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Barbie Almalbis honors animal rights advocate on new single “An AsPin’s Song”

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Ahead of her highly anticipated full-length album to be released next year, Filipina singer-songwriter Barbie Almalbis has officially dropped a heartfelt tribute to her grandaunt Nita Hontiveros-Lichauco, or Tata, as she is fondly referred to. Entitled “ An AsPin’s Song ,” the track assumes the role of a beloved indigenous mixed-breed dog in the Philippines, which has nothing but utmost love and appreciation for the late animal rights supporter and activist. Having served The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) for the entirety of her life, Tata was instrumental in empowering people for countless volunteer opportunities that involved rescue, protection and sheltering of strayed and abused animals. Barbie recalls, “Tata was a gifted musician and a champion for animals. She was the President of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society, which she reorganized in 1986, after having been one of its youngest volunteers in the ’50s. I had always wanted to write the song she requested, bu

The Moon (022713)

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FRANCO's 1ST MAJOR SOLO CONCERT

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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 –

Rivermaya To Release New Single

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Iconic and multi-platinum-selling band Rivermaya releases their much-awaited single Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising? This single is the band’s first single in four years. 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 l

LES MISERABLES: The Motion Picture Soundtrack

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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 f

MARIAH CAREY releases “ALMOST HOME”

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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/p

Fall Out Boys Returns

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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 4 th 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 th

THE WALKING DEAD AMC Original Soundtrack VOL. 1

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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 pr