MCA Music Inc. (Philippines)

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MCA Music Inc.
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1999 (as MCA Music, Inc.)
Distributor(s) self-distributed
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
Official website

MCA Music Inc. is a Philippine regional branch of the multinational Universal Music Group.[1] 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.[2][3]


PolyCosmic Records was formed in 1993 as a subsidiary of PolyGram Music Group.[4] In 1998, PolyGram N.V. was purchased by Seagram's[5] and was merged into MCA Inc.,[6] and PolyGram Music Group was merged with MCA Music Entertainment to become Universal Music Group.[7][8] After the merger, PolyCosmic Records was reincorporated as MCA Music Inc. (Philippines). In 2006, Ricky Ilacad was named the Managing Director[9] and is currently the CEO.[10]

MCA Music has a partnership with Smart Communications Inc. to make music downloads available to phone users via music service Spinnr.[11]

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  1. ^ Reyes, Francis (June 7, 2017). "MCA Music Announces Super Sale on Select Vinyl Records and Imported CDs". Billboard Philippines. Philippines. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "MCA Music". Jazz Near You. Philippines. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Hombach, Jean-Pierre (2012). Elton John. UK. ISBN 9781471611865. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Gorospy, Marc (July 10, 1993). "PolyGram in Philippines Venture". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Seagram buys PolyGram from Philips for $10.6bn". The Independent. UK. May 21, 1998. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  6. ^ Jeffrey, Don (May 30, 1998). "P'Gram Accepts Seagram Bid". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "Universal Music shake-up". The Times. UK. January 15, 1999. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  8. ^ White, Adam (June 6, 1998). "Key Role Seen For Larsen In 'UniGram'". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  9. ^ "Music Maverick Ricky Ilacad Named Managing Director, MCA Music Philippines". Universal Music Group. Hong Kong. April 28, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  10. ^ Ho, Vanessa (February 14, 2017). "Universal Music Philippines CEO shares upcoming plans for 2017". MusicAsia. China. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Desiderio, Louella D. (December 18, 2015). "Smart renews partnership with MCA Music". The Philippine Star. Philippines. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "OPM boy band 1:43 releases second album". The Philippine Star. October 7, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  13. ^ Reyes, Francis (February 21, 2017). "Nicole Asensio to Perform in Barcelona This Week". Billboard Philippines. Philippines. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Nicole debuts as recording artist". Manila Standard. Philippines. December 12, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  15. ^ Villegas, Emmie (February 9, 2017). "ARE YOU A CERTIFIED DARRENATIC?". Billboard Philippines. Philippines. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  16. ^ Reyes, Francis (November 25, 2016). "Malaysian Star Fazura Records Song With AWIT Awards Nominee Jason Dy". Billboard Philippines. Philippines. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  17. ^ "Veronica and I - "Hello Tears"". Billboard Philippines. Aug 24, 2017. Retrieved Aug 28, 2017. 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".
  18. ^ Lastrilla, Gary Ann (July 30, 2017). "Jona Soquite wins The Voice Teens". Philippines. Retrieved July 30, 2017.

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