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  • 28 Nov 2022
    Up-And-Coming OPM Act Ode To Mars Will Make Your Day A Whole Lot Better With Debut Single “O’ Sinta”  Ode To Mars - Martin (left) and Odi (right)   For decades, Universal Records Philippines is unquestionably a firm believer of burgeoning local talents. And this late 2022, the major record label is now set to introduce another very promising act that’s certified Tatak Pinoy. Meet Ode To Mars!Ode To Mars is a brainchild of budding musicians Odilon Reyes and Martin Patrick Tan. The duo sees themselves making music that will resonate with people's souls, as their sonic exploration roots around in various local pop-rock and alternative artists and hitmakers, especially from the 90’s and early to mid-2000s - like Parokya Ni Edgar. Speaking of which, Martin is the son of Parokya Ni Edgar’s former long-time manager Richard Tan, the brains behind several well-known OPM bands in the country. Aside from PNE, the legend has handled Kamikazee, Moonstar 88, Chicosci, among many others. Combining the power of their sheer talent and commitment towards an ideal and inclusive brand of music and persona, Ode To Mars is ready to present their debut original single “O’ Sinta”. (LISTEN HERE) This track can be aptly described as a sweet modern-day serenade and has very relatable lyrics at the same time. Likewise, its melody is not complex, making it an undeniably and generally appealing OPM love song. Ito Rapadas spearheaded the production of this track. “O’ Sinta” is part of the latest Fresh Finds Philippines playlist on Spotify and is out now on your favorite digital streaming platforms. Stay tuned for more from Ode To Mars coming soon!  Stream “O’ Sinta”:Spotify | Lyric Video | Audio Clip    DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES PR PHOTOS AND MP3 HERE    FOLLOW ODE TO MARS!Facebook: facebook.com/OdetoMars21Instagram: @odetomarsmusicSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6etJcEI2w59O6B0PDsMS8U?si=qKcv-ZVQR3SCr1vkTYlKIA FOLLOW UNIVERSAL RECORDS PH!Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsphTwitter: @universalrec_phInstagram: @universalrecordsphTikTok: @universalrecph 
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  • Up-And-Coming OPM Act Ode To Mars Will Make Your Day A Whole Lot Better With Debut Single “O’ Sinta”  Ode To Mars - Martin (left) and Odi (right)   For decades, Universal Records Philippines is unquestionably a firm believer of burgeoning local talents. And this late 2022, the major record label is now set to introduce another very promising act that’s certified Tatak Pinoy. Meet Ode To Mars!Ode To Mars is a brainchild of budding musicians Odilon Reyes and Martin Patrick Tan. The duo sees themselves making music that will resonate with people's souls, as their sonic exploration roots around in various local pop-rock and alternative artists and hitmakers, especially from the 90’s and early to mid-2000s - like Parokya Ni Edgar. Speaking of which, Martin is the son of Parokya Ni Edgar’s former long-time manager Richard Tan, the brains behind several well-known OPM bands in the country. Aside from PNE, the legend has handled Kamikazee, Moonstar 88, Chicosci, among many others. Combining the power of their sheer talent and commitment towards an ideal and inclusive brand of music and persona, Ode To Mars is ready to present their debut original single “O’ Sinta”. (LISTEN HERE) This track can be aptly described as a sweet modern-day serenade and has very relatable lyrics at the same time. Likewise, its melody is not complex, making it an undeniably and generally appealing OPM love song. Ito Rapadas spearheaded the production of this track. “O’ Sinta” is part of the latest Fresh Finds Philippines playlist on Spotify and is out now on your favorite digital streaming platforms. Stay tuned for more from Ode To Mars coming soon!  Stream “O’ Sinta”:Spotify | Lyric Video | Audio Clip    DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES PR PHOTOS AND MP3 HERE    FOLLOW ODE TO MARS!Facebook: facebook.com/OdetoMars21Instagram: @odetomarsmusicSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6etJcEI2w59O6B0PDsMS8U?si=qKcv-ZVQR3SCr1vkTYlKIA FOLLOW UNIVERSAL RECORDS PH!Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsphTwitter: @universalrec_phInstagram: @universalrecordsphTikTok: @universalrecph 
    Nov 28, 2022
  • 28 Nov 2022
    Syd Hartha ft. Kiyo 3:15In this new track featuring rapper friend Kiyo, "3:15", syd hartha talks about the thoughts one usually has at 3am. Those that threaten to be all-consuming and work together with the heart to create potentially devastating mindsets. It's something that's so hard to avoid, and keeps coming closer and closer as time goes faster than one would like.About the Artist: syd hartha is an 21-year-old folk-pop chanteuse who started making music at an early age of 12. She learned how to play the guitar, keyboards, ukulele all without formal training. From there, she start posting covers on YouTube, Soundcloud, and Facebook. 
