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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

April 26, 2011

Big Bang on MYX's Take 5 on May 6 (Friday)



MYX will feature five (5) Big Bang music videos in their Take 5 program on May 6 (Friday). What are these five (5) Big Bang music videos? U have to tune in to find out.

Schedules:
5:00am
5:00pm

Universal Records & MYX are also giving away GD&TOP, Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang albums during the show. So don't miss it!

TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down" Exclusive Freebies Days



Exclusive TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down" Freebies:

- Official Big TVXQ Poster (size 24" X 36")

- Yunho Poster (size 18" X 24") & Changmin Poster (size 18" X 24")

- Yunho Photocard & Changmin Photocard

TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down" CD Price: P500

How to get these:
For every purchase of TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down" CD on these 3 dates (see below) at the 4 participating record stores (see below) you get the above Exclusive Freebies!

Note:
When you buy TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down" CD during regular days, you'll only get one (1) TVXQ Official Poster and one (1) Random Photocard (while supplies last)!

What: Dong Bang Days: TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down" Exclusive Freebies Days

When: April 29, 30 and May 1 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Where:
- Astroplus The Block
- Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall
- Odyssey SM Bacoor

The Party: 2NE1 Live In Manila on June 4 (Saturday)!


Another history in the making K-Pop event.

After SS2 and SS3, Pulp Productions proudly present YG Entertainment fierce girl group 2NE1 in "The Party" on June 4, 2011 (Saturday) at the Araneta Coliseum!


What: The Party: 2NE1 Live In Manila
Where: Araneta Coliseum
When: June 4, 2011 (Saturday)

Ticket prices:
VIP – 8,500
Lower Box – 5,000
Upper Box A – 2,800
Upper Box B – 1,200

For "The Party" VIP reservations, just call and register with Charles/Rizza at 687-1709 during office hours.

April 25, 2011

It's K-Pop all the way!



It's K-Pop all the way!

Join K Facebook fanpage:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/K/195278233837568


Four stores are ready for Big Bang Album Launch on May 14




Four (4) major record stores are participating in the Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on May 14 (Saturday).

These record stores are:
- Astroplus The Block
- Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall
- Odyssey SM Bacoor

Here are the store schedules and telephone numbers:
-Astroplus The Block: 10am - 9pm (tel # 442-0372)
-Astroplus Mall of Asia: 10am - 10pm (tel # 556-0080)
-Odyssey Megamall: 10am - 10pm (tel # 687-3620)
-Odyssey SM Bacoor: 10am - 10pm (tel # 417-7392)

Universal Records and Big Bang Philippines Fan Club, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, invite you to Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on May 14 (Saturday). We are launching two (2) albums in this event - Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang CDs.

Watch out for more details about freebies, activities and CD prices very soon.

Check out the following relevant Facebook Fanpages for more updates:
Universal Records Philippines:  http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage
Big Bang Philippines:  http://www.facebook.com/bigbangphfanpage
Big Bang Philippines fanclub:  http://www.facebook.com/bigbangph2

Watch Big Bang music videos here :

Tonight:


Love Song:


VIPs, start saving up!

Please feel free to repost. Thanks!

Step By Step: CNBLUE "First Step" Album Launch Event on May 21 (Saturday)



Four (4) major record stores are participating in the Step By Step: CNBLUE "First Step" Album Launch Event on May 21 (Saturday). These record stores are:
- Astroplus The Block
- Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall
- Odyssey SM Bacoor

Here are the store schedules and telephone numbers :
-Astroplus The Block: 10am - 9pm (tel # 442-0372)
-Astroplus Mall of Asia: 10am - 10pm (Tel # 556-0080)
-Odyssey Megamall: 10am - 10pm (Tel # 687-3620)
-Odyssey SM Bacoor: 10am - 9pm (tel # 417-7392)

Universal Records and CNBLUE Philippines Fan Club, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, invite you to  Step By Step: CNBLUE "First Step" Album Launch Event on May 21 (Saturday). We are launching CNBLUE "First Step" CD in this event!

Watch out for more details about freebies, activities and CD prices very soon.

