SONY MUSIC WEEKLY WRAP-UP | Nov28 – Dec4 2011

Need a quick catch-up or review of the week’s hottest news?
Here’s a re-cap from November 28 – December 4, 2011.

  • British-Irish boy band One Direction took over the top spot with their song “What Makes You Beautiful” at number #1 fb.me/18rBHvrSQ
  • SonyMusicPh now has 30K+ LIKES on Facebook! FOLLOW us too on TWITTER at http://twitter.com/sonymusicphilfb.me/15Fc95NgQ
  • Beyoncé opened up about her pregnancy, wedding pics & more. Check it out: bit.ly/uLWufK
  • What does it look like to go from a YouTube cover band to a signed Sony music artist? Like this: bit.ly/KarminRise
  • Britney Spears turned 30 last Dec 2 and Billboard featured her 20 biggest Billboard hits in honor of her birthday bit.ly/uBOz7I
  • Meet & Greet Train on Dec6 at SM North EDSA The Block for “Save Me San Francisco” album signing at 6pm! fb.me/G0Pj6Xs6
  • WIN A Trip For 2 To Los Angeles To See Michael Jackson IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR by Cirque du Soleil. HOW? click fb.me/z4yERhKn
  • Westlife’s Greatest Hits CD launch at Astroplus Megamall. Buy & Get a free Westlife notepad. fb.me/1iuGwBV6j
  • Win Patron Tickets to Train Concert Promo! Just download any mp3! Browse FREE in ur SMART phone at… fb.me/1rItkjPyw
  • MYX Philippines: “All-girl vocal group the Opera Belles were also present at the show, serenading the audience… fb.me/uuL8Y9yu
  • Britney Spears FEMME FATALE TOUR (DVD) out now and to celebrate Britney Philippines will have a White Day Party! Join at fb.me/190lRRtR5
  • The Philippine Star: David Archuleta ~ Christmas better spent with the family. Read article fb.me/usKe9CIr
  • Foo Fighters received 6 Grammy Nominations Putting Analog Recording Back on the Map bit.ly/tf11TJ
  • Britney Spears is featured in this week’s issue of People Magazine (US). See photos here bit.ly/t7xwhb
  • Billboard celebrates 1000 Hot 100 No 1’s with 31 days of artists talking about their No 1’s – first up? Kelly Clarkson, click bit.ly/sBKl8J
  • Rap up congratulates Chris Brown on his Grammy nods: Best R&B Album, Best Rap Performance & Best Rap Song: bit.ly/t4Agb5
  • VH1 (Patiently) waiting till Adam Lambert’s releases his next album ‘Trespassing’ on.vh1.com/ugDDHv
  • J. Cole was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy. He shared behind-the-scenes photos of his recent U.K. tour w/us: bit.ly/tFUoJB
  • Christmas season is fast approaching! If you need to fill your X-mas playlist, we suggest Jackie Evancho. Click fb.me/suyKCo5k
  • Video: Westlife new “Greatest Hits” album will be out this weekend and we want you to join the celebration!… tmblr.co/ZACECyCfjm1v
  • Video: Sheng Belmonte is back with “Ang Galing-Galing Mo” featuring Gloc-9. This is her 2nd single from her… tmblr.co/ZACECyCfgDvl
  • Video: Here’s Pitbull heating up Araneta Coliseum last night w/ “Give Me Everything (Tonight)” from the… tmblr.co/ZACECyCffHs0
  • Video: Hot Chelle Rae, “Best New Artist of the Year” at the 2011 American Music Awards held a release party… tmblr.co/ZACECyCfeDs3
  • Video: Kaligta music video for their 2nd single “Aking Ka-ibigan” is now on MYX Philippines. Help it get… tmblr.co/ZACECyCfbfO0
  • SONY MUSIC ARTISTS NOMINATED AT THE 2012 GRAMMY AWARDS: wp.me/ppOnn-1wy
  • Check Out this teaser of PITBULL feat. Chris Brown “International Love” Music Video Dale! fb.me/1emwmrzkg
  • U-Kiss International shares photos of U-kiss! See Kiseop twitpic.com/7m11kt, Eli twitpic.com/7m0qkr, Hoon twitpic.com/7m0p0c, Soohyun twitpic.com/7m0n30, Kevin twitpic.com/7m0l8n and Kiseop twitpic.com/7m0kd2
  • U-Kiss is nominated in the 2011 SBS MTV Best of the Best for Best Male MV mtv.co.kr/mini/best-of-t…
  • LISTEN: New track from Mike Posner “Looks Like Sex” from his upcoming 2012 album ‘Sky High.’ Catch Mike Posner… fb.me/1ivhNhSZ8
  • 25 Days to go PASKO na! Let’s spread love & music ~ watch SonyMusicPh All-Stars “Christmas Party” at… fb.me/16V02cgYN
  • PURE…CHRISTMAS, the top-selling 4CD album is now available at Astroplus & Odyssey for only P250. Get one today! fb.me/139SPvt8q
  • Mike Posner LIVE in Manila! Watch him perform on Dec8 TriNoma Dec9 Glorietta & Dec10 Alabang Town Center. fb.me/1f9M8UCfR
  • Avril Lavigne Says ‘Wish You Were Here’ Single ‘Feels Right’ bit.ly/vRW0Ev
  • Watch Avril Lavigne’s Wish You Were Here performance on Live With Kelly bcove.me/5wxlz36u
  • Party w/ Pitbull on Nov30 at Araneta Coliseum. Get tickets now at bit.ly/uYd2hB DALE! fb.me/Sghbz06Z
  • See 49 photos on SonyMusicPH Facebook for “CHRISTMAS ALBUM RELEASES FOR 2011” fb.me/Fhy6ndcp
  • Here’s the latest Beyoncé video “Dance For You,” a track from “4” album which is now out in stores fb.me/1vspkTJ1n
  • How to get LETTER DAY STORY’s Breakaway album/songs? Check out this video. fb.me/1hDmjTyPj
  • Stephanie Dan performed on Umagang KayGanda (Official Page) last week. Here’s Steph w/ UKG host Donita Rose. See… fb.me/1cV2qqgD4
  • See itchyworms photos at MYX Mo 2011 at facebook.com/itchyworms or click fb.me/1uBPME1SV
  • The Opera Belles performed on MYX Mo 2011. See photos of the girls at facebook.com/theoperabellesfb.me/1lIRTex4L
  • Watch Kelly Clarkson’s performance on The X Factor (USA) bit.ly/sK7YNz

