Support for Johnny & Associates’ Groups and Artists
Johnny & Associates sincerely appreciates your continued support for its groups and artists.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to suspended concerts for a long time. Under the circumstances, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your constant support of our artists’ activities, including the online concerts distributed via the Johnny’s net.
We would like to ask you to heed the following when supporting our groups and artists.
For many years, we have operated mainly the Johnny’s Family Club to enable its members to support our groups and artists. The Club enables its members to enjoy concerts and other benefits. We believe that every fan enjoys supporting our groups and artists in their own way, such as through the fan club or together with their families and friends, while following certain rules.
We have taken the utmost care to prevent unintended problems in the communities created by our fans. We have made the activities that Johnny’s Family Club and the Johnny’s Group provide or are involved in official, and we have operated them without unnecessarily expanding their scope. The ubiquitization of the Internet and smartphones has enabled people to enjoy entertainment in a variety of ways. Recently, crowdfunding has drawn attention, and there have been plans and projects raising funds from unspecified numbers of people using the names of our groups and artists. We truly appreciate your efforts to support our groups and artists, and we believe that your freedom to participate in activities should be fully respected. However, we are concerned about the aforementioned crowdfunding activities. We are not involved in these activities and are concerned that specific problems may arise since we will not be able to rule out the possibility that even your support or expression of your opinion out of your own goodwill may develop into a problem if money is involved. For this reason, please allow us to request that you carefully review any unofficial crowdfunding plans or projects. In the end, it is up to each and every one of you to make your own judgments. Even so, in order to prevent any problems, we would like to ask you to support our artists through our official organizations and projects, mainly through the Johnny’s Family Club.
Our artists count on the support of their fans to make their activities possible, but we cannot overlook the possibility that the pure desire to support our artists may lead to problems. We hope this announcement can be understood by all.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
February 5, 2021
Johnny & Associates