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  • Syd Hartha ft. Kiyo 3:15In this new track featuring rapper friend Kiyo, "3:15", syd hartha talks about the thoughts one usually has at 3am. Those that threaten to be all-consuming and work together with the heart to create potentially devastating mindsets. It's something that's so hard to avoid, and keeps coming closer and closer as time goes faster than one would like.About the Artist: syd hartha is an 21-year-old folk-pop chanteuse who started making music at an early age of 12. She learned how to play the guitar, keyboards, ukulele all without formal training. From there, she start posting covers on YouTube, Soundcloud, and Facebook. 
    Nov 28, 2022
  • 22 Nov 2022
    "May Sasabihin Lang" is an easygoing acoustic piece that talks about the euphoric feeling of the person you like actually returning your feelings and eventually getting together. Raven himself explains that he wrote this song around the time when he had fallen for his crush (now girlfriend), and how he would always daydream about being in "serye"-esque scenes with her, not at all thinking that what the scenarios he imagined would one day come true with him actually being able to say "mahal kita" to her.About the Artist:raven is a 22-year old singer-songwriter and producer hailing from Cavite. This open-genre musician, who performs, writes, and produces his tracks, dabbles into lo-fi, hip-hop, and folk-indie-pop-rock soundscapes for most of his songs. With his steady rise into the industry, he has captured the attention of OPM icon Rico Blanco, who has taken him under his wing, as he releases new music signed under Sony Music Philippines. When it comes to his music, Raven takes inspiration from Keshi, Lauv, Rico Blanco, Kiyo, among many other artists.
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  • "May Sasabihin Lang" is an easygoing acoustic piece that talks about the euphoric feeling of the person you like actually returning your feelings and eventually getting together. Raven himself explains that he wrote this song around the time when he had fallen for his crush (now girlfriend), and how he would always daydream about being in "serye"-esque scenes with her, not at all thinking that what the scenarios he imagined would one day come true with him actually being able to say "mahal kita" to her.About the Artist:raven is a 22-year old singer-songwriter and producer hailing from Cavite. This open-genre musician, who performs, writes, and produces his tracks, dabbles into lo-fi, hip-hop, and folk-indie-pop-rock soundscapes for most of his songs. With his steady rise into the industry, he has captured the attention of OPM icon Rico Blanco, who has taken him under his wing, as he releases new music signed under Sony Music Philippines. When it comes to his music, Raven takes inspiration from Keshi, Lauv, Rico Blanco, Kiyo, among many other artists.
    Nov 22, 2022
  • 22 Nov 2022
    Munimuni’s latest folk-pop track highlights someone who is "Matimtiman". This adjective is often used to describe women who are constant, faithful, moral, steadfast, and unchanging. Accompanied by mentions of dreamy settings, it talks about how despite things in life being constantly fickle and unsure, she is the opposite. She loves unconditionally and fully. As long as she's there, worries and exhaustion go away. Let the guitars and woodwinds make you feel comfortable to float as freely as you would with someone who always makes sure to pull you back to the ground with love. About the Artist: Munimuni is a band that speaks about the realities of life—troubles, failures, and heartbreaks included—and of an enduring hope for the future. The four-piece folk pop band is composed of Adj Jiao (guitar, vocals), John Owen Castro (flute, vocals), Jolo Ferrer (bass), and Josh Tumaliuan (drums), with their songs collectively resonating with FIlipinos in their everyday. 
