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Dai Sakamoto

Booking Director,
Hanshin Contents Link Corporation
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Dai “Dee” Sakamoto serves as Booking Director at Billboard Live Tokyo and Osaka. Mr. Sakamoto joined Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd in 1993, and he was reassigned to Music Entertainment Department at Hanshin Contents Link Corporation, subsidiary of Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd, in 1995. He is a graduate of Kobe University.

Hanshin Contents Link Corporation has entered into an exclusive master license agreement with Billboard for the territory of Japan, and opened branded intimate live venues, Billboard Live, in Tokyo and Osaka, in 2007. Billboard Live Tokyo and Osaka have been successfully showcasing legendary artists from various eras and introducing cutting-edge upcoming artists from a wide variety of genres by offering the audience an intimate atmosphere in a 300 person capacity venue. Some of the artists performed at Billboard Live are Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Burt Bacharach, Chaka Khan, The Beach Boys, Regina Spektor, TLC, Daniel Lanois, Bobby Womack, Michael Kiwanuka and more. Hanshin Contents Link Corporation utilizes the Billboard brand through a website, mobile platforms, programs on TV and radio, and hosting a music awards event, Billboard Japan Music Awards.

Hanshin Contents Link Corporation is to conduct business utilizing Hankyu Hanshin Holding Group's media, marketing, promotion, creative skills from its experience in contents business development of entertainment and sports brand, Billboard and Hanshin Tigers, as a group of professional specialists.