Established in 2013, 𝙎𝙮𝙢𝙗𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙋𝙫𝙩. 𝙇𝙩𝙙., simply referred to as 𝙎𝙮𝙢𝙗𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 or 𝙎𝙍, is the first record label format company to be registered in the Maldives. While the company focused on hip-hop and rap during the earlier years and still continue to mainly focus on those genres, it has also grown to produce and promote other genres as well.
A strong advocate for original music and promotion of original local talent, Symbolic Records is the most impactful music entity to be established in Maldives in recent times. During the past 8 years, Symbolic Records has tirelessly challenged and overcome diverse obstacles to reach its goal of creating a demand for original music and creating a true music industry in the Maldives. By mid 2021, Symbolic Records has released 5 albums, 3 EPs, 50+ singles and produced over 30 video songs.
The company currently manages 15 artists in total with 12 of them currently active.
𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀: Pest, Bey, Jahulu, Arey, Maatu, Emp, Rydey, Limits, Teddy, Toy, Zya & Shifu
𝗜𝗻𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀: Edil, Ledow, Prhyme
𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀: Tro, Zips
𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀: rambustaninmymind (d. 24.03.2018)
The label has also collaborated with several artists on different projects. These include mainstream artists, rappers from other crews and also different cultural music groups.
Symbolic Records has also announced it's own merchandise line; 𝑹𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒂𝑲𝒂𝒍𝒉𝒂𝒂, mainly with clothing and accessories.
In 8 years, Symbolic Records has managed to create a loyal fanbase of thousands of youth; commonly referred to as the 𝑹𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒂 𝑲𝒂𝒍𝒉𝒖𝒈𝒆 𝑳𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒌𝒂𝒓𝒖. Symbolic Records also has the largest organic online following in the Maldives
Main objects of the company includes:
1- To make money by creating and selling Music.
2- To compose and perform the Business.
3- To create and sell Recorded Music.
4- To run Retail and Online Stores.
5- To conduct Music Related Courses.
6- To Operate Record Labels.
7- To Broadcast Music through Satellite Internet and Broadcast Radio.
8- To Sell and Buy Musical Instruments.
9- Marketing and Distributing Music
10- To run Recording Studios.
11- Music Related Software and Hardware Business.
12- To Publish Music Related News Paper, Magazines and Websites.
13- To present live Music Performances as Booking Agent, Promoter, Music Venues and road crew.
14- To provide Professional Services to Assist Musicians with their Music Carriers via talent Managers, Business Managers and Entertainment Lawyers.
15- To design and Release a line of Symbolic Records, Casual wear, and concert Merchandise, Including Such items as shirts, hats, jackets, t-shirts, Program Posters, buttons, Souvenir’s etc..