August 12, 2008
Major-label, “miracle hit maker“ Misako Sakazume has joined a long and esteemed list of Japanese artist who endorse Electro-Voice microphones through EV subsidiary EVI Audio Japan Ltd. Misako is known for her smart, well-crafted pop songs and dynamic musicianship. Now signed to a major Japanese label, her career is on the rise. Misako’s microphone of choice is the EV Cardinal, a perfect match for her signature red Wurlitzer piano.In 2005, 19 year-old Misako submitted a one song among thousands of other applicants for consideration as the theme song for a major Japanese television drama. Misako’s song was selected and performed by Japanese music sensation Crystal Kay. As a result, Misako’s single “Koini ochitara“ hit #2 on the Oricon chart. Misako’s outstanding talent soon caught the attention of numerous music directors and label executives and her songs were soon being recorded by Japan’s most recognized pop musicians: “Bye My Friends“ by K, “Long Time No See“ by BoA, and “Namida ga afuretemo Soul Dishes“ in February 2007. The album’s leading track, “Kamatte,“reached #2 on the FM on-air indies chart and made Misako Sakazume a household name in Japan.
“Major-label, miracle hit maker Misako Sakazume has joined a long and esteemed list of Japanese artist who endorse Electro-Voice microphones”
Misako went on to debut “Koi no tanjyoubi“ with major record label Rhythm Zome in May 2008. Leading track “Koi no tanjyoubi“ marked the highest ranking ever for a female artist in Japan, reaching power play with 36 FM radio stations. Electro-Voice is proud to welcome Misako to their family of endorsers.