CD Shop Awards
（All-Japan CD Shop Clerks Union）
The CD Shop Awards, selected by record store employees across Japan, are awarded to the albums they would most like to sell at their own stores. Much like we did with our participation in planning the Japan Booksellers’ Award, Hakuhodo Kettle’s management of the awards built excitement in the music industry from within storefronts. Many artists received a significant career boost as a result of winning the CD Shop Awards.