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Showing posts with label music lyf. Show all posts

Grammy-Winning Alternative Rock Band IMAGINE DRAGONS to perform live in Manila with Smoke + Mirrors Tour!

Following their massively successful debut in 2012 to an arena headlining tour in 2014, Grammy-winning alternative rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS is coming to Manila!

Music Management Inc. (#MMILive) is thrilled to announce the Las Vegas four-piece band will bring their Smoke + Mirrors Tour on August 27, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets are now sale via SM Tickets (

After the successful run of their debut Night Visions—filled with anthems like “On Top of the World”, “Demons” and the Grammy Award-winning single “Radioactive” -- Imagine Dragons spent nearly two years bringing their passionately inventive brand of alt-rock to arenas around the world. With more than 130 headline dates and 50 festivals across the globe, the Las Vegas-based quartet threw themselves into creating material for their second album Smoke + Mirrors, which marks the first release recorded in their new self-built home studio.

MUSIC LYF: Yeng Brings More Feels with ALL ABOUT LOVE

Its January, and it's almost February and Valentine's Day. And what more lovely (or tragic depending on your status) way of celebrating love is through the melodies of love with music from one of OPM's gem Yeng Constantino with  her 6th album under Star Music, "All About Love"

And yes, the album will bring you on a musical journey of love and feels, which is made more special with her soon-to-be-husband Victor Christian "Yan" Asuncion. Tracks in teh album is a collection of all original songs made by her, friends and Yan. We will have this album soon in the Listening Room.

MUSIC LYF: USOP 2014 "Do What You Wanna Do"

DJ Earworm's United State Of Pop (USOP) for 2014 came in early this year with "Do What You Wanna Do". It complies the top 25 hits of 2014 in the United States. This compilation mash up is one of the anticipated song and video release in December as USOP is used in many culminating activities like Christmas and New Year parties. This year inspiration came from the lyrics of "Animals" by Maroon 5. Music video and the song are both released online. 

MUSIC LYF: Bamboo To Close 2014 World Tour With Monter Halloween Show In Dubai

One of the biggest names in the history of Filipino entertainment, the nation’s king of rock Bamboo will bring down the curtain on his 2014 World Tour at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Friday night (October 31).

The Halloween date with his Dubai fans is a fitting finale to a tour that has seen the award-winning singer and star coach on ‘The Voice of The Philippines’ take his own brand of music to fans in the Middle East, Japan, Europe, Canada and the USA.

MUSIC LYF: One Direction New Single 'STEAL MY GIRL’ to be Released on September 29

Globe conquering pop band One Direction announce ‘Steal My Girl’ as the first single from their eagerly anticipated new album ‘FOUR.’ ‘Steal My Girl’ is premiered on radio and released globally on September 29th, excluding the UK and Ireland where it is released on 12th October.

Over cascading stadium piano chords, ‘Steal My Girl’ shows the band continuing to expand their influences and song-writing ability while retaining their widescreen pop sound. ‘Steal My Girl’ is written by Louis and Liam with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan – the collaborative team behind last year’s massive ‘Best Song Ever’ – and is produced by Bunetta, Ryan and Paro Westerlund.

MUSIC LYF: OPM boy band 1:43 has grown up

When the boy band 1:43 started four years ago, quite a handful of detractors didn’t mince words in saying that they were K-Pop spin-offs, that they didn’t have the range to become successful music performers. They immediately dismissed the group as flash-in-the-pan, something that the audience would forget as soon as another hot male group comes along.

Three best-selling albums, a string of monster hits, multi-million views of their music videos on Youtube, and hundreds of jam-packed performances across the archipelago later, 1:43 members Anjo Resurreccion, Argee Golding, Gold Aquino and Yuki Sakamoto have not only proved their detractors wrong. They have also exceeded expectations by become one of the country’s most successful (and most desirable) music groups in recent memory.

MUSIC LYF: What’s Going on with Barbie Almalbis’ New Heart?

Yes, you heard it right. Barbie Almalbis has a “New Heart”, and we’re referring to no other than a new record to proclaim her love and passion for Music.

After 3 years of balancing her numerous gigs and endorsements, Barbie is coming up with a highly-anticipated new album, which she considers her most special, and her most adventurous yet.

“My New Heart” contains all-original tracks that music lovers from all walks of life and ages can relate to. The whole record has the Barbie Almalbis musicality that a vast audience appreciates. The songs included in the album are: Say Goodbye, Emmanuel, Run For Cover, My New Heart, On This Train, We Are Slaves, Secrets, Joyful Joyful, and Ostrich Cowboy. It was produced by Barbie and Maly Andres, and executively produced by Tommy Tanchanco under the 12 Stone Records label. The paintings on the album cover are works of Barbie’s better-half, Martin Honasan, and the layout was by Kuki Ulpindo.

