4th Wish Music Awards donates to winning artists’ chosen charities
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Filipino artists took the center stage at the Big Dome on Tuesday (January 15) for the fourth Wish Music Awards hosted by Wish 107.5.
Wish Music Awards aims at recognizing exceptional talents of Filipino artists and their notable contributions to the Philippine music industry.
Hailed big winners were Morissette Amon and the rising funk rock trio IV of Spades.
Morisette bagged six major awards including the Wish Artist of the Year; Wishclusive Ballad Performance of the Year and the Wish Pop Song of the Year.
“I’m so really grateful to wish for giving us the platform to share our music to so many people around the world. Thank you so much and congratulations kasi siyempre this is all for a good cause. We’re all helping out our beneficiaries, our foundations and I think that was really special about the Wish Music Awards,” the Asia’s Phoenix said.
Meanwhile, IV of Spades received four major awards namely Wish Group of the Year; Wishclusive Rock/Alternative Performance of the Year and Viral Video of the Year.
The group is also the recipient of the very first Diamond Wishclusive Elite Circle Award for their Wishclusive performance of their hit song ‘Mundo’ which garnered over 103 million votes and counting on YouTube.
“Ma-recognize at this na parang nandito kami sa state na ito na nagsisimula pa lang kami na gumawa pa ng music so parang ngayon mas nakaka-inspire na gumawa pa ng mas maraming music,” the group said.
A total of 26 other artists were included in the bronze, silver, gold and platinum Elite Circle Awards. This particular category recognizes the artists who get at least 10 million views for their respective Youtube video.
The TNT Boys and the Wishfuls were also recipient of a special award called the ‘Breaking Boundaries’ Award for their achievement as rising artists.
Meanwhile, Wish Music Awards is not only a celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM) but a way to reach out to those in need.
Each winning artist received P25,000 for each award while their chosen beneficiaries received P100,000.
Morisette took home P150,000 for six awards and her chosen beneficiary Meritxell Children’s World Foundation Incorporated received a total of P600,000.
“There’s really no other award-giving body like it. Sobrang nakaka-happy kasi we are recognized as artists and the hard work we do, at the same time, we get to help out. Dito ko lang po narinig iyon. And I’m very happy to be part of the Wish family po talaga,” Morisette said.
Meanwhile, IV of Spades took home P100,000 for their group and P400,000 for their chosen beneficiary — the Philippine Assistance for Hydrocephalus Victims — for bagging four awards.
“I think this is the very first award-giving body na nagbibigay ng cash along with the award so it’s a very good idea that hindi lang kami ‘yung nakakatanggap ng blessings pero kasama din ‘yung mga beneficiaries,” the group said.
Other charitable institutions who received cash donations from winning artists include Virlaine Foundation Incorporated; A Home for the Angels Crisis Home for Abandoned Babies Foundation, Incorporated; Kythe Foundation Incorporated; Children’s Rehabilitation Center; Bethany House- Sto. Niño Orphanage Incorporated; Willing Hearts Orphanage Incorporated; Children’s Mission Philippines; and Hills of Grace Foundation Incorporated.
“Very thankful kasi aside from the trophy na hinding-hindi mababayaran ng salapi, we get to help people who need like for example, may P100,000, sobrang laki na noon. Ang daming bata na mapapakain noon. Madaming bata na ang mabibigyan ng school supplies, hindi ba? So sobrang thankful na hindi lang ito. Kumbaga, mas importante nga iyon. Parang mas mabigat sa puso ko ang award na iyon, iyong makatulong ka sa kapuwa mo just by singing,” said KZ Tandingan who was among the recipients of the Gold and Bronze Elite Circle Award for her two Wishclusive performances.
First time guest and British YouTube reactor Dan Evans was truly amazed by the concept.
“I think it’s an amazing idea. I don’t think there’s enough events like this where people give so generously to charity, something which is an amazing job,” Evans said.
Wish FM’s innovator Kuya Daniel Razon hopes that the cash donations will somehow help and make a positive difference in the advocacies of the chosen beneficiaries.
“Iba-iba lang ang mukha, pero ang ating intent at ang ating ultimate goal ay makapag-extend ng tulong sa lahat ng pwede nating maabot na matulungan sa iba’t ibang mga pamamaraan,” Kuya Daniel said.
“Kung meron tayong UNTV Cup (na) sa pamamagitan ng basketball, nakakaabot tayo ng mga charity doon sa ating mga kapuwa taong nangangailangan, ito ay sa pamamagitan naman ng music na natutulungan natin ang ating mga OPM artists na ipakita ang kanilang mga talent at same time ay maipagpatuloy natin ang ating adbokasiya na makagawa ng kabutihan sa lahat ng mga tao regardless of race, regardless of affiliation, regardless ng kanilang mga belief. Ang sa atin ay ang nangangailangan ay gusto nating maabot,” he concluded.
Since year one, Wish Music Awards has already given away a total of P7.125 million to the winning artists and their respective charities. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Mon Jocson / Asher Cadapan Jr.)
This is going to be Asia’s Phoenix Morissette’s first major solo concert.
MANILA, Philippines — “Morissette is made”.
This is going to be Asia’s Phoenix Morissette’s first major solo concert.
Morissette considers this as a new blessing after her big win in the third Wish Music Awards.
Morissette’s cover of “Rise Up” was named as the “Pop Performance of the Year” and “Wish Reactor’s Choice”.
The young diva also got three trophies as part of the Wishclusive Elite Circle for her performances of “Chandelier” with over 10 million views, “Against All Odds” with over 25 million views and “Secret Love Song” with over 50 million views.
Morissette was also chosen by OPM heavyweights as “Wish Artist of the Year”.
