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Congratulations to McCoy De Leon & Elisse Joson for being Number 1 on the Top 10 Hits on

The follow are the results of the Top 10 Songs on

These are based on votes provided by radio listeners at the said website. To vote just go to and click on the Vote link on the top menu.

1 Para Lang Sa’yo – McCoy De Leon & Elisse Joson
2 Shanawa – Maymay Entrata
3 Ikaw Lang Sapat Na – Maris Racal
4 Panaginip – Morissette
5 Poison – Darren Espanto
6 Buwan – juan karlos
7 Clueless – Sam Mangubat
8 That Hero – Inigo Pascual
9 BMG – Edward Barber
10 Tanging Ikaw – Tony Labrusca



X Factor Winner Marlisa Punzalan Returns With 2 New Music

2 new singles of Marlisa Punzalan or better known as MARLISA has been launched this week.

She’s the Fil-Australian teener who won the X-Factor Australia Season 6 (year 2014).

She’s just 15 years old that time (the youngest ever winner of X-Factor history). Now, she’s 18 years old & back with brand new singles.

Marlisa’s 1st single, "STEEL", is her own composition & featuring Moophs. This is released by TARSIER RECORDS.

The 2nd single is entitled "THANK YOU", produced by Kidwolf & released under STAR MUSIC.

Both singles are available now for digital downloading / streaming in all major digital platforms.

Visit the link below to check out her music

The Music Industry Has A New Way of Finding New Talents and It’s Not Another X Factor

Updated: Now this is getting interesting, Tik Tok has just purchased Musically

If you have an active life on social networks and you are looking for a talent show that can show the world your musical talent , Facebook could soon meet you.

Apparently a researcher has discovered in the app of the blue social copious traces of an ‘ interface for a new function of singing competition : you can choose from a list of famous songs and record their own version.

The name would be "Talent Show" – but it is not said that it will not be renamed before the launch – and provides the opportunity to record their performances and send them as in a hearing .

The researcher has defined it as a cross between " " and "15 million celebrities" (the show shown in the second episode of the first season of the Black Mirror series).

It seems that this is one of the results of recent partnerships signed by Facebook with the music industry majors and some independent labels .

According to the researcher, in fact, the new function would benefit (as well as Instragram Music) of the new rights management system that allows labels to approve the traces that can be used on the social network.

Apple Music Versus Spotify, The Winner is Clear!

It is not easy to choose an app for streaming music these days . Usually, subscription prices are the same, the music available does not vary much and apparently the services resemble each other.

But there are some important differences that define what the app is right for you.

Spotify and Apple Music are currently the two largest platforms available for music streaming. Here are the basic differences to know when you have to choose the platform that best suits your rhythm:

Subscriptions: Spotify offers a free version of its app while Apple Music is only available with subscription, after three months of free trial.

For the purposes of this article, we will compare the paid version of Spotify with Apple Music.

Apple Music first requires you to select the music genres and artists you like.

Once you’ve made your selection, Apple Music starts recommending playlists and musicians you think you might like. Spotify does not have this kind of function but learns, over time, from your listening habits. Both apps allow you to ‘like’ on a song, knowing that you’d like to hear more songs like your favorite ones.

Simply Spotify does a better job than Apple Music when you recommend something . Every Monday you receive a new ‘Discover Weekly’ playlist – 30 songs similar to the music you’ve listened to in the past, chosen using an algorithm. Spotify also has an entire ‘Discover’ page that gives advice based on the musicians you often listen to.

The two navigation bars are quite similar – they are the bases in which to find new music, playlists, videos and concerts.

Spotify presents you some ‘Daily Mix’ playlists made up of songs and musicians that you already know and that you listen to often. Usually, they are grouped by gender.

In addition Spotify takes the musicians that you have listened to a lot and recommends similar ones (as seen from the image on the right).

Spotify’s ‘Discover Weekly’ is one of its best features.

Discover Weekly, a playlist of 30 songs that updates every Monday, is one of the best parts of Spotify . It makes you know songs and musicians that you probably have not listened to yet based on your previous ratings and that you’ll probably love as well. It is a consistent and reliable way to discover music that you will like and probably every week you will end up waiting for the new version.

