by Cecile Cinco
Are you an emerging music artist? Perhaps you got the talent (rock, R&B, indie, hip-hop, metal, solo artists, DJs, etc. genres) but don’t know where to start to reach your musical dreams of making it big in the industry.
Well, now is your chance! Thanks to the internet and the likes of Charice Pempengco, Moymoy Palaboy, and Arnel Pineda of Journey were given their respective musical breaks in the music industry. Now, the opportunity is wide open for you!
With MTV, Jeepney Music, and , you are given that opportunity. It’s an open door right now but it’s going to close soon so you have to jump in sooner than later. collaboration
A contest is going on at MTV Emerge and 7 talented entries will make it to having a year of recording contract with Jeepney Music and be mentored by Apl.de.Ap, who is, by the way, one of the judges after public voting. (He is also the founder of Jeepney Music and a member of Black Eyed Peas.) MTV Emerge is the platform for displaying and hunting unsigned music talent in the Philippines and it’s also a community where new works can be discovered. As a talent, you are invited to signup and upload your picture and samples and your profile for everyone to see, hear and scrutinize….and of course, vote on.
With the success of Apl.de.Ap, he wants to give back to his country people and the world. That’s what Jeepney Music is for. It’s an opportunity for your music to be promoted on Jeepney Radio and be invited to collaborate with the Jeepney Project. With its mission to give back to the community and the environment while maintaining a profitable business model, Jeepney Music aims to serve with a triple bottomline with corporate social responsibility woven into all its endeavors and the Apl Foundation.
Grand winners will be selected on Nov. 20, 2009. That’s just a few days away so you better hurry and sign up now if you’re one of those budding music artists.
As the general public, here is your chance to vote on your favorite composition/music artist. You can vote every 5 minutes. I have not all the time to listen to all entries but I know what I think will make an influence to the general public…or at least what I’d like to make an influence. I based my vote on the content and the ease of listening and since I have high regard on moral issues and optimism, I favor Himig Ng Kabataan by Slio Bulakenyo.
This is a wonderful opportunity to have new compositions out as OPM. I get irked at new singers/groups who know nothing to sing but revivals…and it takes me quite a long time for me to get irked so if I do, it means it’s worse. It doen’t mean, though, that any original will do. Actually, the highest voted entry is something I won’t listen to (I just did for the sake of knowing what it’s all about…Gago Ako (Filipino Jerk)…but with the trend the voting is going, it’s scary how depleted the quality of compositions most of the listeners want to listen to! I hope to hear more quality compositions out there…Go ahead and start listening and voting.
It’s nice to see that the Department of Trade is collaborating in promoting the Philippine talents with its current marketing slogan “7,107 islands beyond the usual” for a better country and tourist destination showcasing our cultural treasures.
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