

02.3 Advisory Board………………………………………………………………….09

02.4 Organization Chart………………………………………………………...…..10

02.5 mH Professional AV Products and Services………………………………..11

 

03 – Product Line-Up……………………………………..….12

03.1 Overview of Major Productions 2001 – 2005……………………………….12

 

04 – Market and Competition………………………………20

04.1 Status Quo……………………………………………………………………….20

            CD/SA-CD (and Dual-Disc) Sales…………………………………………..20

            Home Video Sales…………………………………………………………….20

            New Formats………………………………………………………………….21

                        Blu-ray Disc………………………………………………...………….21

                                    Blu-ray and mH………………………………………...……..21

                        Universal Media Disc (UMD)………………………………………..22

                                    Universal Media Disc and mH………………………..…….22

            TV Broadcast Sales……………………………………………….………….22

                        HDTV Broadcast and mH………………………………..…………22

            Video-On-Demand……………………………………………………………23

            Internet Sales (general)……………………………………………...………23

            IPTV (TV program delivered by Internet Protocol)……………………22

                        IPTV and mH…………………………………………………...……..23

            Production Studios…………………………………………………...………24

04.2 Competitive Edge………………………………………………………..……..25

 

05 – Marketing / Distribution and Customers……………25

04.1 Marketing / Distribution (Traditional)…………………………………..…..25

04.2 Novel Distribution……………………………………………………..……….25

            Graph: Portals and Distribution Channel…………………………….…..26

04.2 Customers………………………………………...……………………………..27

 

06 – Branding and Value Strategy…….……………………28

 

07 – Growth Strategy……………………..………………….29

07.1 Label / Content………………………………………………………………….30

            Acquire a Record Label…………………………………………..………….31

            Buying existing music catalogue……………………………….…………..31

            Business-to-Business…………………………………………..……………..31

07.2 Productions / Studio……………………………………………...…………….31

            High Budget and Mid Budget……………………………………………….32

            Low Budget Productions………………………………………….…………32

 

08 – Financial Data……………………………………………33

08.1 Overview: Five year revenue- / profit projection………………………….33

08.2 Financial Data Details…………………………………………………….……34

08.3 Financial Data mediaHYPERIUM History………………………….………35

 

09 – Contact Information…………………………..……….35

 

 

 

 

02.05 - mH Professional AV Products and Services 

 


          01 – AV label  (content owner)                         

         CD/SA-CD & Home Video sales

         (Sub-)Licensing

         TV & IPTV broadcast

         Business to business sales/license

         Internet download

         02 - AV (surround) productions

         03 - Studio services

          Recording

          Surround Sound Mixing

          Authoring

          Mastering

          Artist approval SA-QM Discs

          High-Def. Audio conversions

          HD Video (AVC) conversions

          Re-purposing catalog classics

          Restoration services

          Archiving services

         Duplication services

           04 - Rental of Pro-AV equipment

           05 - Consulting, Training, Field support

           06 - Replication contracting

           07 - Media distribution & - contracting

 

 

 

 

 

 


02       - Product Line-Up

 

03.1 Overview of Major Productions 2001 - 2005

 

DVD VIDEO

 

padVerdi: Requiem - DVD

European Symphony Orchestra
Neubeuren Choral Society
Enoch zu Guttenberg
Pamela Coburn, soprano
Trudeliese Schmidt, mezzo-soprano
Vinson Cole, tenor
Kurt Rydl, bass

Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem is one of the grandest choral masterpieces of the Romantic Era. This production embodies Verdi's vision of a powerful and large-scale work and is presented with all of the intensity and dramatic passion that was conceived for the Requiem. Enoch zu Guttenberg conducted the European Symphony Orchestra with the Neubeuren Choral Society in this beautiful work. It was filmed at the famous Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany. Featured soloists are Pamela Coburn, soprano; Trudeliese Schmidt, mezzo-soprano; Vinson Cole, tenor; and Kurt Rydl, bass. This DVD also includes the option of viewing running commentaries on the pieces as they are performed as well as liner notes, a glossary of music terms, historical markers for the pieces, and performer profiles. Audio playback options are 5.1 dolby digital and non-compressed stereo.

 

 

DVD VIDEO

 

            Beethoven 5. Piano Concerto - DVD

Beethoven 5. Piano Concerto 

Mozart Sonata K. 333 and K. 576, Fantasia in d minor 

 

Friedrich Gulda, piano & conductor
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Friederich Gulda performs and conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major op. 73 with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. This performance was recorded in 1989 in
Munich, Germany. In a performance captured in 1995 Friedrich Gulda plays two pieces composed by Mozart; Sonata in B flat major, K 333 and Sonata in D major K 576. This is the first time any of these recordings have been released on video. The DVD includes the unique feature of optional on-screen analysis of the music being performed as well as subtitle display of the mood and tempo. Biographical information about Gulda and the Munich Philharmonic is included as are on screen liner notes, a glossary of musical terms and contemporary history of the compositions. Audio playback are 5.1 dolby digital and non-compressed stereo.

