As the premier songwriting competition in the country, Philpop has challenged budding, occasional and professional composers and has amassed nearly 9,000 entries since it started from Filipinos here and abroad. Today, it is regarded as the breeding ground and ultimate recognition for brilliant, excellently made songs.
The Philpop 2014 Top 12 songs are:
Babalikan Mo Rin Ako
Qrush On You
Song on a Broken String
The Only One
Kung Akin Ang Langit
Awit Mo'y Nandito Pa
Philpop is about crafting music and quality, masterful sound which resonates not just around the country, but around the world. With our rich musical heritage and unique vibe, Philpop pushes for our great music to get PLAYED, loud and proud!
This is how great music is; PLAYABLE. On radio, on stage, on youtube, on karaoke, in the car, and even in the listener's head. It's about amplification, and being heard by the masses.
The Philpop MusicFest Foundation launches the Philpop2014 songwriting competition which will accept entries for three and a half months - from November 15, 2013 till February 28, 2014 on its website, www.philpop.com.ph
The Philpop 2013 songs are enjoying tremendous success. Not only has the album achieved its Gold Record status soon after it was launched, the songs are also certified radio hits and will soon get even greater exposure.
"Dati", the grand prize winning entry by the youngest finalist Thyro Alfaro and his partner Yumi Lacsamana, interpreted by Sam Concepcion, Tippy dos Santos, and Quest was the most requested local song on Magic 89.9's countdown and held that position for some time.
There is a daily countdown and a weekly countdown on 95.5 Pinas FM based on listeners' requests. In the weekly countdown, Dati was #1 while Time Machine, the entry by skateboarder from Laguna Kennard Faraon and interpreted by Six Part Invention, was #3. In the daily countdown, Dati was #1 while Time Machine was #2 and they kept those spots for weeks.
PHILPOP GOES AROUND THE COUNTRY CARRYING ITS MUSIC ADVOCACY
The vision of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab is to have songwriters that will not just be inspired to create great music, but a generation of composers who will be even better than them at this craft. That kind of legacy is shared by his fellow Philpop board members and vanguards of the music industry Ogie Alcasid and Noel Cabangon.
The Philpop MusicFest Foundation, an organization that seeks to educate this and future generations on the importance of our music to our cultural identity, and market Filipino music to the world, has been the force behind the most illustrious songwriting competition in the country that encourages both amateur and professional songwriters to use their genre, their theme, their song to inspire and affect others.
The 2013 Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPOP), the country’s leading songwriting competition, won a Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for excellence in communication management and advocacy communication.
PhilPOP was cited for its role in giving rise to an artistic revival of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and showcasing rich Filipino talent. The 2013 PhilPOP generated over 3,000 entries from Filipinos in various countries, and produced 14 song finalists that were produced into a top-selling music CD.
Receiving the award are PhilPOP MusicFest Foundation executive director Ryan Cayabyab (center), associate executive director and Maynilad head for advocacy and marketing Patricia B. Hizon (right) and Marketing officer Kris Jose.