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Gary Granada airs complaint vs. GMA Kapuso, the New Media way

January 31st, 2009 · 33 Comments

Since the other day, the link to an audio cast entitled “Gary Granada vs. GMA Kapuso” (Audio – in Tagalog/Filipino & English) has been making the rounds primarily in email, and later Plurk and Twitter.

In a nutshell, Mr. Granada, a noted Filipino singer-composer, voiced his sentiments against GMA Kapuso Foundation, regarding a jingle that he composed music for. According to Mr. Granada, GMA rejected his study for the jingle, but allegedly used his revisions for the lyrics (which was provided to him by GMA), and based the final tune on the musical structure of his study, all without attribution or pay. It would be best that you listen to the audio cast and hear it in detail and come up with your own opinions regarding the issue:

What makes this audiocast special, however, is the extent of Mr. Granada’s use of New Media — aka “Web 2.0″ — to detail his complaint, in a totally unprecedented manner, and against Mainstream Media to boot!

In the audiocast, he included a clip of his original study, the final product, and a detailed explanation on the musical structure of both, including the musical theory behind his gripes and a re-rendered tune comprising of his accompaniment and the tune used in the final cut of the jingle. To say that Mr. Granada maximized new media to explain his side is an understatement — he clearly understood that this is the best possible way to make people understand the situation in its fullest extent.

Myself being an amateur musician, I fully support Mr. Granada in this effort, and as an IT professional, commend him for this exceptional and well-considered use of new media and the web to air his side of the issue.

I wish him all the best.

Tags: Musika · Sining · Telebisyon · Telebisyon

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 pen // Jan 31, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    thanks for this post, jon.

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  • 4 willdizon // Feb 1, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Ka Gary,

    Katatapos ko lamang pakinggan ang buong kinse minutos ng iyong paliwanag (nahanap ko sa soundcloud ayon sa anunsyo mula sa isang kasama nasa Baguio).

    Bilang kompositor, hindi birong malaman na maging ang katulad po ninyo ay nagiging biktima ng ganito. This incident shows how far big business will go to exploit the Filipino Composer.

    Para sa madla, mas karaniwan na tingnan ang ‘piracy’ sa porma ng hanay-hanay na mga compact disk sa Quiapo. Marahil mahirap kumbinsihin ang marami sa sinsin ng detalye. Batid nating di-laganap ang kaalaman sa mga partikular ng komposisyon.

    Sasakalin nila sa mga detalye at ligalidad. Gagamitin nila ang dambuhala nilang makinarya na kayang-kayang umabot sa mas madaming mata at pandinig. Ako po’y nangangamba para sa inyo sapagkat sadyang malaki ang binabangga sa labang ito. Subalit mas ibayo ang saloobing pagpagsuporta. Naway madami pang makarinig sa iyong paliwanag. Naway madami pangmaabot ng katotohanan sa likod ng usapin.

    Pagpalain ka Ka Gary.

    Will Dizon

  • 5 itpinoy // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:17 am

    i do agree with you, glad to know that our local artists are well aware about new technologies such as soundcloud, which utilizes cloud computing!

  • 6 Kalawanging Kuwerdas // Feb 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

    [...] Kung totoo nga ang naging paglabag ng GMA sa intelektwal na pag-aari ni Gary Granada, pinatunayan lang na bago ka maging pirata ay dapat may malaki kang barko [...]

  • 7 Audio/Video « smoke // Feb 2, 2009 at 11:48 am

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  • 8 GMA Kapuso And P&G Can’t Just Get Away From Gary Granada - Hot Pinoy! // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    [...] these media and corporate giants has snowballed from Plurk, Twitter, emails and even picking up blogs after blogs showing both sentiments and [...]

  • 9 BlogusVox // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    His grievance seems legit to me. I’ll blog about this to spread the words about yang pangbabraso ng GMA!

  • 10 Gary Granada vs GMA Kapuso « RLLQPH // Feb 2, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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  • 11 foobarph // Feb 3, 2009 at 11:11 am

    i made a transcript of gary’s podcast. let’s support him!

    http://rllqph.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/gary-granada-with-podcast-transcript-vs-gma-kapuso/

  • 12 greys // Feb 3, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I heard the audio, .. Shame on GMA network… Please support Mr. Gary Granada…

  • 13 Gary Granada and GMA Kapuso - Viloria.net // Feb 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    [...] upon Jon Limjap’s Gary Granada airs complaint vs. GMA Kapuso, the New Media way (after reading Jon’s Twitter message), and listened to the 14:28 [...]

