Filipinos will always be fascinated by Filipino Americans who are able to
make inroads into the American music industry. Allan Pineda of the Black
Eyed Peas and current American Idol finalist Ramiele Malubay are just
some of the artists that have made us truly proud to be Pinoy. Because
they are well-known, it is easy for Filipinos all over the world to
identify with them and be proud of them. But did you know that there are
many more Filam musicians out there currently making their mark across
Now you have a chance to listen to their music as well, EGGstreme,
the international arm of mobile content and digital applications
provider EGG, has launched a website called FliptUp.com- a music hub for
Fil-Am bands and music enthusiasts. There will be a Search for the
Filam band in Washington, D.C. on August 8, 2008.
In an interview, Ma. Johanna David, marketing manager of EGGstreme,
said FliptUp.com will focus on building the community this year. But
they will offer MP3 downloads, advertising opportunities, and gig
announcements through the website.
Several music websites have recently emerged, but most are focusing on
promoting local bands. The website is currently host to several Fil-Am
bands, but more will be added, said David.
David said the website currently lets Filam musicians create their
virtual spaces where they can post their profiles, showcase their work and promote their gigs and activities. It will also allow fans to communicate with
bands through the website.
Asked if FliptUp was similar to MySpace, David said that FliptUp.com
aims to be different because it caters to a market that is untapped.
Filam bands now on FliptUp.com bands now on FliptUp.com include
Madrhymes, Muzak Shot, Grey Mourning, Blind Cry, Third Element, and
Grand Fools Derby, among others.
EGGstreme is working with US-based partners who are also recruiting more
bands to participate in this new online web community for Filam
musicians, David said.
For more info on the Search for Filam band on August 8, contact Tony
Jurlano of Jurlano Enterprised at 240-417-5211, visit www.FliptUp.com