5 PH artists join Sony Music roster

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 25, 2019   •   1067

Sony Music Philippines has signed five Filipino artists in their roster.

“As a collective, the latest lineup offers a refreshing spin to the dominant sounds of our time while maintaining a distinctly defined music brand that is at par with global standards,” according to Sony Music.

Alex Bruce

This 12-year-old rapper already hit a million views in her Wish Bus performance in 2018. Her first single, “Pull it off” has been hitting the top charts in several radio stations.

Ben&Ben

Ben&Ben is one of the most streamed Filipino artists of all time, according to Sony Music. Their debut full-length album, Limasawa Street, already received universal acclaim and impressive streaming numbers.

Nathan and Mercury

This soul-infused alternative outfit opened for international music stars such as Honne, Clairo, The Kooks, and Two Door Cinema Club this year at Wanderland Music Festival 2019. They fuse elements of pop and R&B with experimentations on jazz, hip-hop, soul, and funk.

the vowels they orbit

Their debut single ‘Selos’ peaked at #2 on Spotify Philippines Top 50 Viral Charts. The band has also released their 5-track EP this year under Sony Entertainment. Other songs include ‘Kiliti’, ‘Pasa’, and ‘Bumubulong.

READ: the vowels they orbit ‘Selos’ is a new addition to your ‘hugot playlist’

syd hartha

Singer-songwriter Syd Hartha released her first official single, ‘ayaw’ which already topped weekly countdowns of various radio stations.

“The international record label has officially welcomed its newest batch of established and upcoming homegrown music acts as part of the growing family,” their statement reads.—AAC

A travel tour without leaving the comforts of home? Trip ko ‘to!

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 28, 2019

A breathtaking view of Mount Pinatubo’s summit crater lake.

It can be tiring to look at your social feed filled with vacation photos and all you can say is, ‘sana all’. It is more tiring if the only travel you’re experiencing is going to the office and being stuck in traffic.

What you need is a vacation.

But if you are a couch potato, Trip Ko ‘To travel show can inspire you to jump off your seat and start planning your dream vacation.

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If you want to travel but don’t know where to start, Trip Ko To will teach you to Go Places Smartly (GPS) through its wide range of topics:

•           Day Tour – stroll places in just a day from sun rise to sun down

•           Accommodation Hop- compare hotels and inn rates according to amenities and ambiance of your choice.

•           City Guide – wandering the urban places and meeting its localities as well as trying their best foods on a very affordable cost

•           Do It Yourself – tips on travelling your own choice of places with your own itinerary

•           Extreme Activities – provide lists of activities that surely trigger an adrenaline rush to your veins

•           Beached – tour around the finest beaches around the chosen destinations.

•           Business Travels- the corporate but relaxing ambiance for the most busy people

•           Food Trip – everybody loves foodies will surely fired-up after seeing delicacies lauded by the natives

Starting this December 1, 2019, join us every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on UNTV as we fly, drive, and cross the seas! Go Places Smartly at Trip Ko ‘To!—AAC

PHLPost launches Pinoy Music Icons Stamps

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 19, 2019

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched the “Pinoy Music Icons stamps” on November 15 at the historic lobby of the Manila Central Post Office.

The “Pinoy Music Icons stamps” proudly honors the iconic OPM Artists Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith.

This is in celebration of the 252nd Anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service and the 25th year of National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM).

The Manila Central Post Office (MCPO) has opened its lobby for a special exhibition of the Icons’ memorabilia from November 16 to 22.

OPM Artists Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith, according to PHLPost had paved the way for the further enhancement of Original Pilipino Music.—AAC

Who knew that Willem Dafoe was at the 1986 EDSA Revolution?

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 10, 2019

Before trying to take down Spiderman as the Green Goblin, Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe was at the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actor recalled how he marched with thousands of Filipino people who wanted then President Ferdinand Marcos to step down from his office.

Dafoe flew to Manila to work on the film Platoon, for which he was nominated best supporting actor.

“I arrived in the Philippines and my plane was the last plane in because there was a revolution. ‘Sit tight, the movie’s canceled, we’ll get you out when we can.’ So for about three or four days, me and a couple of other people that were there ahead of time were out on the streets with the people.

After the revolution, the movie resumed production and Dafoe, along with the other casts and film crew, returned to the country to shoot the movie.

“It was an incredible feeling because it was a revolution that happened for the most part without violence,” he said.—AAC

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