Uplive recently held a Press Conference at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta City.
The occasion was for Filipinos to know more about Uplive, and to welcome media friends for the 2021 Uplive WorldStage Press Event.
Attendees were welcomed by the CEO and co-founder of Asia Innovations Group, Mr. Andy Tian, who said in his speech “ …..we currently serve over 470 million users for all of our apps from over 150 countries and regions around the world.”
As sources may attest, Uplive has been existing for five years already, founded in May 2016 as part of Asia Innovations Group (AIG) and is a live-streaming platform that allows users to broadcast and view real-time videos via smartphones. It has more than 200 million registered users worldwide, making it the largest independent video social entertainment platform in the world outside of China and is available in more than 100 countries.
Direk Ricky Rivero, a former child actor in FPJ’s movies and teen host, singer,dancer, he eventually became a director, and is now enjoying his time as live streamer, host and comedian in Uplive, especially during his Friday program “Uplive Buzz with Direk Ricky” – he meets and interacts those who visit his stream. As he said “ I enjoy what I am doing, and when one enjoys what he is doing doing, he is not working, he is simply having fun while earning.”
And just like any launch in a grand scale, Uplive announces its second annual global live streamed singing competition, Uplive WorldStage,and Pinoys are so excited, because as the FAMAS Award Winning Artist Group JBK said “ Pinoys love singing. We sing whenever an opportunity comes.”
Formerly known as Singing for the World, with a US based Cebuana as the Grand Champion – Zandy Storm, WorldStage is judged by Emmy/Grammy award winner Paula Abdul and is done by peer-voting.
Last year’s competition drew over 4,000 participants from 20 regions around the world, and this year’s contest has expanded to over 150 participating regions. The grand prize includes a hit song and video produced by a Grammy producer, as well as a recording contract. The competition is the latest example of Uplive’s commitment to empowering creators with cutting-edge technology while providing a global stage upon which to showcase their talents.
According to the renowned singer, “I am thrilled Uplive invited me back for another exciting year of outstanding worldwide singers. I was really impressed with the vast talent competing last year and I am sure it will be even bigger and better this year. Singing has been a passion for me, I enjoy sharing my experience with these young talented singers and have a positive impact on their career and life.”
In addition to Ms. Abdul, the preliminary competition will be auditioned and mentored by a group of high-level music producers, Grammy songwriters, record label executives and accomplished singers including BlacChyna@blacchyna, Casper @casper, Montana Tucker, Nathan T Wang (famous Asian American music composer, director, Grammy and Oscar winner), Jackie Rivera (Famous Latin Singer, Jenni Rivera’s daughter), Willie Baker (Grammy Nominated Producer), Ray De La Garza (Former Radio Disney VP, Record label owner), Chris Rosa (Grammy Nominated Producer), Lisa Chen (Producer, Singer, Philanthropist, and World Madam Global Chairwoman), and famous singer Sisi Zhang. Famous musician Kenny G, Latin Billboard Artist Luis Coronel, Larry Hernandez and many trending socialites and influencers also sent their shout out videos.
The month-long competition will be streamed live 24 hours a day and will include head-to-head PK battles and a “party mode” where mentors, judges and viewers can participate.
The Overall Winner and the “People’s Choice” will receive $5000 in prize money, a virtual mentoring session with industry leaders, a recording contract, and a personalized song written by Grammy nominated producers. Winners will also have a chance to record or join Uplive Boy Bands or Girl Bands in cooperation with KDS studios, which has produced albums for some of the biggest artists in the U.S. including Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Usher, and Christina Aguilera. The competition starts December 7th, and for more information, visit https://www.upliveworldstage.com/2021.
“Uplive continues to empower talent around the world, allowing artists to pursue their dreams while remaining connected to their roots,” said Andy Tian, CEO of AIG. “The global reach and local relevance of Uplive WorldStage is made possible by the cutting-edge technology we deliver to our users, giving them a seamless digital experience that enhances artistic expression and entertainment.”