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Manila Concert Scene, launched in December 2009 by Kevin Pableo and Danica Haresco. Our brand partnered with different concert promoters & event productions in the Philippines.

2023 Spotify Wrapped: Discover the realest listening moments that defined our year

It’s that time of the year again: Spotify has just launched 2023 Wrapped, and it’s taking over social media with everyone sharing their results. Packed with brand-new interactive features to celebrate their year on Spotify, users can now discover their personalized 2023 Wrapped experience when they open the app or head to

At a time when the lines between what’s real and what’s not have become blurry, 2023 Wrapped celebrates that one unique space where 574 million Spotify users kept it real — in how they listened.

New user experience celebrating the real you
In addition to revealing your top artists, genres, songs, and podcasts, Spotify has added new features to bring users closer to the heart of their listening.

●Me in 2023 celebrates a streaming habit that defined your listening this year. The experience will reveal one of 12 listening characters that best describes the way you listened on Spotify. Examples include the Shapeshifter (you’re quick to move from one artist to the next), the Luminary (you play light, upbeat music more than others), and the Alchemist (you create your own playlists more than others do).

●Sound Town matches you to a city based on your listening and shared artist affinity. Listening habits are shared in surprising ways across communities around the world, and 2023 Wrapped celebrates that.

Wrapped fan-favorites get a fresher look
Spotify gives Wrapped a look upgrade this year, your favorite data stories are appearing in a refreshed way users haven’t seen before.

●The Top 5 Genres story shows you how your top five music genres stacked up with a new sandwich-inspired design.

●Serving you more than just your favorite artists this year, Top 5 Artists now lets you see the month your listening peaked for each artist – painting a fuller picture of what you were really feeling the entire year and all the moments that made it.

●Fanboys and fangirls are also in for a treat! Get to hear from one of your top artists directly within your personalized Wrapped via Your Artist Messages. You can then visit the Wrapped feed for video messages from thousands of artists including Taylor Swift, Jung Kook, Ben & Ben, Shanti Dope, FELIP, and more.

Eligible users can now access their personalized 2023 Wrapped experience exclusively in the Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android) and also, this year, via web view on mobile or Desktop by heading to

Level up your Wrapped experience
Let Wrapped come to life and share the experience with your buddies and favorite artists!

●Wrapped Feed: Right on your Spotify Home screen, the Wrapped feed is the one-stop shop for all things Wrapped, including the best of editorial playlists, merch from your top artists, concerts near you, and more.

●Turn on Spotify’s AI DJ and let DJ X guide you through your personalized Wrapped – serving up the music you loved this year and sharing commentary about some of your favorite artists, genres, songs and more. The experience will be available for the first week after Wrapped launches.

●This year, you can also invite your friends to create a Blend and tap the ‘2023 Wrapped Top Songs’ filter to combine all of your top songs from this year into one shared playlist.

●Spotify will also bring the Wrapped experience to the Philippines, IRL, with the opening of the Spotify Sari-Sari Store. Here, users can bring their streaming journeys to life. In exchange for your Wrapped results, you can take home exclusive merch that represents your feels this year. You can also get the chance to hear from your favorite podcasters in real life. More surprises are waiting in store for you to discover, and the experience is free for all Spotify users so be sure to visit the space at SM MOA Main Atrium from December 8-10.

Spotify Sari-Sari Store that will bring Wrapped experience in real life

Additionally, Spotify has also launched its Wrapped creator experience for podcasters and artists. With access to their own individualized Wrapped microsite experience, creators can dive into all the ways in which their fans listened this year.

Be sure to check out your Wrapped personalized user experience today and share the receipts of how you listened. Remember, in 2023: Wrapped or it didn’t happen!

Ayala Malls Celebrates Filipino Excellence in Hollywood with the Screening of Asian Persuasion

Ayala Malls, the premier lifestyle destination in the metro, is once again at the forefront of promoting Filipino artistic brilliance. On November 28, as a highlight of its Bravo! Filipino program, Ayala Malls proudly presents the premiere of Asian Persuasion at Ayala Malls Greenbelt 3 Cinemas.

