Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Arnel Pineda: The 50th Birthday Concert

Press release

September 5, 20177:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, Okada Manila

Partake in a heartfelt celebration of Arnel Pineda’s colorful life as he turns 50. The Filipino rockstar is marking his golden year with an intimate birthday dinner show at Okada Manila, where he will be singing the songs of his life. The night’s setlist follows Arnel’s life story, from his beginnings in local bands to conquering the world stage as frontman of the legendary Journey. The artist will delight the audience with renditions of his personal favorites and original compositions. Surprise performances await both the audience and the artist himself.  With acclaimed video and event director Paul Basinillo at the helm, the night will surely create lasting impressions for those in attendance.



Our Cause


Arnel’s humble beginnings has shaped him into a man of goodwill. Majority of the event’s proceeds will go to the Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc. (APFI), a non-stock, non profit, and independent foundation that provides underprivileged children quality education, health services and medical attention. Arnel and his family personally oversee the Foundation and are always present in its events.

 
The Celebrant


Arnel Pineda is the lead singer of celebrated American rock band, Journey. Since landing the coveted gig in 2007, he has showcased his powerful pipes at the biggest venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Wembley Arena, and Tokyo Budokan. He has collaborated with the likes of Foreigner, Deep Purple, Santana, Joan Jett, Rascal Flatts among others.

Arnel was born on September 5, 1967 in Sampaloc, Manila. After his mother’s illness and eventual death put the family in a dire financial situation, he volunteered to live independently, taking on odd jobs to provide for himself at the age of 14. At 15, he became the lead singer of the band, Ijos. In 1986, along with some members of Ijos, he formed Ammo and the band went on to win the Rock Wars contest. In 1988, Ammo won the Philippine leg of the Yamaha World Band Explosion and competed in Hong Kong for the finals.  In 1990, Pineda and other Ammo members formed another band called Intensity Five which came first runner-up at the Yamaha World Band Explosion, with Arnel winning Best Vocalist. Arnel also fronted the bands New Age, 9mm, Most W@nted, and Zoo.

Our Venue

Okada Manila impresses anyone who enters its halls. This biggest and grandest integrated resort in the country occupies an astounding 44 hectares of land in the Entertainment City. With a five-star hotel, a wealth of dining destinations, exciting retail options, and gaming experiences, Okada sets the bar high in the hospitality and gaming scene.


Tickets
Tickets to the event are now out at Ticketworld branches and online at ticketworld.com.ph. A seat is PHP 7,040.40, inclusive of a full-course sit-down dinner and covering tax and other mandated charges.  For inquiries, get in touch with Up North Productions at upnorthproductionsinc@gmail.com, or at mobile number +63 917 652 7463

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ed Sheeran tops the first-ever Billboard Philippines Hot 100, while local singer Inigo Pascual leads the Billboard Philippine Top 20





Press release



Check out the link to the video of first BillboardPH local chart.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeOpm48v8_M&sns=em

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Billboard’s charts have expanded to the Philippines. Billboard Philippines (“BillboardPH”) recently premiered (June 12) the country’s first rankings reflecting local music consumption.

Using localized on-demand streaming data from global services Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube, plus download track sales from iTunes, BillboardPH’s new charts provide the most accurate representation of music popularity in the Philippines.
Leading BillboardPH’s chart offerings is the BillboardPH Hot 100, which ranks the top songs by both local and foreign acts. The Billboard Philippine Top 20, meanwhile, will contain only Filipino artists, and the Billboard PH Catalog Chart will list songs by Filipino acts that are older than three years, but still being actively streamed.

Ed Sheeran commands the No. 1 spot on the BillboardPH Hot 100 with “Shape of You,” while Bruno Mars and The Chainsmokers each place a pair of tracks each in the top 10.  Also occupying spaces in the Hot 100 top 10 are DJ Khaled's “I’m the One," featuring Justin BieberQuavoChance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, at No. 3, and the current Billboard Hot 100 U.S. No. 1 hit “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, at No. 5.

The Billboard Philippine 20 is led by Inigo Pascual’s “Dahil Sa’Yo,” with singer/actress Jona holding down two spots in the top 10, at Nos. 3 and 4, with “Pusong Ligaw” and "Maghihintay Ako,” respectively. Also faring well on the local list is rock/fusion band Sud, which stands at No. 2 with “Sila.”


