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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PHILIPPINE POP MUSIC FESTIVAL launched

REMEMBER METROPOP SONG WRITING COMPETITION DAYS? I am sure you do.I made a little researched and I was surprised to find out that it was actually launched in 1977 and lasted til 1985.It stopped and was relaunched y GMA Network in 1996..I remember the song  Paano Na? composed by Arnold Reyes and interpreted by Bituin Escalante until now.Unfortunately, the song writing competition lasted only for seven years until 2003.

These days, most competitions of Philippine tv are focused on singing, bands, master chefs and the like but nothing on song writers. Song writers play an important part in the industry.They are the lifeline of Philippine music. We need to understand that we need to develop more song writers if we are to sustain OPM itself. They are as important as the singers we produce,maybe even more important. Such was my joy therefore when a fellow blogger broke the news about the PHILIPPINE POP MUSIC FESTIVAL. This is what the P)hilippine music industry needs---badly.
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 PHILIPPINE POP MUSIC FESTIVAL launched


The first Philippine Popular Music Festival is now open
PRESS RELEASE

There are competitions for aspiring singers, dancers, actors, models, bands, chefs, even children wanting to be chefs but what about for songwriters?
With a local music scene widely dominated by imported music, the Filipino songwriter has become a stranger in his own land. With this in mind, prominent names from various industries have come together to spearhead the creation of the Philippine Popular Music Festival.

PhilPOP is a songwriting competition open to all amateur and professional Filipino composers. By March 1, 2012, interested composers can start submitting their entries online at PhilPOP.com.ph. The deadline of submission is on May 10, 2012. Song entries must be in MP3 format and can be in any popular music genre or a fusion of known genres, in any form or structure. Each entry must not exceed four minutes. Contestants can submit a maximum of two songs, either as a sole composer or as a collaborator. Song lyrics may be in Filipino, English, any Filipino dialect or a combination thereof.
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There will be three levels of screenings and during the semi-finals, the judges will choose the top 14 finalists. The final performance and competition night will be held on July 14, 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The grand prize winner will receive P1 million in cash and a trophy. The second and third runners up will each receive a trophy and P500,000 and P250,000 in cash respectively. All non-winning finalists will receive P50,000. A People’s Choice award will also be given to the entry with the most number of online and text votes. The winner will receive P200,000 and a trophy.

The competition hopes to provide a channel through which Filipino songwriters can create new songs and discover new expressions or genres in popular music. The organizers of PhilPOP also hope to start spark renewed enthusiasm and pride in Filipino music by starting a brand new collection of freshly produced Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
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“Filipinos, in general, are musically gifted,” music maestro and PhilPOP executive director Ryan Cayabyab said. “We are well-known the world over simply because of our immense talent. But we are not just a country of talented singers, dancers and actors. With PhilPOP, I also want to shine the spotlight on our world-class composers and songwriters,” he added. The renowned musician also noted that this songwriting event is not a “revival” of another popular songwriting competition in the past decade.
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Maynilad president and chief executive Ricky Vargas, who is also the event’s organizing committee chairman, further noted the significance of PhilPOP. “It’s high time we celebrate the artistry of the Filipino songwriter. What better way to do that than by giving them an avenue to showcase home grown talent and shine on a stage of their own.”
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Meanwhile, business icon and PhilPOP chairman, Manny Pangilinan, also shared his motivation for lending support to the competition. “There are two reasons why I'm back in the Philippines after living in Hong Kong for so many years. I miss our religion and our music. You hear God’s voice in music,” he said.

The Philippine Popular Music Festival is jointly presented by Maynilad, Meralco, PLDT, Smart Communications, Sun Cellular, PICC, TV5, DDB Philippines and official press launch food provider, Via Mare.
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5 comments:

  1. di ko na alam yun whhaha...
    pero this one mukhang mas exciting...

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  2. Pogi talaga ni sir C. ahahaha


    mapalad ang mananalo dito,

    1M daw ang prize, woo sana may ganung talent ako hehe


    :))

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  3. Sana hindi puro sila na lang lagi ulit ang mga nakakasali. Nakakasawa na silang lahat. Puro bulok na ang style nila ang ba-baduy.. It's so unfair na lagi na lang sila sila ang mga nagla-laban-laban.
    Ang sabi niyo is to look for new and fresh singers and composers when whom you're picking are still the ones who competed Centuries ago such as Trina Belamide, Mike Villegas, Soc Villanueva (who really Socs/Sucks already) and please arent you tired of Gary Granada who might need a real time bomb just for all of you to stop picking him. Please let them just write, record and release their songs and not join these contests over and over again. Oh My God give chances to others naman, napaka-su-swapang niyo sa Popularity and Opportunities. If you're not changing this way and style of picking the Finalists then this is just money making and Philippine Music still wont get anywhere you stupid fools..
    How can this be called popular when all you see are the same persons ALL THE TIME Bwisit!!

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  4. Sana hindi puro sila na lang lagi ulit ang mga nakakasali. Nakakasawa na silang lahat. Puro bulok na ang style nila ang ba-baduy.. It's so unfair na lagi na lang sila sila ang mga nagla-laban-laban.
    Ang sabi niyo is to look for new and fresh singers and composers when whom you're picking are still the ones who competed Centuries ago such as Trina Belamide, Mike Villegas, Soc Villanueva (who really Socs/Sucks already) and please arent you tired of Gary Granada who might need a real time bomb just for all of you to stop picking him. Please let them just write, record and release their songs and not join these contests over and over again.
    Oh My God give chances to others naman, napaka-su-swapang niyo sa Popularity and Opportunities. If you're not changing this way and style of picking the Finalists then this is just money making and Philippine Music still wont get anywhere you stupid fools..
    How can this be called popular when all you see are the same persons ALL THE TIME Bwisit!!

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  5. Songwriting Competitions: Nepotism

    1. KBP Pop Music Festival -
    Winner: Qyork/Kat (7101 elements alumni) - Lead Judge: Ryan Cayabyab(7101 elements head mentor)

    the winning piece - song composed & arranged in 7101 camp

    2. Philpop Music Festival –
    Finalists: Majority are pros who had work with Mr. C before.

    One Gary Granada, a staple competition finalist is an anti-mining advocate who endorsed the same competition sponsored by the biggest mining company in the Phils. Is it an x-deal in the making? Surely, Gary Granada now in the payroll will probably tone down his advocacy.

    The Big Time Connection : Trina and Baihana: -- as if Trina's close association with Mr. C, was not enough, she made Mr. C’s daughter sing her entry and in effect double-glued her spot on the finals.

    Another valid and undeniable proof of irregularity is the changing of rules in their sites after flooded by comments on finalists with youtube-published songs. Visit Philpop’s official facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/philpopmusic ) and be in the eye of the storm.

    Philpop through their press releases, claimed that 100 adjudicators screen the almost 3,000 songs hence, the swift results . However, their being mum on people’s clamor for them to release the names of the 100 adjudicators, the top 100 and the top 30 all the more raised the suspicion of an anomalous procedure.

    The heavyweights lured the amateurs and the lesser known pros to this competition not to "pass the torch" but to maintain the status quo or revive what used to be the status quo.

    The plan is obvious, the Music Cartel members would re-position themselves through some competition(s), have their big payday then "study" the non-winning entries as inputs to their songwriting machinery. All these while using the “passing the torch”, “helping the new generation of musicians”,and “looking for tunes that define the present generation—hindi ‘yung tunog namin!” rhetorics

    Yeah the non-winners are "bitter" because this outright injustice is a bitter pill to swallow.

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