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Stars sing for Mother Earth

On the eve of Earth Day celebration pop artists Christian BautistaZia QuizonJurisJed Madela and Kyla performed at the Evoliving Center Dockside at the eco-city Nuvali in Sta. Rosa Laguna.

These music stars united in an evening of music and entertainment to honor Mother Earth through their songs that tell how beautiful the world is and what we can do protect and preserve it. Continue reading

Pumping life into Pinoy music

by Nickie Wang

Early last month, President Benigno Aquino reinstated an executive order requiring all radio stations, with musical format, to broadcast at least four OPM (Original Pinoy Music) songs every hour. That means, at least 25 percent of the program will be dedicated to the Filipino-produced music.

Some radio stations oppose the executive order believing that they will lose their audience, most especially those that play US Billboard chart toppers. Willing or reluctant, there are stations that already begin playing at least one OPM every clock hour.

Local music’s substantial exposure in the airwaves is a good way to start with and if it is the authorities’ approach to create a renewed interest in OPM, then they are on the right track. But in this nationalistic attempt we should also look into the possibilities that listeners might get bored and eventually crave for music that soothes their ears and matches their taste. Continue reading

WITHOUT WANG²:The fate of Jovit’s ‘Faithfully’

by Nickie Wang

Talent searches have been the proverbial stepping-stone for ordinary people who want to make it big in show business. Overseas, shows like American Idol, X-Factor, and Brit Got Talent are among the most successful television programs instrumental to the successes of some of the world’s brightest young music artists.

To win a talent search, apart from one’s exceptional talent (and more often than not, looks is a plus) he or she should have a story, a touching story that is. It’s the only way to tag the road to stardom of someone as “from rug to riches.” Don’t we all love this kind of drama? Continue reading