“Sobra-sobrang blessed po ako and very grateful po na makapag-concert sa Araneta. Syempre, first-time ko po iyon, solo concert and I’m very, very flattered na it’s produced by Wish. Ang laki ng tiwala nila sa akin,” said the young diva.
Morissette is also excited to share with her fans her talent in this new milestone.
“There are songs na iyong mga kinanta ko sa Wish Bus na kakantahin ko ngayon live and in a big stage. But there are also mga surprises and of course, iyong mga guests na sobrang sobrang excited ako pero di ko pa pwedeng ma-reveal pero it’s really something to look forward to,” said Morissette.
Produced by Wish 107.5, Morissette’s concert will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Feb. 20.
OPM artists with a remarkable contribution to the music industry in the past years were recognized in the third Wish Music Awards last night at the Araneta Coliseum.
MANILA, Philippines — OPM artists with a remarkable contribution to the music industry in the past years were recognized in the third Wish Music Awards last night at the Araneta Coliseum.
Awarded last night were artists and groups that stood out in their respective genres like R&B, pop, ballad, alternative rock, urban and contemporary folk.
For the second time, Morissette was the big winner of the night.
She bagged the Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year, Wish Artist of the Year and the Wish Reactors’ Choice.
She also received bronze, silver and the first ever gold awards as part of the Wishclusive Elite Circle.
Her own rendition of the hit song “Chandelier” got more than 20 million views, her rendition of “Against All Odds” has over 30 million views, while her performance of the “Secret Love Song” got more than 52 million views.
“Thank you Wish for being a platform for us artists to perform and share our talents not only here in the Philippines but abroad as well. And there are so many people, the YouTube reactors, and foreigners patronize Wish and OPM. With this, congratulations to everyone,” said Morissette.
Rising star Moira dela Torre also won in the event with her song “Malaya” that has 12 million views. It won as the Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year, Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year and bronze award for the Wishclusive Elite Circle.
“Thank you for making that avenue where everyone can celebrate OPM because OPM is OPM whether indie or mainstream,” said Moira.
KZ Tandingan also entered the Wishclusive Elite Circle with her Wishclusive performances of the OPM hit-song “Tadhana” and her rendition of Two Less Lonely People, which each have 25 million views.
Her song “Labo” also won the Urban Song of the Year.
“Thank you so much, guys. I’m just a vessel in this world and I’m just very thankful that saw my love in music,” said KZ Tandingan.
Meanwhile, rapper Flict-G received the Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year and bronze award for his song “Nakakamiss” featuring Curse-One, Dello and Smugglaz.
“They are all good. Every one of us deserves these trophies. The biggest winner is OPM industry,” said the rapper.
Other OPM artists Jay R, Jona, TJ Monterde at and 5th Gen also bagged awards.
Among the new awardees are the Extrapolation, Ben&Ben, IV of Spades and Tom’s Story.
This year’s music event also included its first-ever Wishclusive Performance of the Year by an International Artist category, which was bagged by Dua Lipa for her performance of “Blow Your Mind.”
“I never thought that that simple whisper of ‘Wish 107.5’ will really go a long way. The fervent wish, in the beginning, grew into more of a commitment and this third installment of Wish Music Award, Filipino music, Filipino artists and the Filipino race are all wanting to conquer the global music scene,” said Kuya Daniel Razon. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018
MANILA, Philippines – It has just been 3 years since Wish 107.5 started its operations yet it has become a favorite of many music fans
Because of its innovations and one-of-a-kind concepts, it has received numerous awards and gained attention here and abroad.
Among these is the very popular Wish bus which was introduced during the station launch.
The Wish Bus, the first and only FM booth on wheels, is the brainchild of veteran broadcaster and humanitarian, Kuya Daniel Razon.
It is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities used to produce your favorite Wishclusive videos. Because of its uniqueness, this roving music hub has never failed to catch the attention of commuters.
“Wish 107.5 Bus was actually conceptualized because we have noticed that here in the metropolis, traffic is really terrible. So one of the things that we would like to introduce is something that would assuage the feeling of boredom and also the feeling of going crazy in the traffic jam,” Razon said.
The bus regularly visits different parts of the country to provide free mini-concerts of promising Filipino and international artists —and soon we’ll be able to see it roaming abroad.
“Gusto namin nga po talaga, mas marami yung Wish bus namin. So naumpisahan na natin na naicustomize na natin yung sa Hollywood. So what we wanted to do is ma-i-showcase po ang ating Filipino artists all over the globe,” Razon added.
(We really wanted to replicate our Wish bus so we have started to customize one in Hollywood. So what we wanted to do is to showcase our Filipino artists all over the globe.)
Among the popular programs of the station is Wishcovery which showcases the talent of aspiring singers in the country.
It is the biggest online singing competition in the country today.
Apart from these innovations, Wish 107.5 is considered unique for being an FM station with a heart.
“What we wanted to do is to help yung mga nandoon sa (those in the) music industry. And by opening up our station, we wanted to incorporate kasi (because of) the element of helping other people. The reason why we named it Wish is because we wanted to grant wishes,” Razon said.
Every small wish fulfilled brings smiles to the beneficiary.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa wish kasi tinupad po nila iyong wish ko (I thank Wish for granting my wish),” wisher from Bulacan Sheila Laudera said.
“Masarap sa pakiramdam kasi merong isang radio station na nag-grant ng wish. I hope sana marami din kayong ma-grant na Wish (It feels good that there is a radio station that grants wishes. I hope you grant more wishes),” Quezon City Wisher Regine Ann Abaigar said.
Also among the one-of-a-kind concepts of Wish FM is the Wish Music Awards which aside from being a night of honoring promising artists is a charitable event. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue
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