Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Franco Reyes, frontman of the band FRANCO, moves on still carrying the name of the band he has been known for and mounts his first major solo concert to coincide with the release of SOUL ADVENTURER, his new album under MCA Music.
Get up close and personal with FRANCO in an intimate setting at the Music Museum.
Find out why Franco is considered a musical genius and one of the best singers and songwriters to ever come out of Cebu. Experience the music of Franco – sleek and sophisticated…a blend of reggae, alternative rock & metal …undoubtedly the quintessential rocker of this generation. Experience the music of FRANCO is his first full-length major production.
Calling all Suspitsados….
FRANCO…Soul Adventurer…The Solo Concert happens on April 6, 2013, 9pm at the Music Museum. Tickets are available at:
SM TICKETS – 4702222 – smtickets.com
MUSIC MUSEUM TICKETRON – 7216726 – musicmuseum.com.ph
TICKETWORLD – 8919999 – ticketworld.com.ph
SOUL ADVENTURER, Franco’s 1st full-length album is now available for download on iTunes and www.mymusicstore.com.ph. Released exclusively by MCA Music.
PEACE LOVE & ROCK n ROLL!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising, penned by founding Rivermaya member Mark Escueta, is reminder to everyone to go against crab mentality, and selfishness, especially now that another elections is within the horizon once again.
When asked how the single was chosen among the tracks recorded for the forthcoming Panatang Makabanda album, drummer-turned-guitarist Mark quips, “In the early stages of recording, this song became the initial favorite of the group. It's also a fun song to play live. Maganda yung message ng kanta and very timely rin since election time nanaman tayo. “
The single will also have a music video, set to premiere soon, that highlights the fact that only a nation that thinks and acts as one can effectively employ change.
This release is also the band’s first project with their new label Universal Records, where they join the label’s elite roster of bands – Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Calla Lily, among others.
“It's really a great honor for us, not only to become part of such a high-calibre roster, but to be given the chance to work with a company that has always championed the Filipino artist. It took a few weeks for it to really sink in. Di kami makapaniwala,” says Mark. “Finally, we're ‘home.’"
Stay in touch with Rivermaya through their Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram: @rivermayaband
and also check out the bands voice blogs on the Bubbly App for iOS or Android. Their official website is www.rivermaya.ph.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
LES MISERABLES: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
DELUXE EDITION – In Stores MARCH 18!
MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) is proud to announce that an expanded, two-disc deluxe edition of the soundtrack to the film version of Les Miserables will be released next month. The complete Motion Picture Soundtrack will have 22 more tracks than the Highlights edition currently available.
Available in both physical and digital formats, the full soundtrack is expected to be in stores by March 18. The Highlights edition, which has 20 tracks in all, currently tops the UK album chart and is the fastest-selling album in the UK this year.
"Post-production on the Les Miserables film was extremely tight, with recording of the orchestra, final edit and sound mix having to be completed in only a few weeks," said producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. "There was only enough time to remix a limited number of tracks so that at least a highlights album could be released for the fans before Christmas. We are delighted with the success of that album and very pleased that we can now add 22 more tracks.” The new record's release, he continued, meant "that audiences can now enjoy at home a full representation of the film's powerful and emotional version of this great score".
The new CD packaging will feature previously unseen photos from the film set as well as additional explanatory notes.
Directed by Tom Hooper, the film version of the long-running stage success stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks and Amanda Seyfried.
The box-office hit was honored with four BAFTA film awards and will be up for eight Oscars at the Academy Awards on 24 February.
Monday, February 18, 2013
February 19, 2013 --- Multiple GRAMMY® Award–winning superstar Mariah Carey has recorded the song, “Almost Home,” for “Oz The Great and Powerful,” the studio’s highly anticipated fantastical adventure, directed by Sam Raimi, in theaters on March 8, 2013.
“‘Almost Home’ has a message that works beautifully with the film,” Mariah Carey says of the song she co-wrote and co-produced for “Oz The Great and Powerful.” “It’s a feel-good record; it gives you the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love.”
“Almost Home” is now available on iTunes worldwide! https://itunes.apple.com/ph/album/almost-home-music-from-motion/id603817797
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and eighteen Billboard #1 singles (seventeen self-penned). With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with five GRAMMY® Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium and BMI’s Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. Carey is currently working on her new studio album to be released under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).
