Published: September 04, 2019
Pinoy alternative rock legend and songwriting ace Rico Blanco recently assigned all his best known songs to Viva Music Publishing. His hit songs including “Liwanag sa Dilim,” “Your Universe,” and “Antukin” to name a few are finally under VMPi’s care.
Rico Blanco is one of the most memorable songwriters of his generation. His songs have been one of the most played and most-covered during his active days with Rivermaya. And until today, the hits that he wrote are getting re-discovered by a new generation. One example of it was when “241” was used as a theme for the hit movie “100 Tula Para Kay Stella.” That song, alongside “Ulan” and “Balisong” have found its way into recently released movies Ulan and 100 Tula Para Kay Stella respectively.
Viva Music Publishing, Inc., will in effect, be the music manager of Blanco’s catalog for the next several years. Alex Camurungan, Publishing and Digital Music Manager for VMPi said: “We are excited at the many possibilities that having Rico Blanco’s songs give us. We’ll make sure that each song is taken care of and used in creative ways.”
As one of Boss Vic Del Rosario’s companies, VMPi gets first dibs in suggesting songs to every movie that Viva Films produces and distributes. VMPi assured that Rico Blanco’s lengthy song catalog will definitely find its way into the movies. More likely re-recorded by Boss Vic’s roster of talented singers and bands.