Billboard PH, launched in September 2016, has quickly become the premier source of music coverage in Philippines. The addition of local charts to a menu already including the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, among others, further emphasizes the site as the go-to place for Filipino music fans.  The Billboard PH charts refresh each Monday morning local time.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

GOLD AND PLATINUM RECORD AWARDS PRESENTED TO PAROKYA NI EDGAR ON ASAP PINOY

Press release

Once again, Parokya ni Edgar have proven that they are indeed the "Pambansang Banda ng Bayan" when they received not just one but two awards last Sunday on ASAP noontime show.


The first recognition is a Gold Record for their 10th album "Pogi Years Old"which includes the hits "Lagi Mong Tatandaan," "Sing," (a collab with Rico Blanco) among others. The second award is a Platinum Record for "Bente" a compilation album featuring all their chartbusting singles that have dominated the airwaves over the years, which also includes two new songs.

The awards were presented to the band by Universal Records’ General Manager Kathleen Dy Go, immediately after they were given a tribute by ASAP featuring performances of Parokya's hits by Philippines’ top OPM Acts Gary V, Elmo and Arkin Magalona, Sarah Geronimo, Daniel Padilla, Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan, Darren Espanto, Kyle Echarri, Kean Cipriano and Ney Dimaculangan on a special segment called ASAP Pinoy. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gloc-9 celebrates 20th Year in OPM, renews ties with Universal Records

Press release

Gloc-9 is celebrating his 20th year in the Philippine music industry and to mark 

the milestone, the multi-awarded rap icon has renewed his ties with his former 
label Universal Records.


Universal is family. Yung mga trabaho ko dati, mga ginawa ko noon, maganda 
ang naging relationship namin. With family, you treasure the relationship you 
have,” says Gloc – 9, who is currently recording songs for his brand new EP called Rotondaunder Universal Records.

The five-track EP, set to be released soon, will feature mostly collaborations with 

OPM artists. These include the track Rotonda and the album’s carrier single Ice 

Tubig, a collaboration with Mike Luis.

“Ito ay tungkol sa isang babae na ang kanyang puso ay parang ice tubig”, shares Gloc-9 as he expresses his excitement over his new project in his new home.
Ice Tubig will also be the first music video that will be released by Gloc-9 from his new EP.

For updates on the release of Gloc – 9’s latest single and music video Ice Tubig

follow Universal Records on Facebook at facebook.com/universalrecordsp

hfanpageor on Twitter at @universalrecph.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

DAVID GUETTA & JUSTIN BIEBER RELEASE ‘2U’





Press release




No stranger to superstar collaborations, David Guetta has now teamed up with international icon and Def Jam Recordings superstar Justin Bieber for his latest single ‘2U’ – out now via all digital service providers through Parlophone/Warner. 

Global superstars David Guetta and Justin Bieber have an innate ability to turn any track into a chart-topping smash and that can certainly be seen on ‘2U’. Working his magic once more, the internationally renowned producer stays true to his signature fusion of electronic and urban beats; weaving in Justin Bieber’s distinctive and sublime vocals, for a track that is guaranteed to be the anthem of summer 2017 and beyond. The collaboration between the two is surely to become one of the biggest of this year. 

David Guetta: ‘’Justin has such a unique voice and I have so much respect for his talent but also for his choices. He took some risks reinventing himself lately in such a cool amazing creative way. I'm very proud to finally share a record with him. I feel like 2U is an incredible combination of emotion energy with a huge melody combined with edgy sounds.’’
After the smashing announcement with the help of Victoria’s Secret last week, the official release of the track today has arrived with another special video treatment from their models.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES ACROSS ASIA!

Press release

MANILA, MOA CONCERT GROUNDS  
7 NOVEMBER 2017 TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, 10th JUNE 2017, 10AM
 ED CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THE CHARTS WORLDWIDE WITH
“SHAPE OF YOU” & “CASTLE ON THE HILL” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
 ÷ (DIVIDE) OUT NOW
  
(Manila, 8 June)AEG Presents and Ovation Productions are excited to announce that celebrated singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is bringing his highly anticipated World Tour to Manila on 7 November 2017 at the MOA Concert Grounds. Tickets for the show priced at P13040, 11450, 8290, 4060, 3010, 1950 will be sold starting 10 June 2017 at www.smtickets.com.

