Film Festivals and Awards Shows – September Blog

A lovely Saturday greeting to all our wonderful friends and followers! Hope you’re enjoying this wonderful weekend as we usher in the Fall season.

Just thought I’d drop in and share with you some of the exciting things that has been happening in the world of DSYMusic this past month.

First off is the totally surprising news that we have received a nomination from the Toronto Independent Music Awards for Best Adult Contemporary for our song The Me I Found In You – one of the songs from our Stronger Than Before album! Awards night will be held at The Revival on Oct 13, 2017. Ticket link here.

We also wanted to share with you the teaser music video for Life Is What You Make It made by ABS-CBN Television Network for Jhett Tolentino’s inspiring short film of the same title.

We had our very first taste of Nashville last weekend for the Josie Music Awards at the Nissan Stadium where Life Is What You Make It was nominated for Song Of The Year in Pop/Contemporary category. Kudos to Josie and Tina Passantino and to the entire Josie Music Awards team for putting together an amazing awards show weekend packed with events that celebrate Indie Music! Though we didn’t bring home an award, it was definitely a super fun experience for us meeting up with old friends and talented artists, and taking in some of the best of what Music City had to offer (and that includes the mouth-watering beef brisket and baby back ribs!) Hats off to all the winners – you totally ROCK!

Upon our return we were greeted with the great news that CAN SHE STAY has been awarded Silver Medalist – Outstanding Achievement at the Global Music Awards for Pop Ballad and Lyrics/Songwriter categories!

BUT WAIT….THERE’S MORE…. 🙂 

We’ve been receiving some great news with regards to the CAN SHE STAY (CSS) music video!

To start with, CSS is now on VEVO! This is definitely a first for DSYMusic, and we couldn’t be more proud to share our music video to the VEVO audience. You can check out the video at http://vevo.ly/ZHAabu

On the Film Festival front, we’re excited to announce that CSS mtv has been accepted as Official Selection to 3 prestigious Film Festivals – the International Film Festival Manhattan (happening from October 18-22), the San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival (October 29), and the NYC Indie Film Awards – October 2017 Edition.

If you haven’t had a chance to download CAN SHE STAY yet, you can download now via Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, or from your preferred digital music retailer.

The next couple of months are exciting times for DSYMusic, as we continue to promote CAN SHE STAY to various film festivals. And we’re definitely looking forward to visiting LA for the Hollywood Music In Media Awards in November (where Life Is What You Make It is nominated) and celebrating Grammy® night in New York City next January.

That’s all for now. Visit us again soon (or subscribe to our blog feed) for the latest and greatest in all things DSYMusic!

Always In Music,

Dennis Sy

“There is no shelf life when it comes to your dreams.”

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Happy Thanksgiving from DSYMusic

From everyone at the DSYMusic family, we’d like to wish everybody a blessed THANKSGIVING weekend.

We all face different levels of challenges in our lives, some of which are enough to bring us down to our knees and cry out WHY? Some challenges are not of our choosing. We stumble and we fall, and sometimes, we need to mourn.

But when the time is right, at our choosing, we can focus on the blessings that continue to surround us too. We can choose to allow a seed of positivity permeate through our being, and bring balance to a life that’s never meant to be perfect, but to be lived the best way we can. And more often than not, a spirit of gratitude can bring out the best in us and allow us to be a blessing to others. And so goes the circle of life.

We’d like to thank our families and friends who continue to provide strength and love through all our victories & defeats.

We’d like to thank all who have come through our lives and have served as inspiration that eventually led to the album STRONGER THAN BEFORE.

We’d like to thank all who continue to support DSYMusic through the years – YOU are the reason the music continues.

A personal thanks to my manager and dear friend Mylz Tolentino who have always believed and steered DSYMusic in a direction that always considers the “bigger picture”.

We humbly share with you the official music video for the nominated song THE ME I FOUND IN YOU at the 2013 Hollywood Music In Media Awards (male vocal category).

Directed by Gerry Condez (gerrycondez.com)

Shot & Edited by Ger Condez

Produced by Serendipity Hype Serendipity Hype Productions Mylz Tolentino

Musical Arrangement by Adrian Daryl Santos Morales

Please help us promote #StrongerThanBefore by sharing the video with your social networks (https://vimeo.com/78870617)   🙂

All Systems GO for Stronger Than Before

Dear Friends & Supporters of DSYMusic & #StrongerThanBefore the album!

It was just 3 days ago that we wrapped up our successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, and our heads are still reeling from the amount of support that we received.

We literally didn’t have time to stop and celebrate, as we’re now faced with an entirely new challenge, albeit a fun and fulfilling one – and that is to bring Stronger Than Before into production and eventually into your hands.

For the past couple of days we’ve been focusing on (ARE YOU READY?) (1) finalizing the artwork for the CD; (2) reviewing all the required materials and submitting them for manufacturing; (3) brainstorming the CD launch event (of which you’re all invited!); (4) looking at all the chosen pledge rewards and starting work towards fulfilling them (like framed handwritten lyrics, live song requests, video “thank you’s” etc.); and (5) planning for the Hollywood Music In Media Awards in November, of which 2 songs from the album are nominated.

Never a dull moment in the world of DSYMusic!

But in the midst of all this excitement, we do try to find time and slow down between chaotic moments and appreciate everything that is happening to us right now – and to be THANKFUL & GRATEFUL. For none of these would have been possible without YOU!

If everything goes according to plan, we’re looking at 2nd week of November for the album’s release – right before we fly off to Hollywood for the 2013 HMMAwards.

In the meantime, we’d like to share with you a live acoustic performance of the album’s carrier single “The Me I Found In You” (official music video to be released also in November) recorded at Michiko Studios during the live interview by Ted Reyes for Poptimes Magazine (you can check out the article and interview here.)

Thanks again everyone!

Love always!

Dennis

Dennis Sy featured on pilot episode of Poptimes Features

Am honored to be featured on Poptimes Magazine‘s pilot episode of Poptimes Features!

Interview includes a live acoustic performance of “The Me I Found In You“.

Thanks to multi-talented Fil-Am artist Ted Reyes for the live interview and the opportunity. More power & God Bless!

 

2013 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Am SOOOO looking forward to this event in November, with 2 of my songs nominated!

1. Stronger Than Before (Jazz Category)

2. The Me I Found In You (Vocal/Male Category)

Both songs are included in my upcoming 3rd full length album, STRONGER THAN BEFORE, slated for release in late October or early November this year.  It’s going to be a busy and exciting next couple of months! Am feeling so blessed!

Love Music & Light.

Dennis

DSYMusic 2013 HMMA Nomination