“Almost Home” is performed by Mariah Carey, produced by Mariah Carey and Stargate for 45th & 3rd Music LLC, written by Simone Porter, Justin Gray, Lindsey Ray, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen and Mariah Carey. Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group/Universal Music Group.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
FALL OUT BOY RETURNS
WITH HUGE SALES, RADIO AND SOLD-OUT SHOWS
MOMENTUM MOVES “SAVE ROCK AND ROLL” RELEASE DATE UP TO APRIL 16
US Tour Sells Out in Record Time
Band Performs During NBA All Star Weekend February 16
And on Jimmy Kimmel Live
(February 14, 2013) Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated Island Records group Fall Out Boy has ended their hiatus with force. With the global launch on February 4th of their new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," the track hit #1 on the iTunes (http://smarturl.it/MSKWYDITD) Singles Chart in the U.S. and #1 in multiple countries around the globe. The single sold over 161,000 units in the first week in the U.S. alone. Radio has also showed strong support, as the song was #1 Most Added at Modern Rock in its first official add week, and was also added at pop radio with top stations including Z100 (NY), KISS (Los Angeles), SIRIUS Hits 1 coming on board in the U.S. and Radio 1 in the UK among others around the globe. The “My Songs” video featuring 2 Chainz has been played over 5 million times since Feb 4 as well. The launch took place at the original Comiskey Park, the location of Disco Demolition Night in 1979.
With the incredible excitement around Fall Out Boy’s return and “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” the band moved the release date of their album SAVE ROCK AND ROLL to April 16 (from May 7). Pete Wentz said: “ So when we got this all rolling we didn't expect it to be so crazy. But we weren't kidding when we said we had the album done- so why wait? It means the world to us the way you have welcomed us back. SAVE ROCK AND ROLL now out early, on April 16th.”
The band announced six small shows during the Feb 4 launch, and each one in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and Paris sold out in seconds. Days later, the band’s first tour since 2009 went on sale and tickets sold out in record time. The Rave in Milwaukee broke a 20 year venue record for fastest sell out. In addition, Fall Out Boy is headlining the annual Skate and Surf Festival in Freehold, NJ on May 18, playing at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan on August 10 and 11, and performing at the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK in August.
The band debuted their hit single on national television on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Fall Out Boy now heads to Houston on February 16 for the NBA All Star Weekend (airs 7:00pm on TNT).
SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is Fall Out Boy’s fifth studio album, and is their first new studio album since Folie Á Deux in December 2008.
Hailing from the Chicago, Fall Out Boy - Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar), and Andy Hurley (drums) - have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Spin, Blender, and Alternative Press, among others. They have performed on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and many more. In addition to their Grammy nod, they have won three MTV Video Music Awards.
“My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," smashing single by Fall Out Boy is now available on iTunes and MyMusicStore.com.ph under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines)
Saturday, February 9, 2013
NEW YORK, NY, February 8, 2013 — MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) unleashes "The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack Vol. 1" and is now available for pre-order on iTunes http://smarturl.it/WalkingDeadVol1iT . The soundtrack will be out in select stores and via online retailers by March 18. Showcasing music featured on the Emmy Award-winning AMC series, this collection proves essential listening for viewers and zombie enthusiasts everywhere. Fans who pre-order the soundtrack will instantly receive a download of Jamie N Commons' "Lead Me Home."
Two incendiary tracks have already debuted in the first half of Season 3 — the powerful folk elegy "The Parting Glass” by characters Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) " and Baby Bee's guitar-heavy zombie blues jam "Love Bug." Next up, Jamie N Commons' "Lead Me Home" will figure prominently on the March 3 episode as well as various AMC promo spots, followed by Fink's "Warm Shadow" (Dactyl Remix) on March 10, and Voxhaul Broadcast's "You Are the Wilderness" on March 17, leading to the album’s release date.
Furthermore, the compilation boasts previously unreleased material including "Sinking Man" from multiplatinum-selling Icelandic alternative folk sensation Of Monsters and Men, an UNKLE remix of composer Bear McCreary's "Main Title Theme Song", Delta Spirit's "Running", and more. Just like the show, the soundtrack remains a dynamic powerhouse replete with unforgettable moments.
AMC's "The Walking Dead"—the number one drama series in basic cable history—returned for its third season last October 14. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, the series garnered a 2010 Golden Globe® nomination for Best Television Series – Drama and won the 2011 and 2012 Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up. "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse.
Dive even deeper into the mythos and legend of "The Walking Dead" through "The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack — Vol. 1" available March 18!
1. Jamie N Commons – "Lead Me Home"
2. Bear McCreary – "Main Title Theme Song" (UNKLE Remix)
3. Voxhaul Broadcast – "You Are The Wilderness"
4. Baby Bee – "Love Bug"
5. Fink – "Warm Shadow" (Dactyl Remix)
6. Of Monsters And Men – "Sinking Man"
7. Emily Kinney and Lauren Cohan (Beth & Maggie Greene)– "The Parting Glass"
8. Delta Spirit – "Running"
Pre-Order “THE WALKING DEAD (AMC Original Soundtrack Vol. 1)” on iTunes!
"The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack — Vol. 1" under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) will soon be available in CDs at Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video and Fully Booked or online via iTunes http://smarturl.it/WalkingDeadVol1iT and www.MyMusicStore.com.ph | For more information, visit www.facebook.com/mcamusic.ccj