The touring news comes straight off the back of a phenomenal few weeks for 26-year-old Ed Sheeran. Kicking-off music in 2017 and delivering the biggest musical comeback in recent years, Ed’s dual singles “Shape Of You” and“Castle On The Hill” have taken the globe by storm, hitting the #1 and #2 spots across the charts worldwide while seeing the Suffolk native break a magnitude of records along the way. On course to cement his third week at #1 & #2 respectively in the UK’s Official Singles Chart tomorrow [Ed made OCC history as the first-ever artist to land the two spots respectively with two brand new tracks], Ed recently conquered more milestones in the USA after landing his first-ever #1 as a performer on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Shape Of You" - with "Castle On The Hill" sitting closely behind at #6 on the chart, Ed also became the first artist to debut in Billboard's 'Top 10' with two songs simultaneously. Not to mention the huge assortment of Spotify records broken by the troubadour this month, making history with their biggest-ever ‘one week’ and ‘one day’ streams for a track, globally with “Shape Of You” (the records were previously held by Drake’s “One Dance” and Adele’s “Hello”, respectively). Moreover, Ed topped the streaming service’s biggest-ever opening 24 hour streams with both singles, surpassing previous title holders, One Direction. Reaching 132 combined #1 iTunes positions around the world and accomplishing Apple Music’s biggest-ever ‘day’ and ‘one week’ streams, the two singles have accumulated over 370 MILLION worldwide streams to date. Launched on Monday, Ed’s official video for “Castle On The Hill”, which was shot in his native Framlingham, Suffolk, has already reached over 10 million hits!

In addition to Ed’s epic rise with his recorded music, the Suffolk-born artist has also broken records in the live sphere over recent years. In July 2015 Ed took to the stage of Wembley Stadium, solo, becoming the first-ever artist to headline the prestigious venue without a band - with just his trademark loop pedal and guitar – seeing him play to 240,000 people over three consecutive sold-out nights! Securing a very special collaboration with Sir Elton John on the opening night, Ed followed with the release of his live DVD ‘Jumpers for Goalposts’ at the end of 2015, documenting the lead-up and live performances from the Wembley weekend. Moreover, not only has Ed caught the headlines with his phenomenal solo concerts, he's also been involved in an array of spellbinding collaborative performances over his career to date, further proving his colossal status in the musical world - in 2012, Ed performed at the London Olympics' closing ceremony alongside members of Pink Floyd and Genesis for a very special version of "Wish You Were Here" and in 2015, Ed shared the stage with Beyonce and Gary Clark Jr. at that year's Grammy tribute for Stevie Wonder.

Ed Sheeran’s genre-defying third studio album ÷ (divide) was released on 3rd March through Asylum/Atlantic Records (available now). 
TOUR DATES
October                                                  
Sun 22                    Taipei
Wed 25                  Osaka
Sun 29                    Seoul
Tues 31                  Tokyo


November                                                  

Wed 1                    Tokyo
Sat 4                       Hong Kong
Sun 5                      Hong Kong
Tue 7                      Manila
Thu 9                      Jakarta                   
Sat 11                     Singapore
Sun 12                    Singapore                               
Tue 14                    Kuala Lumpur      
Thu 16                   Bangkok
Sun 19                    Mumbai                  
Thu 23                    Dubai                                      

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Philippine Y.O.U. Dance Crew bags 2nd Place at K-POP COVER DANCE FESTIVAL 2017

Press release

#KCDF2017 generated 600,000 video views on Twitter and Periscope


5 June 2017, MANILA – Twitter is the best place for KPop fans to see what’s happening and what the world is talking about. The KPOP Cover Dance Festival 2017 (@KPOPCoverDance) concluded over the weekend and generated more than 600,000 video views on Twitter and Periscope. In this competition, the Philippine Y.O.U dance crew bagged the second spot after competing with the 10 finalist teams from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Japan, United States, Vietnam, and of course South Korea.

Filipinos went to Twitter to show their support for the team and to congratulate Y.O.U for making it into the final leg of the competition.

