The MLC Presents: A Roundtable Discussion on Asians & Pacific Islanders in the Music Industry 11/18 12P PST

Moderated by Allyson Toy, Artist Relations Manager and Asian Guild (ERG) Lead at Twitch, this 60-minute virtual roundtable will explore the careers of several music industry professionals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent while unpacking the challenges and opportunities facing Asian and Pacific Islander music creators in today’s U.S. music market.

Speakers: 

  • Bohan Phoenix; Singer-Songwriter
  • Brian Samson; Director of Rhythm Radio & Lifestyle Promotion at EMPIRE
  • Clint Choi; Label Manager and Co-Founder at Acrylic Label
  • Lani Richmond; Manager of Aloe Blacc
  • Peter Chiang; Artist Manager at Park Avenue Artists
  • Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias; MYX Global Head of Talent & ROS. Marketing Founder
  • Thuy; Singer-Songwriter

Register here for the free Zoom conference.

About The MLC:

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) is a nonprofit organization designated by the U.S. Copyright Office pursuant to the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018.

In January 2021, The MLC began administering blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services (digital service providers or DSPs) in the United States. The MLC will then collect the royalties due under those licenses from the DSPs and pay songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers. 

The MLC has built a publicly accessible musical works database, as well as a portal that creators and music publishers can use to submit and maintain their musical works data. These tools will help ensure that creators and music publishers are paid properly. 

Our Mission

The MLC will strive to ensure songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers receive their mechanical royalties from streaming and download services in the U.S. accurately and on time.

Our Principles

The MLC is founded on four guiding principles that underpin our work, our team and our operations:

We are committed to EXCELLENCE.

The MLC is focused on shaping the future of the music industry by encouraging collaboration and improving the quality of musical works data.

We embrace DIVERSITY.

We are passionate about building a diverse and inclusive team that includes people with different backgrounds, views, and experiences. We will serve songwriters from every genre, located across the United States and beyond.

Shoutout LA Magazine Feature

ShoutoutLA had the good fortune of connecting with Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias, read their conversation below.

Hi Roslynn, how do you think about risk?
Risks are an everyday thing that I’ve had to encounter throughout my career. I risked stability when I chose to pursue a career in music, start my own company, every time I produce an event, etc. Risks have been beneficial because they have created unforeseen opportunities, helped develop new skills, were great learning lessons & helped develop resilience when things didn’t go as planned and building blocks when they did go right. The risks I took helped create a business in helping others, have brought opportunities to travel the world and most importantly, inspire those younger than me to pursue unconventional careers in their own passions.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shout out to the Filipino community throughout the world – whether it is on stage at a concert, on the frontlines as a hospitality or healthcare worker or college student. Everyday I’m inspired by the 120M+ people throughout the world who find new ways of bringing smiles to people’s faces through their hard work, food, jokes, great music and events. There is little credit given to the contributions of this community in every industry, and it has helped shaped my current mission, vision and purpose in helping our talent, content & events get recognized in the mainstream. Excited for the future to come that stands on the historic work of those in the past.

Read the full story here.

Candyman Movie Star Yahya Abdul Mateen II Flashback Interview

With @candymanmovie starring @yahya Abdul-Mateen II opening at #1 with $22M+, here is a flashback to Roslynn interview him for @MYXglobal, where he mentions moments that have him “lifted off the ground, living the dream” & changing careers from architecture, where he worked as a city planner in San Francisco. After being laid off from his job, he used the opportunity to apply to drama schools, in which he was accepted by New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Yale School of Drama. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Fine Arts degree and worked as a stage actor.

https://youtu.be/SrDuIvNc3v4

He goes on to star in @dccomics@aquamanmovie & @hbo#TheWatchmen & soon #TheMatrix 4. Just goes to show that it’s never too late to follow your passion & moments of clarity can come from what might be the most challenging times if you follow your heart. Even with an architecture degree from @ucberkeleyofficial, he went on to do something else he truly loved & keeps ascending to higher ground in his passion.

Excited to see the next steps in #yahyaabdulmateenii journey.

The Crossover: Inigo Pascual MYX TV show, internationally produced by ros.

