Island Records sets sail on its first home base in Southeast Asia


Having earned its reputation for building a music empire that housed the discovery and management of today’s most prominent legends and stars in the music industry, Island Records is finally making its way to the local shores with the launch of its first regional headquarters in Southeast Asia.

The British-Jamaican record label is looking to reinforce its position as a global powerhouse and expand its domestic reach via Island Records Philippines, the newest subsidiary based in Manila.

In a recent virtual presser last July 21, 2020 (Tuesday), Managing Director of Universal Music Philippines Enzo Valdez takes pride of the record label’s efforts in trailblazing a new era of music culture. According to him, “Island Records is an iconic label that represents creativity, adventure, and authenticity. It celebrates artistry, individuality, and style, while also amplifying the voice of the artists.”

One Click Straight

With the record label’s initiative to give partner artists an opportunity to make history and be part of something big, expect only the best in terms of talent and artistry from its maiden roster of exciting, innovative and fresh new discoveries.

The first six members in the Island Records Philippines’ family continue to take the country by storm as they answer the call to help redefine Original Pinoy Music and stand out in the global music arena with their unique brand and authenticity.


Singer-songwriter and producer Fern and alt-pop outfit One Click Straight push their sound into new music horizons by incorporating indie and electronic sensibilities with heartfelt anthems that connect the personal with the universal. 

Lala Vinzon

Both Lala Vinzon and Zack Tabudlo reinvent their pop past with impeccable showmanship and stylistic excursion into new musical directions. Over October heralds an easy-listening sound with cleverly crafted lyrics and emotionally resonant appeal that wouldn’t feel out of place in today’s most-streamed mood playlists. To complete the pioneering batch, multi-platinum band juan karlos plans to create an impact in the international and local music markets with the release of his newest single ““BLESS Ü.”

Zack Tabudlo

Island Records Philippines’ impressive roster of homegrown acts took the virtual stage on July 23 (Thursday) to give listeners a preview of their new music releases.

Over October

The 90-minute digital launch, which was streamed live via MCA Music’s Facebook and YouTube channel, was hosted by top actor and celebrity endorser Tony Labrusca, and also featured several surprise international guests from the Island Records global family such as PUBLIC, Skip Marley, Johnny Orlando, Olivier O’Brien, Keshi, Jack Ross and Banners.

About Island Records More than 61 years from its birth in Jamaica, Island Records maintains its position as one of the world’s legendary record labels, a coveted destination for new and established artists of every description.

Today, Island is home to a varied roster across the world, from U2 to Queen, Elton John to Amy Winehouse. Its unique ethos has provided the platform for launching some of the biggest artists from across the musical spectrum, including contemporary international acts such as Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Mike Posner, Bon Jovi, Mumford & Sons,

Florence and the Machine, The Killers, Nick Jonas, Jessie Reyez, Bishop Briggs, Jack & Jack, Skip Marley, and many more.