Smart gathered some of the most talented and the biggest names in the music industry as it launched Smart Music Live in an exciting concert at the Big Dome last July 14, 2016.
Several artists from different genres performed in front of thousands of Smart subscribers’ music fans during the Smart Music Live event. Ely Buendia, Up Dharma Down, Nathan Sykes, Autotelic, CRWN and Aegis serenaded the crowd during the event.
According to Smart's Wireless Consumer Operations Head Kathy Carag, the event aims to offer a complete music experience to everyone. “Smart Music Live is the start of series of live shows that we in Smart are putting together. You know that Smart is really into music. We’ve launched several music products and platforms before and we wanted to take it a notch higher this time by not just sponsoring shows, not just offering music out there but really making it as a complete experience,” she said.
The highlight of each production numbers were the artists’ performing their timeless hit songs just like Ely Buendia singing Eraserheads’ classics “Huling El Bimbo”, “Overdrive”, “With A Smile” and many more; Up Dharma Down performing “Tadhana”; Nathan Sykes singing “Over and Over Again”; Autotelic singing “Misteryoso”; and Aegis performing “Basang Basa Sa Ulan” and “Halik”. Meanwhile CRWN drop some amazing beats for the fans for his DJ set.
For Ely Buendia, Smart Music Live is a one step forward towards a brighter music scene in the country. “I am very hopeful for the future. I’m glad to know that people are taking responsibility again for the way the music is appreciated and consumed and it’s always good to have that kind of support from the big guys na may power to do very big stuff like ‘yun nga disseminating music and I think that is a step in the right direction definitely that Smart is taking with Smart Music live,” he said.
International singer Nathan Sykes meanwhile is thrilled to be back in the Philippines to perform for his Pinoy fans. He thanked Smart for the opportunity to be back in the country and to be part of the concert series. “[Filipinos] are very passionate about music which is lovely and it’s music-driven [here] and there’s a real love for music out here which I adore and I think everybody should be like that. I really feel that there is really a high standard of music appreciation [here]. Smart, I just want to say thank you, I’m privilege to be here thank you very much for having me,” he said.
Smart Music Live is just the first of the many concert series that Smart will be offering to its loyal subscribers. More artists are set to perform their hits live in concerts soon. Smart will also be part of Pop Superstar Selena Gomez’s concert in the Philippines on July 31, 2016. Smart also spearheads “In the Mix”, a concert which features some of the biggest bands and solo artists in the world like The 1975, Panic! At the Disco, Third Eye Blind, Elle King, Twin Pines and James Bay which is happening on August 18, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
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