Russian cover dance group X.EAST (@xeast_dance) was crowned winner of the coveted Twitter Popular Choice Award at the K-Pop Cover Dance Festival 2017 (@KPOPCoverDance). The cover dance group successfully rallied fans to vote and Tweet their respective team hashtags, and garnered over 32,000 interactions and more than 9,600 video views on Twitter since the voting started on 26 May 2017.

As part of the K-Pop Cover Dance Festival experience, over 219,000 fans worldwide caught the competition’s semi-finals live on Twitter and Periscope. The semi-final live broadcast received more than 257,000 Hearts and also saw K-Pop band K.A.R.D. (@K.A.R.D.) performing alongside the competition’s semi-finalists.

The top four teams from Russia, US, South Korea and the Philippines went on to the competition’s finals on June 3 - which gathered 259,600 views and more than 327,000 Hearts on Periscope and Twitter  and they will be the opening act for Dream Concert 2017.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Know No Better (feat. Quavo & Camila Cabelo) Major Lazer

Press release

Major Lazer released a surprise, six-track EP,Know No Better, alongside the new single “Know No Better” featuring Travis ScottCamila Cabello and Quavo.

The EP comes two years to the day after the band’s groundbreaking LP Peace is the Mission, and expands upon the group’s global sound, taking inspiration from their travels to Pakistan, Cuba, South America, Africa and more while paying homage to their island roots.
Know No Better finds the trio collaborating with artists from the world over who share their mission of “making the world smaller by making the party bigger.” Jillionaire’s fellow TrinidadianMachel Montano makes an appearance, while Jamaican artists Busy SignalSean Paul and Konshens join their countryman Walshy Fire. As ever, Diplo’s Florida-bred, globe-trotting sensibilities introduce a plethora of global sounds to the music.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

R&B HALF PINAY HALF BRITISH SINGER VANESSA WHITE LAUNCHES "RUNNING WILD"

Press release

VANESSA WHITE RELEASES NEW TRACK ‘RUNNING WILD’
PRODUCED BY LONGLIVTHEPLUG
PREMIERED ON NYLON
TAKEN FROM HER FORTHCOMING 2ND SOLO EP ‘CHAPTER TWO’, OUT ON FRIDAY
EP ALSO FEATURES ‘GOOD GOOD’ AND THREE BRAND NEW TRACKS
EP SHOT TO TOP SPOT OF R&B PRE-ORDERS CHART ON iTUNES
TOP 10 IN GENERAL BESTSELLING PRE-ORDERS CHART

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(DOWNLOAD HER MUSIC ON SPOTIFY, DEEZER, ITUNES, GOOGLE PLAY, APPLE MUSIC THROUGH THE LINK BELOW)


READ THE FULL FEATURE ON NYLON HERE

“Vanessa White is on her way to being crowned the new queen of R&B.” NYLON
“One of the crucial R&B voices in the British landscape - and she’s doing it her own way.” - The FADER
“Her forthcoming EP bangs like you wouldn’t believe, proving her capability to spearhead
a full-female R&B takeover." - PAPER
“Vanessa White has been carefully crafting a solo career for herself and we’re really, really into it.” – i-D

Showing no signs of slowing down and following the serious buzz she created with her captivating debut solo EP ‘Chapter One’ and the release of her last track ‘Good Good’ -  which Hunger described as ‘the sexiest song of the year’, i-D as a ‘song so nice they named it twice’ and further rave reviews from the likes of PAPER and The FADER - Vanessa White returns with her brand new track ‘Running Wild’. Premiered on NYLON, the track will feature on her hotly anticipated second solo EP ‘Chapter Two’ (out on Friday).


With production from the dynamic London producer LongLivThePlug, the vibrant track mixes urgent hip-hop and future R&B beats with Vanessa’s sublimely soulful vocal and brilliantly showcases her sharp song-writing talent which has helped her to garner praise from music fans and outlets such as Wonderland, Complex, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Beats 1, 1Xtra and Capital Xtra and more since launching her solo career towards the end of 2015.

On ‘Running Wild’, Vanessa White told NYLON:

"Whilst working on the EP I started to really embrace being more honest and open with what I write about in the studio and ’Running Wild’ is a product of that. It’s about playing out a scenario in your mind that might or might not happen but because it explores using your imagination and tapping into your own desires, you can take it as far as you would like to.  It’s about taking control of what you want and how you feel.

