The first Star Awards for Music will be hosted by (from left) Billy Crawford, Toni Gonzaga and Janno Gibbs. It will be held on October 29 (6 pm) at the Skydome of SM North EDSA, Quezon City. Photo: Noel Orsal

All is set for this year's first Star Awards for Music, to be held on October 29, at 6 pm at the Skydome of the SM North EDSA, Quezon City. An initial venture in local music awards for the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), the 1st Star Awards for Music has hit a meaningful note and sets the right keys for charity.

For this undertaking, the PMPC is joined by the other local scribes groups, namely the National Press Club (NPC) and the AFIMA (Alyansa ng mga Filipinong Mamamahayag).  The NPC and the AFIMA serve as the awards show's producers. 

Their joint effort in giving recognition to the pillars and moving forces behind the current success of the Philippine music industry comes with a noble aim at giving all-out support to fellow Filipinos who have been victimized by the onslaught of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng over the past two to three weeks.

Giving charitable contributions and donations isn't new to these clubs.  Time and again, the PMPC and its allied groups, have organized countless benefit shows. With its annual awards-giving activities (for the movie and television industries), the local movie and TV press organization has evolved through worthwhile endeavors. And it's not yet about to give up on such a task—and privilege.

Not at this time when most of our kababayans need help from friends like the NPC, AFIMA, and the PMPC. Their respective heads, Benny Antiporda, Jerry Yap, and Roldan Castro, are making sure the combined efforts of each club would benefit our needy fellowmen.

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Dubbed Panahon Na (Awit Ng Pagkakaisa), based on a composition (music & lyrics) by Dingdong Avanzado, the 1st Star Awards for Music 2009 is a gathering of some of the great names in the Philippine music industry.

To receive the Lifetime Achievement Award is the legendary APO Hiking Society (composed of Danny Javier, Boboy Garovillo, and Jim Paredes).
The PMPC, NPC, and AFIMA give due recognition to the outstanding talents—composers, lyricists, arrangers and singers—and foster unity among artists who share the love for music.

To be hosted by Janno Gibbs, Billy Crawford, Toni Gonzaga, the 1st Star Awards for Music 2009 is considered a blue carpet affair.  Invited celebrities will come in fashionable blue attire, including guests performers Jed Madela, Richard Poon, Jay-R, Bayang Barrios, Allan K, Faith Cuneta, Gerald Santos, Eva Castillo, Jan Nieto, Chris Cayzer, and Gloc 9.

Reality show contestants Laarni Lozada of Pinoy Dream Academy will share the stage with Pinoy Idol's Gretchen Espina, as well as Are You the Next Big Star winners Geoff Taylor and Francheska Farr. Sexy groups Mocha Girls, Sexbomb Dancers, and other popular celebrities of the local music scene are also expected to grace the event.

Star Awards for Music will also be showing its Primer which will feature Blakdyak, Myrus, Dagtang Lason, Dance Squad Singers, Himig Ariel, Zara Aldana with Page Xclusiv, Michelle, Cardio Boys, Nico Antonio, Jay Ann Bautista, Daryl Lagos, and Mae Florez.

Doing a special production number of his composition, Panahon Na (Awit Ng Pagkakaisa) is singer-composer Dingdong Avanzado. Also lined up is a surprise finale number. 

Meanwhile, music video nominees for the 1st Star Awards for Music are now available online. For more details, please call 467-4088 and 0906-4943182.

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                          1ST STAR AWARDS FOR MUSIC NOMINEES



1. Album of the year

a). Biyaya Artist - Bayang Barrios / Producers: Bayang Barrios & Mike Villegas (Produktong Mayumi ni Bayang Barrios)

b). Buhay Artist -Rivermaya / Album Producer: Rivermaya

Executive Producer: Jim Baluyot (Warner Music Phils.)

c). Captured Artist - Christian Bautista / Album Producer: Neil Gregorio

Executive Producer : Jim Baluyot (Warner Music Phils. )

d). OPM Artist - Sarah Geronimo / Album Producers: Eugene Villaluz

Eloisa Matias, Melvin Morallos, Alwyn Cruz, Patty Mayoraigo, Lito Camo,Civ Fontanilla & Regine Velasquez / Executive Producers: Vic Del Rosario, Tony Ocampo & Vincent Del Rosario (Viva Records)

e) Self Titled Artist - Itchyworms / Album Produeer : Itchyworms

Executive Producer: Rudy Y. Tee

(Sony BMG Music Entertainment)

f). Rebirth Artist - Gary Valenciano / Producers: GV Productions, Inc. & Universal Records / Executive Producers : Kathleen Dy-Go, Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano / Album Producer: Gary Valenciano

(Universal Records)

g) . Your Universe Artist - Rico Blanco / Album Producer : Rico Blanco

Executive Producer: Jim Baluyot (Warner Music Phils.)