Check out the following relevant links for more updates:
Universal Records Philippines:  http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage

CNBLUE Philippines:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN-BLUE-PHILIPPINES/207429376312

CNBLUE Greets Filipino Boices:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f10Knh7kD_4


Exclusive Tohoshinki Freebies at 8G on May 7 (Saturday)


These are the Exclusive Tohoshinki Freebies when you buy BOTH Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B-Side Collection" CDs at 8G: Cassiopeia Philippines' 8th Gathering on May 7 (Saturday) at the Trade Hall, Starmall Edsa:

- Official Big Tohoshinki Poster

- Tohoshinki Memo Pad Version 1
- Tohoshinki Memo Pad Version 2
- Tohoshinki Memo Pad Version 3

"Complete Single A-Side Collection" includes THREE full color Photobooks:
- Photobook #1 has 110 pages
- Photobook #2 has 48 pages
- Photobook #3 has 92 page

Prices:
- Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" (3CD) - P800
- Tohoshinki "Single B-Side Collection" - P400

You get all the above only at 8G: Cassiopeia Philippines' 8th Gathering on May 7 (Saturday) at the Trade Hall, Starmall Edsa.

Fore more details:  http://cassph.org/events

For questions, ask us here:  http://www.formspring.me/cassph

Mark your calendar, Cassies! It's on MAY 7 (SATURDAY)!

TVXQ Standees up for grabs at 8G on May 7



Oh yes! All five of them will be there on May 7 (Saturday) at 8G: Cassiopeia Phils. 8th Gathering at Trade Hall, Starmall Edsa. We are not talking about the members in the flesh but the life size individual TVXQ members standees! And yes, Cassiopeia PH will be giving away these standees to lucky Cassies!

8G: Cassiopeia Phils. 8th Gathering on May 7 (Saturday)



Cassiopeia Philippines, the Premiere Tohoshiki/TVXQ Fanclub in the country invites you to join 8G, their 8th Gathering on May7 (Saturday) at Trade Hall, Starmall Edsa. Here are the details:

What: The 8th gathering of one of the biggest FCs in the Philippines, Cass PH
When: May 7, 2011; 10AM – 7PM
Where: Trade Hall, Starmall Edsa
Who: Cass PH and the Kpop Community

Happenings:

Exclusive album launch: Tohoshinki's A-Side & B-Side Collection Philippine Release! Included in this ultimate 4-Disc collection are: 45 Tohoshinki J-pop singles + 10 songs not included in any of their previous albums and a 12-song compilation of their most popular hits. This massive release is a definite must have for your TVXQ collection! Universal Records will also be giving away Limited Edition items available only during this launch so don’t miss this one chance! See you at 8G!

Activity booths: TVXQ Henna, Coupletalk Photobooth, Five in the Black (Dart Game), Wrong Number Quiz Booth, Dong Bang Spin Ki (Wheel of Fortune), Darkness Eyes Tarot Card Reading, CassPH Membership & CassPH Merchandise.

Programme: Games, Raffles, Contests, Cosplay and Special Guest Performances from your favorite covergroups!

Tickets:
You can get your tickets in advance through our website or meet-ups. Special freebies await the first 88 tickets!

Ticket Price: P200 only

Get your tickets now! http://cassph.org/event-details/8g-tickets
Commuting to Starmall EDSA: http://cassph.org/event-details/57-8g-commuting-to-starmall-edsa

Visit our http://cassph.org/ for more info! ♥

See you there!~^^

Exclusive Album Launch of Tohoshinki Albums at 8G



Cassies are rejoicing right now! Why? After the Philippine release of JYJ last year, Universal Records and Cassiopeia Philippines, together with Astroplus and Odyssey, bring you the Exclusive Album Launch of TOHOSHINKI "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B-Side Collection" CDs on MAY 7 (SATURDAY) during 8G: Cassiopeia Philippines' 8th Gathering at Trade Hall, Starmall Edsa.

When you buy Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B-Side Collection" during the event, you get Exclusive Freebies!

Watch out out for more details soon! Cassies, start saving up!

Tohoshinki may have stopped activities as a group, but the music and memories remain. After the chart-topping success of "Best Selection 2010" (it charted #1 in both Astroplus and Odyssey during May 2010) comes two more Japanese compilation albums, "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B-Side Collection", that together cover all of Tohoshinki 's A-side singles and best B-side coupling tracks.