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  • Munimuni’s latest folk-pop track highlights someone who is "Matimtiman". This adjective is often used to describe women who are constant, faithful, moral, steadfast, and unchanging. Accompanied by mentions of dreamy settings, it talks about how despite things in life being constantly fickle and unsure, she is the opposite. She loves unconditionally and fully. As long as she's there, worries and exhaustion go away. Let the guitars and woodwinds make you feel comfortable to float as freely as you would with someone who always makes sure to pull you back to the ground with love. About the Artist: Munimuni is a band that speaks about the realities of life—troubles, failures, and heartbreaks included—and of an enduring hope for the future. The four-piece folk pop band is composed of Adj Jiao (guitar, vocals), John Owen Castro (flute, vocals), Jolo Ferrer (bass), and Josh Tumaliuan (drums), with their songs collectively resonating with FIlipinos in their everyday. 
    Nov 22, 2022
  • 22 Nov 2022
    Governors Leadership Training Summit (G.O.L.T.S) is a virtual event focused on pushing Young marketers from various organizations across the country to activate their competencies and help them blossom into great leaders while primed as future professionals.   With the theme, BEYOND YOU, this year’s G.O.L.T.S was aimed not only to teach governor’s the key strategies towards effective leadership but also to ignite their aspiration to explore the boundless marketing and business realm beyond their sphere. The said leadership training summit was designed to be an interactive event capped with various activities that allowed each marketing leader a chance to evaluate themselves and empowered them to go beyond their limit and reach the fullest of the capacities. It also aimed to hone their critical thinking and analytical skills. The said event was held on November 20, 2022, via Zoom Cloud Meetings.   The National Federation invited notable guest speakers from a variety of business industries, some of whom had previously served on the National Executive Board of the Philippine Junior Marketing Association. They discussed topics such as Itinerary to Guest Governance Beyond the Status Quo, Engineering a Game-changing and Robust Team Culture, Humility Amidst Great Breakthroughs, and more. In addition to learning new strategies for effective leadership, governors also had the opportunity to connect with their co-leaders and form strong bonds while having fun and making discoveries through a variety of activities and worksheets designed specifically for them.  
  • Governors Leadership Training Summit (G.O.L.T.S) is a virtual event focused on pushing Young marketers from various organizations across the country to activate their competencies and help them blossom into great leaders while primed as future professionals.   With the theme, BEYOND YOU, this year’s G.O.L.T.S was aimed not only to teach governor’s the key strategies towards effective leadership but also to ignite their aspiration to explore the boundless marketing and business realm beyond their sphere. The said leadership training summit was designed to be an interactive event capped with various activities that allowed each marketing leader a chance to evaluate themselves and empowered them to go beyond their limit and reach the fullest of the capacities. It also aimed to hone their critical thinking and analytical skills. The said event was held on November 20, 2022, via Zoom Cloud Meetings.   The National Federation invited notable guest speakers from a variety of business industries, some of whom had previously served on the National Executive Board of the Philippine Junior Marketing Association. They discussed topics such as Itinerary to Guest Governance Beyond the Status Quo, Engineering a Game-changing and Robust Team Culture, Humility Amidst Great Breakthroughs, and more. In addition to learning new strategies for effective leadership, governors also had the opportunity to connect with their co-leaders and form strong bonds while having fun and making discoveries through a variety of activities and worksheets designed specifically for them.  
