The Maine back in Manila this August 2022

The long wait is over for the Filipino fans of the “Arizona emo group” as PULP Live World brings them back for a one-off show in Southeast Asia with THE MAINE BACK IN MANILA, happening on August 27, 2022, at the Skydome, SM City North EDSA.

Celebrating their 15th anniversary this 2022 and the release of their 8th studio album XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time last July 2021, the band is now more eager to perform their new songs in front of a live audience. Fans can look forward to an incredible setlist following the success of their latest single, “Sticky”, hitting No. 19 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart and the release of their collaboration song “Loved You A Little” with Taking Back Sunday and Charlotte Sands.

As the pandemic took over the world for the past two years, the band constantly worked on their music and established stronger connections with their fans online despite the struggles of not being able to go on tours. And now that the world is slowly opening its doors to live events, The Maine is excited to return to Manila for the seventh time and play for the ever-passionate community they have built over the years.

Presented by PULP Live World, tickets to THE MAINE BACK IN MANILA happening on August 27, 2022, Saturday, at the Skydome, SM City North EDSA are priced at P4,500 (PLATINUM), P3,000 (GOLD), and P2,500 (SILVER), inclusive of meet and greet for all ticketholders depending on health restrictions (only fully vaccinated guests are allowed inside the venue). Gates open at 6:00PM, show starts at 8:00PM.

Tickets go on sale on May 1, 2022 (10AM) at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online at or via . Ticketing service charges apply.

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Jackson Wang returns with new single, “Blow”

Jackson Wang returns with a new single and video for “Blow,” out now via TEAM WANG Records/88rising Records/Warner Records. The highly-anticipated “Blow” unveils an explosive new sonic direction – blending punchy guitar riffs with anthemic pop – and heralds Jackson’s artistic evolution.

“Blow” is accompanied by a music video directed by longtime collaborator Daniel Cloud Campos (Jackson Wang’s “100 Ways”, Panic! At The Disco, Zedd) which perfectly complements the song’s fiery energy. Brimming with theatrical suspense, choreography, and fashion, the video highlights his masterful showmanship and introduces fans to the first look at Jackson’s Magic Man persona (which inspired the creation and direction of his forthcoming album of the same name).

“Blow” is Jackson’s first English single release of 2022 and hints at what’s to come from the rest of the year. It follows the successful release of 2021’s “Drive You Home” and “LMLY”, which have garnered over 40 million and 90 million streams respectively. Both singles charted on the Mediabase U.S. Pop Top 40 chart. In the Fall of 2019, Jackson released his critically acclaimed debut solo album, MIRRORS, which debuted at #32 on the Billboard 200. With MIRRORS, Jackson became the highest-charting solo artist debut from China.

In addition to being a singer and producer, Jackson is also a fashion designer, creative director, founder of TEAM WANG, and member of the hugely successful K-Pop group, Got7. Jackson has collaborated with multiple global brands including Fendi, Cartier, Armani Beauty, Rayban, L’Oreal, Pepsi, and BMW. In his ascent, Jackson has amassed over 50 million followers across socials.

The Powerful Pairing of Timmy Albert and Angelina Cruz Blooms Into “roses & sunflowers (together)”

After racking up 6.3 million streams on Spotify, Timmy Albert’s 2019 single, “roses & sunflowers” gets a surprisingly refreshing alternate version this 2022.

And to make this song release very special, Timmy is joined by rising recording artist Angelina Cruz – ultimately calling it “roses & sunflowers (Together)”

There’s no doubt that “roses & sunflowers” paved the way for Timmy’s popularity to rise and it was able to resonate with his listeners really well. Now with Angelina on board, the catchy tune is expected to gain yet another surge in attention on music streaming platforms.

The addition of her dazzling vocals gives this version a whole new vibe, complementing the song’s revamped warm strings. It’s safe to say that “roses & sunflowers (Together)” is a delectable collaboration that captures the essence of summer full of love and happiness.

Pinoy Pop Artists hype up 2022 PPOPCON

The biggest names in Pinoy Pop music scene come together to provide an exciting tease of the much-awaited PPOPCON happening on April 9-10, 2022 at the New Frontier Theater and Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

In a hybrid media conference held at Novotel Manila Araneta City on March 30, 16 of the country’s most-celebrated pop groups united to share their preparations and thoughts as the country’s first and biggest collaboration of highly-anticipated PPOP acts comes near.

Present at the hotel for their onsite media appearance are: 

SB19 – A global chart-topping Pinoy group, SB19 is a quintet under Sony Music and ShowBT Entertainment which consists of Pablo, Josh Stell, Ken and Justin.  

4th Impact – An internationally renowned and recognized girl group, 4th Impact is composed of sisters Almira, Irene, Mylene and Celina. 

Alamat – Alamat is a six-member multilingual boy group composed of Taneo, Mo, Jao, Tomas, R-Ji, and Alas who are all managed by Viva Artist Agency and Ninuno Media.

