By Mell T. Navarro
September 5, 2010, 12:57 PM
Kasalukuyang nasa Jakarta, Indonesia ang R&B sensations at Party Pilipinas hosts na sina Jay R at Kyla.
Ito ay para sa pagpirma ng kanilang recording contract with an Indonesian music company, kaya masasabing certified recording artists sa Southeast Asia ang dalawang talents ni Arnold L. Vegafria. Last September 2 lumipad sina Jay R, Kyla at Arnold para sa contract signing with Tarra Group Indonesia, with its president Mr. Wirawan Hartawan.
Nandoon din sa signing si Mr. Ramon Chuaying, ang president ng PolyEast Records at Universal Records Philippines. Dito sa Pilipinas, si Kyla ay exclusive recording artist ng PolyEast, samantalang under UR naman si Jay R.
BAHASA VERSIONS. Bago sila pumunta ng Jakarta ay nakapanayam ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Arnold sa kanyang opisina sa Taipan Place, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
"Jay R's new album, yung Soul In Love, ay magkakaroon ng launching in Indonesia, and si Kyla, yung album niya. Kaya I'm so happy and proud of them," masayang bungad ni Arnold.
Na-release na dito sa Philippines ang separate albums nila, "pero may ka-duet na silang Indonesian this time. Yun ang bago. And sa album, nakalagay doon ang isang duet with pop and R&B stars ng Indonesia. Separate sila.
"It's under Universal Records dito, pero yung recording doon is, of course, isang Indonesian recording company."
First time na magkakaroon sina Kyla and Jay R ng releases sa labas ng bansa. "Southeast Asia, to be specific," sabi ni Arnold.
Ayon sa talent manager, ang kanyang kumpanya, ang ALV Talent Circuit, along with Universal Records and Polyeast Records, ang nag-negotiate ng contracts para kina Jay R and Kyla, sa pamamagitan ng kanilang agents sa Southeast Asia, partikular na sa Indonesia at Malaysia.
Anong deal nila with Tarra Group Indonesia?
"Yung contract with the recording company is three years. Then, my agent there in Indonesia and in Malaysia, they're working it out. I have a contract with an agency in Indonesia and Malaysia. In Southeast Asia. And at the same time, we have a contract with the recording company, which Universal Records is the one who got the deal," sabi ni Arnold.
Kuwento rin niya, "They will shoot an MTV also in Indonesia for their albums. Five to six days ang stay nila doon. That's the launch of their albums, TV guestings, MTV shoots, and then recording.
"But the recording of the Indonesian talent is in Bahasa, hindi English, hindi Filipino, but in Bahasa, that's the language of Indonesia... So, kakanta sila ng Bahasa [songs]...
"Yung Bakit Pa Ba ni Jay R, magiging Bahasa... Kyla, nag-record na siya ng isang hit song from Indonesia... Si Kyla, nag-record na noon ng isang duet before, part lang siya ng isang album..."
Naunang naipadala ng UR sa Indonesia ang isa pa nilang contract artist na si Christian Bautista. Maganda ang naging resulta para kay Christian at tinuturing na malaking break din ito para kina Jay R at Kyla. "Malaki!" nakangiting sang-ayon ni Arnold.
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