VP Records

  1. RCA Records and VP Records Team for Rising Soca Star Bunji Garlin's Newest

    June 02, 2014 10:40 AM EDT 4 1.898 k 127 0 The upcoming album by Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin, whose career has soared internationally since the release of his soca-meets-EDM single “Differentology (Ready For The Road)," will be released through a joint venture between R ...

  2. VP Records Launched Dub Rockers Imprint For U.S. Reggae Acts, Partners With Vans

    June 04, 2013 3:04 PM EDT California based skate-shoe company Vans who have developed numerous footwear/merchandise lines inspired by bands ranging from Bad Brains to Metallica have entered into a partnership with Queens, New York based Reggae independent VP Records to ...

  3. Reggae Grammy Nominations Honor Veteran Acts, Snub Emerging Talent

    December 26, 2012 4:00 PM EST The nominations for the 2013 Best Reggae Album Grammy, as in previous years, acknowledge the genre's veteran acts while overlooking popular releases by a younger generation of artists. The nominees are Jimmy Cliff's "Rebirth" ( ...

  4. Backbeat: Beres Hammond, Shaggy, Maxi Priest Ali Campbell's UB40 Play Barclays Center First Reggae Concert

    December 24, 2012 7:30 AM EST BioLife Sounds of Reggae was Brooklyn's Barclay's Center brought out some 13,000 fans. The year-long series of celebrations honoring Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence wound down Dec. 12 with the largest Jamaican music event ...

  5. Backbeat: Richie Spice Launches Album at Usain Bolt's Kingston Club With Shaggy, Tad's Records Chief

    November 09, 2012 4:05 PM EST Boombastic: Raggae artist Richie Spice, founder/CEO of Tad's Records Tad A. Dawkins, Sr ; and recording artist Shaggy (Photo: Patricia Meschino) Kingston sports bar/restaurant Tracks and Records , where Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold me ...

  6. Incarcerated Jamaican Artist Busy Signal to be Released November 21; U.S. Concerts A Possibility

    September 24, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Popular Jamaican sing-jay Busy Signal's 2008 gritty hit single "Nah Go A Jail Again" has taken on a renewed significance for the artist. On September 21, Busy Signal, born Glendale Gordon, was fined $30,000 and sentenced to six mont ...

  7. How Rising Reggae Star Romain Virgo Is Breaking...At U.S. Caribbean Restaurants, Barbershops, Beauty Salons

    June 14, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Romain Virgo, a rising roots reggae singer whose new album The System is just out on VP Records. With strong support from Jamaica's music fraternity and his rapidly expanding fan base, singer Romain Virgo, 22 is a leading light among a new ge ...

  8. Jamaican Artist Busy Signal, With Top 10 Album on Reggae Charts, Arrested on Extradition Warrant

    May 22, 2012 12:34 PM EDT Jamaican sing-jay Busy Signal, 33, was arrested on May 21 by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team on a provisional extradition warrant at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport as he disembarked a flight arriving from the UK afte ...

  9. How German Reggae Star Gentleman Found Success By Keeping It Real

    March 27, 2012 12:18 PM EDT Richie Stephens (left) and Gentleman perform at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge March 13. (Photo: Marjorie Flash) In 1998, German sing-jay Gentleman flew to Kingston, Jamaica to further his career in reggae. Seeking recording opportunities, ...

  10. Sean Paul, Shaggy Headline 'Strictly The Best' Concert/Tribute to Late VP Records Exec Joel Chin

    December 19, 2011 5:01 PM EST A flyer for the Strictly the Best concert/tribute to the late Joel Chin at B.B. Kings in New York. Sean Paul and Shaggy were the headliners at an all-star dancehall reggae concert on Dec. 14 commemorating the late Joel Chin, Director of A&R at ...

  11. Sean Paul, Others Remember Joel Chin, VP Records' Slain Director of A&R

    August 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT R.I.P. Joel Chin, A&R Director of VP Records who signed Sean Paul, Beenie Man and Wayne Wonder Despite a semblance of routine Monday morning activities, yesterday wasn't a typical workday inside the cavernous Queens, New York offices/dist ...

  12. Joel Chin, VP Records Director of A&R, Murdered In Jamaica

    August 17, 2011 7:45 PM EDT The Director of A&R for VP Records, Joel Chin, 35, was fatally shot in the head in front of his Stony Hill, St Andrew home, a few miles north of Jamaica's capital Kingston, at 10:45 PM last night (August 16) as he alighted from his car. N ...

  13. Third World Tries A Different Label Approach For New Album

    April 13, 2011 5:30 PM EDT rd Time Is A Charm: Third World (from left): Stephen "Cat" Coore, Richard "Richie" Daley, William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, Norris "Noriega" Webb and Tony "Ruption" Williams What's a band to do t ...

  14. ADA Partners With Reggae Labels

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group's Alternative Distribution Alliance (U.K.) has entered into exclusive international distribution agreements with VP Records and Greensleeves Records outside North America, Japan and the Caribbean. The agreement with the reg ...

  15. VP Acquires Greensleeves And Creates A Reggae Powerhouse

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The acquisition of U.K.-based reggae imprint Greensleeves by New York's VP Records adds an international reach to the world's largest independent reggae label at a time when sales are slipping. VP obtained Greensleeves for $6.2 million i ...

  16. Indie Mobile, VP Records Forge Content Pact

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile marketing and digital distribution agency Indie Mobile has struck an exclusive content and mobile rights agreement with reggae label VP Records, covering the world excluding Japan, North America and the Caribbean. Through the deal, Indie Mo ...

  17. Barber Joins VP Records

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cristy Barber has been appointed VP of marketing and promotions for VP Records. Barber reports to Randy Chin, president of the independent reggae label, and is based in the company’s office in Queens, N.Y. "Her extensive knowledge of reggae a ...

  18. Sony/ATV Signs STB Music

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd. has signed a worldwide administration agreement with STB Music, the publishing arm of reggae/dancehall record label VP Records. VP claims to be the largest reggae label, home to artists like Sean Paul, T.OK, Morgan H ...

  19. VP Records, UMG Team For Digital Distro Deal

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reggae label VP Records has signed a digital distribution deal with Universal Music Group for both online and mobile music sales. Under the deal, WMG will distribute the VP catalog over all digital channels worldwide, excluding North America, Japa ...

  20. Fontana Ups Pritchitt

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adds executive VP stripes. Steve Pritchitt was promoted to executive VP/GM of Fontana, Universal Music Group Distribution’s independent distribution branch. Pritchitt’s title was previously GM. Prior to joining Fontana, Pritchitt served as senior ...

  21. Reggae Label VP Shifts To Universal In Canada

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. arrangement in flux. New York-based reggae label VP Records has shifted its Canadian distribution to Universal Music Canada from EMI music Canada. In the United States, VP has self-distributed some releases; others have gone through Navarre a ...

  22. VP Records

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It was 25 years ago that Jamaican emigrants Patricia Chin and her late husband Vincent set up a record shop in Queens, N.Y. Now VP and its influential label is considered a dominant force in reggae mu It was 25 years ago that Jamaican emigrants Pa ...