  • 14 Francis // Feb 4, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    pina pangit lang nila ng konti. mas maganda ang kay Gary

  • 15 posporo // Feb 4, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    ipaglaban mo ang yong karapatan garygranada. nasa likod mo ang maralitang tagalunsod… ibagsak ang imperyalismo!!!

  • 16 Jon Limjap // Feb 5, 2009 at 7:36 am

    posporo,

    Hindi ko nauunawaan kung ano ang kinalaman ng imperyalismo sa isyu ni Gary Granada at GMA Kapuso. Ang sa akin lamang ay tahasang pagsasamantala ito ng isang manggagawang propesyonal.

  • 17 delfinestrada // Feb 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I remember that George Harrison of the Beatles was also sued for infringement for his song ‘My Sweet Lord’ by the owners of the song ‘He’s So Fine’. This case took years before final judgment was rendered, and it was against George Harrison, if I remember it right. Perhaps, that case can somehow clarify the issues raised by Mr. Granada. There are many internet websites that describe about that celebrated case on intellectual property rights infringement.

  • 18 Bisekleta ni Pepe // Feb 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    This one will turn out to be a legal battle easily won by GMA Network. I seriously doubt Mr. Granada took steps to protect his “intellectual and proprietary rights” over the said composition before engaging with the giant network. If that is the case, then few hand wringings and legalese will defeat any claim that Mr. Granada may have.

    So his only recourse is to submit this to the bar of public opinion – and the lesson that you can never trust any of these Giant networks. For the young artists, composers – please make sure you know your legal rights before jumping to any undertaking – or else they will just burn you. Not because it is right, but because they can.

  • 19 Jon Limjap // Feb 6, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Bisekleta ni Pepe,

    For Mr. Granada’s sake, I hope not, but even if he fails this case will serve as yet another eye opener to the evils of speculative work. Mr. Granada should’ve already been paid for making a study for the song, and no copies of his study should’ve been left with GMA Kapuso for them to use later on.

    Same principles should apply on other industries, like web/print design and computer programming.

  • 20 cecille vincent honrado // Feb 8, 2009 at 9:50 am

    dear mr. gary granada

    i do agree with you, Katatapos ko lamang pakinggan ang buong 14 mins.plus ng iyong paliwanag sa soundcloud there is a piracy involved with GMA kapuso pero walang kapuso ang network nayan , I fully support Mr. Granada in this effort, pina pangit nila tuloy yung jingle mas maganda sayo ka gary

    let’ support him guys….
    tikay

  • 21 dreamworkertoo // Feb 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Sana nga po’y suportahan ng marami si Sir Gary Granada sa laban na ito. Kung nga naman siyang renowned at respetadong musikerong Pinoy na ang nakakaranas ng ganito, papaano pa ang less established na mga musikero. Kahit alam nating malakas ang GMA at kayang-kaya nilang ipanalo ang kaso, at least namaximize ni Sir ang web at iba pang midya para ipaliwanag ang isyu (not to mention i-interes kahit ang mga di-musikero sa klarong paraan kung ano ang komposisyong musikal, etc.) at parami nang parami ang naliliwanagan.

  • 22 don antonio // Feb 14, 2009 at 12:17 am

    ninakawan mo na.dinuroduro mopa..

    san na ang puso….sa kapuso ng gma?… tama ka dyan sir gary..

    naknangpussy talaga ang channel shet’e….

    kaya kapamilya ako eh… kaya dapat sila kakupal ang tlgang dapat hindi kapuso..

    i sincerely and wholeheartedly emphatize on sir gary.. naiyak ako sa 14+ mins na litanya mo bout sa pangagago sayo ng network na yan..

    meron nakong mp3 na nadownload at papakinig ko dito samin..tnx sa nagemail.. dapat ilabas to sa TV PATROL OR BANDILA>.

