- Raymund Marasigan called out the candidates who used unauthorized popular songs as their campaign jingle
- He then urged the Filipino voters not to support those who steal music
- The musician also gave advice on how to know if a candidate used an unauthorized music
Rock musician and former drummer of iconic OPM band “Eraserheads” Raymund Marasigan has taken his thoughts to social media about the politicians who used pop songs as their campaign jingles without permission.
KAMI learned that through a tweet, Marasigan urged the Filipino voters not to support the candidates who illegally used popular songs for their campaign.
“Whenever you hear an unauthorized bastardized version of a popular song as an election jingle, pls don’t vote that candidate,” he said.
“’Di pa naelect, nagnakaw na,” the musician added.
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When a netizen asked on how they could know if the candidate used an unauthorized song for his jingle, Marasigan said that they could ask the artist their management or the recording label. He added that they could also inquire with Filscap.
In an article by the Inquirer (author Katrina Hallare), Filipino Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers of Filscap, tried to have an agreement with the Commission on Elections to remind the candidates to seek the permission of the artists or composers before using their song for it would violate the RA 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines.
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