Bravo! Filipino is the brainchild of Ayala Chairman Emeritus Jaime Zobel de Ayala. Conceived in 2008, this advocacy program aims to celebrate local heritage and culture, showcasing Filipinos’ world-class talent on a larger stage. Through special screenings and festivals, the spotlight is directed towards Filipino filmmakers, providing them with a valuable avenue to share their stories and perspectives with a broader audience. This contributes significantly to enriching our nation’s cultural tapestry.

Directed by the talented Jhett Tolentino, Asian Persuasion unfolds the tale of Mickey, a down-on-his-luck chef portrayed by seasoned actor Dante Basco. In a plot filled with twists and turns, Mickey devises an intricate scheme to evade alimony payments to his ex-wife, Avery, played by the esteemed KC Concepcion. The film also boasts the exceptional talents of Paolo Montalban and Kevin Kreider, with notable cameos from Apl. De. Ap, Rachel Alejandro, and Tony Labrusca.

Chrissy Roa, Group Marketing and Communications Head for Ayala Land Estates, Corporate, and Ayala Malls expresses, “Filipino talent is truly world-class, and it brings us great honor and pride to host the premiere of this Hollywood gem at Ayala Malls. Through initiatives like Bravo! Filipino, we aim not only to spotlight incredible Filipino talent but also to inspire our audiences with authentic, global entertainment.”

Before Ayala Malls Cinemas’ official screening, Director Jhett Tolentino, along with cast members Mike Ang, Dante Basco, Kevin Kreider, Paolo Montalban, and Geneva Carr, extends a warm welcome to guests attending an intimate press conference, hosted in Greenbelt 3. The venue has been artfully transformed into a captivating setting, reflecting the essence of the film. As the cast shares insights into the movie, anticipation builds for the exciting premiere ahead. Additionally, between the press conference and the screening, the cast will have a mini meet and greet at the cinema lobby, offering a chance for them to say hi to their fans.

In addition to the cinematic experience, moviegoers can enjoy a special treat. Simply show two Asian Persuasion movie tickets, and special freebies await when dining in Watami, Max’s, and North Park branches located in Ayala Malls. This exclusive promo is valid from November 29 to December 5.

Ayala Malls invites you to support and celebrate young, global Filipino talent on your next trip to the movies. Prepare to laugh, cry, and be touched by heartwarming stories that unite us all!

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Asian Persuasion at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting November 29. For bookings and ticket reservations, visit For more information, visit Ayala Malls at or head to their social media pages for updates and announcements at and

Legendary guitar hero Slash returns to Manila with Myles Kennedy & THe Conspirators

There’s really not much to say when you’re voted the second-best electric guitar player of all time, second only to Jimi Hendrix, or one of the one hundred greatest guitarists OF ALL TIME; when your work has defined an entire generation of hard rock/metal and still continues to move and inspire a generation of musicians and songwriters; when – through the decades – you are sought-after by the biggest names across numerous genres who want to collaborate and share the stage with you.

Yep – there is only one Slash. His chops and ability to create some of the most-memorable guitar moments of the 20th and 21st century is as easily recognizable as his image: signature top hat and Gibson Les Paul included. And serious rock fans – especially Filipino rock fans – who have admired and worshipped his work will lose their minds with the news that Slash and Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators will be returning to Manila via Peace Integrated Marketing, Sin Ye Long and Jasper Production. The show will be produced by PULP LIVE WORLD (in partnership with Dragon Art Entertainment, The Rock Promotions, and Peace Integrated Marketing) who notably was the first to bring in Slash way back in May 2013.

The show – which is part of the The River Is Rising Tour 2024 – will take place on March 12, 2024 at the New Frontier Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 1, 2023 and will be made available through Ticketnet Outlets nationwide and online through

An original member of the phenomenal late 80s hard rock group Guns N’ Roses, Slash (born Saul Hudson) has played, collaborated and toured with the likes of Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Carole King, Bob Dylan and Paul Rodgers to name a very distinct few. After the worldwide success of Guns N’ Roses, Slash formed a side project Slash’s Snakepit which also found critical success, but by 2002, made waves with his new group Velvet Revolver, which featured former bandmates Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and the last, great Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots.

