|MCA Music Inc.|
|Parent company||Universal Music Group|
|Founded||1993 (as PolyCosmic Records)|
1998 (as MCA Music, Inc.)
|Founder||Dr. James G. Dy and Ramon Chuaying|
(with PolyGram Music Group)
|Genre||various, specifically OPM|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Location||Units 3105-3107, 31st Floor, Raffles Corporate Center, Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila 1600|
MCA Music Inc. is a Philippine regional branch of the multinational Universal Music Group. The company retains the MCA name on legal purposes because of a trademark dispute with an unrelated label known as Universal Records, which preempted the rights to the word "Universal" for recorded music in the Philippines. However, the company has adopted the moniker "MCA-Universal" to simplify identification, even though no formal "Universal" branding is exercised. Despite the naming, the label is known outside the Philippines as Universal Music Philippines.
PolyCosmic Records was formed in 1993 as a joint venture between PolyGram Music Group (which has 30% of the company's stocks) and a consortium of local businessmen including Dr. James G. Dy (founding chairman of Dyna Products Inc. (now Dyna Music Entertainment Corporation), which was the local distributor of PolyGram before) and Cosmic Records, another local company founded in 1992 by Ramon Chuaying. Universal Records - which would later be involved in the trademark dispute with this company - had the distribution rights, and Chuaying (who is now an executive at Universal) was the company's first CEO. In 1998, PolyGram N.V. was purchased by Seagram's and was merged into MCA Inc., and PolyGram Music Group was merged with MCA Music Entertainment to become Universal Music Group. After the merger, PolyCosmic Records was reincorporated as MCA Music Inc. (Philippines). In 2006, Ricky Ilacad was named the Managing Director and is currently the CEO.
Artists (past and present)
- Johnny Alegre
- Gabby Alipe
- Nicole Laurel Asensio
- The Dawn
- Jason Dy
- Kyle Echarri
- Miguel Escueta
- Darren Espanto
- Pops Fernandez
- Barbie Forteza
- Jensen and The Flips
- Lyca Gairanod
- Tricia Garcia
- Solenn Heussaff
- DJ JOSH
- Krissy and Ericka
- Juan Karlos Labajo
- The Lamars
- Kris Lawrence
- Tanya Markova
- Elha Nympha
- Over October
- Jim Paredes
- Veronica and I
- Jessica Sanchez
- Side A
- Jona Soquite
- Square One
- Edray Teodoro
- Nyoy Volante
- Mitoy Yonting
- Shane Filan
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The week's almost over, so you deserve to relax! Unwind with MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines)'s newly signed pop duo Veronica and I and their take on CATTSKI's "Hello Tears".
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