The Philippine Popular Music Festival songwriting competition is back for its second run this 2013.
2013 is the year to make more music! The Philippine Popular Music Festival is a search for excellent Filipino musical composers, aiming to uplift the local music industry. The foundation is an advocate of Filipino music which is a cultural treasure, the identity of our people and our country. They also seek to empower Filipino songwriters whose music can inspire and motivate a nation.
The competition is open to amateurs and professionals, participant must be of Filipino descent so even those residing abroad can join, the song entry may be written in a popular or new song genre, or a fusion thereof, in any form or structure, as lyrics may be in Filipino, a Philippine regional language, a Philippine dialect, English, or any combination thereof.
The song entry must be entirely original. It must not be licensed to any publisher; has not been printed and distributed as hard copy; or through the internet; has never been previously recorded and must not infringe on any existing copyright or any other rights. It must not have been performed live in any venue, on traditional radio and television, or internet, or pre-recorded and uploaded on the internet, or recorded on video or other format for future broadcast.
Watch the video below as Maestro Ryan Cayabyab invites YOU to join Philippine Popular Music 2013!