By 2009, Slash finally released his self-titled solo debut which featured a veritable who’s-who of popular music: Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell, Iggy Pop and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. Though it was his music, he wasn’t alone and was actually in good company, as it morphed years later into an excellent working relationship with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators which he has released a total of four critically acclaimed full-length albums with, namely 2012’s Apocalyptic Love, 2014’s World on Fire, 2018’s Living The Dream and last year’s straightforwardly monikered 4.

Of course, when the news was first announced via social media that Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators were returning to Manila, an almost-immediate frenzy among Filipino music fans broke-out online. Having since rejoined Guns N’ Roses and playing venues worldwide for the past few years, Slash has since reclaimed his throne as the greatest, and most important guitarists of all time. So fans can definitely expect another explosive, high-voltage true-to-the-bone hard rock show next year, so save the date and buy your tickets now!

For more information on ticket prices, seating and updates, log on to PULP.PH and follow PULP Live World on FB via:

Korean indie rock band, The Rose brings Dawn to Dusk Tour 2024 to Manila

The Rose is having their biggest year yet. After playing previously announced 2023 dates on their US DAWN TO DUSK headline tour, Korean Alt Pop band The Rose is kicking off 2024 with a multi-city world tour. The Asia leg of the tour will feature shows in Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai, and Seoul before the band heads to Europe for dates in Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, London, Paris and more.

The announcement comes after a successful year of their US Headline tour and festival concerts such as Lollapalooza in Chicago, Brazil, Stockholm, Argentina and Chile, British Summer Time in the UK, Mad Cool Festival in Madrid among other cities. Kirby Lee, Co-CEO of Transparent Arts says, “We’ve gotten great feedback from everyone about the new production for the Dawn to Dusk Tour. We are happy that we finally have a stage set up that matches the awesome performance energy from The Rose. We can’t wait for the rest of the world to see it.”

The artist pre-sale will be available on their fan-driven app, The Rosarium, beginning on Friday, December 7th at 11am local time ahead of the general on-sale kicking off at 11am local time on Tuesday, December 11th via Ticketnet.


1/18/24 – Jakarta, Indonesia – The Kasablanka Hall*
1/26/24 – Manila, Philippines – Araneta Coliseum *
1/28/24 – Mumbai, India- Lollapalooza India [Mahalaxmi Race Course]
2/4/24 – Seoul, S. Korea – Yes24 Live Hall

Manila Gets Closer to Mackenyu

Mackenyu Arata, one of the hottest and most sought-after international stars, recently spent a few days in Manila. And while the Japanese-American actor’s popularity reached new heights after he played Roronoa Zoro in the live-action adaptation of the manga and anime series “One Piece,” Mackenyu had already starred and wowed in various series and movies before the Netflix show. Filipino fans, both old and new, had an opportunity to get closer to Mackenyu during his fan meet on Nov. 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Q&A with Mackenyu
The night’s event host, actress Denise Laurel, sat down with Mackenyu to get to know the actor a little bit more during the question-and-answer segment. When asked about his impression of Filipino fans, the actor said, “I feel the love. Thank you, everyone. I’m having a great time.” Mackenyu also said he tried chicken adobo and loved it.

He shared that he is an introvert and that it’s hard for him to “completely engage” at first, but seeing the fans and their reactions makes him happy. Mackenyu said he was made aware of his huge fanbase in the Philippines: “It’s the biggest fanbase outside of Japan. I’ve got numbers on my Instagram.” He also shared that he wants to visit Boracay.
Denise asked Mackenyu about fashion, and the actor described his fit for that night as “casual and comfortable.” He looked effortlessly stylish in his white shirt, black pants, and sneakers.

Mackenyu also talked about preparing for different roles. He has been an actor for years and has starred in “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final,” “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” and “Fullmetal Alchemist,” among others. The actor said that understanding the character is very important, as well as the script and storyline.

