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JKris Seeks Second Chance at Love in New Single, Tsansa

2019 brought a milestone for the Tawag ng Tanghalan alum, as he celebrated his first million streams with his rendition of the Ogie Alcasid classic "Sa Kanya" (the track now has over 1.5 streams on Spotify). Since his departure from the It's Showtime variety segment, he has gone to collaborate with OPM Rap Icon Gloc on the tracks Norem (which also featured Shanti Dope) and his debut single Pamaypay.



                                         

Universal Records R&B singer JKris marks 2020 return with his latest single "Tsansa."

This new song "Tsansa," written by JKris himself and produced by Sly Kane (of Blaze 'N Kane), showcases the vocal range JKris is known for on top of a smooth listening track. Talking more about the song, JKris says he wrote the song based on a personal experience a few years back: "The song is about asking forgiveness from the person you care for, and in hopes that person will give you another chance in the relationship, hence the title."





With his distinct sound and relatable message, Tsansa offers another chance for JKris to take the OPM spotlight.


Tsansa is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records.

#2getherTheSeriesPH won the hearts of Filipino fans on Twitter

Twitter is the best place to find out #WhatsHappening on the latest news, culture, and entertainment. As the newest and top-trending Thai Boy Love show, 2gether: The Series, finally hit the Philippine shores via iWant this June 28, Filipino fans fired up Twitterverse to express their thoughts and reaction on its pilot episode. The hashtag #iWant2GetherPHEp1, even made it to the 4th spot of the Philippine trends on the same day.


                                    







2gether: The Series, starring Thai heartthrobs Bright Vachirawit (@bbrightvc) and Win Metawin (@winmetawin), is an adaptation of the 2019 Thai novel of the same name and tells the story of Tine Teepakorn and Sarawat Gintithanon, two college boys who entered a fake relationship which later developed into a real one. The unique take on the romantic genre and #BrightWin’s undeniable chemistry to boot captured the hearts and attention of Filipino viewers.



It is also the first Tagalized Thai boy love series to air on iWant streaming service. With this, fans made sure to express their kilig and all-out support on Twitter by using hashtags such as #iWant2GetherPHEp1, and #iWant2GetherPHEp2. Here are the top 2gether-related hashtags in the Philippines in June 2020.



                                       




 
 


The dubbing also met with positive reactions from Filipino fans. They openly expressed their satisfaction in seeing the show with a local flavor as Tine and Sarawat converse in Tagalog. 



Prior to the pilot episode, #BrightWin got up close and personal with their Filipino fans in the #BrightWin2GetherLive Mediacon held last June 26. Fans were encouraged to Tweet #AskBrightWin2gether and five best Tweets were selected and answered by no other than the lead stars themselves.

The hashtag #BrightWin2GetherLive also topped the Philippine trends. Everyone was hyped up as Bright and Win mentioned that they would like to visit the pristine waters of Boracay and Cebu and get a taste of Filipino dishes such as adobo and lechon.





Commenting on the success of the livestream event and other local show broadcasts on Twitter, Carl Cheng, Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Southeast Asia & Greater China at Twitter said, "Entertainment is a key vertical for Twitter in the Philippines, and we are glad that despite the pandemic, new shows and programs provide sources of entertainment for Filipinos. We expect that livestream and other video content on Twitter will further boost conversations on the platform and interaction among people as well."

Never miss an episode of 2gether: The Series on iWant and Tweet your favorite fun and kilig moments from the show along with the hashtag #2getherTheSeriesPH!


#SaveTheNight with Saydie x JÄGERMEISTER

With the COVID-19 pandemic leaving the country in panic, Jägermeister wants to deliver a hopeful message for everyone struggling in quarantine, through online projects following the hashtag #SAVETHENIGHT.

                                   



Music as a form of escape and to keep us grounded, these online performances will give us hope and strength to move forward. The campaign will also help with the funding of the nightlife industry that went into brief hiatus to help stop the spread of the virus— donating 1 million euros to bar owners and staff, bartenders, DJs, and musicians, and other artists worldwide.

