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With only 3 weeks left until the longest running award ceremony for Reggae & World music takes place, ‚ÄėMartins International‚Äô announces this year’s performers for the 2016 IRAWMA Awards. On October 2, inside the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, attendees can expect a diverse mix of artists that will grace the stage. This year’s performers are Tarrus Riley- Dean Fraser & The Black Soil Band (Jamaica), Spice (Jamaican Dancehall) Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage (Jamaica), Nesbeth (Jamaica), Shatta Wale (Africa), Stonebwoy (Africa), The Cables (Jamaica), Don Andre (Jamaica), X-TassyRead More
KING JAMMY PRESENTS NEW SOUNDS OF FREEDOM OUT NOW ON VP RECORDS A Modern Day Recreation of Black Uhuru’s 1977¬†Love Crisis Featuring Alborosie, Chronixx, Dre Island, Gentleman, Kabaka Pyramid, Bounty Killer, Shaggy, Beenie Man, U Roy Plus More Large Up Premieres Album Today LISTEN:¬†http://www.largeup.com/2016/08/11/largeup-premiere-king-jammys/ King Jammy is one of reggae’s most prolific talents, whose career spans a half-century. Almost 40 years since the original sessions, King Jammy revisits the seminal album that launched his career as a producer. New Sounds of Freedom¬†is a re-working of the 1977 Black Uhuru classic¬†LoveRead More
JAH9 KICKS OFF ‘YEAR OF 9’ (2 + 0 + 1 + 6) WORLD TOUR¬†AND RELEASES 9MM VOL 2: PRE-ALBUM GROUNDINGS¬†ON JAH9.COM Reggaeville¬†Premieres 18-Track Mix Today A Precursor to her Eagerly-Awaited Sophomore Album¬†9 (VP Records/Steam Chalice Records) Jamaican¬†singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 starts her Year of 9 (2+0+1+6) World Tour, spanning North America, Europe and Africa. Her North American portion kicked off this Sat. July 23 at the Northwest World Reggae Fest in Portland and in Seattle on Sunday. Jul 24. The cross-continent run¬†continues¬†in Vancouver, Philadelphia, New York City, Rochester, Ithaca,Read More
VP RECORDS TEAMS UP WITH HOUSE OF MARLEY¬†TO PRESENT REGGAE GOLD 2016 The Annual Summer Soundtrack for the Reggae Masses Will Drop July 22 Pre-Order¬†Available Today (July¬†1)¬†¬† VIBE¬†Premieres Album’s Standout Track (Gyptian’s “Jiggle Jiggle”)¬†Exclusively Through Spotify     For over two decades, the popular VP Records’ series consistently delivers the year’s¬†influential hits and showcases musical trends in¬†reggae¬†and dancehall.¬†Available¬†July 22,¬†Reggae Gold 2016¬†maintains its heralded reputation.¬†Pre-order¬†album¬†now. This year, the reggae powerhouse teams up with the premiere music electronics brand¬†House of Marley to¬†spread the series¬†to the masses.¬†In collaboration with HOM,¬†this year’s eye-popping¬†album artworkRead More
VP RECORDS DELIVERS THE SUMMER SOUNDTRACK¬†FOR REGGAE AND SOCA MASSES¬†WITH THEIR¬†LONG-STANDING¬†ANNUAL SERIES Soca Gold 2016 (Out This Fri. June 24) & Reggae Gold 2016 (Out July 22) For over two decades, the popular VP Records’ series consistently delivers the year’s more influential hits and showcases musical trends in¬†reggae¬†and dancehall.¬†Available¬†July 22,¬†Reggae Gold 2016¬†maintains its heralded reputation¬†and also features a bonus DJ mix disc by¬†Chromatic Sound,¬†“the taste of Jamaican youth”¬†(The Fader).¬†Jamaican music comes in many forms and facets and continues to push boundaries.¬†Reggae¬†Gold¬†2016¬†showcases the island’s diverse range – from dancehall and roots¬†reggae¬†toRead More
VP Records is pleased to announce the welcoming of Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 to the family.¬†This week, she unveils¬†“Humble Mi” to the world (out Fri. Jun 24), the first single from her highly-anticipated label debut ‘9’, slated¬†for release on September 9, 2016.   9 | 9 | 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9 “This song was inspired by my whole journey and life unfolding,¬†teaching me that knowing is not the journey because you will always¬†have to know more. The journey is peace, love and balancing the¬†energiesRead More
BUNJI GARLIN & DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY¬†DROP ¬†NEW VIDEO FOR “THE MESSAGE” TODAY VICE Noisey¬†Premieres the “Inspirational” Visual¬† WATCH¬†now.¬†     Bunji Garlin’s “The Message” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley¬†is¬†available¬†now¬†and will also be featured on VP Records’ annual summer compilation¬†Reggae Gold 2016, out in July. The visual was shot in Garlin’s native island of Trinidad and features cameos from Fay-Ann Lyons, Popcaan¬†and¬†Sizzla. You can catch Marley and Garlin¬†together at this year’s Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, which sets sail in November 2016.     PR Contact: Tiffany Mea E:¬†Tiffany@withlovepr.com P:Read More
VP RECORDS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF¬†ROCK STEADY¬†WITH COMPREHENSIVE 40-TRACK COLLECTION ¬†FIRST CLASS¬†ROCK STEADY ¬† Highlighting The Genre’s Most Timeless Hits and Its¬† Significant Impact in Jamaican Music ¬† Available July 1 on International Reggae Day ¬† 2016 marks the 50th anniversary for Jamaica’s celebrated musical genre¬†rock steady. Rock steady, which was a successor of ska and precursor to reggae, used elements of rhythm and blues (R&B), jazz, ska as well as African and Latin American drumming.With its irresistible slow tempo beat and more bass-heavy, stripped-down sound, it was a distinctRead More
In honor of Record Store Day, VP Records will host two epic showcases held simultaneously on Sat. April 16, 2016 at VP Records‚Äô retail stores in NYC and South Florida. The events will feature some of the biggest sound systems in Jamaican music and give fans and collectors a real taste of the island’s culture. The group of DJs, engineers and MCs will go round for round, battling it out for the ultimate showdown. These indoor and outdoor bashments will go from 12-7pm ET and will be live streamed onRead More

Posted On February 26, 2016By altonIn Music Reviews, News


New Pact for Worldwide Digital Distribution & U.S. and Canada for Physical Product Distribution 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, JahRead More