Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, over the years, has successfully prepared the country’s biggest independent record label to withstand the challenges of the ever-changing landscape of the local recording industry.
Because of this achievement, Joey Concepcion’s GoNegosyo has named Kathleen as one of the 50 Entrepreneurs of Passion. Her story is included in a special limited edition book with the subtitle “How Big Dreams and Good Ideas Became Great Businesses.”
In the commemorative book, Kathleen recalled how Universal Records have readied itself in the evolution of music formats in the country – from vinyl to cassettes to CDs to digital.
Kathleen also admitted that this inescapable evolution is really challenging, but according to her, one truth keeps her faith in the industry – “Music will never disappear and Filipinos will always be music lovers.”
She further adds, “We (in Universal Records) will always be here to service their needs, and at the same time discover and support great talents in OPM.”
With Kathleen’s supervision and guidance, Universal Records is the record label of OPM superstars like Gary Valenciano, Parokya Ni Edgar, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Gloc-9, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, Sponge Cola, Sam Concepcion, Callalily, Kamikazee, Kuh Ledesma, among others.
Aside from her engagements as Managing Director of Universal Records, Kathleen is also busy helping Immaculate Conception Academy, her alma mater, and Xavier School in their various projects.