2. Song of the year

a). "Hanggang Kailan" Performed by : Jolina Magdangal from the album Jolina Destiny Composer- Agatha Obar/GMA Music Publishing Arranger - Melvin Morallos (GMA Records)

b)." Ikaw" Artist - Performed by Sarah Geronimo from the album OPM Composer - Medwin Marfil / Arranger - Nino Regalado  (Viva Records)

c)."Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap" Performed by : Martin Nievera from the album Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap Composer - Ogie Alcasid Arranger - Arnold Buena (EMI  Philippines, Inc.)

d). " Ikaw Na Nga" Artist - Willie Revillame from the album Ikaw Na Nga Composer - Mr. Vehnee Saturno Arranger - Elmer Blancaflor (Star Records)

e). "Now" Performed by : MYMP from the album of the same title Composer - Cattski Espina/Bami Arranger: Chin Alcantara (Ivory Records)

f).  "Paano Na Kaya" Performed by:Bugoy Drilon from the album of the same title. Composer : Ryan Cayabyab / Arranger: Arnold Buena (Star Records)

 g). "Your Universe" Performed by : Rico Blanco from the album of the same title. Composer & Arranger - Rico Blanco (Warner Music Phils)

3. Male Recording Artist of the year

a). Billy Crawford "Groove" (Universal Records)

b). Gary Valenciano "Rebirth" (Universal Records)

c ) Jed Madela "Songs Rediscovered 2" (Universal Records)

d) Martin Nievera "Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap" (EMI  Philippines, Inc.)

e). Ogie Alcasid "Great Filipino Song Book (Universal Records)

f). Richard Poon "For You"  (Universal Music International/ MCA Music Inc.)

g). Rico Blanco "Your Universe" (Warner Music Phils.)

4. Female Recording Artist of the year

a). Aiza Seguerra "Open Arms" (Star Records)

b). Bayang Barrios "Biyaya" (Produktong Mayumi ni Bayang Barrios)

c). Lea Salonga "Inspired" (Sony BMG)

d). Lani Misalucha "Reminisce" (Universal Records)

e). Rachelle Ann Go "Falling In Love" (Viva Records)

f).    Regine Velasquez "Low Key" (Universal Records)

g). Sarah Geronimo "OPM" (Viva)

5. Duo / Group Artist of the year

a.). Cueshe "Driven" (Sony BMG Music)

 b). Itchyworms "Self Titled" (Sony BMG Music)

c). Kamikazee "Long Time Noisy" (Universal Records)

d). MYMP "Now" (Ivory Records)

e). 6 Cyclemind "Fiesta: Magsasaya ang Lahat (Sony BMG Music)

f). Sponge Cola "Self Titled" (Universal Records)

g). Rivermaya "Self Titled" (Warner Music Phils.)

6. Music Video of the year

a)     "And I Love You So" Director: Treb Contreras II

Performed by: Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)

b)      "Antukin" Director : Treb  Contreras II

Performed by: Rico Blanco (Warner Music)

c)  "Happy" Directed by: Paul Soriano

Performed by: Sam Concepcion (Universal Records)

d)      "Ikaw" Directed by: Direk Paul Basinilio of Denim Inc.

Performed by: Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records)

e) "Pambansang Kamao" Directed by : Ace Villena

Performed by: D'Coy (Wika Records)

f) "Sexy Mama" Directed by : Milos Curameng

Performed by: Janno Gibbs (GMA Recording)

g) When I Hear You Call" - Directed by : Luis Tabuena

Performed by: Gary Valenciano (Universal Records)

7. Dance Album of the year

a ) "Let's Dance" Artist : Streetboys (Star Records)

b ) "Delisciosa" Artist - Mocha Girls (Viva Records)

c). "Giling giling" Artist - Willie Revillame Produced by: Lito Camo (Star Records)

8. Pop Album of the year

a). "Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap" Martin Nievera (EMI Philippines)

b)      "Ikaw Na Nga " Artist: Willie Revillame / Produced by: Vehnee Saturno (Star Records)

c). "Inspired" Lea Salonga (Sony BMG)

d). "OPM" Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records)

e)      "My Inspiration" Charice Pempengco (Star Records)

f)        "Captured " Christian Bautista (Warner Music Phils.)

g)      "Invitation To A Wedding" Gary Granada (M2K Music)

9. Male Pop Artist of the year

a)  Christian Bautista"Captured" (Warner Music Phils.)

b)  Gary Valenciano "Rebirth" (Universal Records)

c). Jan Nieto "Self Titled" (Universal Records)

d). Jed Madela "Songs Rediscovered 2 " (Universal Records)

e). Martin Nievera "Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap" (EMI Philippines, Inc.)

f) Ogie Alcasid "Great Filipino Song Book (Universal Records)

g ) Richard Poon "For You" (Universal Music International/ MCA Music Inc.)