[EVENT] MIKE POSNER LIVE IN MANILA

Mike Posner, singer, songwriter, producer, and recent Duke University graduate is coming to Manila to promote his debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff .He will be doing a series of mall tours at the following Ayala Malls:

December 8, 2011: Trinoma Mall

December 9, 2011: Glorietta Mall

December 10, 2011: Alabang Town Center

Posner’s highly acclaimed debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff is released by Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines. His explosive first single “Cooler Than Me” has conquered nearly every chart available…sitting at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, #7 on the Digital Songs Chart, and soaring in the Top 5 at Top 40, Top 10 at Rhythm formats and has sold over 1 million downloads.

In mid-May the Los Angeles Times declared “Mike Posner is on a quest to be pop’s next best thing.” This was about a week after Posner opened for Drake at his sold out Nokia Theater show and a mere four days after he walked across the stage in Durham, North Carolina to receive his bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Duke University.

31 Minutes To Takeoff (so named because according to Posner “something happens 31 minutes into the album that takes both the listener and I to a higher place”) delivers on the promise he showed on his mixtapes. Making the most of his raspy, soulful tenor, Posner relates stories about his life, chronicling his imploded relationships (“Cheated”) and his own dubious behavior (“Gone In September”), as well as his struggles with balancing family and career (“Delta 1406”) and depression (“Save Your Goodbye”). Other highlights include the libido-driven smash “Bow Chicka Wow Wow”, the Ray Lamontagne sampling “Do U Wanna,” the flat-out club stomper “Please Don’t Go,” and the slinky, dream-like “Falling,” which Posner describes as a cross between “a girl song and a song about my obsessive ambition to make my mark with music.” Amid gorgeously layered harmonies, Posner sings: “You’ll be there pointing and laughing to prove you were wiser than I / When I’m just pretending perfection, I’m flying uncomfortably high” — a brutally honest self-assessment that captures that dichotomy between confidence and insecurity that most creative people grapple with, making Posner that much more relatable.

