By Xianne Arcangel/GMA News – Despite the wealth of musical talent in the Philippines, foreign artists and composers still took the lion’s share of profits from the use of their songs by radio stations and other businesses in 2014, a musicians’ group said Monday. The Filipino Society of Composers, Authors Read more »
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abs-cbnNEWS.com – On her latest album cover, pop star Lady Gaga sported a black rubber top and shorts designed by Filipino designer Kermit Tesoro. Tesoro’s rubber armor can now be seen on the cover of Lady Gaga’s single “Marry the Night,” which the American singer released on Twitter on Tuesday. Read more »
By Ruben V. Nepales LOS ANGELES—For the cultural and social cognoscenti or just plain music lovers among the Filipinos living in Southern California, all roads tomorrow evening, May 17, lead to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, where the first Filipino symphony orchestra outside the Philippines makes it historic Read more »
By Bernardo V. Lopez – Mainstream jazz is a little-known music genre in the Philippines. Here, we feature five Filipino veteran mainstream jazz artists — Richard Merk and Mel Torre (vocals), Rex Grupo (keyboard), Pete Ramido (drums), Abeng Lavapiz (bass).