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MTV heats up with K-Fever in October

This October, get ready for MTV Asia to turn up the heat with Korean shows that pique passions - from music, to food, to reality TV.

As the official ‘Asian Broadcasting Partner’ of the 2017 Busan One Asia Festival, MTV Asia will air the Festival Live from the Asiad Main Stadium. The Festival blends Busan culture with Hallyu content, and fans can expect performances from the biggest names in K-pop such as Apink, ASTRO, BAP, GOT7, SF9, NU'EST W, and SECSKIES. Riding the wave, viewers can also enjoy performances from the hottest musicians in the Korean music scene in Season 7 of The Stageindulge in celebrity cook-offs in Idol Battle Cook, or cheer on their model favourites in runway series, Supermodel 2017.

“K-pop continues to bring the pop to culture, and fans continue to have a ravenous appetite for all things Korean. At MTV, we are serving up a breadth of content that covers the best in music, food, culture and reality TV,” said Abhishek K Rao, Senior Director, MTV Brand, Southeast Asia.

Stay tuned to these shows on MTV Asia:

2017 Busan One Asia Festival – Live on Sunday, 22 October
5pm (WIB), 6pm (SG / MY / PH)

With an ambition to become Asia's number one cultural festival, the Busan One Asia Festival showcases the city's vibrant cultural scenes and the Korean Wave to fans from around the world.

This year, the Opening Ceremony headliners include Apink, ASTRO, BAP, GOT7, SF9, NU'EST W, MOMOLAND, BLACKPINK, iKON, GFRIEND, Wanna One and SECSKIES!

The performances from Legend Stage, the Park Concert and the Closing Ceremony will be aired on MTV Asia at a later stage.Check out the promotional video HERE (password: ccasgpress).

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Idol Battle Cook – premieres Sunday, 1 October
7pm (WIB), 8pm (SG / PH), 9pm (MY)

Hosted by Hong Seok Chun, celebrity guests are invited to the studio to cook up a storm! Featuring stars like Fiestar, April, Hana from Secret, Kasper from Play The Siren.

Check out the promotional video HERE.

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The Stage: Big Pleasure S7 (Part 1 with 8 episodes) - premieres Sunday, 29 October
7pm (WIB), 8pm (SG / PH), 9pm (MY)

The Stage: Big Pleasure returns, where Korea's top musicians appear on stage unveiling their best to music fans! Expect strong performances from the hottest stars in the Korean music scene, like Bolbbalgan4, Urban Zakapa, HOMME, and more!

Part 2 of The Stage with 4 episodes is set to air in January 2018.

Supermodel 2017 - premieres in early 2018

Korea’s premier star search competition Supermodel comes to MTV! Since 1992, this series has become a launchpad for the next stars in Korean entertainment.

Impossible: The world's greatest magic show comes to Manila on December 25, 2017 to January 3, 2018

Featuring six of the world’s most mind-blowing magical acts, IMPOSSIBLE is the breath-taking spectacular thrilling audiences worldwide. Fresh from its record-breaking second summer in London's West End, IMPOSSIBLE continues to tour the world and finally comes to Manila for the holiday season this December 25 to January 3.

Fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance, IMPOSSIBLE reinvents the biggest illusions in history in the greatest magic show on earth.

Audiences should prepare to be mesmerized and baffled as IMPOSSIBLE brings together six world-class performers showing off a stunning range of magical artistry. 

IMPOSSIBLE’s world tour includes:

Magical Bones: South London street conjurer and break-dancing master Magical Bones is considered the world’s best hip-hop magician. Starting out in the music industry as a dancer for the likes of Madonna and the Black Eyed Peas, Bones has since turned his attention to wowing the public with expert sleight-of-hand, and there’s no doubt the tricks up his sleeve will stump any seasoned sceptic.

Ali Cook: Master of multiple magical trades, Ali Cook is a daring escapologist, sleight of hand expert, stage illusionist and performer of thought control. His highly innovative live shows have lead Ali to be awarded the highest accolade The Magic Circle has to offer with his promotion to Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. Ali is a pioneer of the alternative magic scene and he has written and starred in various television series including: ITV’s Penn And Teller: Fool Us; BBC 1’s Now You See It; Channel 4’s Dirty Tricks (Nominated for the British Comedy Awards); Sky One’s The Secret World of Magic and Channel 5’s award-winning Monkey Magic and Psychic Secrets Revealed with Derren Brown.

