Classic Rock Roll of Honour to be Held in Tokyo, Japan in 2016

11 November 2015 Share this

TeamRock is delighted to announce 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.”


Notes to Editors

Team Rock is the global home of Rock and Metal music. It provides unrivalled access to the world's very best Rock and Metal content through a data-driven, multi-media content creation and distribution platform which is rapidly becoming the go-to destination for fans and artists alike. Owner of the leading Rock and Metal brands TeamRock, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, TeamRock engages with fans through websites and apps for mobile and desktop, digital and print magazines, gaming and retail. TeamRock is backed by Harwood Private Equity.

About Parallel Contemporary Music International (PCMI)
Parallel Contemporary Music International (PCMI) is the appointed representative of TeamRock in Asia. Its sister company, Parallel Contemporary Music (PCM) is a sponsorship and marketing agency for music rights across the region. PCM has over 10 years of experience in the Asian music marketplace and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. PCM has experience completing sponsorship deals and being instrumental to the creation of new music ventures. Through its associated music business, PCM has secured underwriting for an annual dance music event in Tokyo from 2016 and launched collaboration with Google/YouTube to create CenterStage in Asia, the first edition of which took place at Bon Jovi's concert in September 2015, Indonesia.

About KLab/ KLab Entertainment
KLab offers high-quality mobile online games designed and developed in-house. KLab Entertainment is a KLab subsidiary company which specialises in events and licensing business. KLab Entertainment will utilise KLab’s knowhow of obtaining IP to continue to organise a variety of events. KLab group, by fusing the planning ability of KLab Entertainment and the technical strength of KLab, will grow into substantial entertainment company.


Billy Anderson

Janice Fong
Parallel Contemporary Music International

Atsuko Hiratsuka
KLab Entertainment Inc.