Choosing from our extensive data-base of international artists who live in Tokyo, we provide clients with high-level singers, musicians, composers, producers and voice actors, as well as offering casting services for movies, music videos and TV commercials. We work as a creative partner with clients who require a full range of sound production services including music composition, lyric writing, music production, studio recording and live performance. Dagmusic is renowned for having the greatest range and highest quality of artists. Our multillingual and multicultural staff deliver friendly and outstanding service to both artists and clients, ensuring expertly managed and enjoyable projects to the highest level of satisfaction for all.
Dagmusic aims to be beloved by our clients and artists. I started Dagmusic to help a client who was struggling to find an agency in Tokyo that was always on the lookout for new talent. He was sick of offering the same 5 singers to his clients. I love the thrill of finding new talent that I know my clients will be excited about using in their productions- that feeling never gets old!I’m proud of the Dagmusic team. They are able to think on their feet, solve problems and act quickly to help artists and clients alike. They are always trying to do better- whether by improving our website, artist profiles and demos or sourcing new talent for upcoming projects for our clients. Their enthusiasm and bright attitudes inspire me!Having a company has taught me a lot but it gets more enjoyable and satisfying every year. Thank you for your business!
Donna trained as a Speech and Drama teacher in Perth, Australia and taught high school English, Media Studies, Religion and choir for 8 years before coming to Japan.
An accomplished voice actor and singer herself, Donna also loves the thrill of finding new talents in Tokyo, casting for games and educational apps and directing performers in the studio.
Donna started Dagmusic in 2004.
Bill Benfield was born and brought up in London but has now lived more than half his life in Tokyo working in universities teaching English, writing books and translating and editing. Since 2010 he has worked in Dagmusic as a consultant for many important clients giving valuable input into projects in Educational publishing. He enjoys helping to create materials that help Japanese learn English and consults for NHK on textbooks including Little Charo and the Blah Blah dictionary. Music, specifically playing guitar and mandolin, has been an abiding passion.
Naoko was born in Aomori, in the north of Japan, but grew up in the Tokyo area. For more than 13 years Naoko studied in England attending the international famous Summerhill school and is now bilingual. Naoko’s role is looking after the accounts, translating and checking client contracts and providing interpretation support in the studio for artists and clients. Naoko instigated and now oversees our customer relationship management system.
Naoko joined Dagmusic in April 2013
Yui was born and raised in the United States. She graduated from UCLA with a Japanese major and a Global Studies minor, and also spent one year as an exchange student at Keio University.
Prior to joining Dagmusic, Yui worked as a translator and as a coordinator for foreign performers at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Yui’s musical background consists of playing piano from the age of 5, followed by the French horn, trumpet, and mellophone. Bilingual in Japanese and English and conversant in Mandarin, Yui is passionate about ensuring great service to clients and helping artists achieve their best. Yui joined Dagmusic in March 2015.
Victoria is English and Japanese and graduated from the University of Leeds in 2013.
She is passionate about customer service and artists and clients love her caring, warmth in the studio. Victoria’s father is the well regarded British narrator Simon Loveday and Victoria has experience herself as a narrator.
Victoria joined Dagmusic in May 2016.
Michael was raised in Brisbane, Australia. Currently studying an MBA, he graduated from the University of Queensland (UQ) with a dual Bachelor of Science/Arts Degree, with majors in biopsychology and Popular Music. His background includes Classical/Jazz Trumpet, he studied piano and composition after graduating high school. Nicknamed ‘Wizard’ in the office, Michael helps coordinate events, updates office systems and processes and runs the internship program at Dagmusic
Elmer hails from Malaysia and has been at Dagmusic since June 2016. He graduated from UCSI University majoring in Composition in 2015. Elmer is a composer of game music and passionate about film, game, anime and music. He is extremely productive and fills his time at Dagmusic improving our websites, making demos, mixing music and composing music.
Dagmusic currently is Japan’s largest agency for foreign musical/voice talent, with professional singers, musicians, composers, lyricists, DJs, MCs and narrators running to well over 300 artists. Its clients include producers of music for TV commercials, major broadcasters including NHK, internationally known game software companies, large-scale event producers and international hotels. All its staff are fully bilingual (with English, Japanese, French, German and Danish spoken in the office) and experienced in artist management.
The company was established by singer Donna Burke, who comes from Perth, Australia. Donna arrived in Tokyo in 1996, and before long had established herself as one the city’s most versatile and in-demand singer and voice artists. Donna can still be heard singing on numerous nationally aired TV commercials as well as in the cars of the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train, for which she recorded all the announcements.
Donna initially set up Dagmusic in 1999 as a label to release her first CD, Lost and Found, which she recorded with her husband Bill Benfield, a guitarist from London, who is a co-director of the company. Dagmusic’s transformation into a music agency came through Donna‘s work as a session singer for companies producing music for TV commercials. In 2003, she learned that these production companies in Tokyo were having problems finding top-level foreign singers locally, forcing them to travel to Los Angeles or New York to find vocal talent of the requisite quality. Prompted into action, she started searching out new talent and compiling a database, and in January, 2004, set up Dagmusic as an agency specializing in international singers based in Tokyo.
Dagmusic has come a long way since then. In addition to providing top-class session singers in virtually any conceivable musical style and in more than 20 different languages, it now offers a full range of musical services, ranging from live acts to specially commissioned musical compositions and lyrics.