    Nov 22, 2022
  • 16 Nov 2022
    ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022 to highlight university-centered music programs before and after main festival at Purana Qila, DelhiThe pre- and post-festival music programs will take place at Ashoka University, Government schools in association with the Global Music Institute and North-Eastern Hill University in ShillongASEAN India Music Festival (AIMF) returns this year with extensive music programs to be held at some of India’s premier universities. The three concerts will be part of the 30th-anniversary celebrations of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. Multi-genre contemporary acts from several ASEAN countries and India will be performing at three concerts which will be held at Ashoka University, Government schools in association with Global Music Institute and North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Shillong. Similar to AIMF—which will take place from the 18th to 20th of November at Purana Qila, New Delhi—the concerts and workshops will be free of charge. Serving as a prelude to the main festival event, the Ashoka University concert will take place on November 17, 2022, 7:00 PM onwards and will showcase music from Tri Minh’s Quartet (Vietnam), Instamuzika (Malaysia), RizerXSuffer (Cambodia), and Empty Wallet (Brunei Darussalam). ASEAN India Music Festival’s closing ceremony will be hosted on November 20, with Minister of External Affairs Hon'ble Dr S. Jaishankar as chief guest. On November 21, a lecture demonstration and workshop will be given at aGovernment school in association with the Global Music Institute in Delhi. Guests will also be treated to demonstrative performances from Lao Traditional Music Troupe (Lao-PDR), Makaohang (Thailand), and Bayang Barrios at Ang Nilayagan (Philippines). Finally, wrapping up this year’s series of music festivities is the Shillong leg of the ASEAN-India Music Festival on November 22 at North-Eastern Hill University in Meghalaya, which aims to increase the students and youths’ awareness and celebration of music from the ASEAN region, which in turn help propel interaction and tourism between India and ASEAN. The concert will feature performances from Shillong’s very own Colours, MRTV Modern Music band (Myanmar), Riau Rhythm (Indonesia), and Linying Band (Singapore). The concert starts at 5:30 PM. “It is very rare that there is such a vast representation of music from Asean region where India has a lot of commonality in our shared cultural histories and traditions. Therefore it is only natural that the youth and the young generation of India should get to hear and have direct interaction with these musicians rarely seen and heard in India,” Sanjeev Bhargava, Director of ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022, shares. “These workshops and interactive sessions will go a long way in spreading awareness of common musical traditions between ASEAN and India."The university concerts and lecture-workshop program are organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with SEHER, who are also the main organizers of the second edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022.by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with SEHER, who are also the main organizers of the second edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022.  
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  • ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022 to highlight university-centered music programs before and after main festival at Purana Qila, DelhiThe pre- and post-festival music programs will take place at Ashoka University, Government schools in association with the Global Music Institute and North-Eastern Hill University in ShillongASEAN India Music Festival (AIMF) returns this year with extensive music programs to be held at some of India’s premier universities. The three concerts will be part of the 30th-anniversary celebrations of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. Multi-genre contemporary acts from several ASEAN countries and India will be performing at three concerts which will be held at Ashoka University, Government schools in association with Global Music Institute and North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Shillong. Similar to AIMF—which will take place from the 18th to 20th of November at Purana Qila, New Delhi—the concerts and workshops will be free of charge. Serving as a prelude to the main festival event, the Ashoka University concert will take place on November 17, 2022, 7:00 PM onwards and will showcase music from Tri Minh’s Quartet (Vietnam), Instamuzika (Malaysia), RizerXSuffer (Cambodia), and Empty Wallet (Brunei Darussalam). ASEAN India Music Festival’s closing ceremony will be hosted on November 20, with Minister of External Affairs Hon'ble Dr S. Jaishankar as chief guest. On November 21, a lecture demonstration and workshop will be given at aGovernment school in association with the Global Music Institute in Delhi. Guests will also be treated to demonstrative performances from Lao Traditional Music Troupe (Lao-PDR), Makaohang (Thailand), and Bayang Barrios at Ang Nilayagan (Philippines). Finally, wrapping up this year’s series of music festivities is the Shillong leg of the ASEAN-India Music Festival on November 22 at North-Eastern Hill University in Meghalaya, which aims to increase the students and youths’ awareness and celebration of music from the ASEAN region, which in turn help propel interaction and tourism between India and ASEAN. The concert will feature performances from Shillong’s very own Colours, MRTV Modern Music band (Myanmar), Riau Rhythm (Indonesia), and Linying Band (Singapore). The concert starts at 5:30 PM. “It is very rare that there is such a vast representation of music from Asean region where India has a lot of commonality in our shared cultural histories and traditions. Therefore it is only natural that the youth and the young generation of India should get to hear and have direct interaction with these musicians rarely seen and heard in India,” Sanjeev Bhargava, Director of ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022, shares. “These workshops and interactive sessions will go a long way in spreading awareness of common musical traditions between ASEAN and India."The university concerts and lecture-workshop program are organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with SEHER, who are also the main organizers of the second edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022.by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with SEHER, who are also the main organizers of the second edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival 2022.  
    Nov 16, 2022

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