MYX Headliner of the month, Inigo Pascual, will release his 2nd album, “Options” on June 25 on Tarsier Records. Due to the delay of promotion during the pandemic, the album release date was pushed to 2 years passed it’s original production. Here’s a flashback of Inigo’s journey since he began the process of recording the album and traveling the world to Toronto, Hawaii, London, Australia and more to promote it on the MYX original show, “The Crossover.” The TV show was produced by Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias & the ROS. Marketing team around the world alongside MYX.

Episode 1: Los Angeles

Inigo met Harv in LA, January 2019 to vibe and discuss potentially working together, in February, Inigo returned to LA to record music for his new LP, Options out soon on Tarsier Records. With producer/songwriter duo Harv & Felisha, Inigo recorded 2 songs – Options and Neverland. They detail the meaning behind the song and you see the reaction of the crowd when he performs it for the first time to thousands of people for the first time at the Carson Philippine Independence Day Festival. Stay tuned for more of “The Crossover” on myxTV. Shot & edited by @charlesjgray.

Episode 2: New York

Inigo stopped by the Genius HQ in Brooklyn, New York & breakdowns the lyrics of his new song, “Options” with Mikey Fresh.

Episode 3: London

Inigo visited London for the second time to perform at London Barrio Fiesta, produced by TFC London for thousands of people in Europe. He visited BBC Radio as well and ended the weekend with a colab with UK’s emerging sold-out band, New Rules, coming soon.

Episode 4: San Francisco, CA

Inigo stops in the Bay Area for the bi-annual ASAP Official Tour with the biggest artists & celebs from the Philippines and stops by radio stations 99.7NOW & 92.7FM to premier the song. Backstage at the concert he did a dance colab with Kylee Charri & Darren Espanto, a cover with Jeremy Passion, Gabe Bondoc, The Filharmonic & AJ Rafael. He caught up with Bruno Mars’ choreographer/creative director Phil Tayag before his ASAP colab medley with Darren Espanto & Billy Crawford.

Episode 5:

FIA x Inigo Pascual “Love Me” & “Catching Feelings IHeartRadio Island 98.5FM exclusive medley will change your life & feed your soul. Fia swept the IslandMusicAwards last year with the chart topping single & Inigo premiered it on the biggest Hawaii TV & radio stations thanks to Romeo Valentine, Jay Park & many more! Special thanks to the “Luther Vandross” of Hawaii Josh Tatofi & Kelandy for blessing the stage as well. Hosted by Big Koa & KC of 93.9 The Beat.

Episode 6: Toronto, Canada

Inigo performs at the Taste of Manila Festival in Toronto, Canada for over 100K people in attendance, Ruby Ibarra joins Inigo on stage for a special version of “Killing Me Softly.” This was Inigo’s biggest international show to date.

Episode 7: Sydney, Australia

Inigo Pascual headlined the annual TFC Australia’s Fiesta Kultura in Sydney, Australia. While in town he visited News Corp Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, SBS Radio, Rave It Up Australia & visited all the major sites like the Sydney Opera House on this episiode of The Crossover on myxTV.

Episode 8: Manila, Philippines

Traveling the world is fun, but there’s no place like home. Inigo Pascual #TheCrossover returns to Manila, Philippines where his new single #CatchingFeelings is currently #1 on the Wave 89.1FM radio charts.

Episode 9: Manila, Philippines

Inigo shows us how he spends his annual birthday with children’s cancer patients.

Episode 10: Anaheim, CA

Inigo performs at a sold-out concert opening for top island reggae band, Tribal Theory in Orange County.

Episode 11: Los Angeles, CA

Inigo guested on Travis Mill’s Beat1 Apple Music Podcast to talk about his new music and list out his Heavy Rotation playlist.