"Complete Single A-Side Collection" collects all 45 Tohoshinki J-pop singles, from their debut "Stay With Me Tonight" right up to their most recent "Toki Wo Tomete". Many of the songs on this compilation were not included in "Best Selection 2010". Of special note is the inclusion of the ten group and solo songs from the double A-side "Trick" singles, which were not included on any of their albums.

"Complete Single A-Side Collection" includes three full color Photobooks. Photobook #1 has 110 pages, Photobook #2 has 48 pages and Photobook #3 has 92 pages.

"Single B-Side Collection" contains 12 popular side tracks that can be rightly considered hidden Tohoshinki J-pop classics including "Proud", "Try My Love", "Take Your Hands" and "No Pain No Gain".

Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" tracklist:

Disc 1:
1. Hug (International Version)
2. Stay With Me Tonight
3. Somebody To Love
4. My Destiny
5. 因為還有明天
6. Rising Sun
7. Heart, Mind and Soul
8. Begin
9. Sky
10. Miss You
11. ”O” -正・反・合
12. Step By Step
13. Choosey Lover
14. Lovin’ you
15. Summer Dream

Disc 2:
16. Song for you
17. Love In The Ice
18. Shine
19. Ride On
20. Forever Love
21. Together
22. Purple Line
23. Two Heart s
24. Wild Soul (Changmin)
25. Runaway
26. My Girlfriend(Yuchun)
27. If…!?
28. Rainy Night(Junsu)
29. Close to you
30. CrazyLife.(YUNHO)
31. Keyword
32. Maze (JEJUNG)

Disc 3:
33. Beautiful you
34. 千年戀歌
35. Why Did I Fall In Love With You
36. 呪文-Mirotic-
37. Bolero
38. Kiss The Baby Sky
39. 請別忘記
40. Survivor
41. Share The World
42. We Are !
43. Stand by U
44. Break Out!
45. 時光暫停

Tohoshinki "Single B-Side Collection" tracklist:

1. Try My Love
2. 言葉はいらない
3. Eternal
4. The way U are -Japanese ver.-
5. High Time
6. No Pain No Gain
7. Proud
8. 五線紙
9. Day Moon ~ハルダル~
10. Box in the ship
11. Take Your Hands
12. Tea for Two


10 Things U Need to Know about 8G



Cassiopeia Philippines, the Premiere Tohoshiki/TVXQ Fanclub in the country invites you to join 8G, their 8th Gathering on May 7 (Saturday) at Trade Hall, Starmall Edsa. Here are the basic information about this exciting event.

1. What is 8G: The Carnival?
It is the 8th gathering of Cassiopeia Philippines, TVXQ/JYJ's biggest and premiere fanclub in the country.

2. When and where is 8g: The Carnival going to be held?
May 7, 2011 (Saturday) at the Trade Hall of Starmall EDSA. Doors open at 10am.
http://cassph.org/event-details/57-8g-commuting-to-starmall-edsa

3. Are there tickets for sale? How much?
Tickets are prices at P200. You can pre-order online or meet-up with one of CassPH's core to buy tickets. Special freebies await the first 88 tickets!

4. Are Tohoshinki's Complete A-side and B-side Collection CDs going to be available there? How much are they?
Yes, they will be exclusively launched at the 8G in cooperation with Universal Records. A-side is P800 while B-side is P400.

5. When I buy my Tohoshinki's Complete A-side and B-side Collection CDs at 8G, do I get EXCLUSIVE freebies ONLY AVAILABLE during 8G?
Yes, yes, yes!

6. Since this is a "carnival", will there be rides in 8G?
No, we won't have any rides but we will have many carnival and TVXQ themed booths and games in store for you!

7. Will there be other merchandise of TVXQ for sale at 8G?
Yes. Official CassPH merchadise and other goods will be available there.

8. I applied for a membership card at 2nd Philippine Kpop Convention last December 2010. Will I be able to get my card at the 8G?
Yes.

9. I'm not a member of Cassiopeia Philippines. Is it ok to come?
Of course! Everyone is welcome! You can also apply to be an official member on 8G. ^^ More details here.

