are now p
icking up Filipino songwriter Gary Granada's recorded complai
against GMA Kapuso Foundation, which he accuses of allegedly using his s
tudy without his permission.
A blog called "Ang Kape Ni LaTt
," says Granada's recorded complaint has been making the rounds via blogs
, Plurk, Twitter and e-mail. The blog says:
In a nutshell, Mr. Granada, a noted Filipino singer-composer, voice
d his sentiments against GMA Kapuso Foundation, regarding a jingle that he comp
osed music for. According to Mr. Granada, GMA rejected his study for the jingle
, but allegedly used his revisions for the lyrics (which was provided to him by
GMA), and based the final tune on the musical structure of his study, all with
out attribution or pay. It would be best that you listen to the audio cast and
hear it in detail and come up with your own opinions regarding the issue.
What makes this audiocast special, however, is the extent of Mr. Granadaâs use
of New Media â or, âWeb two point ohâ â to detail his complaint, in a totally u
nprecedented manner, and against Mainstream Media to boot!
has also picked up on the issue.
Rarely do we ever write about the music industry here at FV, but th
is specific case will be an exception, only because this is a case of an entire
media company denying a wrong that it has done, especially to a very talented
composer like Gary Granada.
Songwriter and Composer, Gary Granada, was given lyrics which he was supposed t
o translate into music. This music would ultimately be used by GMA for a Kapuso
foundation media campaign. But, GMA ended up not using Gary Granada, but it se
ems that they used his musical creation in the end, and basically ditched Gary
and gave him nothing at all, not even a claim on the work itself, because as GM
A says, Garyâs work was a âcollectiveâ work.
Ang Kape ni LatTex notes that Granada's complaint is "totally unprecedented" be
cause of the use of the Internet to air his sentiments.
What makes this audiocast special, however, is the extent of Mr. Gr
anadaâs use of New Media â or, âWeb two point ohâ â to detail his complaint, in
a totally unprecedented manner, and against Mainstream Media to boot!
In the audiocast, he included a clip of his original study, the final product,
and a detailed explanation on the musical structure of both, including the musi
cal theory behind his gripes and a re-rendered tune comprising of his accompani
ment and the tune used in the final cut of the jingle. To say that Mr. Granada
maximized new media to explain his side is an understatement â he clearly under
stood that this is the best possible way to make people understand the situatio
n in its fullest extent.