Chris Cox: Clear your mind before award-winning mind reading specialist Chris Cox gets his hands on it! Chris stars in BBC3's Killer Magic, bewildering audiences with his unique mind reading talent. He’s the man behind the magic at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant; he has flummoxed audiences including One Direction’s Liam Payne and Jonathan Ross on stages across the country and continues to control minds in his multi-award winning tour Fatal Distraction.

Ben Hart: Ben invents unique magic which pushes the boundaries of film, theatre and television and tests the limits of illusion, including decapitation, vanishing and levitation. At the age of 16, he won the Magic Circle's ‘Young Magician of the Year’ Award and his most recent show Belief? sold-out to astonished audiences. He starred in BBC 3’s Killer Magic, where his unique and unorthodox approaches amazed audiences across the country and has recently been seen wowing BBC’s The Voice coaches.

Josephine Lee: Josephine Lee is the world’s leading female illusionist. Josephine has thrilled and enchanted audiences with death defying escapes and grand illusions having recently appeared on The Next Great Magician and Britain’s Got Talent for ITV. She is also the fastest in the business, breaking the world record for the most number of illusions performed in 5 minutes with the world-renowned Hans Klok - an accolade held to this day.

Bello Nock: Bello is America’s favourite comic Daredevil. TIME magazine included Bello in their list of “America’s best artists and entertainers” and he recently wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent. His shows have played to sold-out crowds in Madison Square Garden and his first self-produced theatre show was nominated for a prestigious Drama Desk Award. Bello’s unique blend of endearing comedy and jaw-dropping daredevil stunts make him one of the most exciting live performers in the world today. Young or old, Bello always provides his audience with the gift of laughter and inspiration.

Jamie Hendry (Producer): “We were overwhelmed by the welcome that London audiences showed IMPOSSIBLE last year and hot on the heels of our success in different parts of the world. We are delighted to be bringing our spectacular World Tour now to Manila.”

Winston Llamas (Promoter, Wilbros Live): “Wilbros Live is thrilled to bring the world’s greatest magic show IMPOSSIBLE to Manila. This is a must-see live spectacular for the whole family this coming holiday season.”

Tickets at affordable prices: P1800, P1500, P1200, P800, P500 and P150 (plus ticketing charge). Tickets are available beginning Saturday, October 7 at all TicketNet outlets or online via For ticket reservations, call 911-5555 or 374-9999.

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Gathering of OPM rock icons for Full Blast Pinoy Superbands on October 20

Due to insistent public demand, Rockford Productions has decided to move the concert Full Blast Pinoy Superbands from October 19 to October 20.  It's actually a better date for all the rock enthusiasts out there since it falls on a Friday weekend. 

For the first time in the history of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), the biggest and most iconic names in Pinoy rock music will come together to put up a performance for the ages.

Presented by Rockfordproductions, Inc., Full Blast Pinoy Super Bands gathers legendary and OPM rock icons in what is easily one of this year’s biggest and much-awaited musical events.

All set to rock music fans with their timeless and iconic anthems at this once-in-a-lifetime musical showcase are legendary Filipino rock bands including folk rock pioneer Lolita Carbon of  the Asin band and the boys , hit Pinoy rock band from the 70s, Maria Cafra, early 80s punk rock group The Wuds, and alternative  punk group The Youth ,pinoy hard rock band Razorback and Pinoy metal group Queso

Also set to electrify the stage are 90s rock icons and fan favorites Dong Abay, former frontman of Yano; Basti Artadi, lead vocalist of Wolfgang; and lastly the all time king and godfather of pinoy rock and roll Juan de la Cruz Band with its original members Mike Hanopol, Wally Gonzales and Pepe smith performing together after so many years in a big concert arena. Guaranteed to play all their hits! 

It will be the first and possibly the only time that these bands and music icons from different eras of Pinoy rock are coming together in one major concert. Music fans are in for an epic night of nothing but pure Pinoy rock and roll as these music royalties pay tribute and showcase the evolution of Original Pinoy Rock Music through their own respective sets.