10. Is TVXQ/JYJ going to be there?
No. But we hope someday, we'll have an event together with them. For now, let's be with them through our hearts. ♥

Written by Cassiopeia Philippines (http://www.facebook.com/cassphfb)

For more details: http://cassph.org/events

You may also post your questions here: http://www.formspring.me/cassph

TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down"


Yunho and Changmin are making a comeback in both Japan and Korea in January! The first Korean TVXQ release in over two years, "Keep Your Head Down" features eleven brand new songs that reveal a hot new image and style for Yunho and Changmin. The album includes the title song "Why (Keep Your Head Down)", "Crazy" featuring Trax's Jay, the OST song "Athena" for the same-titled Korean drama, and "Maximum", which they performed during the SM Town tour. Changmin and Yunho also each have a solo!

This edition of "Keep Your Head Down" includes as bonus track the OST song "Journey" featuring Girls' Generation's Seohyun for Changmin's long-awaited drama "Paradise Ranch".

After two years and three months, TVXQ has finally returned to the Korean music industry with the help of some of the biggest names in the industry."Keep Your Head Down" album features composers Yoo Young Jin, Kenzie, Park Chang Hyun, E-TRIBE and Outsidaz, who all collaborated in bringing out the charismatic vocals of the duo while attempting new and exciting genres. Park Chang Hyun, who previously composed the group’s debut track “Hug" has returned once more for the group’s ballad track “How Can I”. Yunho’s solo song “Honey Funny Bunny” is a trendy song of the slow jam genre composed by E-TRIBE. The unique title refers to a man’s description of the woman he falls in love with upon first sight. Changmin’s solo ballad track, “Confession” was self-written and features a piano and orchestra that aids in bringing out his strong vocals. The lyrics express the feelings of a man’s sorrow after having lost his love. Other tracks are "Crazy", a dance track featuring the rap of Trax’s Jay, “Rumor” and “Maximum”.

"Keep Your Head Down" tracklist:
1. Keep Your Head Down
2. How Can I
3. Maximum
4. Crazy (featuring Jay from Trax)
5. Honey Funny Bunny (Yunho's solo)
6. Rumor
7. Confession (Changmin's solo)
8. Our Game
9. She
10. Athena (Athena OST)
11. Journey (featuring Seohyun of Girls' Generation) (Paradise Ranch OST)

PROMO EXTENDED! Get a Chance to Win P100,000 Cash (tax free)! Join “Maki-Tambay Sa Sponge Cola” promo!

PROMO EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 17! NOW WITH BIGGER CHANCES OF WINNING!



Download Sponge Cola’s “Tambay”, produce a music video for the song and stand a chance to win P100,000 Cash (tax-free)! Here are the full mechanics:

1. Download the single “Tambay” to your cellphones:
    • Text “Tambay” to 2600 (valid on all networks; P50 per mp3 per download)
    • You will receive the MP3 of the song “Tambay” as well as a unique confirmation code
    • Save the song and the confirmation code to your cellphone

2. Produce a full music video for the song “Tambay” and upload it to your YouTube account.

3. After uploading your entry, email the following details to spongecola.tambay@gmail.com:
    • YouTube link of your video entry
    • Confirmation code (received by text accompanying the mp3 downloaded)
    • Complete name (as it appears on your valid ID’s)
    • Complete mailing address
    • Birthday
    • Cellphone number
    • Optional only: other details which you may want to mention, such as director(s), director of
photography, editor, cast/actors/actresses, location, story or plot, etc.

4. Emails/Submissions of entries will be accepted from 12:00 am of March 16, 2011 until 12:00 noon of June 17, 2011 only.

5. The music video may include new and/or old videos and/or photos that are owned by entry sender.

6. If materials used are not owned by entry sender, he/she should have explicit permission to use and include them, ensuring that the copyright of any individual, institution, company, etc. will not be infringed.

7. No use of explicit images, foul language or anything that damages any individual, institution or company.

8. Preferably, video should have high resolution, with an aspect ratio of 720x480.

9. Fifteen (15) finalists will be chosen from all the submitted entries, and they will automatically receive P5,000 Cash Prize. Each of the finalist will be notified through registered mail and contacted through his/her mobile phone by a representative of Universal Records on how to claim their P5,000.00 Cash. The finalists should be able to provide two (2) valid ID's with photo.

10. Top 15 entries will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
      • Artistic touch and creativity: 35%
         - This refers to videos showing skill or excellence in execution. The video should be ingenious, exhibiting good taste; performed, made, or edited artistically; aesthetically pleasing.
      • Message delivery: 35%
         - The message of the video should be communicated clearly.
      • Uniqueness: 30%
         - This refers to videos having no similarity to other videos; original in idea, style and delivery.

