“We are very pleased with the success of this year’s Philpop. The finalists this year have enjoyed strong radio airplay. The videos of the songs in this year’s batch have a combined 20 million hits on YouTube. The Philpop album, which contains all the 12 songs this year, has been certified as gold for sales exceeding 20,000 units,” Mr. Cayabyab told the media last Friday, November 15, 2013
“Because we want next year’s Philpop to be equally successful, we are opening the competition earlier to give us more time to promote the songs that will compete in the finals next year,” said Mr Ryan Cayabyab.
Philpop 2014 is open to all Filipino amateur and professional composers.
The songs must be entirely original, have not been printed and distributed through the Internet and must not infringe on any existing copyright.They must not have been performed live in any venue, on traditional radio and TV, or Internet, or pre-recorded and uploaded on the Internet, or recorded on video or other format for future broadcast.
Mr.Ryan Cayabyab told us that “Philpop is not only about choosing the best songs and awarding deserving songwriters-winners cash incentives,” “It is also about touching base with the entire national community of aspiring songwriters and giving them the necessary tools to write more meaningful songs to benefit the local communities, and eventually the entire nation.”
“Malilinaw meaning kuha na agad ng listener yung ibig sabihin ng composer sa mga first 30 seconds to first minute pa lang ng kanta. At hindi naman kailangang professaional yung singer na inyong ilalagay sa recording – kahit kayo – at hindi din kailangang pumunta sa isang recording studio para sabihing malinaw dahil maraming nakaka pasok na mga entries na ang kanilang recording ay sa bahay lang. Basta maganda ang tunog.”
“Pero nakakatuwa rin na makakahanap ka rin ng mga awitin na classic ang dating. Meaning yung mga magagandang ballads na halos katulad sa kundiman. Hindi natin maiaalis yun dahil mga Pilipino tayo na very sentimental ang preference ng music,”
Contestants can submit up to two entries, but they should make sure that these entries are all original . Entries are encouraged to be submitted on their website.Visit www.philpop.com.ph to know more about the guidelines of the competition.