PARADISE RISING will serve as a label focusing on Philippine artists, amplifying them globally through music distribution and artist development.
LOS ANGELES – July 20, 2020—Today, 88rising, the pioneering music and media collective synonymous with elevating Asian talent from East to West and Globe in the Philippines are teaming to launch PARADISE RISING.
Launching in July, PARADISE RISING will serve as a platform to establish a presence for Philippine artists in the West and globally through music distribution and 88rising’s highly praised artists development infrastructure.
“The Phillipines and music go hand in hand, and there is such a vibrancy in the way talented young artists are emerging, and such a massive audience in love with music. We want to support their voices, help them be heard, and bring music from the Phillipines to a global audience. This label partnership brings an unprecedented opportunity for Philippine artists to achieve even greater visibility and commercial success with their music,” said Sean Miyashiro, Founder, 88rising. “Globe shares this same vision and passion with us – and we are excited about what we can do together.”
“We are thrilled and excited about this opportunity to put Filipino music on the map and introduce our own brand of Filipino artists,” says Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu. “We take pride in our Filipino music, and we are honored to do our part in further unlocking the potential of Asian music in the global music industry by partnering with 88rising to recreate the local music scene with some of the best rising talents.”
To commemorate the launch PARADISE RISING is set to release its first mixtape titled “semilucent” on July 31, 2020. The initial project aims to reinforce the ethos of the label—bringing together a fusion of talented emerging Asian artists to the forefront through music.
Lending their voices to the album are other well-known local artists of Filipino roots: Kiana V (Pop/R&B), Massiah (Hiphop/R&B), Jason Dhakal (R&B/Soul), Leila Alcasid (Pop) and Fern. (Indie Pop). Fans can expect more song releases, amplified by promotional events, exciting interviews, digital content, and music video exclusives.
An authority on successfully creating pop-culture crossovers—bringing Asian artists, such as Rich Brian, NIKI, Joji, and Higher Brothers, to Western audiences—88rising looks to do the same with PARADISE RISING aiming to cull the most promising of Filipino artists and develop a regular cadence of music releases on the label’s platform. 88rising and Globe’s commendable mission is to empower and cement Filipino artists’ talent and creativity locally and amplify them globally.
“It will be interesting to see what these creative young artists can bring to the global stage. As we journey along with them, we are delighted to be doing it with a partner that is as innovative and driven in amplifying Asian talent and music that resonates with listeners worldwide,” adds Cu.
Catch upcoming news on PARADISE RISING by following the official Paradise Rising Globe pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
“semilucent” is set for release on July 31, 2020 via PARADISE RISING/ 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music.
Revered by the likes of The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, Billboard, Pitchfork, and Los Angeles Times, 88rising is a global media company that focuses on celebrating Asian talent, stories and culture. A true pioneer in the media and entertainment industry where nothing else comes close, 88rising is trailblazing the way for never-before-seen, groundbreaking content and quickly becoming a leader in progressive music and the apex of youth culture worldwide. 88rising was the first company to launch an Asian-centric music festival in the United States (Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival) and the first to have an Asian R&B artist top the Billboard charts (Joji). In 2019, they were awarded Label of the Year by Netease, one of the largest music streaming platforms in China, and had the highest streaming album in Netease history. The team manages a plethora of internet-breaking sensations including Rich Brian, Joji, NIKI, Higher Brothers, Stephanie Poetri, and many more. With over 40 million Spotify monthly listeners, 7 billion total streams and 20,000 attendees at the latest Head in the Clouds Festival in Los Angeles, 88rising’s global influence is undeniable. More information on 88rising can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.