Filipino artists Sam Concepcion, Xela, Moophs and Markus are officially part of Tarsier Records, the new imprint of Star Music that aims to penetrate the international market. The four musicians signed contracts with the record label today, August 31, 2017, and have expressed their elation as they begin their quest to conquer the global stage.
“I’m thrilled to be here. These are some of the greatest artists I have ever had the opportunity to work with and I am humbled to call them my friends. I’m just really excited to share what we have been creating since March this year. I think the content speaks for itself and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it,” Chris Lopez (Moophs) stated in an interview during the contract signing.
Sam Concepcion remarked that he believes that the Philippines has numerous talented musicians and Tarsier Records will pave the way for them to make it global.
“I am very glad to be part of this huge project and it’s going to be a huge one because I believe in the content and the quality of music that this label can offer. There’s a big untapped market out there that no one has ever tried to risk and I think that’s what’s great about Tarsier. We’re ready to be globally competitive and I think the Philippines has a lot of talent - there’s definitely no lack of talent here. I think that this is a great first big step into being global,” Sam stated.
Xela said that she is truly thankful to be given the opportunity to be part of the record label and she is looking forward to working hand in hand with other artists to fulfill its vision.
“This is such a good platform to just propel the Filipino artists. We are blessed to have a nation with so many talented singers and musicians. [Filipinos are] so musically talented and it is such a shame that they haven’t been tapped in the international scene. This is such a great opportunity and I am so grateful to be part of it at the start. To be able to create like this is a blessing,” she stated.
Meanwhile, Markus added that Tarsier Records would help bridge the gap between the Filipino artists and the international music scene.
The former Pinoy Boyband Superstar contestant said, “It is such a huge thing that’s coming up. Ever since I moved to the Philippines and ever since I was born, music has always been a super big part of my life . And when I moved here, I was like looking at the music scene and I was like, something’s lacking, something’s not here that should be here that could put us on the map. [I’m thankful] God brought me and Chris together. I was like oh my goodness let’s do this. I’m so excited just to be writing music and making music.”
Tarsier Records will release eight original tracks on September 8, 2017. The tracks will be on Spotify and Tarsier’s YouTube channel.