 

 

 

DVD ENTERTAINMENT AWARD 2001
NOMINATED FOR BEST DVD VIDEO - CONTENT MUSIC

 

DVD VIDEO

 

Bach Organ Works

Hans-Andre Stamm, organ


Features Johann Sebastian Bach’s most popular works including: Toccata and Fugue d minor BWV 565, Prelude and Fugue E flat major BWV 552, Passacaglia and Fugue c minor BWV 582, and various Choral Preludes. The audio of this production padwas recorded with the highest digital resolution possible in multi-channel, 96k / 24 bit.

 

Renowned organist and Bach specialist Hans-Andre Stamm is the featured performer. It was recorded in year 2000 on the newly renovated Trost-Organ in Waltershausen, Germany. This organ was selected for its incredible sound and suitability for Bach music.

 

The DVD features the performance and a bonus chapter, Thuringia Impressions, with display options of the titles, music analyses and the organ registrations. Also included are performer profile, historical time line, liner notes, glossary, location maps and information about the church and the organ.

 

 

DVD VIDEO

 

   Move - Beats in Space (V.1) - DVD


  Featured artists are Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Soul Slinger, Alex Gopher, Nigel Richards, Sol Pulse, Pretzel of Energy, Opt5, DDR, Ezra G, and John Tejada.
This DVD captures the essence and vitality of the emerging musical phenomenon of dance music. With mind-bending visuals and performances from a variety of top artists, ((MOVE)) goes where no music has gone before. Bonus footage includes an interview with Den of Din’s Jeffrey Greene in which he describes the relevance of today’s technology and how music can now be experienced at home with the “live” ambience of a dance club atmosphere. Additional bonus footage uses the 5.1 surround sound to allow listeners to hear and feel everything that a DJ experiences through the headphones while mixing: the front speakers play the main mix while the rear speakers allow you to hear scratching, cueing, and beatmatching- the true art of the DJ. Mixed in 24 bit audio 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD AUDIO EXCELLENCE AWARD
BEST DVD AUDIO 2001

 

DVD AUDIO


Bach Organ Works

 

Features Johann Sebastian Bach’s most popular works including: Toccata and Fugue d minor BWV 565, Prelude and Fugue E flat major BWV 552, Passacaglia and Fugue c minor BWV 582, and various Choral Preludes. This DVD Audio of Bach Organ Works was recorded with the highest digital resolution possible and is presented here in full fidelity, 96k / 24 bit. Renowned organist and Bach specialist Hans-Andre Stamm is the featured performer. It was recorded in year 2000 on the newly renovated Trost-Organ in Waltershausen, Germany. This organ was selected for its incredible sound and suitability for Bach music. While listening to the DVD Audio performance in 96K / 24 bit 5.1 surround sound there are multiple visual options including display of the title being performed, still pictures of the performance, liner notes and music analysis. This DVD will also play in a DVD Video player in 5.1 Dolby Digital surround with a video of the performance. DVD AUDIO FEATURES: 96K / 24 bit 5.1 surround (DVD Audio), Music Analysis, Liner Notes, Biography of the organist, Organ Registrations, Glossary.

 

 

DVD ENTERTAINMENT AWARD:
BEST DVD VIDEO - CONTENT MUSIC 2002

and

VSDA AWARD 2002

DVD VIDEO

 

Miles Davis: Live In Munich

For more than 50 years, trumpeter/bandleader Miles Davis was a major innovator of cool, modal, avant-garde, and fusion jazz styles. This program captures Davis's band: alto saxophonist/flutist Kenny Garrett, Keyboardists Robert Irving III and Adam Holzmann, lead bassist Joseph "Foley" McCreary, and bassist Benjamin Rietveld, percussionist Marilyn Mazur, and drummer Ricky Wellman, live in Munich, Germany on July 10th, 1988. With these musicians' sympathetic and syncopated support, Davis's trademarked Harmon-muted trumpet tones dance and trance over the combo's supple electric swing. Throughout the concert, Davis glides across the stage with the elegance and power of a dancer and a fighter, huddling with his sidemen to play and share a phrase. Interview snippets with Davis feature the trumpeter frankly discussing his other passion, artwork.


SURROUND SOUND CONVERENCE 2003

NOMINATED FOR BEST SURROUND SOUND MIX

SA-CD

 

Gene Harris Quartet: Listen Here!

