Thursday, February 21, 2013




US Tour Sells Out in Record Time

 (February 14, 2013)  Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated Island Records group Fall Out Boy has ended their hiatus with force. With the global launch on February 4th of their new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," the track hit #1 on the iTunes ( Singles Chart in the U.S. and #1 in multiple countries around the globe. The single sold over 161,000 units in the first week in the U.S. alone. Radio has also showed strong support, as the song was #1 Most Added at Modern Rock in its first official add week, and was also added at pop radio with top stations including Z100 (NY), KISS (Los Angeles), SIRIUS Hits 1 coming on board in the U.S. and Radio 1 in the UK among others around the globe. The “My Songs” video featuring 2 Chainz has been played over 5 million times since Feb 4 as well. The launch took place at the original Comiskey Park, the location of Disco Demolition Night in 1979.

With the incredible excitement around Fall Out Boy’s return and “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” the band moved the release date of their album SAVE ROCK AND ROLL to April 16 (from May 7). Pete Wentz said: “ So when we got this all rolling we didn't expect it to be so crazy. But we weren't kidding when we said we had the album done- so why wait? It means the world to us the way you have welcomed us back. SAVE ROCK AND ROLL now out early, on April 16th.”

The band announced six small shows during the Feb 4 launch, and each one in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and Paris sold out in seconds. Days later, the band’s first tour since 2009 went on sale and tickets sold out in record time. The Rave in Milwaukee broke a 20 year venue record for fastest sell out.  In addition, Fall Out Boy is headlining the annual Skate and Surf Festival in Freehold, NJ on May 18, playing at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan on August 10 and 11, and performing at the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK in August. 

The band debuted their hit single on national television on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Fall Out Boy now heads to Houston on February 16 for the NBA All Star Weekend (airs 7:00pm on TNT).

SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is Fall Out Boy’s fifth studio album, and is their first new studio album since Folie Á Deux in December 2008.  

Hailing from the Chicago, Fall Out Boy - Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar), and Andy Hurley (drums) - have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Spin, Blender, and Alternative Press, among others.  They have performed on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and many more.  In addition to their Grammy nod, they have won three MTV Video Music Awards. 

My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," smashing single by Fall Out Boy is now available on iTunes and under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LES MISERABLES: The Motion Picture Soundtrack DELUXE EDITION

MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) is proud to announce that an expanded, two-disc deluxe edition of the soundtrack to the film version of Les Miserables will be released next month. The complete Motion Picture Soundtrack will have 22 more tracks than the Highlights edition currently available.

Available in both physical and digital formats, the full soundtrack is expected to be in stores by March 18. The Highlights edition, which has 20 tracks in all, currently tops the UK album chart and is the fastest-selling album in the UK this year.

"Post-production on the Les Miserables film was extremely tight, with recording of the orchestra, final edit and sound mix having to be completed in only a few weeks," said producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. "There was only enough time to remix a limited number of tracks so that at least a highlights album could be released for the fans before Christmas. We are delighted with the success of that album and very pleased that we can now add 22 more tracks.” The new record's release, he continued, meant "that audiences can now enjoy at home a full representation of the film's powerful and emotional version of this great score".

The new CD packaging will feature previously unseen photos from the film set as well as additional explanatory notes.

Directed by Tom Hooper, the film version of the long-running stage success stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks and Amanda Seyfried.

The box-office hit was honored with four BAFTA film awards and will be up for eight Oscars at the Academy Awards on 24 February.

Meanwhile, you may now get the "Les Miserables: Highlights from The Motion Picture Soundtrack" in CDs at Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video and Fully Booked or online via iTunes and

Saturday, February 16, 2013


English folk-rock band sensation Mumford & Sons added another feather to their cap with the triumph of their latest album at the just concluded Grammy Awards 2013. The album "Babel" won the Album of the Year plum at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, proving how recognized they have become among fans and critics alike.

Babel is the band's sophomore full-length studio effort released last September in several European countries, in South America and in the United States and Canada. The follow-up package to the highly successful debut "Sigh No More" debuted at number one on both the UK Albums Chart and US Billboard 200. It became the fastest selling album in the UK last year, selling over 159,000 copies in just the first week of release alone. In the US it sold 600,000 during week 1 in the market, eventually earning the tag as 2012's biggest selling debut of any album.
The album, released in the Philippines by MCA Music, was actually nominated for four Grammy Awards as it also earned nomination nod for British Album of the Year at the 2013BRITAwards.

