VP RECORDS REVEALS FIVE NEW SONGS OFF
WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN
A DOUBLE DISC TRIBUTE ALBUM SLATED FOR LATE SPRING 2016
Romain Virgo (Feb 5), Raging Fyah (Feb 12), Jah9 (Feb 19), The Green (Feb 26) and Marsha Ambrosius (Mar 4) Recreate His Classics To Pay Homage to the Revered Jamaican Singer
February 1st, 2016, marked the late reggae and lover’s rock icon Dennis Brown‘s 59th birthday. During his birthday month, reggae’s leading distributor and label VP Records paid respect to Brown by releasing a tribute cover every Friday for five weeks in a row.
VP RECORDS EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH ADA
New Pact for Worldwide Digital Distribution &
U.S. and Canada for Physical Product Distribution
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 23, 2016: ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), has announced the launch of a global partnership with VP Records, the world’s largest reggae label, to include physical distribution in the U.S. and Canada, and worldwide digital distribution. ADA and VP Records joined forces in 2009, although the label’s relationship with Warner Music dates back to 2002. Previous successes include releases from Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, Elephant Man, Sean Paul, Maxi Priest, Jah Cure and the Reggae Gold compilation series.
VP RECORDS REMEMBERS “THE CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE”
Double-Disc Tribute Album Slated for Late Spring 2016
Series of Singles From Compilation To Be Released in February
by Romain Virgo, Raging Fyah, Jah9, The Green and Marsha Ambrosius
February 1st, marked the late reggae and lover’s rock icon Dennis Brown‘s 59th birthday. The revered Jamaican icon began his recording career at the tender age of 11 and has more than 75 albums to date. Even though he passed away at the early age of 42, his music and legacy lives on.
FM RECORDS RELEASES NEW MORGAN HERITAGE ALBUM, TITLED “SPECIAL EDITION,” FOR PREORDER ON ITUNES
NEW ALBUM FEATURES CONTEMPORARY REMASTERED SOUND
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – January 13, 2016: FM Records released a new Morgan Heritage album, titled “Special Edition,” for preorder on iTunes. The album will be released Friday, January 15, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
ROMANTIC REGGAE LUMINARY BERES HAMMOND RELEASES NEW EP, “BERES HAMMOND IN DUB,” PRODUCED BY KEMAR ‘FLAVA’ MCGREGOR
BERES HAMMOND’S EP NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON ITUNES, AMAZON
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – January 8, 2016: Reggae legend Beres Hammond released his new EP, titled “Beres Hammond in Dub,” Friday, January 8, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
Jamaican roots color Darren Barrett’s “Trumpet Vibes”
Hard bop jazz meets reggae on the award-winning artist’s seventh album, due November 20.
BOSTON (13 October 2015): Trumpeter Darren Barrett proudly wears his Jamaican ancestry on his musical sleeve as well as on the album sleeve of “Trumpet Vibes,” his seventh album that will be released November 20 on the dB Studios label.
Stephen “Ragga” Marley Kicks off U.S. Tour &
Performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight (Jul 30) with son Jo Mersa
Stephen “Ragga” Marley – the eight-time Grammy winner and multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician/producer – begins his headlining tour. On Saturday Aug 1, he will hit the stage at country’s largest annual reggae festival Reggae On The River. He continues to perform along the Golden Coast, then travels to Europe for a short stint of festival and club dates. He heads back to the United States on August 29 for the Catch A Fire Tour to join Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I, Skip Marley and Jemere Morgan until the end of September.
Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Year Celebration Continues With Two Vinyl Box Set Releases
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS THE COMPLETE ISLAND RECORDINGS AND THE COMPLETE ISLAND RECORDINGS: COLLECTOR’S EDITION OUT SEPTEMBER 25th
COLLECTIONS TO INCLUDE 11-LPS SPANNING A DECADE WORTH OF MARLEY’S MOST CELEBRATED ALBUM RELEASES ON ISLAND RECORDS
LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bob Marley‘s 70th birthday year-long celebration (2015) continues with the release of two new box sets, The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s Edition. These two stunning vinyl collection sets will release September 25th, 2015, and feature 11 albums on 180-gram vinyl spanning a decade’s worth of Bob Marley & The Wailers releases on Island Records.
EDDIE MURPHY TEAMS UP WITH DANCEHALL ICON BEENIE MAN
ON BRAND NEW SINGLE ” WONNA DEEZ NITES”
His Second Song of the Year To Be Released June 30 on VPAL
iTunes Pre-Order Available Now
Eddie Murphy‘s affinity for reggae music continues. The iconic actor, comedian and singer unveils his second song of the year “Wonna Deez Nites” featuring Jamaican dancehall icon Beenie Man. The single will be released on June 30, 2015 on VPAL Music (VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm) and is available for pre-order now.
THIRD WORLD DROPS VIDEO FOR “YISMASGAN”
Their Rendition of The Abyssinians 1974 Track Produced by Damian Marley
Single Available Now on iTunes on Ghetto Youths International
One of the most pivotal reggae bands of all time, Third World, drops a new video for their first major song of the year “YimMasGan,” available now on iTunes through the Ghetto Youths International label.