 

After rigorous touring and recording as a member of the Ray Brown Trio, and on the heels of a Grammy® nomination for his own acclaimed big band recording Tribute to Count Basie, Gene Harris entered the studio to lead this tour de force quartet session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 GRAMMY AWARDS 2004

and

GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST JAZZ ALBUM

SA-CD / CD

 

Chick Corea: Rendezvous In New York 2 cd set in SACD format
release date:
4/22/2003
In celebration of his 60th birthday, legendary jazz pianist/composer Chick Corea arranged a Rendezvous in New York, bringing together world-renowned musicians from his groundbreaking past and his present ensembles in a musical reunion of unprecedented proportions.  Captured here, with stunning sound quality on two hybrid Super Audio CDs (SACD)*, are choice highlights from this once-in-a-lifetime musical gathering, recorded over three incredible weeks at the famed Blue Note jazz club in New York City. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SURROUND SOUND CONVERENCE 2004

WINNER OF BEST ORCHESTRAL SURROUND SOUND MIX

 

SA-CD

 

Michael Feinstein with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 

 

One of the greatest crooners of our time teams up with one of the greatest orchestras in the world.  In his first recording with a symphonic orchestra, Michael Feinstein’s dynamic voice and charismatic, insightful delivery caresses and burnishes a collection of Great American Songbook gems into a gleaming luster. 

 

 

 

 

 

SA-CD

 

Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton: At Last in SACD format
release date:
4/13/2004
If anyone ever asks you what jazz is, words won’t do.  Just play this music.  The pulse, the flowing time that is the nurturing essence of jazz is distilled by Gene Harris, Herb Ellis, Harold Jones, and Ray Brown as they shape rhythm waves on which Scott Hamilton’s tenor glides, dives, and soars.  And Gene Harris, when he solos, also rides the tides of the past as well as the powerful presence of the moment.  Each of the players has a full, open, personal sound—and each always has sound in mind...It is being heralded as a lost art that has been rediscovered.  But the guys on this date have never lost that art.”—Nat Hentoff (original 1990 liner notes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8 GRAMMY AWARDS 2005

QUATRUPLE PLATINUM ALBUM

2005 TEC AWARD for Outstanding Creative Achievement Record/Album

2005 TEC NOMINATION for Outstanding Creative Achievement Surround Sound Album

2005 SURROUND MUSIC AWARDS Nomination for Best Mix: Non-Orchestral

 

SA-CD / CD

 

Ray Charles : Genius Loves Company y stands as a remarkable hallmark in a date: 9/14/2004


 

 

“I’ve recorded with so many amazing artists in my career but never on a duets album all my own. I thought it was time to have some of the friends that I love and the artists that I admire come into my studio and sing with me live," explained Ray Charles on the genesis of Genius Loves Company. “All the guests brought their own magic to each song. That’s what we wanted and that’s exactly what we got.”

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DVD VIDEO

 

Joe Zawinul and Weather Update

 

Legendary synthesist Joe Zawinul is one of the most highly regarded and innovative figures in fusion history, combining elements of jazz, gospel, R&B, African and South American music. Weather Update is a follow up to the influential band Weather Report and a precursor to the Zawinul Syndicate. The live production featured on this DVD is teh only recording of Weather Update.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD VIDEO

Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Interaction.

Few musicians receive the kind of respect that Chick Corea and Gary Burton have achieved. Both have made history with their innovative jazz music and decades of amazing performances. As a duo they have played together since 1972. Presented here is an “Interaction” between two jazz giants recorded from their 1997 European tour. The DVD is available in widescreen format and includes an interview with Corea, biographical timeline of Corea and separate biographical timeline of Burton.

 

DVD VIDEO

Lionel Hampton & The Golden Men of Jazz.

The legendary Lionel Hampton, the “King of the Vibraphone,” performs in concert with his dazzling array of sidemen: “The Golden Men of Jazz.” This sensational performance recorded during his 1993 European tour was so outstanding it led to a thundering 20-minute ovation! Featuring an amazing line-up of musicians: Hampton (vibraphone, drums, vocals), Clark Terry (flugelhorn, trumpet), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (trumpet), Al Grey (trombone), Benny Golson (saxaphone), Junior Mance (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass) and Panama Francis (drums), the DVD is available in both standard stereo and an amazing 5.1 surround sound audio mix! The DVD bonus material includes a biographical timeline of Hampton, profiles of “The Golden Men of Jazz” performers and liner notes regarding the vibraphone.

 

DVD ENTERTAINMENT AWARD 2005:
BEST MUSIC PERFORMANCE

DVD VIDEO

Stan Getz - The Last Recording. Stan “the Sound” Getz was one of the most highly regarded saxophonists in jazz history. He had an appealing sense of melody and a command of the technical. However, it was his tone that Getz was known for -- that rich, distinct tone that was envied by so many musicians and praised by countless critics. His last concert recording is presented on this DVD, recorded live on video in 1990, one year before his death. This DVD includes extra bonus material, biographical timeline and liner notes.

 

2005 SURROUND MUSIC AWARDS Nomination for Best Multichannel Reissue

SA-CD

Willy Porter

 

 

 

 

MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR (2005)

BILLBOARD DEMX AWARDS FINALIST

DVD VIDEO

 

Chick Corea: Akoustic Band

 

 

On this DVD, pianist Chick Corea, bassist John Patitucci and highly acclaimed drummer Dave Weckl perform as Chick Corea Akoustic Band. With a sharp and focused sound, and unparalled speed and energy, Akoustic Band is consideredone of jazz’z most revered trios.