Also set to perform at this one-night-only musical event as front acts are indie bands, Suicidal Genius, Banda ni Kleggy, and reggae rock band The Chonkeys 

With only a few days left before this year's most phenomenal and biggest rock concert in the history of OPM transpires, the bands are all prepped up and they even agreed to embark on a massive and extensive promo tour.  FBPSB is likewise deemed to be the most exciting Oktoberfest event this year.  One of the members of Juan Dela Cruz might actually retire after this concert.  This is exactly the message that the promoters want to convey to every Filipino rock aficionado, that this is something that shouldn’t be missed as it only happens once in a lifetime.

Full Blast Pinoy Super Band takes place this October 20, 2017 at CUNETA ASTRODOME . Ticket prices are as follows:  VIP, P3500, Ring side P2500, lower box P1000 and Gen ad P500. Gates open at 5PM. Presented by Rockford Productions Inc. in cooperation with the following media partners: MYX, Net 25, Wish 107.5, Mellow 94,7, DWWW 774, Jam 88.3, Home Radio 979, 99.5 Pinas FM, Retro 105.9 DZG FM, 97.1 Barangay LS FM, Rakista Radio, The Philippine Star, Business Mirror,,,,,, One Music PH, , Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, Soundcheck Manila, Pep, Manila Scope, MNL Online,,  Manila Scope Magazine, Astroplus and Odyssey.

Tickets to Full Blast Pinoy Super Bands will be available thru Ticketnet online and Ticketworld starting July 29 2017.

For ticket reservations,  please call 0916-6392291. For updates and more information, visit Rockfordproductions Facebook page at

Zedd, Hardwell lit up Road to Ultra Philippines 2017

Road To Ultra Philippines happened for the 2nd time around in Manila last September 15, 2017! 

Slated to happen at the MOA Concert Grounds, the festival was moved to an indoor venue because of inclement weather forecasts—though that didn't stop Ultranauts from having the best night of their lives!

Filipino fans have been preparing ever since the line-up was announced while lots of Ultra fans from other countries flew to Manila just for the Ultra experience! 

The line-up included local acts like Deuce and Mark Marasigan plus Hezz & Getter. Moreover, Dutch DJ Sam Feldt—for his second time to visit Manila in the same year. For the fourth time around, Zedd was also part of the heavy line-up! Slated to perform at last year's Ultra PH, Hardwell did not disappoint his Filipino fans as well with the promise of coming back as he also headlined the said music festival. 

It was a night definitely worth remembering for ravers not only in the Philippines as the #UltraPH family keeps getting bigger and bigger every year!

Check out our photo gallery below:

10 things you should know about Erykah Badu

Grammy-award winning neo-soul/hip-hop queen Erykah Badu will be visiting the country as part of her Badu vs Everythang Tour 2017 A.D. Live in Manila. I've been listening to her songs ever since her debut album, Baduizm released in 1997. 

For those who are curious about her, here are 10 things you should know about Erykah Badu.

1. In 2008, she became the face of fashion designer Tom Ford White Patchouli fragrance.

2. She was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 1998.

3. During the span of her music career, Badu had released five studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, one mixtape, 31 singles, and 20 music videos.

4. She received Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for On & On and Best R&B Album for Baduizm at 1998 Grammy Awards.

5. She's a vegan since 2006. 

6. She changed her birth name Erica to Erykah. She believes that the former is her "slave" name. The term 'kah' from 'Erykah' signifies the inner self, which, when translated from Arabic, means 'can do no wrong'. Meanwhile, Badu is also an African name for the 10th born child used for the Ashanti people in Ghana.

7. She has 3 children; a son named Seven Sirius from her previous relationship with Outkast's André 3000; Puma Sabti Curry (the father is West Coast rapper The D.O.C.) and Mars Merkaba Thedford to her boyfriend of five years, rapper Jay Electronica. 

8. She won 16 awards from 59 nominations from MTV Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, BET Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Grammy Awards, and American Music Awards.

9. Badu established a charity organization, Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development (B.L.I.N.D.). They provide community-driven development for inner-city youth through music, dance, theater and visual arts.

