|Universal Records (Philippines)|
|Parent company|| Warner Music Group (1977–1992)|
|Founded||1977 (as WEA Records Philippines)|
|Founder|| Warner Music Group |
Bella Dy Tan
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Location||9/F, Universal Tower, 1487 Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Official website|| universalrecords|
Universal Records Philippines Inc. is a Filipino record label founded in 1977 as part of Warner Music Group.Since 1992, it is an independent label. The label is currently a member of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.
Universal Records also released video karaoke VCDs versions of the label's songs in the Philippines.
URPI was founded in 1977 as WEA Records Philippines Inc. The company was the licensee of WEA in Philippines for 15 years, but the latter still decided to put its own office, the precursor of what is now Warner Music Philippines.
In 1992, the company adopted a new name, Universal Records Philippines Inc., and since then it rose as one of the Philippines' best and biggest record labels.
Universal Records officially distributed K-pop albums from September 2009, to be followed by some J-pop albums which was announced late May 2011.
Currently, it is the leading independent recording company in the country, being home to bestselling OPM artists.
In 2018, the company launched Mustard Music, a sublabel focusing on the growth of homegrown indie acts.
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(Updated as of July 2021)
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Universal Music Group cannot use the Universal name in the Philippines because URPI has the rights for the said trade name. Due to this, UMG currently makes business in the Philippines as MCA Music, Inc., the old worldwide name for UMG.
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