Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FILSCAP and Pioneer launch Songwriting Competition for College Students

This 2016, FILSCAP, the sole and official music copyright society in the Philippines, together with Pioneer, one of the top life and non-life insurance companies in the country, are proud to launch the FILSCAP Campus Caravan, a college songwriting talk that aims to guide aspiring musicians in the different aspects of songwriting. 

During its run, the FILSCAP Campus Caravan is set to visit De La Salle University-Manila, San Beda College Alabang, UP Diliman, University of Santo Tomas and University of Makati. Each visit is set to have a songwriting talk to be conducted by FILSCAP, a face-to-face session with a well-known Filipino songwriter, and introduce the collaboration’s second event – the #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition.

The #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition aims to give musically–inclined college students a venue to showcase their songwriting skills on the Filipino trait of resiliency – bouncing back from setbacks. Interested applicants can visit www.moveonlang.ph to register and submit their entry.

Over Php 260,000 in cash will be given away, with Php 100,000 being the grand prize. Winners will also receive insurance coverage from Pioneer, while a special prize will also be awarded to the Online Favorite.  

A staunch supporter of the arts, the Pioneer Group of insurance companies constantly finds fresh ways to reach out to the Filipino with insurance that covers what they value most. Finding inspiration in media such as visual arts, film, music, and theater, Pioneer gives back by sponsoring, covering, and promoting events and concerts, which include Beyoncé’s "The Beyoncé Experience: Live in Taguig,” Eraserheads’ “The Final Set,” Aerosmith’s “The Global Warming Tour,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again World Tour,” and Madonna’s “Rebel Heart Tour,”as well as music festivals such as Good Vybes, Wanderland, Paradise International Music Festival, and MTV Music Evolution 2016. 

Established in 1965, FILSCAP (Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc.) is a non-stock, non-profit association of composers, lyric-writers and music publishers, with currently over a thousand members including Ryan Cayabyab, Jose Mari Chan, Jim Paredes, Danny Javier, Rey Valera, Noel Cabangon, Rico Blanco, Yael Yuzon, and Ebe Dancel.

ComCo Southeast Asia is the official PR partner of the FILSCAP Campus Caravan and #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition.

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