First to perform live via Facebook and Instagram simultaneously, from Jägermeister’s very own is five-piece female-fronted metal band Saydie (Kat Taylor, Karl Kliatchko, Lehmann Flores, Marvin Montero, and Mark Garchitorena), famous for their songs “Krolithika”, “Cage”, and “Yokai”.

Saydie says, “We’re really excited to do this, we can’t wait to put our music out there again. It’s an honor to be part of Jägermeister’s campaign, to be able to give hope through music and to be able to inspire everyone to move forward. We are so much bigger than what we are all going through right now. It might be chaos out there, but with music, it’s controlled.”

Happening on June 28, 2020, at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, you can catch the first full-band performance post-lockdown on Instagram: @officialsaydie and on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saydieofficial

Stay in the loop for future performances from Jägermeister’s other partner artists in the Philippines.


For Saydie updates:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saydieofficial
Instagram: @officialsaydie
Twitter: @OfficialSaydie

For Jägermeister updates:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JagermeisterPhilippines/

Instagram: @jagermeister_ph


#BeApp partners with Coca-Cola on Coke Studio Sessions

#BeApp, a new live music streaming platform, and Coca-Cola are partnering together globally on Coke Studio Sessions, an exclusive collaboration featuring a diverse line-up of musical performances for fans to enjoy across the world.

 

Launched last month, the collaboration includes live performances from more than 100 artists across the globe, including Katy Perry, DJ Khaled, Nicky Jam and Gryffin streamed digitally to refresh fans one virtual performance at a time and support the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

 

Coke Studio Sessions marks the official debut of #BeApp, the social live music streaming platform from tech industry veterans Ray Smith and Ross Mason. #BeApp is an immersive, digital destination for fans to enjoy live music in a new way. Unlike other virtual concert platforms, #BeApp will offer a variety of interactive features, including:

 

· In-App Sharing: Sharing feature will encourage fans to invite friends and family to join them during the livestream.

· Currency/Points: By continuously interacting and sharing through the app, fans will earn in-app points and currency that can be redeemed for prizes, functionality upgrades and more.

· Prizes and Upgrades: Prizes include upgraded access to “front row seats,” artist shout-outs during the livestream and #BeApp swag.

· Front Row Seats: “Front row seats” offer fans a greater digital presence during the livestream, including having the user’s photo and name visible to all viewers.

· Donations: Fans will have the ability to make a donation to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

 

“#BeApp was designed for digital connection through a shared love of live music, and people need that connection now more than ever,” said Ray Smith, founder of #BeApp. “We’re thrilled to have Coca-Cola as our exclusive launch partner as we introduce #BeApp to fans around the world through unique new experiences.”

 

“We know that people may continue to feel lonely or isolated as a result of the pandemic, and Coca-Cola remains committed to uplifting the human spirit and fostering connection while we’re apart,” said Teejae Sonza, Director for Marketing, Coca-Cola Philippines. “By providing this line-up of live, interactive music content that fans can share and enjoy with others, we hope that Coke Studio Sessions will provide small, daily moments of entertainment for those adjusting to their new normal.”

 

The Coca-Cola Foundation has donated over $14 million USD to individual Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world in response to COVID-19 and will additionally match up to a collective total of $3 million USD in consumer donations made through this program.

 

Throughout the 60-day program, fans will have the opportunity to contribute directly to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to support COVID-19 efforts. “The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is grateful for partners like The Coca-Cola Foundation for stepping up during this difficult and uncertain time,” said Xavier Castellanos, a long-serving member and representative of the Movement in Asia Pacific. “The Coca-Cola Foundation’s contribution supports the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network’s efforts to slow the spread of this disease and alleviate suffering that the pandemic will cause. We are deeply grateful for their generous support during this challenging time.”

 

Fans will be able to join the livestreams on #BeApp, which can be downloaded for free on iOS or Android devices, as well as on Coca-Cola YouTube and Facebook. Additional artists will be announced across Coca-Cola and #BeApp social channels.

Lawson release new single, Animals

Pop-rockers Lawson enjoyed a phenomenal breakthrough, releasing five Top 10 singles and the Gold-certified debut album ‘Chapman Square’, playing shows with pop icons Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Take That. Following their successful comeback with “Lovers” last month, Lawson have returned with another fast-paced, stylish pop number titled “Animals” to offer.





