Via Yahoo! Japan: avex CEO Max Matsuura has announced via his personal Twitter account that he will be stepping down from his position as CEO at the top Japanese music company. He conveyed a desire to return to his roots as a music producer; he will remain with avex as its Chairman and Representative Director.

“In the 16 years I spent away from music production which was originally my niche, various technologies have evolved and the method of creating music from a single individual to a “Co-Writing” team has been on the rise, and it is about to change the game,” said Matsuura in a statement.