10. With her efforts for the said charitable works, she received the Key to the City of Dallas.

Don't miss the chance to catch her perform on October 14, 7 pm at Sofitel Harbour Garden Tent, Philippine Plaza Manila. Brought to you by Volume Unit Entertainment and World Wide Womb

Angelina Cruz, Iñigo Pascual collaborated for “Paraiso”

Sunshine Cruz's eldest daughter Angelina Cruz and Piolo Pascual's son Iñigo Pascual have a brand new musical offering. Universal Records proudly unleashes their collaboration entitled "Paraiso".

“Paraiso” is now available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon and Spinnr.

Angelina Cruz (who's only 15 years old) caught the attention of netizens when her rendition of James Arthur's "Say You Won't Let Go" video quickly went viral. Her homemade video of "Can't Help Falling in Love" also became a YouTube favorite with close to half million views!

Iñigo Pascual, likewise made headlines when his single made it to the top of Billboard PH Charts. The tandem gained popularity when they both appeared in an episode of Vice Ganda's GGV.

"Paraiso" is a feel-good song about young love that suits the soulful voices of Angelina and Iñigo. The song is written by indie singer-songwriter Keiko Necesario.

Elmo Magalona received Gold Record award for his debut album

Elmo Magalona's debut album ELMO is now certified GOLD! Elmo received his Gold Record Award last September 3 on ASAP Chillout from Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy Go. This surprise came after the performance of his debut single "Kay Dali." Elmo's debut album includes the hits "Kay Dali," "Tayo Na," "Huwag Kang Matakot," and "Alam Mo Ba" with Janella Salvador.

Catch Elmo LIVE at the following mall shows: 

September 9
Walter Mart Sta. Rosa Bel-Air, Laguna 

September 15
Walter Mart, Taytay  

October 21
Walter Mart Balayan, Batangas

Lauv is excited to join Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour in Asia

Everyone's ecstatic about the most anticipated concert of the year! As AEG Presents and Ovation Production bring Ed Sheeran on November 7 at Mall of Asia  

Independent singer, producer, and composer, Lauv will join the said tour. The 23-year old American artist behind the infectious track, "I Like Me Better" recently announced that he will be supporting Ed Sheeran throughout his Divide tour in Asia—spanning a massive 14-date run commencing in Osaka, Japan (25 October) and concluding in Dubai (23 November).

"Words cannot express my excitement to have the opportunity to tour with one of the most genuine artists of this era in multiple countries I've never been to in my life. Honored is a start," Ari Strapans Leff, better known as “Lauv”, enthusiastically said about sharing the stage with Ed. 

The young artist's fresh single "I Like Me Better" has garnered over 100 million online streams and is gradually climbing up worldwide charts. Following the release of what Billboard described as Lauv's "softly soul-baring" single was his tour announcement and a video entitled 'hello' which introduced the rising star.

The multi-faceted performer revealed that before his creation of music as Lauv, he lost the sense of his genuine identity for a while. “It seems like a lot of people lose touch with that forever, and end up living a life that’s not really true to who they are,” he added. While commenting on his music style, he stated, “By being so honest in my songs, I want to encourage people to be okay with who they are and what they feel. More than anything else, that's what drives me to create music in a massive way.”

Lauv also released a Cheat Codes remix to "I Like Me Better" and a Spotify Session including a stripped version of the single, as well as his own rendition of Akon's Don't Matter. The LA-based artist also holds songwriting credits for Charli XCX's "Boys and US Top 10 hit single "No Promises" by Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato. “I Like Me Better” follows the release of Lauv’s debut single named “The Other”, which he composed while a student at NYU. Like his latest hit, the track also gathered over 100 million Spotify streams and became a part of Today’s Top Hits and Global 100. Lauv launched his sold out “late nights, deep talks” tour in the US earlier this summer, marking his first headlining tour. Moreover, he played at Billboard Hot 100 Festival in Jones Beach, New York on August 20th and the Summerfest a month before.

This November 7, catch the fusion of American and British pop as Lauv and Ed Sheeran serenade the Manila crowd at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds! Tickets on sale at SM Ticket Outlets and online at Presented by Smart, AEG and Ovation Productions.