I’ve grown so much over the past year, both musically and through life experiences, including this solo journey which at times can be a bit of a rollercoaster.  I can hear and feel that growth in the music and hope people who listen to it can feel it too and are able to take something away from it for themselves."

Continuing to make her mark on the music scene, Vanessa releases ‘Chapter Two’ on Friday which has already shot to the top of iTunes’ Bestselling R&B pre-order chart and the top ten of the general Bestselling pre-order chart.  Adding to ‘Running Wild’ and the Mkulu produced ‘Good Good’ – and stunning stripped-back versions of both tracks – the EP also features three brand new tracks.  With production from Ads Valu on ‘Rotation’ and ‘Pressure’ and Chloe Martini on ‘Trust Me’, the previously unheard tracks see Vanessa building on the waves she has caused and taking things to the next level with her show-stopping vocal prowess and own unique take on addictive R&B melodies.

Over the past year, Vanessa has been putting in the hours in the studio working with a host of talented and in-demand producers and musicians including the likes of PRGRSN, Wizzy Wow, Shakka, Musicman Ty (Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, P Diddy) and Snakehips and has also been collaborating with innovative creatives such as Rob Heppell (Crystal Fighters, New Pharaohs, Nowness), Charlotte Rutherford (PAPER, NYLON, Vogue) and Stephanie Sian Smith (FKA Twigs, Blood Orange, House of Holland)

Also attracting support from the world of fashion and appearing across respected style bibles including Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and ES Magazine, Vanessa White continues to prove why her star is so rapidly on the rise!


Monday, May 22, 2017

VIXX release 4th mini-album ‘Shangri-La’

Press release

VIXX is praised as a “concept idol group” for the edgy ideas presented in all their albums. Their fourth mini-album ‘Shangri-La’, the band’s interpretation of “Oriental fantasy”, was released on May 15th.


The original title in Korean (Do Won Kyung) means "the peach blossom land" –an ethereal utopia isolated from the outside world just like Shangri-La. VIXX presents the image of Shangri-La with their music, visual design, performance and music video, creating a picturesque atmosphere of beauty and mystery.

VIXX’s concept photos have been used as elements in an Oriental painting. In celebration of the band’s 5th anniversary, the album is designed based on the concept of anniversary. The members’ birth flowers and birthstones have been incorporated into the album design to create an Oriental look, taking the whole album to another level. Members can be seen dressed in suits with an Oriental twist, revealing surreal and flamboyant visual effects.

Following ‘Fantasy’ and ‘The Closer’, title track ‘Shangri-La’ is the another collaboration between VIXX and Devine-Channel, a much sought after production team both at home and abroad. In addition, the band reunited with internationally renowned choreographers Keone & Mari, who previously presented a unique and powerful choreography in ‘Fantasy’. This time choreographer Yu Jung Wan was invited to join the team; by incorporating fans into the dance, a strong Oriental atmosphere has been successfully created.

Ready to embody the concept of Oriental fantasy, VIXX worked with their dream team again and created exciting sparks together, making the album a highly anticipated release. Costumes with Oriental elements and poetic Korean lyrics have created a dreamy and mysterious image. In the teaser trailer of their latest music video, a fantastical world view has been revealed, making it even more anticipated.

A combination of title track and other sophisticatedly-arranged songs, the tracklist includes collaborations with many top-selling Korean and international artists. ‘INTO THE VOID’ is a future bass song filled with darkness, a style which only VIXX can perfectly interpret. ‘Black Out’ is an upbeat deep house song accented with heavy bass, highlighting the fashionable side of VIXX. RAVI is involved in the music and lyric writing of ‘1,2,3,4,5’, an R&B song with rich emotion. ‘To Us’ is a synth modern rock song featuring ballad-style lyrics.

To celebrate its 5th anniversary, VIXX revealed an epic return plan including an album release, a concert and an exhibition. The ‘VIXX LIVE FANTASIA DAYDREAM’ concert was held in Jamsil Indoor Stadium from May 12th to the 14th. Another show will be played on June 11th at Busan KBS Hall. As a witness of the band’s major events in the past 5 years, exhibition ‘VIXX 0524’ will kick off at Ara Art Centre on May 24th, the band’s debut anniversary, and end on June 4th.