The Release Radar, in the image on the left, is a playlist that is updated with the music recently published by the musicians you listen to.

Apple Music gives advice and promotes musicians similar to those you already listen to , but it is not as exhaustive as the various ways in which Spotify offers you new music. Spotify clearly wins in this discipline.

But Apple beats Spotify in another field – the user interface.

When ‘saving’ songs, both in Spotify and in Apple Music, it means that you can access them later without having to search again on the artist page. Both services also provide you with the ability to download the music you have saved in your library.

But once you really go to the musician’s page, things change dramatically. The page of the musician in the Apple Music library is clean and simple to navigate – each album is shown separately with its own graphics, allowing you to quickly select the album to listen to.

Spotify, on the other hand, simply throws all the saved songs of a certain musician into a sort of playlist , without understanding when an album starts or ends. You can easily go to the musician’s online page (not in your library), where the layout is quite similar to that of Apple Music but this requires an internet connection and frustrates the saving of music in your library and above all the opportunity to download it.

Spotify wins in the quality of the audio options.

You can set an equalizer for both apps, but the one in Spotify is easier to find and, in addition to the preset equalizations, allows you to customize the actual frequency response curve. Apple’s equalization is outside the app, in the phone’s music settings, forcing you to exit the app to adjust it.

Spotify allows you to choose exactly the type of audio quality you want, both when you are streaming and when you are downloading.

With Spotify you can choose whether to download (which affects memory) or listen to streaming (thus affecting data roaming) music in low or high quality , with some intermediate settings; allowing you to decide if you prefer to have better listening quality or more space on your phone.

Apple automatically gives you music in the highest quality when connected to wifi , but you can also allow high quality streaming with data roaming. However, you can not check the details of the sound quality or file size.

Both apps have a radio, but in this case Apple wins.

If you use Spotify, you can safely ignore the radio function. You can choose between radios that are based on a musician, genre or song, but you’d probably be much better off making a playlist or using the ‘discover’ features, as Spotify’s radio tends to repeat itself if you listen to it for long or not. it offers you nothing really new.

Apple Music, however, has the same style of radio Spotify (based on musician, song or genre), as well as some radio stations with real DJs who choose and put the pieces, adding a personal and human element to the Apple radio that is absent in that of Spotify.

Spotify has podcasts integrated into the app.

The selection is not as extensive as that of Apple’s independent podcasting app, but you do not have to leave Spotify to listen to podcasts. You can add them to a playlist, or save them in your library along with the music.

Both apps have video sections – but nothing transcendental.

Spotify has some music videos and episodic content, but nothing very exciting. In this case, depending on the content available, the victory goes to Apple Music, but in both apps there is still no real reason to use the video bar.

The two apps have top charts, but Spotify is a little more detailed

The Spotify top chart allows you to search by country or globally, and also shows you the 50 ‘viral’. Apple Music has a single top chart, but lets you search by genre – no feature in Spotify.

Spotify is more social than Apple.

Both apps show you what your friends recently listened to and the playlists they posted. But Spotify lets you see in real time what your friends are listening to . On the desktop version of Spotify, the social bar on the right side shows you what all your friends are listening to or have listened to recently.

This feature can be turned off temporarily or permanently if you do not feel particularly inclined to share the embarrassing song you are listening to at full volume with others.

Regarding the interface of music reproduction, the two app are very similar.

But Spotify has more features – like moving drawings or Gif animation for some songs.

Spotify even has some ‘behind the text’ lyrics of Genius integrated into some songs.

Spotify will show you upcoming concerts nearby based on your listening habits.

Apple Music does not have this feature in the app but can be integrated into the Bandsintown app, which will determine your tastes directly from your Apple Music library.

If you really want your potential Tinder contact to know your musical tastes, the app includes Spotify integration

Tinder along with other apps like Bumble and Discord, includes a Spotify integration , allowing you to show off the recently listened artists on your app profiles by appointment and choose an anthem that best represents you.

From time to time, Apple Music has exclusive albums.

