Music in the Form of Celebration, Memories and Bittersweet Farewells

Music comes in diverse forms, and this month’s local music scene round-up via Music Roll further illustrates the versatility of music.


We start with PhilPop 2016’s big bash celebration of Filipino musicality; the celebrated dream collaborations between Ely Buendia and Itchyworms in “Pariwara”; the indie music taking charge of this year’s first ever Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino; to memories worth recalling in Clara Benin’s songs while we wait for her return; in the never-ending cycle of love, denial, separation and finding new hope all together in new singles of Rico Blanco and Arnold Reyes; and for the ability to create free music in Josephine’s story and The Benchboys’ reunion for one last time.

Let’s always celebrate music in all its forms, with the old and new, with the happy and sad, with beginnings and farewells, but most of all for all its good and enduring memories.

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OPM and the Empowerment of Today’s Artists and Musicians


The Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) is the leading and most respected organization of Filipino professional singers in the country, established in 1986. Governed by the Board of Directors with 7 duly constituted members through an election. Its main objective is to issue policies under a framework that nourish the growth of the music industry as a whole, support the members to improve their craft, defend their rights and promote patronage of local singers and compositions as they continue to recognize Filipino talent locally and internationally.

Palakasin Ang OPM: The OPM General AssemblyPalakasin-Ang-OPM-collage-1000

The OPM General Assembly organized by the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) was held February 4, 2015, at Teatrino, Greenhills Promenade. This is a consolidation effort of the organization for its members to discuss different important matters like:

  • OPM Development Act or House Bill 4218
  • 2014 OPM Financial Report
  • Upcoming 2015 OPM Campaigns & Programs
  • Proclamation No. 933 i.e. Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino Celebration (OPM Week)
  • New Membership Benefits
  • Release of New OPM Membership IDs

It was attended by officers and members including OPM President Ogie Alcasid, OPM Corporate Secretary Dingdong Avanzado, VP for External Affairs Noel Cabangon, VP for Special Projects Christian Bautista and more OPM artists like Lara Maigue, Toto Sorioso, Mark Bautista, Abra, Isabel de Leon, Vina Morales, Jim Paredes, Jeff James, Q-York, Tres Marias (Bayang Barrios, Cooky Chua and Lolita Carbon) and a lot more.

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