11. The Top 15 entries will be announced on June 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon and each of the entries will be posted or shared on the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage)

12. ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen and he/she will receive the P100,000 Cash Prize (tax-free).

13. ONE (1) Runner Up will likewise be chosen and he/she will receive P20,000 Cash Prize (tax-free).

14. Final judging of Grand Winner and Runner Up will be based on:
      • 70% Text Votes
      • 30% Panel of Judges' Decision

15. Complete details on text voting including keyword for each finalist will be posted on the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage) right after the announcement of Fifteen (15) Finalists.

16. The Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up will be officially announced on July 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM noon via the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage) and he/she will be notified through his/her mobile phone by a representative of Universal Records.

17. A DTI representative shall be present to witness the determination of the Top 15 finalists, the Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up.

18. Contest is open to AMATEURS only - individuals or groups with a valid Philippine address. Students are encouraged to join.

19. Working individuals are allowed to join provided they do not presently hold any job or career that involves professional film/video/commercial production nor have they done any prior job or work related to professional film/video/commercial production.

PER DTI-NCR PERMIT NO. 2449 SERIES OF 2011


April 20, 2011

TONIGHT! The Radio Dept. Live in Manila!



What:  The Radio Dept. "Live in Manila"
When:  April 20, 2011 (Wednesday), 9 PM - 12 Midnight
Where:  Hard Rock Cafe Makati, Philippines


Special guest : Moscow Olympics

Advance tickets:  P1800
Tickets are limited. First come first served.
We're removing all tables and chairs in front of the stage and opening the 2nd floor to make room for everyone.

On sale now until APRIL 19 at the following venues. Tickets will also be sold at Hard Rock Cafe on APRIL 20.

Makati:
Gweilo Bar - C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village (5 min from GREENBELT)
Mon - Sat 11am - 2am (817-6083)

B-Side@The Collective - Malugay St., Makati
Tues - Sun 7pm onwards (725-7725)

Quezon City:
Route 196 - Katipunan Ave (near Blue Ridge gate)
Mon - Sat 6pm - 1am (439-1972)

Gweilo's - Eastwood City
Mon - Sun (421-2283)

For info send an e-mail to tickets@kindassault.com

Presented by:
Kindassault, Raven 7 Multimedia, No Seat Affair and Jam 88.3

Special thanks to The Mansion Group and FMM

Details here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194060783966697


The Radio Dept. is often referred to as Sweden's most important indie pop band and was one out of only two Swedish bands on NME's 'Top 100 albums of the decade' list. The Sophia Coppola film 'Marie Antoinette' featured three songs by the band which further helped them to achieve worldwide recognition.

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The Radio Dept. "Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010" and "Clinging To A Scheme" albums are released in the Philippines by Universal Records.

More details here: http://universalrecph.blogspot.com/2011/04/radio-dept-passive-aggressive-singles.html


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The Radio Dept. Official Facebook Fanpage:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Radio-Dept-Official/157853324236640


April 19, 2011

Big Bang bags are here!


These Big Bang Bags are just some of the freebies in the Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on May 14 (Saturday). We are launching two (2) albums in this event - Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang CDs.

Four (4) major record stores are participating in the Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on May 14 (Saturday). These record stores are:
- Astroplus The Block
- Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall
- Odyssey SM Bacoor

We shall reveal more details on how to get these bags very soon! These bags ARE NOT FOR SALE. You only get it during Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on May 14 (Saturday).

Remember the date: MAY 14 (SATURDAY). VIPs start saving up!

Watch out for more announcements about the other freebies very soon!

Four stores for Big Bang Album Launch on May 14 revealed!



Four (4) major record stores are participating in the Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on MAY 14 (SATURDAY).

These record stores are:
- Astroplus The Block
- Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall
- Odyssey SM Bacoor

Here are the store schedules and telephone numbers :

-Astroplus The Block: 10 AM to 9 PM (tel # 442-0372)
-Astroplus Mall of Asia: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 556-0080)
-Odyssey Megamall: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 687-3620)
-Odyssey SM Bacoor: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 417-7392)

Universal Records and Big Bang Philippines Fan Club, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, invite you to Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on May 14 (Saturday). We are launching two (2) albums in this event - Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang CDs.

Watch out for more details about freebies, activities and CD prices very soon.