  • 23 geio minutes // Feb 15, 2009 at 2:29 am

    What GMA did to Gary Granada is way absurd. It is an obvious display of cheating and stealing.. (isn’t that they steal star/talents of Dos by luring them to fame yet, they end up “bakya” on TV) I am a fan Gary and I pray that you win this battle against people that do not appreciate the true essence of Pinoy Music. Kudos to you and Goodluck!

  • 24 aajao // Feb 18, 2009 at 7:19 am

    tukayo. i have blogged about this. may development na ba ito? last update i heard for this issue was GMA’s side. interview sa Startalk. ano ba ang progress ng ipinaglalaban ni Mr. Granada, baka may nasagap ka nang balita?

  • 25 Jon Limjap // Feb 19, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I’m pasting here Gary Granada’s email update I received just now:

    GARY GRANADA THANKS GMA NETWORK

    In its latest statement, GMA Network finally admits letting the second composer listen to Gary Granada’s study but “only after she had submitted her own study of the jingle and, therefore, she could not have used Granada’s study.”

    See http://www.gmanews.tv/story/148694/GMA-Network-seeks-formal-inquiry-over-jingle

    This is a very crucial piece of evidence because it makes you wonder, what is the point in letting the second composer listen to the study made by the first composer after approving the study submitted by the second composer? And if you look very closely, it says “study”, not “final version”. So I have a very simple question. Which came first:

    A. Second composer submits final version; or
    B. GMA Network lets second composer listen to Granada’s study.

    Thank you GMA Network for publicly and officially confirming my claim, despite saying my claim is a lie. And since you threaten to sue me, I will be more than happy to see you in court.

    xxxxxxxx

    P.S. GMA Network is now employing their supposedly balanced GMA News machinery without airing my side, so kindly please circulate. Thanks~

    Looks like GMA made a big mistake in admitting that the second composer heard the study, which is the crux of Gary’s claim. Gary can now readily sue GMA, apparently.

  • 26 aajao // Feb 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    sobrang defensive ng pagkakasulat ng side ng GMA. madali namang pag-usapan ito nang hindi na lalaki ang isyu eh. kailangan lang, magpakumbaba kung sino man ang dapat magpakumbaba. humingi ng paumanhin kung nararapat at ibigay ang tamang pagkilala sa dapat pagbigyan. tapos.

    baka lumabas pa itong isyu na ito sa isang episode ng CASE: UNCLOSED. pero malamang, hindi rin.

  • 27 daybreak156 // Feb 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Inaanyayahan namin kayo makinig sa isang forum sa UP Malcolm Hall sa Feb24, 1:00pm. Magsasalita si Gary dito, ako, may mga abogado sa panel, at karamihan ng audience yata ay UP law students. May ipaparinig din dun na bagong audio si Gary. Sana makadalo kayo.

  • 28 daybreak156 // Feb 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I have just received the latest audiocasts (2) from Gary. Please let me know to what address I can email these. Thank you.

  • 29 SawingAlitaptap // Mar 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Nakamumuhi, nakagagalit na malaman ang kahabag-habag na sinapit ni G. Gary Granada sa Kamay ng GMA Foundation at mga kasama. Sa akin wala ng moral ascendancy ang istasyong ito to sound righteous on anything…..kakulay din pala nila ang kanilang mga competitors at mga pinupuna. Bayaan mo Mr. Gary G., hindi na rin ako mamimigay dyan sa “foundation’ ng mga piratang iyan.

  • 30 CPT POGOY // Jun 15, 2009 at 6:19 am

    to Gary Granada sir

    You deserved recognition for your hardwork on that song. You are the real owner of the study which gma kapuso foundation exploited.

    Maraming salamat po.

    cpt pogoy js

    OFF-TOPIC SIRS:

    I’m sharing with you and to all Filipinos anywhere in the world my videos about PAF CORRUPTION.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj4W_HiV-V0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j10UJtp7OTk

    Maraming salamat po.

    Inyong lingkod,

    CPT POGOY JOENEL S PAF PMA ’99

  • 31 red // Jun 18, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    putang inang GMA yan gago ha…ngayon q lng to na kita at naparinig ah..putang ina tlga ang Gma..kanguso, mga putang ina nyo!!

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  • 33 vancroft // Jul 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    GMA kapuso foundations?? the foundation of the jingle is mr. granada and they just claimed that they put a heart on it, extremely unhuman!

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