If you have questions about Dagmusic, there’s a good chance you’ll find the answer here. We’ve divided the questions into categories to help you find the best answer. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to ask a question of your own.
In general, the answer is no. There have been two rare cases though. These were artists already living in Japan and working in the industry. They had up-to-date income and residential tax records and provided a detailed presentation to immigration of their past career and how valuable they could be working in Japan. We’ve also had two rejections for applications we submitted for artists who couldn’t provide adequate data or support. This makes us very wary of going to the trouble of submitting an application when the required documents are not perfect. One avenue to consider is self-sponsorship. If you have all the data on your income, tax and residential tax, you can prove that your multiple sources of income can support you, and that you’re a good all-round citizen, you can sponsor yourself quite easily.
We do this only in a monthly newsletter to our clients. All we can do is to submit your data to clients for specific jobs. We are not in a position to undertake any specific promotional work on behalf of artists.
Clients choose the artists — this is not Dagmusic’s responsibility. If our clients don’t choose you, then there is unfortunately nothing we can do about it.
Usually three months after the job, on the 15th of the month.
Depending on the contract, you may earn a partial ‘extension fee’ (a percentage of the initial fee). If the contract was a buy-out contact, however, you would not earn any extra fees.
No. Clients choose the artist they want, and we have no part in the selection process. If you’re chosen for a job, we’ll contact you accordingly.
The rule is that the client will contact us and inform us when a song for a TV commercial has gone to ‘honban’ and 99% of the time this is exactly what happens. When they get behind schedule with contacting us and you see a commercial before we’ve been told, please feel free to write us a brief (friendly) email and we will contact our client and confirm details.
Go to the “Register” section of this site and follow the instructions for registration.
No, our office is run with a minimal staff, and we therefore we ask that all applications be made via our “Register” page.
No, but you need to be able to work in the Tokyo area.
This depends on the casting. Our advice is dress appropriate for your age and look. If possible please submit a good photo NOT a snap shot from your mobile! Our advice is to take the photo in good lighting against a white or neutral coloured wall. If the wall is white, please do not wear all white.
Dagmusic will send you an automated confirmation from our website to say we have received your application. Next your information and photo will be checked against the casting requirements. If all the requirements are met then you will be officially emailed to say you have been accepted for the casting you applied to. If you are registering as a talent and not a particular casting we will be in touch to say we received your data.
This depends on the job, but in general, the ability to read would be an advantage.
This depends on the client. However, most kids’ jobs will take school schedules into account.
The ability to carry a tune would be an advantage, since many jobs involve singing. However, this is not always imperative since our clients may just be looking for a specific voice for a narration or for reciting a product name.
Please complete the registeration procedure on our register page.
Your child will need a vocal demo so that our clients have a sample of his/her voice. If necessary, we can arrange to do a demo recording at our in-house studio. Please register first to do this.
Unless you are 18 or over, we’ll need written permission from your parents. We also need to talk to your parents directly over the phone before you come to see us.
No. If you’ve submitted your application before, then you only need to complete the “Already Registered” form on our website. If the casting job requires a particular photo that you didn’t send before, then you can also send this to aid your application.
We’ll inform you either by phone or via the e-mail your account with which you registered.