Press Hit Play – A six-member boy group, Press Hit Play consists of Yukito, Sev, JP, Zi.O, Yuuki, and CHRLS, under Evosound.  

1st.One – An award-winning six-member boy group under FirstOne Entertainment, 1st.One consists of ACE, Max, Alpha, J, Joker, and Jason.

VXON – Managed by Cornerstone Entertainment, the five-piece boy group VXON consists of C13, Sam, Patrick, Vince, and Franz.

Joining the media conference virtually are the following acts that will also make their appearance at the PPOPCON:

MNL48 – An all-girl group with 48 members, MNL48 was formed by Star Music, Hallo Hallo Entertainment Inc, and Vernalossom Co. Ltd.

BGYO – A five-member boy group from ABS-CBN’s Star Magic, BGYO is composed of Akira, Gelo, JL, Mikki, and Nate.

BINI – An eight-member girl group also under ABS-CBN’s Star Magic, BINI is comprised of Aiah, Colet, Maloi, Gwen, Stacey, Mikha, Jhoanna and Sheena. 

KAIA – Composed of Sophia, Angela, Charice, Charlotte, and Alexa. KAIA is a quintet under ShowBT Entertainment.

PPOP Generation – Another big all-girl group, PPOP Generation showcases 45 talented ladies coming from different parts of the country.

DAYDREAM – The four-piece girl group Daydream, managed by Rebel Records, consists of Kiara, Jom, Awie, and Denise.

R Rules – A half-Pinoy, half-Japanese quartet from MCA, R Rules feature Riyo, Ruri, Reina and Risa.

G22 – Also handled by Cornerstone Entertainment, girl group G22 is composed of AJ, Jaz, Bianca and Alfea.

Calista – The six-piece Calista under Merlion Events Production has Laiza, Anne, Denise, Elle and Dain.

DIONE – A female quartet composed of Joyden, DK, Clara and Ella, DIONE is being managed by FirstOne Entertainment.

All 16 groups talked about their latest releases, their fans, and their excitement for the return of live music entertainment.

Apart from the media conference, the 2022 PPOP CON kicked off with a series of live-ticket selling events, mall shows, artist activities, and Wish Bus performances that further ignited the excitement of the PPOP community. It is billed as the first and largest event that celebrates Pinoy Pop music, and is eyed to elevate PPOP in the international music scene.

Tickets for the April 9-10 convention at the New Frontier Theater and the April 10 concert at the Araneta Coliseum are still on sale via and

The Maine Live in Manila 2022

American pop punk group The Maine will be returning to the Philippines. The show will be held at SM Skydome in SM City North Edsa on August 22, 2022. The show will be produced by Pulp Live World


Live in Manila 2022
August 27, 2022 – 8pm
SM Skydome, SM City North Edsa, Quezon City


Platinum – Php4,750
Gold – Php3,150
Silver – Php2,650
*prices includes ticketing service charges*

-Inclusive meet & greet for all ticket-holders
-Only fully vaccinated guests are allowed inside the venue

Tickets will be available starting May 1, 2022 (10am) at SM Tickets outlets and online: and at Mini Mall PH


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Aurora 2022: Clark Hot Air Balloon & Music Festival

Finally, after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, the famous hot air balloon festival in Pampanga is returning this June 2022. Get ready for two-days of fun hot air balloon, food & music festival featuring with the country’s top talents! The event will be held on June 10 & June 11, 2022 at the Clark Global City, Angeles, Pampanga.

Aurora 2022: Clark Hot Air Balloon & Music Festival
June 10 & June 11, 2022
Clark Global City, Angeles City, Pampanga


June 10, 2022

DJ Kit 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
DJ Rap 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
DJ Jepsoy 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Display 4PM-7PM
Ronnie Alonte 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Michael Pangilinan 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Almo$t 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Allison Shore 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Kiyo 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Because 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Al James 9:45 PM – 10:30 PM
Adie 10:30 PM – 11:15 PM
Zack Tabudlo 11:15 PM – 12:00 AM
Skusta Clee with Ikon House PH 12:00 AM – 12:45 AM
DJ Melvin 12:45 AM – 2:00 AM

June 11, 2022

DJ Carlos – 2:00 – 3:00
DJ Panda – 3:00 – 4:00
Bounce Republic – 4:00 – 5:00
DJ Nash – 5:00 – 6:00
Hot Air Balloon Display 4PM-7PM
Pot Sembrano – 6:30 – 7:00
Unique Salonga 7:30-8:30
Arthur Nery – 8:30-9:30
December Ave – 10:00 – 11:00
Ben & Ben – 11:00 – 12:00
DJ Jhelou – 12:00 – 1:30

*set-times subject to change*


SVIP – Php3,000
VIP – Php1,000
General Admission – Php500
*Ticket is valid for one day only*

-Old tickets are still VALID! The event will accomodate damaged & faded tickets
-Can’t make it to the event? You can refund your old tickets from May 2- May 10, 2022 via SM Tickets.

