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OPM Archive looking for Filipino music artifacts

The OPM Archive Foundation has announced its official plans to collect Filipino music memorabilia and push for digital archiving in a bid to preserve cultural artifacts.

Artist Playground stages an OPM musical on HIV

IN ANCIENT Greece and Rome, roses were associated with the goddesses of love, Aphrodite and Venus. In Christianity, a red rose was associated with Christ’s death and sacrifice. For 21-year-old playwright Junine Ray “Rayne” Jarabo, a rose’s petals symbolize resilience while its thorns symbolize challenges.

Spotify commissions covers of OPM love songs

FILIPINOS love Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and they also love love — that was one of the observations made by Spotify regional executives which led them to launch their newest campaign, Spotify Jams: OPM Love Songs, where popular singers and bands cover classic Filipino hits from yesteryears.

OPM to hit 10 billion streams, says Spotify

ORIGINAL PILIPINO MUSIC (OPM) is set to hit 10 billion streams globally, according to a statement by music streaming service, Spotify.

The fall and rise of Philippine music

AT THE University of the Philippines Fair early this year, April Hernandez had the lucky role of opening for the popular band IV of Spades. Under the stage name “TheSunManager,” she has just around 3,000 monthly listeners on Spotify while IV of Spades has a following of over a million.

2nd season of OPM singing show to focus on idea of...

A YEAR after its successful season, Coca-Cola Philippines comes back with the second season of Coke Studio — the musical program which makes Filipino music artists collaborate to further the Original Pilipino Music (OPM) genre.

Show business is casino business

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter THERE WAS A TIME when keeping up with the cultural zeitgeist — specially in theater circles — meant flying to New...

OPM Hitmen at Winford

FOUR popular balladeers join forces for a nostalgic night of Pinoy hits as Winford Hotel and Casino presents the OPM Hitmen at the Hippodrome...

Indie artists try to benefit from Spotify while keeping day jobs

by Julianne S. Ruizol It’s not easy being an independent Filipino musical artist. Most of the time fellow musicians, fans, and listeners argue about the intricacies...

The blues challenge

By Tony M. Maghirang FILIPINO BANDS Bleu Rascals and Brat Pack have got the blues -- and a globally competitive strain at that. They earned...