Written by Putera Muhammad
Suria Records (also known as SRC) is a recording label company and music production which started on 1970 at Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the pioneer recording company in Malaysia and still able to maintain in the industry until now. Its subsidiary company, Suwah Enterprise Publishing (Production & Distribution) had a hundreds amount of albums and songs in its catalogue.
SRC also a members of Recording Industry Association Malaysia (RIM), the national industry trade association set up to represent the locally incorporated recording companies in Malaysia. RIM currently represents 170 such companies and businesses, all of which are involved in the production, manufacturing and distribution of local and international sound, music video and karaoke recordings.
Throughout the long path of Malaysia music history, Suria Records had develop a successful artiste such as Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, New Boyz, Sofaz, Noraniza Idris, ND Lala, May , Handy Black, Mazleela, Anis Suraya, Liza Hanim, Aqasha, Datuk Jeffrydin, M. Sharrif, Datuk Dj Dave and many more.
After few year focusing on Indonesian artist’s promotion in Malaysia, SRC are now starts to work on the local talents by recruiting new singers and band.
Suria Records in International Collaborations
Besides local content, Suria Records also is actively promoting Indonesia music in Malaysia. Well-known artiste that had been brought in are Peterpan, Rossa, Ungu, Afgan, D’Bagindas, Sherina, Naff, Maudy Ayunda, Gamma1, Indah Dewi Pertiwi, Ayu Ting Ting, Kla Project, and many more.
Apart from that, Suria Records also promote Singapore artiste like Taufik Batisah, Hady Mirza and Sarah Aqila.
Suria Records had organized an Indonesian music band, Ungu’s concert titled The Mozaik Tour in 2015. The concert is jointly organized by Trinity Optima, Ungu’s label in Indonesia and ERA fm in Malaysia started on September 21st, 2015. The band performed in Kuala Lumpur and Kuching before coming to Kota Kinabalu.
Writer with Suria Records Managing Director, Edwin Tan & Feros Sayna, Senior Manager at SRC’s headquarters.