Although Apple and other streaming services are renouncing the exclusives on the albums , these sprout from time to time. The 2016 album by Drake ‘Views from the 6’ was initially an exclusive of Apple Music before moving on to other platforms.

Spotify has collaborative playlists – along with your friends you can add songs to the same playlist

It’s a fun way to collaborate with your friends in the endless search for the perfect playlist.

So: which app is the winner?

Spotify. It has its downsides, such as a confusing library interface and a dull radio, but the positives clearly offset the negative ones . The aspect of musical discovery is enough to classify Spotify in front of Apple Music – the algorithm is very effective and you probably will not be disappointed by the proposals of the app. The other differences, such as album art and audio quality options, are negligible but add up to a better overall subscription package and a better experience than that provided by Apple Music.

Obviously this is a very competitive market and the companies constantly update their apps adding new features: therefore, check if in the meantime our verdict has not already changed.

Podcasting Will Eat Up Traditional Radio And It Is Inevitably Happening Now

The report released by Edison Research on the ratings of traditional radio and podcasting (in the United States) continues to elicit comments and reactions from experts in the field.

Among these, James Cridland, who calls himself "radio futurist" and is a consultant for radio companies and the theme lecturer, said on the feared possibility that podcasting could represent the gravestones of terrestrial radio broadcasts.

Cridland begins his analysis from a figure that seems comforting: the ratings of the Americans are still constituted for 58% by the radio (AM, FM, sat, platform, the latter, which in the USA actually coincides with Sirius XM) and only for 4% from podcasting.The same study by Edison enhances the growth of listening to Personal on Demand content, which would be duplicated in the last four years, but it is clear that the percentage is still unbalanced towards the radio.

According to Cridland, listeners of broadcasting and podcasting would follow very different patterns of behavior. Listening to the radio, in fact, would be a habit so ingrained to become automatic: turning it on is a gesture that we naturally do every time we get in the car, just like pressing the clutch at start; not to mention that still several Americans ( even if less and less, it must be said as a consequence of the disappearance of the FM stand-alone receivers ) have a radio-alarm clock on their bedside table.

Listening to the podcast, on the other hand, would be the result of a deliberate choice and, given that it is much more common than spoken content than music, the listener would dedicate his full attention to it. Cridland, moreover, differs from those who say that the diffusion of podcasts is facilitated by smart home speakers (recently disembarked in Italy), because listening would be preferred – says the expert – through headphones.

On the prevalence of the first of the two behaviors, the numbers speak clearly. But traditional radio can not be completely safe: Cridland moves the magnifying glass to another aspect of the report, which reveals how, among the people who listen to podcasts, a third one claims to have listened to at least one in the last 24 hours , while only 30% listened to the radio as well. In a nutshell, listening to podcasts could cannibalize the radio (assuming, of course, that both live under the same roof, assumed everything to prove).

According to the expert, however, the radios would not be so unprepared and would be implementing strategies both of content and based on advertising: the big players of the broadcast, in fact, would have started to place on the market in combination spaces in the broadcast and in the Personal Option Digital Casting (of which the term podcasting is acronym).

In terms of content, however, there are several broadcasters who produce podcasts " breaking up" their on-air transmissions (for example, UK’s Global which produces "best of podcast" of Radio X’s broadcast Chris Moyles Show), although this, according to Cridland, would lead to an underestimation of the potential of downloadable programs.

Ultimately, Cridland believes that the radio companies are still very far from perceiving the opportunity that podcasting makes for the radio market. The forecasts of the "futurologist" are those of non-broadcasting content, ie designed and structured for downloading only, because they are aimed precisely at "catching" that slice of consumers who are already orienting themselves for a listening behavior different from that of the listener. typical of the radio. (VD for NL)

Podcasting Is Here To Stay and Businesses Will Love It

Interest in podcasts has grown in recent years; according to Edison Research in fact 44% of people in the United States listened to a podcast at least once, while 26% did it at least once a month. But if podcasts could gain ground in cars or at home, they only did some limited raids in the workplace … at least so far. Nevertheless, some companies see new potential for audio streaming as a means of delivering on-demand content to staff , particularly for those with a large number of remote and mobile workers.

