MAXI PRIEST GEARS UP FOR NEW ALBUM EASY TO LOVE AVAILABLE JUL 1 (DIGITAL) AND JUL 8 (IN STORES)

With new international tour dates and an iTunes Radio exclusive, Maxi Priest revs up for the U.S. release of Easy To Love, available July 1 (digital) and July 8 (in stores) on VP Records. He is the first reggae artist to ever land iTunes Radio’s First Play, where fans can hear the album in its entirety a week before release….

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VP RECORDS EXPANDS PRESENCE IN AFRICA

VP Records is set to expand its presence in the African market. The world’s largest reggae label has hired Territory Manager Jay Jules to lead the Pan-African marketing efforts. Jules will be responsible for establishing strategic partnerships in order to expand VP product sales and visibility and to capitalize on flourishing opportunities across the continent. The British-Jamaican music executive currently…

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SPECIALIST PRESENTS ALBOROSIE & FRIENDS AVAILABLE JUNE 24, 2014 ON GREENSLEEVES

On June 24th 2014, Greensleeves Records will release Specialist Presents Alborosie & Friends, a double disc of duets chronicling the ascent between the renowned Jamaican music executive Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillon and his Sicilian-born reggae virtuoso Alborosie (Alberto D’Ascola). Specialist is the long-time manager of vocalist, songwriter, producer and dubmaster Alborosie and responsible for the success of other notable reggae acts…

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SOCA GOLD 2014 DEBUTED AT #1 ON U.S. BILLBOARD REGGAE ALBUM CHART

Soca Gold 2014 (May 27, VP Records) landed the #1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album chart during its first week. For almost two decades, the annual soca series has been the ultimate Carnival soundtrack from the Caribbean islands. “We’re happy and proud about the #1 debut this year” said Edwin Howell, A&R Director for VP Records. “Soca Gold…

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MAXI PRIEST RETURNS WITH HIS FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN NEARLY A DECADE

With over 15 million albums sold worldwide, a No. 1 U.S. Billboard hit and a Grammy nomination, the most successful solo act in British reggae history Maxi Priest returns after almost 10 years with his brand new studio album Easy To Love (VP Records) available July 8, 2014. Wall Street Journal exclusively premieres Maxi Priest’s reggae-inspired rendition of pop icon…

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BUNJI GARLIN SIGNS ALBUM DEAL WITH RCA RECORDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH VP RECORDS

RCA Records in conjunction with VP Records has officially signed on to release Trinidadian soca vocalist Bunji Garlin’s upcoming album. This news comes just weeks after announcing Garlin’s single deal between the two labels for his international smash hit “Differentology (Ready For The Road).” Billboard exclusively announces the details. “RCA/VP will jointly handle sales, marketing, promotion and publicity. Garlin’s as-of-yet…

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