REEL DEAL: Ella Henderson Debuts With "Ghost"

A British singer-songwriter, Ella Henderson arrived with the release of her debut single, “Ghost” on June 8th through Syco Music.

Ella was a finalist on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 and finished in sixth place and subsequently signed to Syco Music. The single went straight to No. 1 in the UK.

Ghost is a song Ella co-wrote with Ryan Tedder, who was recently named Billboard’s songwriter of the year for his work with the likes of Beyoncé and Adele.  The collaboration came about after Ryan heard Ella’s voice on a Drake cover and said “It took listening to her sing half of a cover song to convince me she has an insanely bright future.” The pair started work on Ghost in a writing session in London and finished it when Ella flew to his hometown of Denver in January. “I was in the vocal booth in Ryan’s studio recording the vocals just as I turned 18, it was a surreal moment,” recalls Ella.

MUSIC LYF: A new ‘Your Year’ for Malay; launch this July 2

The road to the release of alternative band Malay’s debut CD is unlike any local releases. Years ago, the band digitally released “Your Year.” Due to insistent public demand, the band decided to re-record all the songs from the digital album and include two new tracks for the release of the 2014 version of “Your Year,” which will be launched this July 25 at Last Home, Ortigas Home Depot.

The album launch features performances from Malay and other bands. Entrance to the launch is the band’s CD.

MUSIC LYF: Aiza Seguerra signs with Universal Records

Multi-platinum recording artist Aiza Seguerra signed a recording contract with her new record label Universal Records on July 11.

The signing was attended by (L-R) Annabelle Regalado-Borja, manager of Aiza, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Aiza, Universal Records Operations Manager Peter Chan, and Universal Records Head of Music Production Ito Rapadas.

Aiza is set to release a new album before the end of the year.

MUSIC LYF: McJim Classic Leather proclaims Three Winners in Talent Search

(L-R) Joshua Bulot, Bryan Del Rosario, Kim Ordonio, Neo Domingo,
Daryl Jay Santos, Aldrin Condat, Mark Cordovales, John Peterson Layva,
Eljon Nono
THREE aspiring musical acts were declared grand champions in the maiden edition of “Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star” organized by McJim Classic Leather held on Monday night (June 30) at Teatrino in Promenade, Greenhills, 

Shining on stage with their unique performances and proving that they could be the next big thing in Original Pilipino Music (OPM) were band Fifth Dynamics, vocal trio JBK and solo performer Neo Domingo.

MUSIC LYF: 12 Stone Records Welcomes Alodia Gosiengfiao

Music is about to get more exciting with the addition of Cosplay Queen Alodia Gosiengfiao to the roster of talented 12 Stone Records artists.

Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao is the country’s most popular and influential cosplayer. Due to her huge following, she has been chosen to endorse for several beauty and tech brands both here and abroad. She’s also a model, an actress, and a singer. This beautiful young lady has been featured in various magazines, newspapers, and TV shows locally and abroad. She recently graced the cover of FHM Philippines, and was ranked as the 20th Sexiest Woman of the Philippines. She was named by UNO Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in the country.

MUSIC LYF: Silent Sanctuary Releases New Single "Sa'Yo"

After the success of their first 2 singles from their album “Monodramatic”, Silent Sanctuary returns to their roots of bittersweet melodies with the release of their new single “Sa’Yo”. The 4-minute song, according to songwriter Sarkie Sarangay, was inspired by a friend’s story of being uncertain in this thing called love. It has two versions in the album, the full band and the orchestral version.

Read our interview below to know more about the new single and video.

Why did you choose this track as the second single? 

MUSIC LYF: Johnoy Danao Launches Samu't Sari Under Universal Records

From his maintream debut at PhilPop, Johnoy Danao is now penetrating the mainstream music industry, and I think he deserves more spotlight being a talented singer-composer who loves what he is doing and makes his own style of music. 

Johnoy has also a large following online with rave reviews about his music which should be discovered by the public. Now with the launch of "Samu't Sari", the public can get to know about him and his acoustics.

Johnoy Danao sells the music in first mainstream album

Dubbed as the must-have OPM album of the year, Johnoy Danao’s first mainstream album Samu’t-Sari boasts of songs that tackle love in its different faces. This is Johnoy’s first album under a major record label, and he chose Universal Records to take care of his songs.

MUSIC LYF: Boy band 1:43 puts a new twist to KPop in third album

OFTEN mistaken for Korean pop superstars, proudly all-Filipino boy band 1:43 (one forty-three) gives the term KPop a whole new meaning in their third album titled #KalyePop.