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4th Impact makes a sterling comeback on new single “Here We Go”

It’s official: 4th Impact is the newest addition to Sony Music Philippines and ShowBT Philippines’ roster of music talents, which include P-Pop kings SB19 and five-member girl group KAIA.

No stranger to conquering the international music scene, 4th Impact made waves in the UK after finishing fifth on the British singing contest, The X Factor and peaking at No. 10 on iTunes Brazil with their 2020 single “K(NO)W MORE.” Late last year, the award-winning girl group co-headlined the crossover orchestra concert, Forte with SB19, which received glowing reviews for its exemplary fusion of classical and Pinoy pop music on a live stage format.

After being officially welcomed by Sony Music Philippines and ShowBT Philippines as part of the family, 4th Impact expressed gratitude for the interesting developments in their career. “It’s an answered prayer for us,” the sister act shares in a statement. “We once prayed for a management who will really take care of us and believe in what we can do. We feel ShowBT and Sony Music are the right companies to help us reach more of our dreams. And it is such a great honor to be part of their roster and be lined up with the P-Pop Kings: SB19.”

To mark the beginning of this eventful partnership, 4th Impact has released their new single “Here We Go,” which was produced by Choi YoungHo (Handsome People) and Zrademusic (Adrian K, Methuselah K.). With a masterful blend of R&B diva chops, hip-hop sass, and stadium-sized energy, the upbeat track positions 4th Impact as a vocal powerhouse deserving of global acclaim.

“We wanted it to be a new anthem,” said the chart-topping quartet. “It’s an empowering song that aims to celebrate Filipinas all around the world, and how they’ve shown grace and excellence amidst troubling times.”

4th Impact revealed that it’s their first time writing a song, and that their own life story is the main inspiration behind the lyrics. “We wanted to empower everyone, especially Filipino women, to believe in themselves and hold on to their dreams. Everything is possible if we just work together as one.”

The pop-R&B jam is accompanied by a music video which finds the Cercado sisters Almira, Irene, Mylene, and Celina looking all sassy and confident in a star-making performance. It’s also part of 4th Impact’s first single album, which contains the following tracks:

  1. Here We Go
  2. K(no)w More
  3. Here We Go (Instrumental)
  4. K(no)w More (Instrumental)

4th Impact’s “Here We Go” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.

CHNDTR releases new single “Di Nga Pala Tayo”

CHNDTR (pronounced as Chindetera), a 4-piece OPM/pop rock band from Manila, Philippines, has released a brand new single called ‘Di Nga Pala Tayo’. The band shares that the song is for people who are stuck in a one-sided kind of love, a love that prevents them from being genuinely happy.

The band consists of guitarist and lead vocalist (Chin Detera), lead guitarist and backing vocalist (Niko Bacani), Bassist and backing vocalist (Sean De Leon), and drummer (Zach Alcasid). Formed in April 2016, the “hugot-core” fine-tuned band deals with the lovestruck and stylishly digital, daring generation.

CHNDTR has had solid achievements over the past few years of its remarkably noteworthy existence. Their first album “Habang Umuulan” already garnered a total of almost two million streams and more than 87,000 listeners on popular digital engine Spotify and other platforms. Numerous nominations from various categories under Wish Music awards, Awit Awards have been featured in various radio stations, newspapers, TV shows and local gigs all over the country.

Gloc-9 Harks Back To His Legendary Music Career, Drops Latest Single “Pilak”

Universal Records is proud to honor Gloc-9’s astounding impact on the Filipino music scene throughout his illustrious career. This year, the iconic “Makata sa Pinas” marks his 25th year in the industry and as a grand celebration, he is slated to release a brand-new album which will be called “Pilak”.

And this March, Gloc-9 proudly releases the title track of his anniversary album, which encompasses a mixture of powerful storytelling about his unrivaled hustle and learnings for two and a half decades and enchanting hip-hop melodies. With pure emotional honesty, the veteran rapper also thanked his solid supporters over the years who helped him achieve all the accolades and milestones that he reached. There’s no denying that “Pilak” is a song borne from the heart of a very thankful seasoned artist.

His fans will surely enjoy the song’s seamless barrage of metaphors and verses that only he can deliver. As usual, Gloc delivers another poetic masterpiece which was further heightened by the musical arrangement, mixing and mastering by Thyro Alfaro and cover artwork by CLMRarts. The official music video helmed by director Edrex Clyde Sanchez is also out now on YouTube.

The song is a very appreciative circumspect of his artistic journey which started with a dream, and paved by sweat, blood, and tears – all of which led to his eventual day in front of the klieg lights, the accolades, and the many awards that followed. As they say, “success is in the journey” and it truly is.

This gave Gloc-9 a better appreciation of what he has now as he stands front and center with contentment and thankfulness in his heart. A very inspirational message to young artists who are now trekking their own paths to glory.

With “Pilak”, Gloc-9 proves that he still has a lot of gas left in the tank and he’ll surely deliver a bona fide hit if he wants to. You have to start streaming this brand-new single right now!