With this kind of interest in mind, the company video streaming provider uStudio has recently launched a podcast distribution platform that adds the necessary administrative controls, enterprise application integrations, security features and usage analysis provided by business managers and IT departments. (Similar solutions are also offered by podcast hosting providers like Podbean and Blubrry ).

UStudio’s CEO, Jen Grogono , said that companies get better and more effective communications with audio streaming and cited customers such as Fidelity Investments, Cintas and Salesforce, who implemented the uStudio platform for various purposes. These uses range from onboard personnel to up-to-date product information communicated to frontline sales people. "We see a growing need from companies that are trying to create content that they do not necessarily want to access the whole world," said Grogono.

For example, Salesforce has a suite of about six podcast broadcasts aimed at sales personnel, each with their own set of episodes. "They are really bringing podcasting to the next level," said Grogono. Technology in the workplace is often influenced by consumer trends, and Grogono said podcasting is no different than other typical workplace technologies.

"There are two trends at the base of the company demand at the moment: a turning point in the consumption of podcasts and audiobooks and a maturity in the creation of content combined with more accessible and mobile quality production tools" . Grogono said that access to analytics is essential for companies that decide to embrace podcasting.

An advantage that podcasts and other means of streaming keep on other types of documents is in fact the ability to collect data on the content to which the staff accesses. For example, the integration of data analysis related to the use of podcasts within a CRM system could show a correlation between access to podcasts and new sales representatives that generate revenue faster.

"You can also determine if, after watching or listening to one or two episodes of a podcast, salespeople are increasing their business or not, so as to understand the value of the content itself in ways we have never used in the past." There are other signs that show how the interest in using podcasts within organizations is increasing. According to Wayne Kurtzman of IDC, "corporate podcasts are in their early stages, but are slowly growing as a market".

"Companies have been slow to embrace this technology to date for a variety of reasons," said Jon Arnold , independent technology analyst and founder of J Arnold & Associates. "Although they can be useful for internal communications, the disadvantages are similar to those of corporate blogs. As with any communication platform, creating content that effectively involves the target audience, even if the public is a company’s workforce, is indeed a challenge ".

In the real world (and therefore not just enterprise or corporate) even the best podcasts can take a year to get a regular audience. "Remember that you are competing against all the other podcasts on the planet to get attention and visibility. Taking the time to make podcasts and create content targeted to the audience that adds value is still a determining factor in the success or failure of a podcast, " said Arnold.

An annual study conducted by the Gatehouse communication agency shows that only 18% of corporate respondents use podcasts, compared to 82% who use video tools instead. However, interest in podcasting remains rather high, with 57% of respondents (650 global communications executives) planning to increase investment in this area. Gatehouse CEO Simon Wright said the video largely eclipsed podcasts as a means of choice for office knowledge workers, but there is the potential to use podcasts as information providers to field workers, for example while they travel to reach their work destination.

"There is clearly a potential for this content," said Wright. "At the moment podcasting has not been exploited particularly well; organizations must find a solution to use it as a means of communicating information that people can learn when they are on the move. It has always been much easier to communicate with people sitting in front of their desks and it is always difficult to reach those people who are not connected. This is where podcasts will find their raison d’être: inform people on the move ".

Grogono also sees the potential of podcasts to workers who are often on the road. "Companies are launching private and secure podcasting channels so remote and field workers have access to content and information while on the go. As such, business leaders are learning that the efficiency and effectiveness of podcasts make audio a logical substitute for printing, such as traditional e-mail or PowerPoint documents analyzed on a PC. And the data produced by podcast audio streams is much more valuable than the print counterparts. "

Cardi B Rules The Airwaves FM1 87.5 Super 5 Countdown

Maroon 5 and Cardi B are back on top on Super 5 Countdown on FM1 87.5!

Here’s how to vote for your favorite song: Leave a comment, send a message to FM1 87.5 Facebook page, or tweet @fm1ph with the hashtag #FM1Super5 all those count as votes!

No 2 is In My Feelings by Drake, followed by another Cardi B collab with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, I Like It.

Youngblood is still dripping at number 4 and The Vamps like it just as their type at no 5.