Check out the following relevant Facebook Fanpages for more updates:
Universal Records Philippines:  http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage
Big Bang Philippines:  http://www.facebook.com/bigbangphfanpage
Big Bang Philippines fanclub:  http://www.facebook.com/bigbangph2


Big Bang "Love Song" MV has been viewed close to 3 Million!




The MV for Big Bang's "Love Song" Music Video has been viewed close to 3 Million on Big Bang YouTube Channel in less than 1 week!

Big Bang YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/BIGBANG

Big Bang's "Love Song" over 2 Million views in 2 days



The music video for Big Bang’s ‘Love Song’ is currently a major hit on YouTube and V.I.P’s are rejoicing on their hard efforts to get as many views as possible.

Uploaded on the 14th, the video has surpassed the 2,000,000 (2.46 million as of late, April 16th) viewer mark in just two days! It has also received many honors, such as #1 Top Favorite this week and #1 Top Rated this week internationally, with views coming from America, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, France, Mexico, Thailand, etc.

With a budget nearing $200,000 USD, the music video has been praised because of its simple style, with many even categorizing it as beautiful art. The song itself has been on fire as well, as it is a very different style from ‘Tonight’ and their usual past releases.

Let’s hope that the trend keeps continuing!

source: mydaily
Translation: AKP

Hellokpop | Big Bang's "Love Song" MV worth 20 Million Won?


On March 14 at 9.00PM, Big Bang revealed the MV for title song Love Song for their special album through YGBlog and YouTube.

The set of the MV Love Song has been taken somewhere near KaeHwa Island. They used the technique of having a camera stuck on top of a crane, and especially because this MV is a one shot MV, the team had to work together and had to use a 4 points wire-cam as well as 4 gigantic cranes, which in total was worth more than 200 million won.

Love Song is the result of a combination between G-Dragon the leader and the famous producer for YG like Teddy. It differentiates itself from the genres of house, electronic and hip hop like what Big Bang did before, with the mixture of soft guitar as well as fast but constant beat giving out the feeling and emotion of a sad man, missing his love who had vanished from the world.

Not only that, because of the effect of the MV which was revealed in black and white, it helped to back up the effect of the song, giving an even more emotional feel towards the sadness of the man. Especially at the end of the MV when the car fell down from the sky and exploded, it was the scene that was worth the most and expressed the most emotions of all, it suggested the idea of the lover of the man having an accident from a car crash.

So what do you think of the MV?

Source: Pingbook
Posted by shiihx @ Hellokpop

MTVK | 2NE1 to comeback with 6 Title Tracks?



YG Life has updated their information with regards to 2NE1's future plans. They already announced the girls come back but now they have informed fans that member Park Bom will release a solo, Please Don’t Cry, but will unfortunately not be promoting it on the music shows. They also fill us in on future plans for 2NE1 T.V. and their first solo concert. Check out the full translation below!

* Park Bom Solo Release
Park Bom’s solo comeback will include a digital single for “Please Don’t Cry” and music video scheduled for release on April 21st. Bom will not be performing the song live on music shows due to 2NE1′s promotions.

* 2ne1 Mini Album
2NE1 will begin releasing a new song every three weeks until the end of August which means all six tracks from their mini-album will be promoted as title tracks.

* 2ne1 TV Season 3
2NE1 TV Season 3 will begin airing in the beginning of June! Yay for more of the Bom, corn and her trainer triangle and their cuteness.

* 2NE1 Concert

Finally, 2NE1′s first concert will be held at the end of August near the end of their title track promotions and right before their debut in Japan in September. The concert will feature all of their older material and their new mini-album.

Excited?!

Posted by sunnykim @ MTVK

Vote for CNBLUE "Intuition" music video on MYX



Boices, load up those cellphones and get ready to show the popularity of CNBLUE in the Philippines!

MYX, the number one music channel in the Philippines has already aired "Intuition" MV. "Intuition" is taken from CNBLUE's first full-length album "First Step".

Will this be the first number one MV for CNBLUE? Boices, their fate lies in your hands!

To vote for "Intuition" music video, type in:
MYX Vote Intuition
and send to 2366.

