Tuesday, September 2, 2008

VP Records refuse to divulge information on ‘shut down’ rumor

VP Records’ top guns have been remaining tight lipped about word on the street claiming the newly amalgamated major reggae music administrators will be shutting down their offices in Kingston soon.

Marketing Manager, Yolan Zanders, who has for around 4 years been the main mover and shaker of VP’s Jamaican arm reportedly said she has heard the word, as many people have contacted her for more information on a possible closing.

However she has been unable to give any confirmation, saying that no official statement of that sort has been passed down to her from VP’s head offices and she continued to say that she would not be able to comment further.

Recognized globally as the largest independent reggae music label in the world, VP opened its Kingston office in 2004 at the same time it celebrated 25 years in the business. The objective then was described by Randy Chin as bringing VP closer to partners in the music and business communities.

Many wonder now if the new acquisition of Greensleeves Records by VP that was followed by some staff layoffs; or their recent appointment of former Director of A&R, Cristy Barber, have anything to do with the ‘closing’ rumors.

Source: Yard Flex

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