The Philippines Covid-19 / Coronavirus Relief Music Album Project
Based on the latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) published on June 30th 2020 more than 37,500 filipinos have been tested positive for Coronavirus and more than 1,260 have lost their lives due to the infection. Although more than 10,200 filipinos have recovered from the disease, the number of daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 has remained high. Apart from having a big negative impact in the Philippines healthcare system, it has greatly impacted the lives of every filipino. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority the percentage of unemployed population soared to 17,70 % due to the emergency measures established in the Philippines in order to mitigate the spread of the disease. After observing the situation faced by the filipino people and their lockdown status, Aden Ray got the idea of inspiring strength, unity, perseverance and optimism in the filipinos by connecting them with each other and with the world through radio, T.V, and internet music, while still abiding by the health and safety measures during these difficult times.
Aden Ray is a Grammy Recording Academy and European Authors' Society recognized singer, songwriter, music producer, influencer, Member of PETA, Grammy’s 365, STIM, MusiCares, PPL UK and EAU from Northern Europe. Having lived in The Philippines for an extended period Aden has grown to love the culture of The Philippines performing on radio and television shows and participating in numerous social programs during his time in the country. Being socially active, responsible and a creative person, and having the experience of volunteering for NGOs for feeding programs and music culture development, he decided to do an impact for the culture of The Philippines by recording a music album «The Philippines».
Now, Aden has been working tirelessly to create a new album dedicated to the Filipino people and their culture promoting encouragement, pride, health and holding a strong spirit during these hard times of COVID-19 and it’s consequences.
The album contained within this project is called “The Philippines”.
The project, as a whole, entitled “The Philippines Anthem And Album” and the album itself, entitled «The Philippines» feature eleven original songs, including “The Philippines” (in English and Tagalog) as the main single done in several versions (orchestral version, pop version, r&b version, acoustic guitar version etc.). Other songs are about “Home,” “Love,” “Unity,” “Diversity,” and “Equality.” All the music on the album will celebrate the diversity of people who, together, make the Philippines what it is.
The album will consist of 22 tracks, of which 11 will be original works and 11 other tracks will be instrumental versions for karaoke.
The Philippines album will be released and distributed in CD format as well as in digital format on all worldwide music platforms.
As a part of a charity initiative, 22 tracks are planned to be released on YouTube platform, hence they will be available to the public for free. Some of the tracks will have music videos made for them, others - lyric videos and others - video / audio versions.
Music provides a great platform to promote the message. Aden says: “The way music is able to deeply influence an audience can easily catalogue it as a powerful tool in today’s world. Music irradiates divinity, giving it a perceived connection with God. I am blessed to play a role in the Philippine’s music platform and to have the opportunity of sharing this important message through the divine channel of music.”
Many songs of the album motivate, uplift and promote positive thinking in people. “The Philippines Anthem And Album” and further marketing events will be used to attract people’s attention towards the big impact that united community effort can have in the lives of each and every one.
The backbone of the project consists of television and radio talk shows through which the story surrounding the creation of the album will be shared, while highlighting the link between hygiene, health, diversity and social equality and unity as part of the project's promotional and educational activities.
Concrete activities will be developed based on appropriate alternatives and may include public events, interviews, participation in talk-shows, mass-media campaigns, participation in educational programs, social marketing campaigns, etc. all of which will depend on the current situation with CoViD-19 at the time of implementation.
An important component of the project will be communicating with national stakeholders (mass media, state officials, entertainment, etc.), connecting with NGOs and working with communities vulnerable to and highly affected by CoViD-19. Social programs and community-led organizations in the Philippines will be supported through donations from profit made from the sales of the album.
In other words the project itself is aimed to be a self-sustaining program that, with the funds and resources obtained through different fund-raising and promotional activities, through the profit generated by the sale of the album, and through the support of different organizations, will allow itself to continue developing even past the estimate implementation period, allowing the project to reach even more communities in need for help and information regarding health, personal hygiene and at the same time allowing supporters to get into contact with the Filipino community and with other supporting companies and organizations.
«The Philippines» Project websites:
Needed for the final Production (Recording, mixing, engineering, mastering), Artworks, Distribution, Promotion, Marketing, Travel expenses, Administrative expenses, Assistant fees, Arrangers fees, Video making fees, etc.
Risks & Challenges:
Our biggest challenge is funding. But with your help, we can bring this project to fruition. Whether you donate five dollars or five thousand dollars, we will use your money to create a project that WILL change lives.
Other Ways You Can Help:
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