Sound with Vision

Syn is an award-winning music agency and creative resource delivering from idea to execution around the globe

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The Secret is in the Mix

Original music and sound design composed and produced at our world-class facilities 

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Hit the Spot

Need a tune? Find fresh, totally original tracks for immediate use in the ever-expanding Syn Songs library

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Make a Noise

Campaigns, integrated marketing and brand activations, from concept to finale, music included

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Set the Scene

Live music and sonic branding for clients who want to sound the best they can

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It's all about the voice

Recording and coordinating dialogue at our world-class facilities

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Nick Wood

CEO / Creative Director

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or China?

Tokyo: Syn Cafe, LA: The Bungalow, Shanghai: Le Baron

Why do you work for Syn?

Syn is my life's work, 25 years and still loving it, Syn's my baby!

What is your favorite album?

This year I’m loving David Bowie’s Black Star…

What is your favorite song?

Recently I’m loving "Burn The Witch" by Radio Head…

Simon Le Bon

Chairman

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

In Tokyo, Roppongi, clubs and karaoke bars. In LA, a bar at Sunset Marquis, Rande Gerber’s place

Why do you work for Syn?

Get to do things that I cannot do with Duran Duran

What is your favorite album?

“Horses” by Patti Smith

What is your favorite song?

Today, my favourite song is “Bottle Up and Go” by John Lee Hooker

Yasmin Le Bon

Co-founder

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Nick and Nori Wood’s place in Tokyo and Nobu in Malibu. Saying that, I think I need to spend much more time in both cities... Just for research of course!

Why do you work for Syn?

God knows, I think Nick spiked my drink a long time ago and I haven’t quite fully recovered yet.

What is your favorite album?

Well that’s tricky!!! "Aladdin Sane” by David Bowie

What is your favorite song?

It changes everyday... Today, it’s “Riverside” by Agnes Obel.

Yutaka Taguchi

Vice President - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

I find myself going to Ebisu a lot.

Why do you work for Syn?

Syn is a dynamic company with great history.

What is your favorite album?

“Kveikur” by Sigur Ros

What is your favorite song?

“My Way” by Frank Sinatra

Naoaki Kusunoki

Business Manager / Sonic Branding - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Kitazawa-gawa Ryokudo

Why do you work for Syn?

Because Syn is a team of the greatest people.

What is your favorite album?

“Water Forest” by Rurutia

What is your favorite song?

“Time Traveler” by Rurutia

Ritz Hiraga

Music Producer - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Kiryu in Ebisu. Santa Monica Beach in LA

Why do you work for Syn?

Chemistry, I guess.

What is your favorite album?

“Rubber Soul” by The Beatles

What is your favorite song?

“Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles

Toshihiko Mori

Music Producer - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. Santa Monica, LA

Why do you work for Syn?

So I can work on music worldwide!

What is your favorite album?

“Music For Airports” by Brian Eno

What is your favorite song?

“Pure Jam” by YMO

Kurt Cheng

Producer - Shanghai

Where is your favourite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA, Beijing or Shanghai?

Daikanyama and Roppongi in Tokyo, former French concession in Shanghai.

Why do you work for Syn?

Nothing beats working around talented musicians all over the world.

What is your favourite album?

Hmmm, maybe Radiohead’s Kid A and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

What is your favourite song?

That’s a tough one, I’d say September by Earth, Wind & Fire for now.

Zhenzhen Yan

Producer - Beijing

Where is your favourite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA, Beijing or Shanghai?

My favourite place is Qianmen Beijing. This is a place integrated with ancient elegance and modernisation of Beijing. Also, my favourite jazz bar is located there - where you can enjoy wonderful jazz music from all over the world.

Why do you work for Syn?

Syn is an international creative music studio. Here, our colleagues come from all over the world, and everyone is very close to each other, we are just like a family, and we create so many excellent works together.

What is your favourite album?

Four80East - Positraction

What is your favourite song?

Minmi - 四季ノ呗

Jenny Jin

Business Manager - Beijing

Where is your favourite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA, Beijing or Shanghai?

Beijing Old city, Drum-tower area. I call it the Beijing Hippy style. I like to ride my old bicycle across the Hutongs, and listen to the heartbeat of this ancient capital.

Why do you work for Syn?

Syn is such an international company with a great diversity. Beautiful music with beautiful people.

What is your favourite album?

“Splendor In The Grass” by Pink Martini

What is your favourite song?

“Watch your step” by David August

Maki Sawada

Assistant Producer - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Promenade along Meguro River, Tokyo

Why do you work for Syn?

Because the people around Syn are special!

What is your favorite album?

“Saxophone Colossus” by Sonny Rollins

What is your favorite song?

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles

Takashi Akaku

Studio Engineer - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Shino, Tokyo

Why do you work for Syn?

The excitement of music

What is your favorite album?

“Physical Graffiti” by Led Zeppelin

What is your favorite song?

“Rocky Racoon” by The Beatles

Alan Mawdsley

Music Producer / Arranger - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Yoyogi Koen, Tokyo

Why do you work for Syn?

Creative, fun and run by a fellow expat Brit!

What is your favorite album?

“PARAISO” by Haruomi 'Harry' Hosono and The Yellow Magic Band

What is your favorite song?

“Tokio Rush” by Haruomi 'Harry' Hosono and The Yellow Magic Band

Natsuki Yoshida

Live Entertainment Manager - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

You can find me in the parks and valley where there’s nature on my days off. I also like lively yakitori place but prefer small and intimate restaurants and cafes.

Why do you work for Syn?

I simply love people and vibes at Syn!

What is your favorite album?

The latest album by Gabriela Montero

What is your favorite song?

“Coisa” series by Moacir Santos

Norico

Photographer - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Around The Imperial Palace

Why do you work for Syn?

I always love creative work. (my previous work was interior and architecture design)

What is your favorite album?

Right now, “Magical Mystery Tour” by The Beatles

What is your favorite song?

At the moment, Mr. Blue Sky / ELO

Rui Aono

Administrative Assistant - Tokyo

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Tokyo, LA or Beijing?

Ebisu and Hiroo in Tokyo

Why do you work for Syn?

Because here I can get to know a lot of musically talented people.

What is your favorite album?

“Sicks” by The Yellow Monkey

What is your favorite song?

“Burn” by The Yellow Monkey

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