AWARDS NIGHT AND SONGWRITING COMPETITION
 

VISAYAN
MUSIC
AWARDS

The Finalists have now been revealed!

 
 
 
 
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THE FIRST vISAYAN MUSIC AWARDS FINALS NIGHT

The finalists are slowly being revealed. Do you like what you have heard so far? Make sure to catch their live performances on July 27, 2019, 7PM at the Oakridge Pavilion. Tickets are available at P1000, P500, and P200 (general admission). For inquiries, please call 0905-433-9070. See you there!

 
 

WHAT IS VIZMA?

 

VizMA, short for Visayan Music Awards, is an annual event to honor significant artists and important achievements in the industry. A songwriting competition aimed to promote the Visayan language and culture is a highlight of the awards ceremony.

Awards Night

The awards night aims to put the spotlight on the best of Visayan songs, songwriters, musicians, producers, and promoters of the Visayan music industry by recognizing these key players and their respective contributions.

Songwriting Competition

The songwriting competition, aimed to promote Visayan language and culture, seeks to redefine and broaden the definition of Visayan music as we know it today. The annual campaign is a venue for lesser known songwriters to show the artistry and beauty of their craft by bringing their music to the Philippines and the rest of the world.

The People Behind VizMA

VizMA is endorsed by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas and organized by the Sacred Heart School for Boys Batch 1985 Foundation, Inc., the same organization that produced one of the biggest and grandest pageants in the country, Binibining Cebu. Through the years, Batch 85 has been promoting Cebuano beauty, talent, and culture. All of the proceeds from their events either go to charity and projects like medical missions, livelihood programs, schoolhouses, homes, the construction of Malasakit Centers, and relief operations for various calamity-stricken areas. In addition to Batch 85, a Board of Advisors composed of industry professionals from different regions will be present to make sure the rights of the artists are protected and the event and the songs are well promoted.

 
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BOARD OF ADVISORS

 
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Apl.de.Ap

Filipino-American rapper, songwriter, record producer.

Member of the Grammy Award-winning Hip Hop Group, "Black Eyed Peas".

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Ryan Cayabyab

Musician, Composer, Conductor

National Artist of the Philippines for Music

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Jimmy Borja

Songwriter of classic OPM songs such as "Sana Ngayong Pasko", "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin, "If the Feeling is Gone", among others.

Awit Award for Best Ballad Recording

First homegrown non-artist songwriter to be signed by an American publishing company.

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Christine Bendebel

Songwriter/Music Licensing Manager

House Of Tunes Music Publishing

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Evelyn Seale

Music Publishing Director, Universal Music Publishing/ UMPG

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GUIDELINES

 
 

It all BEGINS WITH YOU!

·     The entry can be a rough demo recording (voice/guitar/keyboard) as long as the melody, chords, and lyrics are clear.

·     The song entry must NOT be previously published or released on any media platform

·     The song length must not exceed 4:00 minutes

·     The song entry can be in any genre

·     The song entry must prominently be Visayan, either in language or in context

·     A contestant can only enter a maximum of 3 songs, either as a sole composer or collaborator

·     Song entries can be from anywhere around the world

 
 
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FINALISTS

 
 

MATAG PIRASO

Composer & Lyricist:

Ferdinand Aragon

NGANO

Composer & Lyricist:

Fritz Baguio

LINGI-A

Composer: Melay Libres

Singer: Mikaela Isabelle Fenix

SAMA LANG KA NIMO

Composer: Fr. Reymund Quito

Singer: Gail Blanco

AYAW SA KARON

Composer: Ramon Christopher Calam

Singer: Aaron Domingo

HIT AND RUN Composer: Neil Salarda

Lyricist: John Peterson Villarin

Singers: Chingkie Maylon, Jake Batiancela and Markee

NATULOG MONG KASINGKASING

Composer and Singer: John Stephen Cadeliña

Lyricist: Irving Guazon

BALITAW
Composer: Yana Durado
Lyricist: Adonis Durado
Singers: Dane Smith and Atty. Georg Laurente

KALIMTAN NA KA KARON
Composer and Lyricist: Ruel Ceriño
Singer: Chingkie Maylon

ALU
Composer and Lyricist: Hakeem Duazo
Singer: Mackie Po

 
 
 
 
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