Wednesday, April 17, 2024

SEPTEMBER FEVER TO CHAMPION FILIPINO REGIONAL INDIE MUSIC WITH “MUSIC TALKS” AND “SHOWCASE FESTIVAL” PROGRAMMING

SEPTEMBER FEVER TO CHAMPION FILIPINO REGIONAL INDIE MUSIC WITH “MUSIC TALKS” AND “SHOWCASE FESTIVAL” PROGRAMMING

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Philippines – September Fever returns this year with a two-day festival that puts a spotlight on the regional independent music scenes in the Philippines. Now in its sixth year, the event reformats into a Music Talks and Showcase Festival, improving its programming with a more grassroots-leaning, pro-independent music approach while providing an opportunity for budding and self-sustaining musicians to explore the ropes of the industry and learn from key resource speakers in the music business.

 

The event will take place on September 22 and 23 at From Here and Draft Punk in Cebu City, respectively.

 

Music Talks, a new segment that was introduced by September Fever this year, is designed to empower and educate the participants on the crucial aspects of the industry. Curated by The Rest Is Noise PH, the forum will cover four main topics and has invited speakers from the scene to discuss the nitty-gritty of DIY ethos with tried-and-tested methods to communicate one’s music brand: Music Marketing and Branding (Ian Urrutia from The Rest is Noise PH and NYOU Consultancy); Music PR and Media Pitching (MC Galang from The Rest is Noise PH and AXEAN Festival); Artist Perspective: Touring Local (Mich Paclioga of Loop PH); and Music Production (Tim Marquez of One Click Straight).

While Music Talks lays the groundwork for aspiring musicians in the local indie scene, Day 2 presents a celebration of music excellence featuring some of the most notable names in the Philippine music scenes from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao be it independent, mainstream, or anything in between.

This year’s September Fever Music Festival artist lineup consists of Cebuano acts Coloura, Kali Hoods, Tomorrow For Sure, Renzo Sy, Sansette, and Wonggoys. They are also joined by guest acts from all over the Philippines: Aira Casti, KRNA, Loner (MNL), One Click Straight (MNL), Oh, Flamingo! (MNL), The Itchyworms (MNL), and DJ Love.