“Animals” is upbeat and fresh, taking clear influences from current pop acts such as The 1975 and Lauv. On the track, the band said, "Myself (Andy) and Ryan from the band wrote and produced the track. It’s 80s inspired, about wanting something you can’t have, and how we all have that animal instinct inside us. It was one of the first tracks we wrote for the album and set the tone for that style amongst the rest of the tracks."

“Animals” is accompanied by a fun tongue-in-cheek video featuring a celebrity cameo, which will be released shortly.

                                      

With “Lovers”, Lawson hit the ground running after their four-year hiatus. The music video charted at #1 on iTunes, amassing over 90k views on YouTube. The audio track is streaming in excess of 400k. With five of the band's Top 10 Cities on Spotify and six of their Top 10 Countries by YouTube viewership located in Asia, “Lovers” has received much attention from media outlets across the region.

Lawson – comprising Andy Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Joel Peat (guitar), Ryan Fletcher (bass) and Adam Pitts (drums) – reunited from their hiatus in 2018 to headline a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which sold out in a matter of minutes. Still the best of friends, the reaction they received inspired them to start a new chapter in their career. As Andy recalls fondly, "I think the look on people’s faces and the fun we all had together that night made us realise how much we love and miss our fans and each other. We have all been busy with different things the past few years but it felt like now was the perfect time to get back in the studio and just enjoy making music together again."

That return gathered pace when they shared the tongue-in-cheek documentary ‘Lawson - Where Are They Now?’. A playful parody of the music doc, the video featured guests including Robbie Williams, Rick Astley and Radio 1’s Scott Mills, and quickly started trending on Twitter.

Four years is a long time in music, but Lawson’s absence has produced a mature, refined and exciting new sound. Newly signed to Cooking Vinyl, they’re set to add to a career which has already encompassed 50 million streams on Spotify and 100 million views on YouTube.

You can stream/'download "Animals" here






Nothing Can Rain On Filipino Little Monsters

MCA Music Philippines, in partnership with Kris Nuevo Events Management, and Lady Gaga Philippines celebrated the release of Chromatica virtually with the ever-energetic Filipino Little Monsters.




Even just for a night, Filipino Little Monsters celebrated and danced the night virtually along with the fresh tracks from the multi-platinum selling superstar Lady Gaga.

To make things more exciting at home for monsters, drag performers in the country prepared videos showcasing their take on some of the fan-favorite songs off of Lady Gaga’s latest album Chromatica. While Filipinos and Little Monsters can’t dance to these songs in clubs due to a global pandemic,  MCA and Kris Nuevo Events Management were able to to bring the same euphoric feeling to their homes.




With performances from Minty Fresh, Captivating Katkat, Andy Crocker, Jona Quinn, Prince, OV Cunt, and local DJs Brian Cua & Deej Diaz, Chromatica songs were enjoyed by the Zoom participants in a whole Chromatican-level. Even off-stage, Little Monsters sure still have their star-power in performing songs by their Mother Monster.

Aside from well-executed lip-syncs, these monsters’ talents were executed through their self-produced outfits and make-ups. “Spotlights” were also given to almost all of the Monsters in the Zoom party as participants were given time to show themselves dancing and enjoying Gaga’s music for the world to see, as the party was streamed on YouTube.





While the Chromatica album is currently not available for purchase in the Philippines, Gaga’s local Fanclub, Lady Gaga Philippines, gave away a couple of CDs for their fellow fans. Moreover, official merchandise, like shirts, were given away by the official record label of Lady Gaga in the country.

With regard to Chromatica as an album, fans were able to hear Gaga’s return to pure pop in the said record, which is currently the fastest-selling album of 2020. Recently, it also reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart with over 200k in pure sales.




In a time of COVID-19 and different issues around the globe, Lady Gaga’s music and the recently concluded virtual dance party reminded us that music still binds us all together. Her music always guarantees fans to have “Fun Tonight”, that it’s okay to breathe and dance after battling the challenges the world has to offer- and that is exactly what the world of Chromatica brings. No one or nothing can rain on Little Monsters, but it also does not mean they are not prepared.