Saturday, April 27, 2013


Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the Princes of the contemporary renaissance of EDM”, Grammy-nominated Avicii - born Tim Bergling - is best known for his acclaimed live performances and for international mega-hit ‘Levels’. It conquered club charts worldwide, racked up over 50 million YouTube views, and was declared David Guetta’s “Tune of 2011” in DJ Mag. Following an intense and prolific touring schedule as well as the worldwide release of his summer smash hit ‘Silhouettes’ this year, the Swede soared to No.3 in the 2012 DJ Mag poll of the Top 100 DJs after just three years of performing.

In 2012 alone, he’s headlined Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrow land, Electric Daisy Carnival and Lollapallooza, while his first summer residency at Ushua├»a Beach Hotel in Ibiza smashed the party island to smithereens.

Avicii is also one of the genre’s most sought after collaborators. His ‘Superlove’ collaboration with Lenny Kravitz and remix of Madonna’s ‘Girls Gone Wild’ are among the most acclaimed tracks this year.

To put it lightly, what Avicii and his manager Ash has managed to achieve in just a few years is truly astonishing. Commencing his dizzying journey at the tender age of 18, the self-taught, fresh-faced Swedish luminary has unquestionably amassed greater success before turning 22 than most could ever hope to achieve in a lifetime.

The mastermind behind smash hit phenomena Seek Bromance, Levels and Fade into Darkness and chief collaborator for the chart topping My Feelings for You, he has soared from budding bedroom music-maker to international electronic sensation in a matter of years, and already stands shoulder-to-shoulder with just a handful of the most in-demand and elite DJs on the planet. We can only dare to imagine what will be accomplished in a whole career…

The partnership between himself and manager Ash has flourished beyond all expectations – the unrelenting Avicii continues to masterfully hone his unique brand of high-octane, melodic house music, while the successes flood in.

Amongst others, it was his critically acclaimed Muja EP and smash hit Ryu (which became Pete Tong’s “Essential New Tune” and Tiesto’s “Track Of The Week”) that led Avicii to even greater accomplishment, as in 2009 he was crowned “Breakthrough Producer/DJ of the Year” in DJ Magazine’s ‘Top 100’ special edition, and “The Swedish Future” in ‘Only for DJs’ Magazine (FR). These were exciting times for the youngster, and consistently exquisite production outputs flowed thick and fast, but it was the events of the following Summer that truly took him to the next level as an artist, as the Swedish superstar sought a little bit of bromance…

Released under his alias, and quasi-namesake, ‘Tim Berg’, the triumphant phenomenon that was Seek Bromance saw the plucky Swede escalated to previously unbeknownst heights and out-right superstardom, as the track became the international dance anthem for the summer. Reaching Number 1 Beatport status after just two days, it climbed to top ten in the official national charts of ten countries across the globe – an achievement unheard-of for even the biggest of dance music megastars. Just a month later, his smash hit collaboration with Sebastian Drums My Feelings For You, reached the coveted Number 1 spot once again, remaining there for an astonishing 5 weeks. By the end of summer 2010, Tim Berg, Avicii, Tim Bergling – whatever you may choose to call him – were the words on everybody’s lips and demand soured!

MCA Music and Republiq, World Wide Womb and Driven Manila presents...
Avicii Live in Manila, May 15, 2013 - 9:00pm, Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

Call 470-2222 or visit to buy tickets online

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Thirty Seconds To Mars is partnering with VEVO, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, to premiere the short film “Up In The Air” today. Fans can view the film now on the band’s VEVO page (

"This short film is quite unlike anything we have ever done before. With contributions from Damien Hirst, Dita Von Teese, US Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney + Jordyn Wieber, Maxwell Snow, Neil Strauss, a lion, wolf, a snake (and yes some zebras), we take an epic, bizarre + hallucinogenic journey through a incredibly surreal landscape,” says Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds To Mars. “It was exciting to explore new territory + once again work with the maniacal Bartholomew Cubbins at the helm."

Models Ashley Smith and Anastasia Krevosheeva, USC fencers, performers from Cirque du Soleil’s Iris and many others are also featured in the film. “Up In The Air” is the first single from the band’s upcoming LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS album, which will be released on May 20 by Universal Music. The first copy of “Up In The Air” was recently carried aboard the SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station. After the astronauts gave the single its groundbreaking premiere in space, it debuted on radio stations worldwide. “Up In The Airis a Top 10 hit at Modern Rock radio and is also climbing at the Active Rock format. “On a stadium-ready anthem from their upcoming album, Jared Leto’s band takes off into the U2 stratosphere,” observed People, highlighting the track in its  “Hot Singles” column.