Due for release this April under MCA Music, the EP titled #KalyePop (KPop) is composed of six strong original tracks from the foremost Filipino boy band that popularized “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo,” the monster hit song that won the 2013 PMPC Star Award for Music “Song of the Year.”

“#KalyePop or KPop is our humble contribution to the rebirth of the local music industry. We hope that our new musical direction will advance our mission of winning back the Filipino audiences to Original Pilipino Music (OPM),” says boy band spokesman Anjo Resurreccion.

MUSIC LYF: Renee Olstead "Summertime" This March 29!

The multi-talented and animal advocate Renee Olstead is spending a night of "Summertime" this coming March 29, 2014. Experience the music of Renee Olstead at the Edsa Shangri-la Hotel this March 29, 2014. Her soothing jazz voice will surely get you hooked to the moment.

Aside from music she is also part of TV sitcoms like "Still Standing" as Lauren Miller and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" as Madison Cooperstein. She also had roles for movies like "13 going on 30" and " Bling Ring". The 24-year old Renee has already 8 albums at a younge age and though she mostly sings Jazz and not the mainstream pop.

She is also an active supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and was one of the advocates for "Free Mali". She has been to the country several times which shows her love for the Filipino audience and also how her Pinoy fans love her back. 

MUSIC LYF: MYMP Celebrates A Decade In Music With "Electrified"

MYMP has been part of our lives especially the students and the yuppies of today. With songs that have touched the lives in one way or another continues to reinvent classics and original tracks that tickle our heartstrings.

Now they are back to celebrate a decade in the OPM music with an anniversary album “Electrified” released under Galaxy Records distributed by PolyEast Records. Containing 2 original tracks and 8 acoustic rendition of classic love songs perfect for easy listening.

Though there have been a lot of changes in the group, struggles and hectic schedules, MYMP still proves and still consistent with the brand of music that many have loved. MYMP consists of Chin Alcantara on guitars and vocals, Jana Laraza on vocals, Ibey Haber on bass, Hannche Bobis on keyboards and Joel Tolentino on drums. For this album, Jana is introduced as the new female vocalist. She was discovered via her covers of MYMP hits in soundcloud.

MYMP is also making waves in other countries too like South Korea and Indonesia along with fellow OPM artists who are very successful in the region. They are also looking forward to release their album soon in these countries this year. 

“Our music and concept in our previous albums were always centered on the acoustic sound and in this album we would like to introduce to our listeners our new "sound". Instead of just being "unplugged" or being limited to acoustic guitar, we wanted to be amplified hence the term "electrified".  We wanted to add more electric instruments and other instruments as well. We wanted to explore“ said Chin Alcantara, MYMP’s band leader and vocalist.  

MUSIC LYF: Sponge Cola releases new album Ultrablessed

Diamond-recording band Sponge Cola’s newest album Ultrablessed reflects the band’s fun journey as musicians. Composed of 10 new songs, the album gives people a glimpse of the more than a decade of friendship between the members of the band.

Ultrablessed will be launched this January 31, 8 p.m., at the Eastwood Central Plaza. A bonus DVD of their last concert Maximum Capacity is also included in the album.

Composed of Yael on vocals, Armo on lead guitar, Gosh on bass and TedMark on drums, Sponge Cola considers this album as a celebration of years of blessings.

MUSIC LYF: Linkin Park Will Have Benefit Concert For The Philippines

When Linkin Park had their concert here in Manila last August, many loved to have them back soon.  Now even while in the US, they are extending their help to the victims via a benefit concert alongside The Offspring, and other special guests on Saturday January 11th, 2014 for CONCERT FOR THE PHILIPPINES at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.

Get a ticket to the CONCERT FOR THE PHILIPPINES at by donating or raising a minimum of $250 for Music for Relief’s Typhoon Relief effort.

As an incentive to those outside the LA area, fans have the opportunity to donate a minimum of $10 to win one of two special VIP tickets packages including airfare and hotel. Visit for details.

MUSIC LYF: American Idol Star Jessica Sanchez Releases New Charity Single “Lead Me Home”

Proceeds From Single Sales to Be Donated to the Red Cross Benefiting Victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

“Lead Me Home” First Single from the Forthcoming Original Cast Recording, Heartbeat of Home, A New Music And Dance Spectacular With Music By Brian Byrne

To Be Released February 2014 on Decca/Universal Music Classics

American Idol star Jessica Sanchez lends her soaring vocals to the inspiring single, “Lead Me Home,” the first track available from the forthcoming Original Cast Recording, Heartbeat of Home. The full length album will be released under Decca/Universal Music Classics (MCA Music / Universal Music Philippines) in February 2014.

As a young singer of Philippine decent, Sanchez and the Decca label have partnered to donate $0.90 from each single sold of “Lead Me Home” to the Red Cross to support those affected by Typhoon Yolanda in the region.