“The second I stop using what happens to me in my real life and start making things up in my songs, is the second I lose everything,” Posner says. “The most important word in my life is ‘authenticity.’ If I lose that I’ve lost everything. I wanted my album to be the platform I could stand on to say something meaningful and introduce myself to the world. I also wanted to make the best album of the year,” he says with a laugh. “I guess time will tell if that’s happened.”

31 Minutes To Takeoff available in music stores nationwide, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

SONY MUSIC WEEKLY WRAP-UP | Nov12 – 18, 2011

Need a quick catch-up or review of the week’s hottest news?
Here’s a re-cap from November 12-18, 2011.

Click the links:

  • Make LETTER DAY STORY’s “Save Me” song as your ringback for FREE!!! ▬ Text SG190 to 2332 (globe) ▬ Text LDSTRY1 to… http://fb.me/P6a0YzOX
  • Check out photos of eevee during the Monster Radio RX93.1 Concert Series last Monday. Keep requesting “Ang Sarap Maging Single” fb.me/LXmsJplR
  • Letter Day Story Releases New EP “BREAKAWAY” fb.me/O4cwZZ5L
  • LETTER DAY STORY NEW EP “BREAKAWAY” OUT NOW. See photo of the new album fb.me/16hzXnMGw
  • NoisyNoypi.com announces LETTER DAY STORY’s NEW EP “BREAKAWAY.” Grab a copy now! fb.me/15fWUiovB
  • Watch The Fray’s official Heartbeat music video youtu.be/hp0_2fjPlbM
  • SYCO shares a photo of One Direction yfrog.com/gy9u9pfj
  • One Direction online listening party! Hear tracks from “Up All Night!” bit.ly/tFSdBP
  • Missed Stephanie Dan’s episode of Sony Lifestyle last night at AXN Asia? Check out this link to catch-up. (Fast… fb.me/1sED3gvox
  • Join Britney Spears B In The Mix 2 Launch on Saturday Nov19 at Astroplus Robinsons Ermita. See ya! fb.me/1fXTFhE44
  • [NEWS] Business Mirror: Stephanie Dan is “Singing From The Heart” Read the full article. fb.me/1laKLpKCw
  • Check out Cosmopolitan Philippines CD review on Pupil AJKA LETTER DAY STORY The Opera Belles Sheng Belmonte… fb.me/10s4pmcFz
  • Let’s get Sheng Belmonte #1 on MYX Philippines. Text MYX REQUEST ANG GALING GALING MO send to 2366 fb.me/1jXChdEfy
  • Grab a copy now of PURE CHRISTMAS, the #1 album at Astroplus & #2 at Odyssey for only P250 fb.me/yDMACh4h
  • Hear “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” also from the upcoming Michael Jackson IMMORTAL album. More sneak peeks to come! fb.me/DqL8uKEm
  • Listen to “You Are Not Alone/I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” from Michael Jackson IMMORTAL album. fb.me/Qp2Wt4ip
  • Come watch Stephanie Dan at the 96.3 Easy Rock Mall Tour on Sat. Nov19 (4pm) at SM Southmall. fb.me/1nuwLIovt
  • [VIDEO] U-KISS MAKING OF “NEVERLAND” ALBUM: Watch now. wp.me/ppOnn-1vr
  • The Fray behind the scenes of “Heartbeat” music video…who’s loving their new song? fb.me/VltYxlOV
  • WATCH: Beyoncé performs her latest single “Countdown” with The Legendary Roots Crew on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon beyonceonline.com/ca/news/video-…
  • LISTEN: New track “You Are Not Alone/I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” from the @Michaeljackson IMMORTAL album michaeljackson.com/ca/news/listen…
  • LIKE AJKA’s page at facebook.com/ajkatheband & help them gain more likes! o(^.^)o fb.me/OhKrtlAE
  • Check out photos of Sheng Belmonte from ANG GALING-GALING MO video w/c is now playing on MYX Philippines! fb.me/wU3UOBtV
  • You’re all invited to one BIG Christmas Party! fb.me/J914c9f1
  • 8 big wins on MYX Philippines MIT20: Britney Spears Kelly Clarkson U-Kiss One Direction Westlife Avril Lavigne… fb.me/1cJjOV3tf
  • We can’t stop playing this clip from next week’s Glee! Did you know this is Glee’s 300th song? ow.ly/7qJmP
  • Congrats to the incomparable Susan Boyle who just rewrote UK chart history. Details: on.fb.me/ufPXfn
  • MYXPH.COM: Itchyworms Turns 15!: A full decade and a half later, the journey continues for the … bit.ly/rT3S3x
  • Sheng Belmonte’s “Ang Galing Galing Mo” video ft gloc-9 is MYX Philippines Pick Of The Week on Pinoy MYX Charts…. fb.me/FCOxG7Q6
  • itchyworms turns 15 on Nov25 at Metrobar. Party~party na! WHAT’S UR FAVE ITCHYWORMS SONGS? fb.me/1ldaYvbr8
  • INSERT UR FACE HERE…POST it on ur wall & SHARE it to LETTER DAY STORY’s Page. Will wait for ur photos!!! ^_^ fb.me/1fF2bURmH
  • KC Concepcion made Pinoy’s shine w/ her performance at the 2011 Sea Games last night. Great Job KC! fb.me/CWKA1f7C
  • See photos of “David Archuleta Christmas Land” fb.me/1ftAzrMw1

