Life Records

Life Records is a Malaysian record label owned by Hup Hup Sdn. Bhd. (as of 1981).[1] The label also operated in Hong Kong.

Life Records
Life Records logo.jpg
Parent companyHup Hup
Founded1949
GenreVarious
Country of originMalaysia, Hong Kong
Official websitewww.liferecords.com

HistoryEdit

According to the company itself, it was formed in 1949.[2] It was known as King's Musical Industrial Sdn. Bhd.,[3] King's Musical Industries Limited[4] or Hup Hup Sdn. Bhd..[4]

Subsidiaries in Hong Kong (The Life Records Limited (Chinese: 麗風唱片有限公司[5]) and Singapore (Life Record Industries Pte. Ltd.) were established in 1960 and 1966 respectively, according to the company.[2]

According to the company, it was the first Malaysian licensee for many popular foreign record labels, including CBS Records, MCA Records and Kapp Records.[2] Life's recording artists have included Teresa Teng, Frances Yip, Fahrenheit and Candy.[2]

In 1969, the factory in Singapore started production.[3] The Singapore subsidiary was chaired by millionaire Aw Cheng Chye at that time,[3] The parent company was chaired by Ng Lian Chin (simplified Chinese: 黄连振; traditional Chinese: 黃連振) (as of 1971).[6] In 1970, Life Records (Hong Kong) was exported to Europe and America.[7] In 1971, Life Records (Hong Kong) started to produce cassette tape that recorded directly from the original master recording.[8]

ArtistsEdit

Matthew with the Mandarins were one of the groups that had an album released on the label.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leo, Christie (July 18, 1981). Written at Kuala Lumpur. "Joint Malay-Indonesian Test". Billboard. New York City. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "About Us". Life Records. Archived from the original on 27 June 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2013.[non-primary source needed]
  3. ^ a b c "錄音造模製片分色印刷裝套齊備我國第一間完整生產唱片製造廠麗風唱片工業(私人)有限公司明日敦請社會事務部長奧斯曼渥主持開幕設備與人才均屬第一流堪與世界水準媲美". Nanyang Siang Pau (in Chinese). Singapore. 25 December 1969. Retrieved 11 October 2017 – via Singapore National Library.
  4. ^ a b Written at Petaling Jaya. "Political Stability Key to Business in Far East". Billboard. New York City. 11 Jun 1966. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  5. ^ https://webb-site.com/dbpub/orgdata.asp?p=159643
  6. ^ "麗風唱片董事長偕歌星尤雅來港". The Kung Sheung Evening News (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 20 June 1971. p. 8 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  7. ^ "麗風唱片公司開闢歐美市塲". The Kung Sheung Evening News (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 2 May 1970. p. 4 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  8. ^ "麗風唱片新灌製盒式原聲帶上市". The Kung Sheung Evening News (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 16 May 1971. p. 8 – via Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  9. ^ Discogs - Matthew Tan, Albums

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