Here’s great news for aspiring musicians and singers! Now, you can move one step closer to your dream of becoming a recording artist with Nokia’s Music Connection.

Nokia, the world’s number #1 mobile phone brand, together with Myx and Star Records introduces Nokia Music Connection, a music competition that connects unsigned music artists to their dreams by giving them the chance of winning a recording contract and having their very own music video.

Present during the event were judges: General Manager of Nokia Philippines, Benoit Nalin; Star Records’ Album Producer, Jonathan Manalo; Star Records’ Managing Director, Annabel Regalado-Borja; and guest judge, Myx VJ Robin Nievera.

Nokia Music Connection is open to unsigned Filipino artists aged 18 to 45, performing as a band with minimum of 2 and a maximum 5 members or as a solo artist of any genre (including those who sing cover songs).

Interested parties must submit a demo reel of their performance by uploading it to Length of entry must be maximum 3 minutes, must be in a popularly supported video format (.mpg, .avi, .wmv, .mov), and does not exceed 20MB in size. The performance must be original, not yet used as entry in any other contest, and does not contain any inappropriate content.

Participants may also send a CD of their performance enclosed in an envelope with complete requirements to: ABS-CBN INTERACTIVE Office at 9/F ELJCC Building, Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Eugenio Lopez Drive, Diliman, Quezon City 1103. Deadline of submission is on January 19, 2011.

A total of forty-five (45) participants will be chosen and notified to perform within the months of January to March for evaluation. By batch, they will be assigned to specific areas/bars in the metro where they will perform live, two (2) songs of their choice and will be judged by Star Records, Myx, and Nokia representatives. Also, a part of the participants’ scores will be taken from the audience’s vote via online or mobile.

To vote online, simply log in to, register and click on the ‘Vote’ button. For mobile voting, key in VOTE (space) NOKIA (space) the designated keyword of the artist your choice and send to 2331 for Globe, TM and Sun Cellular subscribers; and 231 for Smart and Talk N Text subscribers.

Users can vote only one artist per day within the voting period: January 20 – March 19, 2011. And those who voted at least once in the Finals phase (March 3–9, 2011) will be entitled to watch the Grand Finals.
From the area elimination, six (6) finalists will be selected to compete in the Grand Finals. They will battle it out in a grand concert on March 19, 2011, performing one (1) original ‘Nokia’ song composed by Star Records and one (1) performance piece.

The grand prize winner will receive P200,000 in cash, a record deal with Star Records, including production of their own music video.

On the other hand, the 5 runner-ups will each receive P10, 000 in cash and will have their own music video to be produced by Myx. They will also win a Nokia X3 Touch and Type phone.

Don’t miss this chance to be discovered and make your dreams come true. For more information on Nokia Music Connection, visit

Mommy Iris

I'm a lifestyle and mommy blogger from the Philippines. Pinay Ads was created to share bits and pieces of my life and my family. I have a wide array of interests that include entertainment, movies, music, gadgets, traveling, food, baking, and more. So, I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading!

Leave A Reply

Exit mobile version