Here’s another important question that night: Is Mackenyu a cat person or a dog person? “I used to be a cat person … and then I met my dog.”
Some lucky fans, including a mini Zoro, also asked Mackenyu some questions. When asked to describe Filipino fans, he said, “This is easy. Passion!” In return, the actor asked the crowd about the places he should visit in the country. Mackenyu heard someone shout, “My heart!” And he replied as he put his hand on his chest: “Oh my god, that’s so beautiful! I’m always there.” The boy who dressed up like Zoro asked Mackenyu what makes him blush, and he said compliments make him kilig. He then asked mini Zoro if he would like to star in the second season of “One Piece.” Mackenyu invited the boy to come up on stage when mini Zoro asked for a photo with the actor.

Filipino 101
During the Filipino 101 segment, Mackenyu learned the meaning of different Filipino expressions and phrases, including “sana all,” “salamat,” “masarap,” “mahal kita,” and “kilig.” Mackenyu saying “kilig” several times throughout the event made the fans — you know it — kilig!

Happy birthday, Mackenyu!
Some fans prepared a video for Mackenyu and wished him a happy birthday since he celebrated it just a few days before the fan meet. A cake was brought out, and the crowd sang the birthday song for the actor.

“Definitely coming back”
Mackenyu said that he had a lot of fun during the fan meet and said that he will “definitely” come back. “I’ll see you guys when I come back. Thank you, all!”

Closer To You: Fun Fan Meet is presented by MediaKing Corp. and Luxe Slim.
Words by Ava Sumortin
Photos by Seth Valenzuela


Nina, also known as the country’s “Soul Siren”, is set to perform in a one-night-only sold-out concert on November 30, 9 pm at CenterPlay, City of Dreams Manila’s contemporary entertainment bar, with snacks and cocktail lounge built around a stage.

The singer, songwriter, record producer and TV and radio personality is behind the phenomenal rendition of hit song “Love Moves in Mysterious Ways” and other chart-topping singles “Someday”, “Jealous”, Foolish Heart”, and “Make You Mine”.

Nina made her recording debut in 2002 and having an entertainment career that spans more than two decades earned her recognitions including Favorite New Artist Award on both Awit Awards and MTV Pilipinas Music Awards. She clinched a diamond record with her third album dubbed “Nina Live!” as certified by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) in 2005.

Nina’s live concert at the integrated luxury resort is the third part of CenterPlay’s Concert Series, following the sold-out concerts of OPM icons Rey Valera and Ice Seguerra in September and October, respectively.

For upcoming performances at CenterPlay, located at the focal point of the luxury resort’s main gaming floor, call 8800-8080 or e-mail For more information, visit Explore more of City of Dreams Manila’s promotional offers, rewards, or instantly check Melco Club points with the new Melco Club App, available for free download on iOS and Android.

OPM Artists Come Together for A Cause: AGILA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023

Magkuno Defender Eagles Club, a sorority/fraternity non-profit organization, are bringing AGILA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 CONCERT FOR A CAUSE. The said event aims to raise funds for the construction of 2 classroom buildings equipped with full amenities located in Pantoc Elementary School in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.

With this, a lineup of talented and diverse artists from different genres are coming together to join in for a night of exceptional music experience, all for a greater purpose. The event will be featuring performances of the following:


Hosted by POOH the Comedian

AGILA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 CONCERT FOR A CAUSE is happening on December 16, 2023, Saturday, at Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City. General admission tickets are available for 500PHP and can be purchased through the link below:…/agilamusicfest2023

Kiana Ledé to perform in Manila on Dec. 6

American RnB singer-songwriter & actress Kiana Ledé will be performing in Manila as part of her on-going Grudges World Tour on December 6, 2023 at the Samsung Hall. This will be her first time in the Philippines. Kiana Ledé Brown born on April 3, 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona. At the age of 14, performing her original piece, became the second winner of Kidz Bop and received a recording contract from RCA Records. Her rendition of Adele’s “Someone Like You” cemented her top 4 spot at the 2011 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize.

In June 19, 2012, she released her first single, “Hey Chica”. Kiana Ledé’s career began to take off when she participated in the third season of the singing competition show “The Voice” in 2014. Although she did not win the competition, her appearance helped her gain exposure and connect with a wider audience. Following this, she continued to pursue her passion for music and acting.

