Gearing Up for PhilPop 2014

PhilPop 2014, mainly advocates the preservation of Filipino music and empowers Filipino songwriters whose music can inspire and motivate a nation, is now accepting new song entries written in a popular or new song genre, or a fusion. They are opening the competition this early to give more time to promote for the songs that will compete in the finals. The songs must be original, unlicensed and unpublished to any format.

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“This is our third year at hindi po namin akalain na aabot sa pangatlong taon. Very successful po kase ang second year namin at ‘di namin akalain na for the first time, ngayon lang na ang isang nanalo na grand prize winner ay kinikilala na ring isang hit. Hit sa radyo, iTunes at You Tube,” opens Philpop executive director and composer Maestro Ryan Cayabyab said that winning songs must also be competent in making it a hit. “Nagpapasalamat kami sa PhilPop kasi kasama namin kayo sa pagpapalaganap ng Philippine music,” adds Mr. C. “PhilPop helps push Filipino music in the society as the the competition is open to amateurs and professionals of all ages. Kung minor kailangan lamang na may parental consent at ito ay bukas rin para sa American citizen na may Filipino descent,” Mr. C states about some of its mechanics. More about the Competition Rules and Guidelines.

The Success of PhilPop 2013

“PhilPop will remain open genre, open theme, your story, open music, any kind,” invites Mr. C. The previous finalists had experienced strong radio air plays after its launch especially after releasing each entry’s music videos. It has a combined 20 million hits on YouTube. All songs were compiled into an album containing 12 songs and has reached certified Gold record as it exceeds 20,000 units of sales.PhilPop 2014 (4)

Please continue to support the PhilPop 2013 album, preview below courtesy of PhilpopMusicFest. Buy only the original or download via iTunes.

Myrus Apacible’s “SANA PINATAY MO NA LANG AKO” interpreted by Kimpoy Feliciano led most viewed with more than 2M views in PhilPop’s You Tube account alone. Thyro and Yumi’s “DATI” interpreted by Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos feat Quest has been a phenomenal hit because of its wide spectrum and RnB feel. Lara Maigue’s own version of “SA ‘YO NA LANG AKO” (interpreted by Karylle) has became TV5’s “For Love or Money” theme song, and was covered by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in her latest album entitled “Hulog Ka Ng Langit with Marlon Barnuevo’s “ARAW, ULAP, LANGIT,” (interpreted by Christian Bautista).PhilPop 2014 (1)“Sana po ay mapantayan namin next year kaya humihingi po kami ng tulong at suporta sa inyo. Sana umabot sa lahat ng taong gustong lumikha ng bagong awiting musika para sa Pilipino starting today Nov 15, 2013, bukas na po ang website namin. Tatanggap na kami ng mga bagong awitin hanggang Feb 28, 2014. Actually excited na excited na kami kase siguradong pagandahan talaga ng music. Salamat sa inyong suporta,” ends Mr. C.

Upload your entries now on this LINK!

PhilPop’s Goal

With our rich musical heritage and unique vibe, Philpop gives additional importance to the Filipino songwriters without competing with each other but to work hand in hand in pushing Filipino music. It aims to:
1. Provide a channel which Filipino songwriters can create new songs, discover new expressions or genres in popular music;
2. Spark a renewed awareness, enthusiasm, and pride in Philippine.PhilPop 2014We are welcomed by Cerchio’s delicious food with warm cheers from the gracious host, Patricia Hizon. We had fun talking to Mr. C as he shared stories about the first PhilPop, how songs make it to a hit, how people must react and connect to songs, how people behave in social media nowadays and more. Present in the launch were Adrienne Sarmiento Buenaventura (composer of Sometimes That Happens) with her interpreter Ace Libre (Never The Strangers), Lara Maigue (composer of Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako, Yumi Lacsamana (co-composer of Dati) and Kimpoy Feliciano (interpreter of Sana’y Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako).PhilPop 2014 (2)

More photos from the PhilPop 2014 Launch HERE held last 15 Nov 2013 at Cerchio Restaurant and Lounge.

The PhilPOP Foundation is once again giving Filipinos the opportunity to become their own inspiration. This inspiration can then be cascaded to future generations, which in turn can make their own music. Behind this endeavor is the Philpop Musicfest Foundation, Inc., a group led by business tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan of the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT). Also on the board are Organization ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit leaders Ogie Alcasid and Noel Cabangon, as well as Talent Manager Girlie Rodis, Smart Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea, Maynilad Water Services, Inc. President and Chief Executive Ricky P. Vargas and Maynilad Senior Vice-President Patrick C. Gregorio.

PhilPop 2013: Looking Back

DJ Thyro Alfaro and band vocalist Yumi Alfaro won the PhilPop 2013 grand prize for the song “Dati.” YouTube balladeer Johnoy Danao won second for his composition “Kung ‘Di Man”, multi-awarded songwriter Jungee Marcelo bagged third for his song “Pansamantagal.” Sharing you links from the PhilPop 2013 below.

Leaving you with the winning song of PhilPop 2013, Dati interpreted by Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest. Video courtesy of UniversalRecPH.

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