SONY 3-DAY CONSUMER TREAT W/ SONY MUSIC ARTISTS ON OCT21-23!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Sony Philippines brings you LOVE. CHRISTMAS… the Sony 3-day consumer treat on October 21-23, 2011 at the Megatent Ortigas. Get great deals from up to 70% discount and enjoy rockin’ performances from Sony Music’s artists from eevee, LETTER DAY STORY, AJKA, Kaligta, Kilos, Soundvent!, Sheng Belmonte, itchyworms and Pupil!

See show details (and more) below!

Other great offers from Sony Philippines is they’ll be setting the following stations for customer service:

VAIO services:

  • Free cleaning:  LCD, Keyboard, Fan & LCD replacement on CS series
  • Data back-up & recovery
  • Bios update
  • Vaio update

Alpha service:

  • Free main body cleaning (which includes CCD, mirror, SI screen, focus screen, viewfinder)
  • Applicable to In-warranty & Out-of-warranty, locally distributed and purchased overseas.

Solid Services

  • 20% discount on LABOR FEEs for ALL categories
  • 30% discount on DIAGNOSIS FEEs for ALL categories
  • 10% discount on parts for consumer A/V products
  • 5% discount on parts for VAIO products.

For more info. visit:
www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines

[EVENT] JOIN U-KISS “BRAN NEW KISS” ALBUM LAUNCH ON OCT 22

Come join us for U-Kiss “Bran New KISS” Philippines album launch on October 22, 2011 at Astroplus The Block, Odyssey Megamall, Astroplus at the Mall of Asia and Odyssey Festival Mall. “Bran New KISS” is the fifth Korean mini-album of U-Kiss and features the song “0330” as the lead single. The mini-album is also their first release to feature new members AJ and Hoon.

This Special Asian Edition includes a 60-page Photo-Notebook, featuring pictures taken during their shoot for the mini-album. Freebies such as posters and button pins will be given away at the launch on October 22. KissMe’s will also have a chance to win U-Kiss life-size standees.

For more info about the launch, visit the following fan pages:
www.facebook.com/sonymusicphilippines
www.facebook.com/kissmepinay
www.facebook.com/astroplus1
www.facebook.com/odysseylive.net

U-Kiss “Bran New KISS” album will be available in all retail outlets by October 28, 2011.

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