◎環球唱片集團（UMG）的子公司-「Universal Music Philippines (UMP)」成立了一個新的國內唱片公司：「Island Records Philippines」。旗下陣容包括：Juan Karlos、 Over October與 Lala Vinzon ,及新簽下的 Zack Tabudlo ; Fern 與 One Click Straight 。首發專輯是《BLESSÜ》，這是Juan Karlos的新單曲。
◎此次發行標誌著「Island Records」歷史悠久的新篇章的開始。該唱片公司由（Chris Blackwell）於61年前在牙買加創立，在過去的六十年中一直幫助塑造和影響著全球藝術家和音樂文化。（Island Records Philippines）唱片公司是在亞洲開設了第一家國際分公司。
◎「Universal Music Philippines (UMP)」在當地音樂市場一直領先十多年，目前聚集了眾多菲律賓頂尖人才，其中包括：(Darren Espanto)和(Autotellic)。UMG最近宣布，「Def Jam Philippines」的到來，這是一個新的地區性品牌，致力於發展和培養該國最好的嘻哈音樂人才和文化，並簽下了熱銷的(VVS Collective)。未來幾年中，將菲律賓一些最有影響力和最重要的藝術家的家園，透過UMG在全球網絡，將他們介紹給世界各地的新觀眾。
Universal Music Philippines (UMP), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), has launched a new domestic label division: Island Records Philippines.
The announcement was made today (July 23) via a virtual live-streaming press conference from Manila by Enzo Valdez, MD, Universal Music Philippines
Island Records Philippines launches with a flagship roster that includes Juan Karlos; Over October and Lala Vinzon, alongside new label signings Zack Tabudlo; Fern. and One Click Straight.
The first release on the label is BLESS Ü, the new single from Juan Karlos (pictured) which is released on July 24, followed by Nangangamba by Zack Tabudlo which follows on July 31.
Today’s press conference featured performances from the label’s roster of artists, alongside video messages of welcome and support from Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell, Darcus Beese, President, Island Records US, Louis Bloom, President, Island Records UK and artists including; PUBLIC; Skip Marley; Johnny Orlando; Olivier O’Brien; Keshi; Jack Ross and Banners.
The launch marks the beginning of a new chapter in the storied history of Island Records, which was founded 61 years ago in Jamaica by Chris Blackwell and has helped shape and influence global artist and music culture for more than six decades.
Opening its first international division within Asia, Island Records Philippines states that it will “honour the historic legacy of the label, by celebrating the rich diversity of music produced throughout the country”, which itself is an island nation, made up of 7,641 individual islands.
Universal Music Philippines has led the local music market for more than a decade and is currently home to an array of leading Filipino talent including; Darren Espanto & Autotellic.
UMG recently announced the arrival of Def Jam Philippines, a new regional label dedicated to developing and nurturing the best in hip-hop talent and culture within the country, with its first signing the hotly tipped VVS Collective
“WE ARE EXCITED TO LAUNCH ISLAND RECORDS HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND TO BUILD OUR OWN FAMILY OF LOCAL ARTISTS, THAT CAN FURTHER EXTEND THE HUGE LEGACY OF ISLAND WITHIN THE REGION AND BEYOND.”
ENZO VALDEZ, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PHILIPPINES
Valdez said: “We are excited to launch Island Records here in the Philippines and to build our own family of local artists, that can further extend the huge legacy of Island within the region and beyond.
“In the coming years, we will look to establish Island as a home to some of the most impactful and important artists from the Philippines, whilst introducing them to new audiences around the world through UMG’s unrivalled global network of companies around the world.”
“WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO CREATING A RESPECTED HOME FOR GREAT ARTISTRY AND TALENT FROM THE PHILIPPINES.”
CALVIN WONG, UNIVERSAL
Calvin Wong, CEO, Universal Music Southeast Asia & Senior Vice President, Asia Universal Music, added: “In keeping with the traditions and values of the historic Island label, we are looking forward to creating a respected home for great artistry and talent from the Philippines.”
“I’M SO PROUD TO HEAR THAT ISLAND RECORDS HAS STARTED IN THE PHILIPPINES. ONE LOVE.”
Chris Blackwell, Founder, Island Records, said: “I’m so proud to hear that Island Records has started in the Philippines. One Love.”
“A MESSAGE TO ALL THE NEW ARTISTS IN THE PHILIPPINES. WE ARE HERE, WE ARE YOUR FAMILY AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU.”
DARCUS BEESE, ISLAND RECORDS US
Darcus Beese, President & CEO, Island Records US, added: “A message to all the new artists in the Philippines. We are here, we are your family and we look forward to working with you.”
“WE ARE ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED THAT ISLAND WILL HAVE ITS OWN OUTPOST IN THE PHILIPPINES, AND WE ARE SURE WE WILL SHARE IN THIS LEGACY AND FORGE A BRIGHT AND SUCCESSFUL FUTURE. WELCOME TO THE ISLAND FAMILY.”
LOUIS BLOOM, ISLAND RECORDS
Louis Bloom, President, Island Records UK, said: “Island Records is rightly regarded as one of the most iconic record labels in the world since it was founded by Chris Blackwell just over 60 years ago.
“Through its many incredible and inspirational artists, Island has helped shift and shape culture around the globe
“We are absolutely delighted that Island will have its own outpost in the Philippines, and we are sure we will share in this legacy and forge a bright and successful future. Welcome to the Island Family.”