It’s a promising future for OPM especially with the rise of fresh acts. “More good artists are coming out of the woodwork despite the lack of monetary support to properly promote themselves. For years the music scene in the Philippines was dominated by big labels and established stars, but the advent of sites including Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify has made it possible for grass roots bands to promote themselves.
I attended the OO:OriginalsOnly akousteoke night event at The Brewery Upperhouse BGC Taguig. So fun and inspiring to watch the rising Filipino Bands Singer/Songwriter, and being surrounded by people that are just as passionate about the music and it feels amazing.
OO (Originals Only) is more than an event that celebrates the diversity of OPM (Original Pinoy Music). It is a movement that supports all genres of OPM, providing a venue and opportunities for artists to showcase their original material.
Mainstream media and the establishments seldom celebrate the sub genres of our beautiful music. OO provides a supportive community for all of its artists and music. It is a passion project whose purpose is to bring back the love for OPM and encourage the Filipinos to be proud of the talents that we have here at home and bring out more of our unique sound to show to the world.
Standing against the backdrop of a music industry that changes track after every pause, it hits just the right notes, right compositions, amplifying the local acts of then and now, one catchy ballad at a time.
If anyone tells you that OPM is dead, tell them to go to
BGC UPPERHOUSE- THE BREWERY
EASTWOOD CITY UNIT 27 BARMAKATI CITY HANDLEBAR, POBLACION ASPACEMANILA SOCIAL HOUSE, CIRCUIT
MANDALUYONG CITY PUNTA MANDALA
MANILA CITY GRUB GARDEN
PARANAQUE CITY 19 EAST CONTAINER TURF
ORTIGAS CITY 12 MONKEYS
QUEZON CITY 7OS BISTRO ROUTE 96
We have so many talented local artists and bands there!
OPM remains to be one of the most versatile, yet distinct types of music and many are still able to appreciate its songs, embracing it with enthusiasm. Bridging obliquely intersecting stories from different decades, it extends the connection of sound, rhythm, and beats into something that binds people despite differences in age, status, and background.
It’s amazing to see just how much the power of OPM can bridge the gap between generations they keep on playing as long as it makes us and other people happy.