10/25/2017 Osaka, Japan, Jo Hall o/f Ed Sheeran

10/29/2017 Seoul, Korea, Olympic Park - The 88 Garden o/f Ed Sheeran

10/31/2017 Tokyo, Japan, Nippon Budokan o/f Ed Sheeran

11/1/2017 Tokyo, Japan, Nippon Budokan o/f Ed Sheeran

11/4/2017 Hong Kong, China, AsiaWorld - Expo Hall 10 o/f Ed Sheeran

11/5/2017 Hong Kong, China, AsiaWorld - Expo Hall 10 o/f Ed Sheeran

11/7/2017 Manila, Philippines, Mall of Asia Concert Grounds o/f Ed Sheeran

11/9/2017 Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia Convention Exhibition o/f Ed Sheeran

11/11/2017 Kallang, Singapore, Singapore Indoor Stadium o/f Ed Sheeran

11/12/2017 Kallang, Singapore, Singapore Indoor Stadium o/f Ed Sheeran

11/14/2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Axiata Arena o/f Ed Sheeran

11/16/2017 Bangkok, Thailand, Impact Arena o/f Ed Sheeran

11/19/2017 Mumbia, India, JioGarden o/f Ed Sheeran

11/23/2017 Dubai, UAE, Autism Rocks Arena o/f Ed Sheeran

Are you ready for Paradise International Music Festival 2018?

In 2016, our team became one of the media partners during Paradise International Music Festival 2016. The people behind this spectacular music fest promises a bigger attraction that will give all music fans next year. 

Kanye West during Paradise International Music Festival (Photo by Joseph Maquirang)

Led by Vian Serranilla and Joshua Ylaya, the Castaways (referring to future attendees) will expect massive and more festive atmosphere.

“In the 2018 edition, we plan to make it a bigger and better show for all,” said Serranilla. “We’ll make it a spectacle that will have people looking forward to the next shows as soon as they step in the grounds."

Who's your bet to perform next year? Drake? The Weeknd? No announcement yet but we're thrilled that Paradise IMF will surely bring great performers here.

Christian Bautista set to launch his new album, Kapit on September 29

“This album is a journey to find my next music path, a challenge to write more songs and to continue writing songs for others,” revealed Asia’s Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista, as he was in the process of concocting yet another masterpiece.

This September 29, Christian Bautista is poised to unveil his 7th album under Universal Records entitled Kapit, duly named after his famed song. The Kapit album launch, happening at the Music Museum, will also serve as a concert treat for his listeners. For only PHP 500, fans can get their hands on Kapit while watching Christian Bautista and renowned performers like The CompanY, plus other surprise guests, live!

The single, Kapit’s success, bolstered by constant radio airplays and a spot as Koreanovela Innocent Defendant’s theme song, led Stages and Universal Records to produce the event for the OPM icon’s latest album. “[Kapit is] a song about holding on despite the many hardships of any relationship,” shares Asia’s Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista.

With numerous critically-acclaimed hits and several acting stints (including popular GMA-7 show, My Love From The Star), Christian has already made an indelible mark in the entertainment industry. The Kapit album, co-written and co-produced by Christian himself, features his duet with Encantadia star, Gabbi Garcia, for the hit TV program’s theme song, Maghihintay. Aside from his originals, the album also features Huling Harana, Christian’s “hugot”-filled single that embraces an acoustic ballad style; his duet track, Suddenly, with My Love From The Star co-actor, Jennylyn Mercado; Ikaw Lamang with The Voice’s Morissette Amon; and Two Forevers duet with international artist and American Idol runner-up, Jessica Sanchez.

Kapit promises lyrical masterpieces, original melodic ballads, and a pristine voice only Christian Bautista can offer. Fans and music enthusiasts alike must mark their calendars for Christian Bautista’s Kapit album launch/concert on September 29, 2017 at Music Museum in Greenhills, at 8 pm. Buyers can also have their CDs autographed at the show. The event is produced by Universal Records and Stages, sponsored by Blue Water Day Spa, Converse, Watsons, Toni & Guy, Chef Noodles, Black Water, GAOC, Gold’s Gym, Swatch, and the following media partners; GMA-7, MYX, 97.1 Barangay LS FM, Mellow 947, Manila Concert Scene and Philippine Concerts.

Pre-order Kapit Album Launch exclusive concert pass and CD bundle now for only PHP 500 via Ticketworld outlets (891-9999) and online at