Mumford & Sons' other hits include "Little Lion Man," "The Cave," "Roll Away Your Stone," "Winter Winds," and "Lover of the Light," which is also part of "Babel's" track listing. The group, along with legendary Paul Simon, was featured in a recent cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer" by Jerry Douglas.
Marcus, who started his musical career playing drums for artist Laura Marling, is married to British actress Carey Mulligan, his childhood pen pal. Their romance became official in 2011 and he proposed to the latter after dating her for five months.

Other members of the band are Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane.

Mumford & Sons, formed in December 2007, came out of West London and initially recorded an EP called "Love Your Ground." Their debut album was released in the UK and Ireland in October 2009 and in February the following year in the US. The album topped the Ireland, Australia and New Zealand charts.

In December 2010, the band earned two Grammy Award nominations, one for Best New Artist and the other for Best Rock Song for "Little Lion Man". A live performance at the Grammy ceremony led to more airplays and increased popularity for singles off "Sigh No More."

Eventually, the group, whose members play multiple instruments in live performances, won the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artist in 2010 and the Brit Award in 2011 for Best British Album.

MUMFORD & SONS AWARD WINNING ALBUM “BABEL” under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), is now available in all record stores nationwide and online via iTunes and

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Girls Generation "Go Pink" Day


Wear your best PINK outfits or your best I GOT A BOY inspired outfit and get a chance to win exciting GIRLS GENERATION prizes as well as participate in games and raffles during the program!

Got your I GOT A BOY album ready, make sure to keep your receipt to claim your raffle stub during the event!!

STAY TUNED as we reveal our surprise freebie for all SONEs!!!

Brought to you by: MCA and OdysseyLive.Net

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gangnam Valentine PSY concert

Get ready for the BIGGEST VALENTINE CONCERT of 2013!

Korean rapper PSY, who captured world attention and recognition with his viral hit song, “Gangnam Style”, will wow Filipino fans when he performs his amusing dance moves at a special Valentine concert on February 16, 8 in the evening at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Joining him on stage are Ai-Ai Delas Alas and comedy duo Wally and Jose. Hailed by many as Philippines’ comedy concert queen of today, Ai-Ai promises award-winning comedy antics and comic musical performances on the 16th. Also expect a night of production numbers from the veteran comedienne herself as she prowls the stage with her comic fury and undeniable talent. Meanwhile, Wally and Jose evolved as mainstream comedy acts when they successfully held their first major comedy concert in 2012 impersonating today’s controversial personalities.

Psy, whose real name is Park Jae Sang, has been a mainstay of the South Korean music industry for more than a decade before achieving international success following the release of his K-pop single, Gangnam Style, which went viral both as a pop song and as a music video on YouTube and other social networks. The song peaked on Billboard’s YouTube Music Video Chart at No. 1 in early September of 2012 and earned recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records as the most “liked” video in YouTube history. The said music video hit 1 billion views before Christmas Day.

Furthermore, Psy’s most successful single, “Gangnam Style”, is part of THE HOTTEST HITS EVER… GANGNAM STYLE! --- a powerful CD compilation  loaded with twenty of the biggest international chart-busters and record-breaking hit singles by ALL ORIGINAL ARTISTS! Apart from “Gangnam Style”, the album also includes the hottest record-breaking singles of 2012 such as “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen), “Payphone” (Maroon 5), “Boyfriend” (Justin Bieber), “Starships” (Nicki Minaj), “Where Have You Been” (Rihanna) and more! This best-selling CD compilation is exclusively distributed by MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).

Ang Tanging Family Valentine Show featuring PSY is jointly presented by That’s Entertainment Productions, Ovation Productions and Music Management International. Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets or online via

THE HOTTEST HITS EVER… GANGNAM STYLE! is now available at Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video, Fully Booked and | Special thanks to MYX Music Channel, Love Radio, YES FM, HOT FM, BusinessWorld and