Thirty Seconds To Mars – comprising Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – has sold over five million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 300 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from NME, Kerrang! and Fuse. Love Lust Faith + Dreams follows This Is War, which was hailed as “an artistic triumph” by Alternative Press and “a shimmering epic” by It contained the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits “This Is War” and “Kings and Queens.”

LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS, the new album from THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS will soon be available on your favorite record bars nationwide under MCA Music Inc.


Richard Poon launches pop album Legends this April 26 at Eastwood

Say goodbye to the local Big Band Crooner, as Richard Poon goes back to pop with his latest album Legends, which will be launched this April 26, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Eastwood Mall Open Park, and April 28, Sunday, 7:00 p.m., Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill.

In Legends, Richard traces his pop roots by singing some of the biggest pop artists in the international music industry - classics by Lionel Richie (Truly), Whitney Houston (All At Once), Barbra Streisand (Evergreen), Madonna (Borderline), Barry Manilow (Ready To Take A Chance Again), among others.

“This is an interesting point in my career,” says Richard. “Aside from being with a new label (Universal), I am also going back to pop after years of doing big band.”

Richard adds that he welcomes the challenge with open arms, and he hopes that people will continue supporting him and his music.

Richard joins the elite roster of Universal Records artists – Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Noel Cabangon, Christian Bautista, Gloc-9, JayR, Sam Concepcion, Parokya Ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Callalily, Kamikazee, among others.

In the album, Richard collaborates with friend Christian Bautista in the Michael Jackson hit The Girl Is Mine.

Legends will have its album launch this April 28, Sunday, on ASAP 18.

ASAP18 Album Launch APRIL 28.

"Legends" Tracklist:
1. All At Once (originally popularized by Whitney Houston)
2. All In Love Is Fair (originally popularized by Stevie Wonder)
3. And I Love Her (originally popularized by The Beatles)
4. Crazy (originally popularized by Kenny Rogers)
5. Truly (originally popularized by Lionel Richie)
6. Evergreen (originally popularized by Barbra Streisand)
7. Borderline (originally popularized by Madonna)
8. A Song For You (originally popularized by Elton John)
9. Can't Help Falling In Love (originally popularized by Elvis Presley)
10. The Girl Is Mine (originally popularized by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney)
11. If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight (originally popularized by James Taylor)
12. Ready To Take A Chance Again (originally popularized by Barry Manilow)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Iron Man 3 Official Soundtrack


Album cover by MCA Music. Movie image courtesy of Marvel Studios

What do Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Redlight King, Passion Pit and AWOLNATION have in common?

Twelve super heroes of indie and alternative rock have banded together to create Heroes Fall, Marvel Music/Hollywood Records’ compilation of music from and inspired by the highly anticipated movie, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3.” Heroes Fall has arrived in the Philippines last April 22, 2013 under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and will be available on iTunes by April 30, 2013. The film opens in theaters nationwide on April 24, 2013.

AWOLNATION’s “Some Kind of Joke” is featured in the film.  Other songs recorded exclusively for the album include “Big Bad Wolves” by WALK THE MOON, “Back to the Start” by Mr Little Jeans and “Redemption” by Redlight King.

Songs featured on Heroes Fall include:

1.     “Ready Aim Fire” – Imagine Dragons   
2.     “Some Kind of Joke” – AWOLNATION   
3.     “Some Kind of Monster” – Neon Trees   
4.     “American Blood” – Passion Pit   
5.     “No Time” – Rogue Wave
6.     “One Minute More” – Capital Cities
7.     “Back To The Start”– Mr Little Jeans   
8.     “Keep Moving” – Andrew Stockdale (of Wolfmother)   
9.     “Redemption” – Redlight King   
10.   “Big Bad Wolves” – WALK THE MOON   
11.   “BAD GUY” – 3OH!3   
12.   “Let’s Go All The Way” – The Wondergirls featuring Ashley Hamilton and RobbieWilliams 

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man. 

"IRON MAN 3: HEROES FALL SOUNDTRACK" under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) is now available in CDs at Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video and Fully Booked | For more information, visit | Also available on April 30th is the Iron Man 3 Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack, composed and conducted by Brian Tyler (“Eagle Eye,” “Fast and Furious,” “The Expendables”).

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Leading teen apparel brand BUM proudly announces Daniel Padilla’s first major concert entitled “Daniel Live” on April 30, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Daniel, who is one of BUM’s celebrity endorsers, will perform old school rock and some of his songs from his latest album. As sponsor, BUM will also be giving away free tickets. For a minimum single receipt purchase of any regular Girl’s pants, get Daniel Live concert tickets for FREE. For more details, visit BUM is also the official licensed manufacturer of “Daniel Live” concert shirts and is now available exclusively at selected BUM boutiques.(Victory Mall Antipolo, EDSA Pavilion and Farmers Plaza)