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Monday, May 10, 2021

PhilPop goes online with digital songwriting bootcamp 2021

05/09/2021 08:08:54 AM

PhilPop songwriting competition still lives on... though we mean in virtual fashion for this time around.

The nationwide-based songwriting festival kicks off its return with a  digital bootcamp that puts a spotlight on up-and-coming songwriters and composers in the Philippines. The 14-week program intended for aspiring participants will implement a more inclusive but intensive approacto to mentorship and training as they learn and further hone their skills in the field of songwriting, marketing and branding, recording and arrangement, intellectual property rights, music appreciation, and more.

PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders will take songwriting summit in such setting to adapt to the new normal and offer a positive learning experience for attendees even at the comforts of their home. This was made as a repsonse by the country's premier songwriting institution as it raffirms its commitment on being at the forefront of empowering the future generation of recording stars and industry professionals, and ensure that these dreams and aspirations are not halted even by unfavorable circumstances. 
“We decided to carry on with the camp because we feel, more than ever, now is the perfect time to reach out to a lot of songwriters who are constrained at home due to the pandemic, PhilPop Executive Director Dinah Remolacio said in a statement. “Artists are becoming more productive and creative at home, and we believe that the digital sphere will enable PhilPop to reach these special group of people who want to further educate themselves and who want to be mentored in pursuing their dreams.” 
Aside from the technical requirements such as preparing and updating the website for the DigiCamp, PhilPop is also teaming up with several coaches and partners in creating a music curriculum and program that's tailorfit to a virtual environment.
“This includes developing pre-recorded lectures, brainstorming exercises that can be done online, and identifying the ideal session format for each topic,” PhilPop Program and Marketing Manager Gab Cabangon explained. “Teaching and mentoring online requires a shift in how we approach the camp this year.”
This year’s coaches, mentors, speakers, and consultants include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Ryan Cayabyab, Noel Cabangon, Thyro Alfaro, Marlon Barnuevo, Trina Belamide, Jungee Marcelo, Ben&Ben’s Paolo and Miguel Guico, and more. 

Meanwhile, Cabangon added that apart from the transition from a physical camp to a digital camp, PhilPop has expanded its programming – including those were not included in the previous iteration of the songwriting workshop.
“The DigiCamp this year will also include benefits such as music production and music release opportunities for fellows who participate in this program. Lastly, there’s going to be a lot more concrete outputs that will be expected from the songwriters who will apply for this program.”
Interested applicants can register from 7 May to 25 June 2021 by logging into PhilPop's official website. This program is open to all Filipinos 16 years old and above before 9 June 2021. Applicant must have a Smart mobile number for log-in purposes and special announcements. Basic music and songwriting knowledge is a must. Add to that, participants must have sufficient wi-fi capabilities for all online activities.

PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year's virtual event is also made possible by its co-presentors: MAYNILAD, SMART, MULTISYS, TUNECORE and BELIEVE.

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