Jude Gitamondoc

The Vispop Controversy Explained with Jude Gitamondoc

Have you taken a look at the music scene recently? There’s a ton of great music out there. A lot of those  songs also happen to be sang in Bisaya. It’s easy to forget, but there was a time when we didn’t have a name for the genre of pop music sung in Bisaya.

When Jude Gitamondoc coined the term, he thought he was simply naming a songwriting contest, but the term stuck and everyone started using it to describe a genre of music. The word “Vispop” was widely adopted and currently holds a firm place in our culture. Unfortunately, this term/genre/group/contest isn’t without controversy. Behind the scenes of the music, there was drama brewing. Jude eloquently wrote a piece that helped propel this controversy into the limelight. He called it My Vispop Journey.

In this episode, we get into the weeds and talk about the genesis of the Vispop dispute, explain the outrage of the artists, and take a look at the key people behind the scenes of this story.

Enjoy the episode!


My Vispop Journey – Jude Gitamondoc statement
Artist Ko’s Official Statement on the VISPOP Issue
More #Recibos Against Artist Ko – Jude Gitamondoc response
Brian Sacro
Mark Cortes (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode) 
Cattski (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)
Celedonne Corazon S. Kuizon
Jad Bantug
Kurt Fick (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)
My Vispop Journey – Jude Gitamondoc statement
Artist Ko’s Official Statement on the VISPOP Issue
More #Recibos Against Artist Ko – Jude Gitamondoc response
Jerika Teodorico (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)
Joseph Gara
Ian Zafra
Atty. Jojo Lopez 
Insoy Ninal
Barney Borja
ICO Music
Rescue a Hero (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)
Undercover Grasshoppers
22 Tango Records
Balay ni Mayang – Martina San Diego ft. Kyle Wong
Duyog – David DiMuzio ft. Jewel Villaflores
Visayan Music Awards
Christine Bendebel
Ryan Cayabyab
Oh Caraga
Patch Dulay
The Spark Project
Medyo Maldito
Therese Villarante
Bisaya Music Fest
Lourdes Maglinte
Mampor and Me
Pop District Bazaar
Charmaine Ong De Leon
Gugmang Giatay
Cookies (rapper)

Where can you find Jude?


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