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Gold Typhoon Entertainment Limited
Type Private
Founded 2004 (Gold Label Entertainment)
2008 (Gold Typhoon Entertainment)
Headquarters Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
Area served Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Key people Paco Wong, Chairman (Hong Kong)
Chan Fai-hung, CEO (Hong Kong)
Johanna Huang, General Manager (Taiwan)
Industry Music, Movie, Artist management
Subsidiaries Gold Typhoon Pictures Ltd
Gold Typhoon Music Co.Ltd
Gold Typhoon Beijing Ltd
Typhoon And Fire Ltd
Famous Star Entertainment Berhad
Website Gold Label Entertainment Website(Hong Kong)
Gold Typhoon Music Taiwan Website
Gold Typhoon Music China Website

Gold Label is an independent, Hong Kong-based entertainment company launched with the support of EMI, and acquire EMI Music Taiwan / EMI Music China (Typhoon Records) in 2008, reforming to Gold Typhoon.

In 2004, former [Go East Entertainment] CEO Paco Wong decided to not work with the parent company of Go East, Universal Group Hong Kong, but to instead work for EMI Hong Kong as they promised to launch a new label. Paco Wong was to have total control of the new label which became Gold Label Entertainment.

All products of Gold Label Entertainment share the same ISRC and bar-code system with EMI which include, "07243-", "00946-" and newly released "50999-". Gold Label under EMI has released the first DRM-free music downloading agreement with Hong Kong's local mobile brand CSL mobile. In addition to marketing and distribution, the company is also involved in artist and concert management.

EMI Music Hong Kong decided to delegate its local activities to Gold Label, leaving EMI to concentrate on international artists. Gold Label has also taken over EMI Hong Kong's local artists roster, which includes Kary Ng, Stephy Tang, Cookies, Ping Pung, Edmond Leung. With the launch of Capitol Music Taiwan by EMI, Gold Label is now working to market Taiwanese diva Jolin Tsai in Hong Kong. The label has signed local singers Miriam Yeung and Sandy Lam. Together, with re-shaping local stars Ronald Cheng, Leo Ku and Edmond Leung, Gold Label is now one of the largest music companies in Hong Kong.

The company also promotes new artists. Justin Lo, a singer-songwriter from the United States, won all new artist's awards in Hong Kong in 2005 by having the top-10 best selling records in Hong Kong 2005.

In the circulated materials such as the Red Bus Airplay Calculation, Gold Label Entertainment is still referred as EMI.

In July 2008, EMI Group and Gold Label announced EMI would sell all its 50% stakes at Gold Label Entertainment Ltd., Push Typhoon Records and the whole EMI Music Taiwan to Typhoon Group. And Gold Label Records and Gold Label Entertainment would change its name to Gold Typhoon with branches in the Greater China region. Also, EMI would appoint Gold Typhoon as its only distributing partners in the region. Conversely, Gold Typhoon would release through EMI internationally.

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Music

Gold Label Entertainment is one of the largest labels in Hong Kong with over 30% local sales within the region. EMI Hong Kong is now leaving itself to managing and arranging international releases and promotion in the region while all Chinese records promotions and releases have been given to Gold Label. According to IFPI Hong Kong, Gold Label owned local best-selling rosters including Leo Ku, Justin Lo and Stephy Tang. However, the label was facing the problems of new challenges brought by rising Universal Music Hong Kong and Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) and with the leaving of its own diva Miriam Yeung in 2007. In comparison with other labels, the label owns the nearly all of the best-selling South East Asian rosters including Stefanie Sun, Jolin Tsai, Amei, David Tao, Nicholas Teo, Show Luo and Stanley Huang.

Advertising and promotion

Gold Label is named one of the best promotion agencies in the region as they use both traditional media and so-called new media in promoting. For each new local release in 2007, the label focused on TV ad promotion, train advertisements and billboards. According to AdManGo, an advertising agency-circulated online database, Gold Label Records has spent, on average, over HKD1,500,000 on TVC per local releases alone and about HKD 300,000 for regional Mandarin releases.

Artist Management Agency

Gold Label was started as a small artist management agency. Paco Wong was named the "Golden Agent" in Hong Kong as he helped many once unsuccessful artists build up their careers, including Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Sammi Cheng, Miriam Yeung, Sally Yeh, Sandy Lam, and Leo Ku. Generally speaking, rosters from Gold Label Management are signed to its music department when artists start their singing career. Before EMI Music Hong Kong delegated local artist activities to Gold Label Entertainment, Gold Label Management was already home of EMI's rosters, including Edmond Leung and The Cookies.

Film

The label also set up a new division for movie productions. The division has produced over 20 low-budget movies, most of which earned over HK$8,000,000 at the box office. The division doubles as a movie distributor and releases include DVD/VCD promotion.

Concert production

In 2004, Gold Label began concert production. The first concert produced was Miriam Yeung's KungHiFatChoi Concert Vol.3 in February 2004 in association with East Asia Entertainment, Abbas Entertainment Hong Kong and Yiu Wing Entertainement. After gaining experience through independent concerts, they are now producing for their own rosters by outsourcing to other entertainment firms and production houses. Other concert productions include Edmond Leung's I love Kitchen Concert, Jolin Tsai's Pepsi Dancing Diva Live Hong Kong, Leo Ku's Magic Moments Live 2007, Stephy Tang's See Thru Concert 2007 and Kary Ng's Lady K Concert 2008.

Artist rosters

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Individuals

Groups

  • Cookies (singing group, disbanded)
  • Ping Pung (punk and pop rock group)
  • RubberBand (pop/rock band)
  • I Love U Boy'z (CRHK DJ/TV personality) (signed in Jan, 2009)

Asian artists

Asian artists represented in Hong Kong by Gold Label:

  • Anson Hu (胡彥斌)(EMI Music China)
  • David Tao (陶喆)(EMI Music Taiwan)
  • Stefanie Sun (孫燕姿)(Capitol Music Taiwan)
  • Show Luo (羅志祥)(Capitol Music Taiwan)
  • A-mei (張惠妹)(EMI Music Taiwan)
  • Lollipop (棒棒堂)(Capitol Music Taiwan)
  • Cyndi Wang (王心凌) (singer)
  • The Flowers (band) (花兒樂隊)(EMI Music China)
  • OD (歐漢聲)(Capitol Music Taiwan)
  • Elva Hsiao (蕭亞軒) (Virgin Music Taiwan)
  • Wu Ge (胡歌) (EMI Music China)
  • Go Go Club (兄弟聯) (EMI Music China)

Previous artists

  • Miki Yeung (楊愛瑾) (singer/actress)
  • Leo Ku (古巨基) (singer/actor) (2003-2009)
  • Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) (singer/actress) (2003-2006)
  • Richie Ren (任賢齊)(EMI Music Taiwan) (2005-2008)
  • Awaking Band (元衛覺醒)(Capitol Music Taiwan) (2007-2008)
  • Jolin Tsai (蔡依林)(Capitol Music Taiwan) (2005-2008)
  • Nicholas Teo (張棟樑) (Virgin Music Taiwan) (2005-2008)
  • Penny Dai (戴佩妮)(EMI Music Taiwan)
  • SE7EN (YG Family Korea)
  • Alex Lee (李崗霖)(Virgin Music Taiwan)

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