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Creativity clearly thrived during the pandemic.
While most of us just couched and watched Netflix while staying indoors, artists got busy and found inspiration within and beyond the walls of their own home. Want proof? Listen to these OPM gems right now. Artofbodybending is a strange name for a ...
 
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How a perfect storm of talent, teen drama, and the TikTok bump catapulted the Disney star's song to the top.
If you’ve resisted reading up on the story behind the massive success of “Drivers License” up to this point, now is the time. Olivia Rodrigo’s pop ballad debuted at No. 1 on both the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 Chart and the Billboard Global 200 ...
 
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If you don't have friends in low places, you need to get yourself some.
Nothing duets better with a tall drink quite like some tunes. (Though, eating a hearty meal before a night of drinking is always a great opening act.) For those who are inclined to crack a cold one from time to time, some of the ...
 
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They’re barking up the wrong tree.
Guys, we know you’re pissed at your slow internet, but take a second to check if you’re on the right Facebook page before letting your rage take over your keyboard.Converge, a hardcore American punk band, experienced firsthand the mighty anger of Filipinos ...
 
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The global powerhouse is the new face of Smart.
Smart has done it.  Smart Communications Inc. has managed to sign the world’s biggest music act as its newest brand ambassadors: BTS.The Grammy-nominated powerhouse is now collaborating with Smart for its “Live Smarter, Live With Purpose” 2021 campaign, which aims to inspire ...
 
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Who could beat The Police?
The best shows have the best music. There’s no doubt about it. It sets the tone, builds the tension, and gets stuck in your head, as per the design of showrunners. No one would still remember the Rembrandts if not for Friends, ...
 
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What a damned year.
"Dear 2020,"You’ve made us believe that, instead of being just an arbitrary time frame within which the most arbitrary of things just happened, you were something physical to hate, something concrete to leave behind or forget, and never return to."We’ll always remember ...
 
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BYE2020 is how we're ringing in the New Year.
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), ...
 
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How millions of fans became a force for social good.
It was the summer of 2014: my very own Bryan Adams odyssey. Except I was in Bangkok, not small town Idaho, and I was mainlining cheap, headache-inducing beer in the sort of sweltering bar where the very walls seem to perspire. An ...
 
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What the rock legends have to say on music then and now.
What do Chito Miranda and Raymund Marasigan have in common? (Apart form their shared rock legend status and mutual appreciation for Kpop and BTS.)It’s their steadfast belief that the golden age of OPM wasn’t the 90s. The golden age is now.“Sobrang fan ...
 
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While you haven't been paying attention, McCartney's 21st century albums have stacked up to become an impressively consistent, easily overlooked body of work.
In 1970, Paul McCartney was in crisis. The Beatles were falling apart. Who was he without his bandmates and what kind of music would he make? He banged out a bunch of songs in isolation, playing all the instruments himself and recording ...
 
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What pandemic?
In 2020, music was made, and, as always, some were better than others. Creativity blossomed while we were all forced to stay indoors for the better half of the year. Hereabouts, there were some pretty special releases, and the best were the ...
 
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On her second album in six months, the star reaches outside of her own experience with songwriting that has become more mature, even literary.
“Never be so polite you forget your power,” sings Taylor Swift at one point on evermore, her second surprise album release in less than six months. Shortly afterward, she follows that statement up with “Never wield such power you forget to be polite.” ...
 
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The 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland is set to hit it big in 2021.
Something about music we universally agree on is the appeal of songs that speak to us. Or better yet, music that speaks for us. The ones about the ones that got away, those that we’d rather forget about but can’t, or love ...
 
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"The Unmaking of an Era"
UPDATE: It's a book.Offshore Music is coming out with a book called Alternate Endings: The Making of the Final Set and the Unmaking of an Era. Written by music writer Aldus Santos and designed by Gelo Lagasca, the book is a "limited ...
 
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The song forces you to ask yourself, "Am I a bad person?"
When two talented singer-songwriters come together, one can only expect great things. That’s exactly what happened with American artist Sarah Barrios and local indie darling syd hartha. Barrios is an American singer-songwriter who has built up quite an impressive resume over the years. ...
 
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We're missing so many Filipino traditions.
Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ,  has composed a new Christmas song that perfectly captures the somber yet hopeful mood of the season. The Jesuit priest is known for penning the classic Mass song “Hindi Kita Malilimutan” when he was a high school freshman at ...
 
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See the full list here.
It's that time of the year again: Spotify Wrapped.Yup, the music streaming service has finally released its annual year in review for 2020. Unfortunately, that means we also have to get ready to see an avalanche of people's personal years in review ...
 
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Discover the best of Filipino hip-hop on Spotify’s latest playlists featuring exclusive content.
Filipino hip-hop has seen a steady rise since the early ‘90s but in the past few years. The genre has risen to become a chart-dominating force in the Philippines. Spotify data shows the once-niche genre is at a major turning point, emerging ...
 
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Plus, we gave V, Jimin, J-Hope, Suga, RM, Jin, and Jung Kook their own digital covers.
When I first met BTS this past September, they were at the headquarters of their record company, Big Hit Entertainment, in Seoul, South Korea, preparing for their live-streaming concert Map Of The Soul On:E. I was at home in Los Angeles. I still am, ...
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