Watch "Intuition" MV here:

CNBLUE "Intuition" @ Music Bank (4/15/11)


CNBLUE greets Filipino Boices & asks support for "First Step" album




Korean band CNBLUE returns with their first full-length album "First Step" featuring the title track "Intuition". Universal Records is now home to this talented group! For updates: http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage

Last weekend @ Inkigayo (4/17/11)


Big Bang "Love Song":


CNBLUE "Intuition":


Orange Caramel "Bangkok City":

Last weekend @ Music Core (4/16/11)


Big Bang "Love Song":


CNBLUE "Intuition":


Orange Caramel "Bangkok City":

April 15, 2011

PROMO EXTENDED! Get a Chance to Win P100,000 Cash (tax free)! Join “Maki-Tambay Sa Sponge Cola” promo!

PROMO EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 17! NOW WITH BIGGER CHANCES OF WINNING!



Download Sponge Cola’s “Tambay”, produce a music video for the song and stand a chance to win P100,000 Cash (tax-free)! Here are the full mechanics:

1. Download the single “Tambay” to your cellphones:
    • Text “Tambay” to 2600 (valid on all networks; P50 per mp3 per download)
    • You will receive the MP3 of the song “Tambay” as well as a unique confirmation code
    • Save the song and the confirmation code to your cellphone

2. Produce a full music video for the song “Tambay” and upload it to your YouTube account.

3. After uploading your entry, email the following details to spongecola.tambay@gmail.com:
    • YouTube link of your video entry
    • Confirmation code (received by text accompanying the mp3 downloaded)
    • Complete name (as it appears on your valid ID’s)
    • Complete mailing address
    • Birthday
    • Cellphone number
    • Optional only: other details which you may want to mention, such as director(s), director of
photography, editor, cast/actors/actresses, location, story or plot, etc.

4. Emails/Submissions of entries will be accepted from 12:00 am of March 16, 2011 until 12:00 noon of June 17, 2011 only.

5. The music video may include new and/or old videos and/or photos that are owned by entry sender.

6. If materials used are not owned by entry sender, he/she should have explicit permission to use and include them, ensuring that the copyright of any individual, institution, company, etc. will not be infringed.

7. No use of explicit images, foul language or anything that damages any individual, institution or company.

8. Preferably, video should have high resolution, with an aspect ratio of 720x480.

9. Fifteen (15) finalists will be chosen from all the submitted entries, and they will automatically receive P5,000 Cash Prize. Each of the finalist will be notified through registered mail and contacted through his/her mobile phone by a representative of Universal Records on how to claim their P5,000.00 Cash. The finalists should be able to provide two (2) valid ID's with photo.

10. Top 15 entries will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
      • Artistic touch and creativity: 35%
         - This refers to videos showing skill or excellence in execution. The video should be ingenious, exhibiting good taste; performed, made, or edited artistically; aesthetically pleasing.
      • Message delivery: 35%
         - The message of the video should be communicated clearly.
      • Uniqueness: 30%
         - This refers to videos having no similarity to other videos; original in idea, style and delivery.

11. The Top 15 entries will be announced on June 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon and each of the entries will be posted or shared on the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage)

12. ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen and he/she will receive the P100,000 Cash Prize (tax-free).

13. ONE (1) Runner Up will likewise be chosen and he/she will receive P20,000 Cash Prize (tax-free).

14. Final judging of Grand Winner and Runner Up will be based on:
      • 70% Text Votes
      • 30% Panel of Judges' Decision

15. Complete details on text voting including keyword for each finalist will be posted on the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage) right after the announcement of Fifteen (15) Finalists.

16. The Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up will be officially announced on July 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM noon via the Universal Records Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage) and he/she will be notified through his/her mobile phone by a representative of Universal Records.

17. A DTI representative shall be present to witness the determination of the Top 15 finalists, the Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up.

18. Contest is open to AMATEURS only - individuals or groups with a valid Philippine address. Students are encouraged to join.

19. Working individuals are allowed to join provided they do not presently hold any job or career that involves professional film/video/commercial production nor have they done any prior job or work related to professional film/video/commercial production.

PER DTI-NCR PERMIT NO. 2449 SERIES OF 2011


[MV] Gary Valenciano "Home"




MYX now airing Gary Valenciano's "Home"!

Remember to vote for the video, just text:
MYX Vote Home
then send to 2366.

"Home" is taken off Gary's current album "Replay."

Four stores for Big Bang Album Launch on May 14 revealed!