Her breakthrough in the music industry came with the release of her EP titled “Selfless” in 2018. The EP showcased her R&B and soul influences and featured tracks that highlighted her vocal prowess. The single “Ex” from the EP gained significant attention and further established her as a rising talent.

In 2019, Kiana Ledé released her debut studio album, “KIKI,” which included popular tracks like “Mad at Me,” “Forfeit” featuring Lucky Daye, and “Chocolate” featuring Ari Lennox. The album received positive reviews for its soulful sound, heartfelt lyrics, and Ledé’s emotive vocals. “KIKI” helped solidify her position in the contemporary R&B scene.

Apart from her music career, Kiana Ledé has also ventured into acting. She appeared in the MTV series “Scream” in 2015 and had a recurring role in the second season of the Netflix series “All About the Washingtons” in 2018. Kiana released her second studio album, Grudges in June 16, 2023. Album includes 18 tracks along collaborations with Ella Mai, Khalid, and Bryson Tiller.

Kiana Ledé is known for her versatile talent, combining a soulful voice with emotive songwriting. Her music often explores themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery.

Catch Kiana Ledé LIVE as part of Insignia Presents’ Insignia Concert Series at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura on December 6, 2023. Tickets to see her LIVE are available at all SM Tickets outlets, and online at

Jose Mari Chan and The CompanY celebrate Christmas in concert

Whenever people hear the iconic songs of Jose Mari Chan on loop, it only means one thing — the wonderful holiday season has begun. Newport World Resorts welcomes this one epic season of joy, thrills, and non-stop merry-making with the Christmas crooner himself. As the premier entertainment destination opened The World of Christmas holiday celebrations, Chan begins the merry countdown to Christmas in the “Going Home to Christmas” concert on December 9 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Joining him in perfect harmony is the Philippines’ premier vocal group The CompanY.

Following a joyful Christmas concert last year, the veteran singer-composer returns to the NPAT stage to fill the air with his classic tunes. Chan has become synonymous with Christmas, having “Christmas in our Hearts” as the anthem of Filipino Yuletide celebrations and the biggest Christmas OPM album in history. The holiday celebrations would not be complete without his beautiful taking over the radio, playing in malls, and ringing throughout the nation.

Similarly to Chan, The CompanY also sprinkles merriment through their music. The acapella pop group from the ‘80s popularized songs such as “Everlasting Love,” “Muntik Na Kitang Minahal,” and “Now That I Have You.” The group is currently composed of Annie Quintos, Moy Ortiz, OJ Mariano, and Sweet Plantado.

Gather for a heartwarming holiday concert that feels like home in the “Going Home to Christmas” concert of Jose Mari Chan and The CompanY at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Tickets are now available at all TicketWorld and SM Tickets outlets: P8,000 (PLATINUM), P7,000 (SVIP), P6,000 (VIP), P4,500 (GOLD), P3,500 (SILVER), and P1,500 (BRONZE). For inquiries, contact JhayR dela Cruz at 0917 818 9847, Raf Sangco at 0917 807 9387, James Rodriguez at 0917 829 2173 and Paulo San Jose at 0917 810 5031.

Escape the ordinary at Newport World Resorts, you know you want to. For more information on the Going Home to Christmas concert visit and follow @newportworldresorts on Facebook and Instagram, and @nwresorts on Twitter. Make the most of your visit and sign up for an Epic Membership or download the Epic Rewards Mobile App for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Together Again World Tour: Janet Jackson Live in Manila 2024

American RnB diva, Janet Jackson, set to return to Manila as part of her Together Again World Tour which will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on March 2024. This will be her third appearance in the Philippines after her successful Janet World Tour in 1995, and Number Ones, Up Close and Personal World Tour in 2011.

Live Nation Philippines presents
Together Again World Tour
Live in Manila
March 13, 2024
Smart Araneta Coliseum

Floor Seated – Php19,800
Patron – Php18,600
Lower Box Premium – Php16,800
Lower Box Regular – Php15,600
Upper Box – Php9,800
General Admission – Php4,800

LNPH Presale: November 24, 10AM – 11:59PM
General Onsale: November 25, 12PM
via Ticketnet outlets and online at