Episode 12: Los Angeles, CA

Inigo Pascual dreamt of performing at the legendary Staples Center in LA where teams like the LA Lakers, Clippers and Kings play alongside the biggest artists in the world for an arena that fits 19,000+ people. In this episode of The Crossover, he details his dream and the moment it recently came true as he was the halftime headlining artist for the sold-out crowd in celebration of Filipino Heritage Night, following the year that members of the Black Eyed Peas and Manny Pacquaio appeared in representation. It’s been a great month for Inigo, also opening the SEAGames alongside Apl, KZ Tandingan and more. He’s taking it all in, excited for the opportunities that are coming in both of his homes – LA and Manila. “Tiwala” he says…

Common Kings & DJ Flict “Danger” Celebration Dinner at Yamashiro with HEad Chef Vallerie

Celebrating a #1 record in Hawaii with @commonkings x @djflict with our family (o’hana / kapamilya) @chefvallerie at @yamashirola alongside @tautuareed@djtriplexl@genehov@nickferrer & @djskratchy. Amazing Chef specialty food like 🇵🇭caldareta, tomahawk & piranha steak, lobster, sushi boats with good people, nonstop laughter @teremana tequila by @therock. Stream ⚠️ “Danger” out now on all music platforms also featuring #InigoPascual

Watch the music video co-produced with the ROS. Marketing team below:

Watch the fun BTS video below from the music video shot in Orange County and Manila:

Common Kings, Inigo pascual & DJ Flict BTS “Danger” Music Video

Two locations: OC + Manila = One music video = too much fun. The music video and BTS was produced by the ROS. Marketing team.

US Shoot Unit

Director: Cassandra Pimentel 

Producer: Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias

DP/Editor: Jon Santos

DP: Ryan Esteban 

1st Assistant Director: Jeli Villeza 

Gaffer: Martin Matreo 

BTS: Eric Smith

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Executive Producer: Tarsier Records

Production Team: YouMeUs

MNL Director: Amiel Kirby Balagtas

Production Managers: Xavier Alfonso and Edgar Dale Reciña

Storyboard Artist/Assistant Director: Donna Rey

DOP, 1st Camera, Offline and Online Editor, Colorist: Jireh Bacasno

2nd Camera and Propman: Sadam Tejol

Production Assistant: Paul Culili

Female Talent: Kristel Atinen

#FBF Short Story Long Podcast Hosted By Drama w/Roslynn Cobarrubias

Recorded in August of 2017, Episode 63 is with Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias as the former co-founder of mydiveo and former Head Of Artist Relations/Integrated Marketing at Myspace. Roslynn grew up in Walnut, CA and was raised by her single mother with 3 sisters. Growing up she felt like more of “one of the guys” with her interest in music, dancing & sports. She always wanted to be a television host and in college was told she was too short and should be a radio host so took a different path where she left her university and attended community college to pursue this and later became NARIP Director of Marketing. The change in direction led to the success in her career as helping launch MySpace.com & MySpace Music (the former #1 website in the world with over 200M users) and helping launch the careers of dozens of super stars still around today. Listen in on Roslynn’s journey and how she has created the largest network of video profiles across the world and eventually sold the company with her partners for $7.4M. You can find Roslynn Cobarrubias on.. @roslynnc on Instagram

You can also listen to this podcast on Spotify, Apple I-Tunes, just search Episode #63, Roslynn Cobarrubias.

Common Kings, inigo pascual, dj flict “danger” music video co-produced by ros. marketing

Call 911! Inigo Pascual, Common Kings, & DJ Flict turn the summer heat up with the latest music video for “Danger!”🔥 Stream “Danger” on your fave music app: https://orcd.co/inigo-danger

“Danger”: Music Video

Executive Producer: Tarsier Records

Production Team: YouMeUs MNL

Director: Amiel Kirby Balagtas

Production Managers: Xavier Alfonso and Edgar Dale Reciña 

Storyboard Artist/Assistant Director: Donna Rey

DOP, 1st Camera, Offline and Online Editor, Colorist: Jireh Bacasno

2nd Camera and Propman: Sadam Tejol

Production Assistant: Paul Culili

Female Talent: Kristel Atinen

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US Shoot Unit

Director: Cassandra Pimentel 

Producer: Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias

DP/Editor: Jon Santos

DP: Ryan Esteban 

1st Assistant Director: Jeli Villeza 

Gaffer: Martin Matreo 

BTS: Eric Smith