Four (4) major record stores are participating in the Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on MAY 14 (SATURDAY).

These record stores are:
- Astroplus The Block
- Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall
- Odyssey SM Bacoor

Here are the store schedules and telephone numbers :

-Astroplus The Block: 10 AM to 9 PM (tel # 442-0372)
-Astroplus Mall of Asia: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 556-0080)
-Odyssey Megamall: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 687-3620)
-Odyssey SM Bacoor: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 417-7392)

Universal Records and Big Bang Philippines Fan Club, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, invite you to Ultimate Bang: Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang Album Launch Event on May 14 (Saturday). We are launching two (2) albums in this event - Big Bang Special Edition and Essential Big Bang CDs.

Watch out for more details about freebies, activities and CD prices very soon.

Check out the following relevant Facebook Fanpages for more updates:
Universal Records Philippines:  http://www.facebook.com/universalrecordsphfanpage
Big Bang Philippines:  http://www.facebook.com/bigbangphfanpage
Big Bang Philippines fanclub:  http://www.facebook.com/bigbangph2


Exclusive Album Launch of Tohoshinki Albums at 8G



Cassies are rejoicing right now! Why? After the Philippine release of JYJ last year, Universal Records and Cassiopeia Philippines, together with Astroplus and Odyssey, bring you the Exclusive Album Launch of TOHOSHINKI "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B-Side Collection" CDs on MAY 7 (SATURDAY) during 8G: Cassiopeia Philippines' 8th Gathering at Trade Hall, Starmall Edsa.

When you buy Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B-Side Collection" during the event, you get Exclusive Freebies!

Watch out out for more details soon! Cassies, start saving up!

Tohoshinki may have stopped activities as a group, but the music and memories remain. After the chart-topping success of "Best Selection 2010" (it charted #1 in both Astroplus and Odyssey during May 2010) comes two more Japanese compilation albums, "Complete Single A-Side Collection" and "Single B-Side Collection", that together cover all of Tohoshinki 's A-side singles and best B-side coupling tracks.

"Complete Single A-Side Collection" collects all 45 Tohoshinki J-pop singles, from their debut "Stay With Me Tonight" right up to their most recent "Toki Wo Tomete". Many of the songs on this compilation were not included in "Best Selection 2010". Of special note is the inclusion of the ten group and solo songs from the double A-side "Trick" singles, which were not included on any of their albums.

"Complete Single A-Side Collection" includes three full color Photobooks. Photobook #1 has 110 pages, Photobook #2 has 48 pages and Photobook #3 has 92 pages.

"Single B-Side Collection" contains 12 popular side tracks that can be rightly considered hidden Tohoshinki J-pop classics including "Proud", "Try My Love", "Take Your Hands" and "No Pain No Gain".

Tohoshinki "Complete Single A-Side Collection" tracklist:

Disc 1:
1. Hug (International Version)
2. Stay With Me Tonight
3. Somebody To Love
4. My Destiny
5. 因為還有明天
6. Rising Sun
7. Heart, Mind and Soul
8. Begin
9. Sky
10. Miss You
11. ”O” -正・反・合
12. Step By Step
13. Choosey Lover
14. Lovin’ you
15. Summer Dream

Disc 2:
16. Song for you
17. Love In The Ice
18. Shine
19. Ride On
20. Forever Love
21. Together
22. Purple Line
23. Two Heart s
24. Wild Soul (Changmin)
25. Runaway
26. My Girlfriend(Yuchun)
27. If…!?
28. Rainy Night(Junsu)
29. Close to you
30. CrazyLife.(YUNHO)
31. Keyword
32. Maze (JEJUNG)

Disc 3:
33. Beautiful you
34. 千年戀歌
35. Why Did I Fall In Love With You
36. 呪文-Mirotic-
37. Bolero
38. Kiss The Baby Sky
39. 請別忘記
40. Survivor
41. Share The World
42. We Are !
43. Stand by U
44. Break Out!
45. 時光暫停

Tohoshinki "Single B-Side Collection" tracklist:

1. Try My Love
2. 言葉はいらない
3. Eternal
4. The way U are -Japanese ver.-
5. High Time
6. No Pain No Gain
7. Proud
8. 五線紙
9. Day Moon ~ハルダル~
10. Box in the ship
11. Take Your Hands
12. Tea for Two