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Rival Record Labels Come Together For Virtual Concert To Say Good Riddance to 2020

BYE2020 is how we're ringing in the New Year.
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Some of the brightest local and international names in music are coming together to say adios to the year that was and ring in 2021. Headlining BYE2020 are singer-songwriter Jeremy Zucker (US), hitmaker Maximillian (DK), soul pop outfit Peach Tree Rascals (US), rising alt-pop artist Tate McRae (CA), and eclectic pop/R&B singer Conor Matthews (US). 

Joining the global acts are Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Moira, SB19, Matthaios, The Itchyworms, Leanne & Naara, Glaiza de Castro, Kean Cipriano, Lala Vizon, Zack Tabudlo, Keiko Necessario, Fern., Elha Nympha, Autotelic, Sud, Miguel Odron, VVS Collective, Ace Banzuelo, Paolo Sandejas, Earl Generao, FANA, TALA, J-Nine and Dia Mate.

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What’s cool about the show is that, although the organizing committee is headed by MCA Music, other record labels pitched in with their own artists to beeef up the lineup, including Sony Music Philippines (which represents McRae) and Warner Music Philippines (Matthews).

“As much as BYE2020 is an initiative of MCA Music Philippines, (it) would not be what it is now without the support of Sony Music Entertainment Philippines, Warner Music Philippines, Star Music, Universal Records, OC Records, and Mida$ Records,” a representative of the organizing committee said in a news release. “This is just our first effort to do something like this, and we only have dreams to do it bigger and better.” 

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Because in-person activities and mass gatherings still aren’t possible, a New Year’s Eve party with some seriously big names might just be the next best thing. BYE2020 will be streamed live on multiple platforms, including Kumu, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok, and will also air on Sky Cable (Ch 955 HD and 155 SD) on December 31, 2020, from 7 p.m. onwards.

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Although the event itself will be livestreamed for free, exclusive concert privileges are available via ticket2me.net. The special package includes access to zoom pits, backstage content with the artists, and other surprises. 

“The paid concert experience gives a chance for those who opt in to be part of the virtual stage itself for BYE2020,” said the organizing team. “In addition, they can choose to upgrade their ticket to include our BYE2020 merch, swag, and goodies package. The paid experience also provides for some exclusive backstage content which will only be available to them.”

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Follow @bye2020ph on Kumu, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok and BYE 2020 on YouTube for updates and more details

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