My Two Cents in the Pinoy Jukebox

Yahoo Rocks - Taken by Cars
The year 2011 is about to end and this is the time to contemplate with not just myself but also assess issues that affect me. With NU 107’s closure,  many were alarmed on what will happen on the Pinoy Rock scene. I was one of them. I was in tears when I visited the NU 107 studios on their final night. Many say that the culprits of the reasons why NU closed down was because of the demand of these ENERGetic radio stations that many people from the BARANGAY LOVE to listen to. I heard some insider info about Philippine radio station politics in general and they’re not good. What do you usually hear in these kinds of radio stations? Mostly foreign songs and a very minimal number of Filipino music are being played. I bet you can name 2 or 3 remakes of 1 foreign love song.
So what is there to do?
Pinoy music artists should stop consistently doing remakes of foreign songs. Stop riding the bandwagon just because it’s the trend. Continue reading “My Two Cents in the Pinoy Jukebox”

Yahoo! for Pinoy Music

Yahoo Rocks - Wolfgang 5

Basti Artadi of Wolfgang

It was a rainy night on December 8th. Although I didn’t get to attend the press conference of Yahoo for the Y! Rocks because of work, I still managed to go to the concert at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. I needed a break from work and going to gigs is one of my stress relievers.

This is the first time that Yahoo held simultaneous concerts in Cebu and Davao for Yahoo Rocks. As an avid supporter of local artists, I appreciate this kind of support that is being given by Yahoo. Let’s admit it, gone are the hey days of bands during the 90’s. Sorry, I am being biased here but at that time, Pinoy bands were the mainstream and major recording labels were signing them, creating hits one after the other. But now, times have changed. Pinoy bands still exist, only a few of them in the mainstream and more are going independent. In this digital age, independent bands market themselves through online media – I guess one of the easiest and the cheapest form of marketing. The good thing is that Yahoo, one of the biggest online organizations, help promote Filipino music. It also helped that we have Yahoo Philippines which focuses everything about our country. Continue reading “Yahoo! for Pinoy Music”