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LOS ANGELES — Several big-name musicians voiced dismay on Wednesday that some of their recordings may have been among thousands of original masters that The New York Times Magazine reported were lost in the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot fire of 2008.
MORE THAN 10 years have passed since Filipino pop-rock group, Orange & Lemons disbanded acrimoniously, but now that most of the members have resolved their differences, the band has reformed and is releasing its first single in more than a decade.
LOS ANGELES — At age 75, singer Julio Iglesias can’t run and can no longer play soccer. But still singing for a living after 50 years? That, he said, is “a miracle in my life.”
GLOBAL music streaming service Spotify has rolled out a playlist of local and foreign acts whose music was “discovered” for the first time by Filipinos aged 18-24 in order to encourage more users to listen and be hooked to the music of the new artists.
PATRIOTIC songs of freedom, love and inspiration will make up the repertoire of Reminiscences, a special concert to commemorate the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independence. Presented by the Ephesus Teatron Group Inc., it will be held on June 11, 7 p.m., and June 12 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
THE Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will help us relive the sweet memories of our youth and childhood as they do repeat performances of “Bohemian Rhapsody in Blue” this weekend at the Ayala Museum’s ground floor.
“GAME!” This was the reply of Skarlet Brown — the artist previously known as Myra David-Ruaro — when Emelee Nicart, her successor as Put3Ska band vocalist asked if she was ready for the much-awaited reunion of the Philippines’ premier ska band at the Music Museum on May 24.
IT HAS BEEN the dream of Ryan Cayabyab, National Artist for Music, that Filipinos become less “dependent on imported songs and imported music.” He envisions a huge collection in the future of “music literature by young people in each community that we touch.”
IN 1992, Filipino singer Lea Salonga, having just made a splash on Miss Saigon, got what many believed was a gig of a lifetime — a chance to sing what was sure to be a worldwide hit for a Disney animated movie. “A Whole New World” from Aladdin introduced her — or at least her voice — to a new generation of fans worldwide.
ASIDE from coming out with mega hits like 2017’s “Shape of You” which went number one in 34 countries, English crooner Ed Sheeran is also known for a string of hits done in collaboration with singers like Beyoncé (2017’s “Perfect”) and now he has teamed up with Canadian singer Justin Bieber for the song, “I Don’t Care” which launched on Friday on Spotify.
GOOGLE’S paid music services have eclipsed 15 million subscribers, according to two people familiar with the numbers, a milestone for a company that has struggled to build subscription media businesses.
LONDON — Prodigy frontman Keith Flint died as a result of hanging and drugs that were in his system, an inquest into his death heard on Wednesday, but there was not enough evidence to determine he committed suicide.
SEOUL — Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone.
DRAKE broke the record for most Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) wins, taking home 12 awards including Top Artist. This brings his total number of Billboard wins to 27.
A WOMAN who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse has won a civil case by default against the singer, after he failed to respond to her lawsuit and was a no-show in court.
VETERAN singer/actress Esperanza “Zsa Zsa” Padilla marks another year in the music industry with a May 16 concert at Resorts World Manila, promising a night where she performs “like never before” by singing hits of the decades in various personas.
IN AN EPISODE of The Late Late Show with James Corden, the TNT Boys — 14-year-old Kiefer Sanchez, 12-year-old Francis Concepcion, and 13-year-old Mackie Empuerto — were invited to the show and performed Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the film Dreamgirls. As the boys were performing, pop singer Ariana Grande unexpectedly entered the stage to finish the song with them.
OMP mainstays crowdfund new project, “A Drop Into the Blue”
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), together with Hip Hop International Philippines presents the 2019 Philippine Hip Hop Dance Championship, with the eliminations happening on April 13, noon and 6 p.m., and the finals on April 14 at 1 p.m Around 70 crews and over 800 dancers are expected to participate this year. The dance championship will also be followed by the World Battles Philippines 2019 and After-party at the Cove Manila on April 14, 9 p.m.
PULP Magazine marks its 20th year in print and this coincides with the release of the publication’s 200th issue which celebrates its lasting legacy in the Philippine music industry as the country’s longest-running music and lifestyle publication.
THE melody of Ernani Cuenco’s “Bato sa Buhangin” filled the room, the polished notes coming from a Steinway & Sons Spirio player piano. When the recording ended, pianist and composer Raul M. Sunico stepped onstage and performed the same piece romantically with precision.
THE SONS of singer-songwriter Jose Mari Chan, Jose Mari “Joe” Jr. and Michael “Mike” Chan, have released a self-titled full-length album with 10 tracks exemplifying their mastery of several genres including rock and ballads.
THE three biggest record labels are demanding more money for songs played on TikTok and its Chinese counterpart Douyin, setting up a showdown with the hugely popular video apps, people with knowledge of the matter said.
LOS ANGELES — The family of Swedish DJ Avicii, who took his own life last year, is releasing new music that he was working on before his death.
NEW YORK — Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has turned her angst over the 2016 US elections into art, writing love songs about former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
LONDON — The global recorded music market grew 9.7% last year, with streaming now accounting for almost half of total revenue, according to industry trade body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on Tuesday.
NEW YORK -- Musicians and fans gathered in New York City on Friday for a night of British band nostalgia mixed with calls for more inclusion of women as Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, and The Cure were inducted into the 34th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.
LONDON -- The Rolling Stones have postponed a tour of the United States and Canada to give singer Mick Jagger time to receive medical treatment, the veteran rock band said on Saturday.