Hybrid record label, management and marketing company
88rising is a record label, management and marketing company who supports and promotes Asian and Asian American creatives and communities since its founding in 2015. The label is behind some recent hits including Joji’s Glimpse of Us. Inaugurated in 2018, 88rising hosts Head in the Clouds music festival, held in Los Angeles and is expanding to Jakarta and Manila this December. In May 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, 88rising’s hours-long livestream festival Asia Rising Forever, drew an estimated eight million viewers across social media platforms. 88rising collaborated with director Destin Daniel Cretton on the hit Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings on its groundbreaking soundtrack featuring a roster of 88rising artists. In April this year, the label-conceptualized set “Head in the Clouds Forever” took stage at Coachella featuring artists that include “K-Pop Queens” 2NE1, Indonesian rapper Rich Brian, Chinese super star Jackson Wang, and J-Pop legend Hikaru Utada and “proved to be Weekend One’s biggest surprise hit.” (Billboard.com) 88rising has grown since its founding as a music collective, and designs curated lifestyle products surrounding the label’s artists. They are also working on television and film projects.
Founder & CEO, 88rising
Sean Miyashiro is the founder and CEO of internationally-renowned music and media company 88rising, whose mission is to amplify Asian and Asian-American talent and youth culture across the globe. He’s been profiled by the New Yorker, the New York Times, NPR, Billboard, Business Insider, and many more. Since founding 88rising in 2015, Miyashiro has transformed the music world, redefining what a record label can be. In addition to their work cultivating a diverse roster of Asian talent, 88rising has a hand in a myriad of internationally successful endeavors – thanks to Miyashiro’s boundless vision and ambition.