10. Female Pop Artist of the year

a). Charice Pempengco "My Inspiration" (Star Records)

b). Lani Misalucha "Reminisce" (Universal Records)

c).Lea Salonga "Inspired" (Sony BMG)

d). Nina "Nina Sings The Hits" (Warner Music Phils.)

e). Regine Velasquez "Low Key" (Universal Records)

f). Rachelle Ann Go "Falling In Love" (Viva Records)

g). Sarah Geronimo "OPM' (Viva Records)

11. Alternative album of the year

a). "Biyaya" Artist - Bayang Barrios (Produktong Mayumi ni Bayang Barrios)

b). "Driven" Artist - Cueshe (Sony BMG Music)

c). "Fiesta! Magsasaya Ang Lahat" Artist - 6 Cyclemind (Sony BMG Music)

d) "ItchyWorms" Artist - Itchyworms (Sony BMG Music)

e) " Rivermaya" Artist - Rivermaya (Warner Music Phils)

f) "Sponge Cola" Artist - Sponge Cola (Universal Records)

g) "Your Universe" Artist - Rico Blanco (Warner Music Phils.)

12. Revival album of the year

a). "Falling In Love" Artist- Rachelle Ann Go (Viva Records)

b). "Great Filipino Song Book" Artist- Ogie Alcasid (Universal Records)

c). "Groove" Artist - Billy Joe Crawford (Universal Records)

d). "Low Key" Artist- Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)

e). "Nina Sings The Hits" Artist-Nina (Warner Music Phils.)

f). "Reminisce" Artist Lani Misalucha (Universal Records)

g). "Songs Rediscovered 2" Artist - Jed Madela (Universal Records)

13. New Female Recording artist of the year

a). Bea Alonzo " The Real Me" (Star Records)

b). KC Concepcion "Aka Cassandra" (Sony BMG Music)

c). Laarni Lozada "Self Titled" (Star Records)

d). Maricris Garcia "Mahal Kita" (GMA Records)

e). Martha Joy "Self Titled" (Viva Records )

f). Pokwang "Album Na May Puso" (Star Records)

g) Shane Ortiz " How Am I"  (EMI  & Poly East Records)

14. New male recording artist of the year

a). Bugoy Drilon "Paano na Kaya" (Star Records)

b). Jmore "Self Titled" (LDG Prod.& Ent.Recording Co. & Galaxy Records)

c). Lemuel Santos " Mahal" (Concorde Records)

d). Ramil Omosura "One Minute" (Concorde Records)

e). Simon Wood "SW" (Viva Records)

f). Sundalong Bata "Sundalong Bata & Miss Ganda (Hip-Rap)" (Warner Music Phils.)

g). Vince Kamua "Spells of a Young Crooner" (Viva Records)

15. Album cover design of the year

a). "Complicated" Cover Concept - Andrew Castillo

Artist-Gretchen Barretto (Star Records)

b). "Groove" Cover Concept - Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy

Artist-Billy  Crawford (Universal Records)

c). "Long Time Noisy" Cover Concept - Three Floors Up

Artist-Kamikazee (Universal Records)

d). "Lovelife" Cover Concept - Andrew Castillo & Kevin Cabrera

Artist - Boy Abunda (Star Records)

e). "Low Key" Artist - Cover Concept - Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy

Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)

f). "Reminisce" Cover Concept - Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy

Artist- Lani Misalucha (Universal Records)

g.) "We are 1" Cover Concept - Annabelle Regalado- Borja

Artist- Kris Aquino & Baby James (Star Records)

16. Compilation album of the year

a). "Best of Pinoy Folk Rock" Artist - Various Artist (Universal)

b). "Face Off" Artist- Erik Santos & Christian Bautista (Star Records)

c)."Lovelife" Artist - Boy Abunda (Star Records)

d). "OPM 1's Artist -Various Artist (Star Records)

e). "Pinoy Sound Trip" Artist - Various Artist (Viva Records)

f). "Platinum Ballad Collection" Artist - Gary Valenciano (Universal Records)

g). "Senti Dos" Artist - Various Artist (Vicor Records)

17. Acoustic Album of the year

a). "Back to Basics" Artist- Paolo Santos (Ivory Music)

b). "Heartstrings" Artist -Nyoy Volante (Vicor Records)

c)  "I Love Acoustic" -Sabrina (Universal Music International/ MCA Music Inc.)

d). "Now" Artist- MYMP (Ivory Records)

e). "Open Arms" Artist- Aiza Seguerra (Star Records)

18. Acoustic artist of the year

a). Aiza Seguerra "Open Arms" (Star Records)

b). MYMP "Now" (Ivory Records)

c). Nyoy Volante "Heartstrings" (Vicor Music)

d) Paolo Santos "Back to Basics" (Ivory Music)

e) Sabrina "I Love Acoustic"  (Universal Music International/ MCA Music Inc.)