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Meet the team

Donna Burke


Donna has been living in Japan working as a professional singer, voice actor and narrator since 1996 and started Dagmusic in 2004. Her hobbies are wood fires, gardening, making bread, and reading young adult fiction books.Her favorite quote is “It is easy to be heavy, but hard to be light” by G.K. Chesterton

Ben Benfield


Born, grew up in London. His musical journey is Investigating the endless possibilities of music through guitar and mandolin. He enjoys cooking and his favorite quote is "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it’s not open. " by Frank Zappa

Michael Bain

Director of Operations

Michael hails from Brisbane, Australia and has been in Japan since 2014. You'll probably find him at home playing video games, making something up on the piano, or out and about exploring Tokyo's video game music scene. A fine balance between 'Nerd' and 'Geek', he uses his gaming skills to solve all sorts of projects and challenges within Dagmusic. His favorite quote is  "Hard work brings you to where luck is". by Falk Au Yeong

Lisa Kanai

Client Relation Manager

Born in Tokyo, She is half Colombian half Japanese. (She says it's very difficult to live when FIFA is on) Her favorite movies are Seven Samurai, Star Wars, and Bagdad Cafe. She enjoys swimming and experimental cooking and likes Buffalo boneless chicken with blue cheese sauce(with KIRIN Ichibanshibori beer). Her favorite singers are Ella Fitzgerald andFrank Sinatra.  Her favorite phrase is  "Never too late."

Kip Lima

Pr0duct Manager

Kip is from sunny California, which might explain her love of all things shiny and gold. If she's not checking out local museums or looking for her next favorite coffee spot, she's playing video games or trying out new recipes. Like the cookies she bakes, she makes sure that all of Dagmusic's projects are given the utmost care and attention from start to finish. 

Yuka Nakai

Artist and Media Coordinator

Born and raised in Kansai region. She moved to Tokyo in late 2015. She loves food, drinks, music, and people! Her music playlists contain a lot of R&B and Soul songs. She has previously worked for a music app company and utilizes her enthusiasm and knowledge for the entertainment industry at Dagmusic. Her favorite quote is "Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity." by Oprah Winfrey.

Shu Uchida

Bilingual Booking Assistant

Shu is fully bilingual in English and Japanese. Her hobbies are reading, horse riding, working hard.

Her favorite quote is "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

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