These days, most competitions of Philippine tv are focused on singing, bands, master chefs and the like but nothing on song writers. Song writers play an important part in the industry.They are the lifeline of Philippine music. We need to understand that we need to develop more song writers if we are to sustain OPM itself. They are as important as the singers we produce,maybe even more important. Such was my joy therefore when a fellow blogger broke the news about the PHILIPPINE POP MUSIC FESTIVAL. This is what the P)hilippine music industry needs---badly.
PHILIPPINE POP MUSIC FESTIVAL launched
The competition hopes to provide a channel through which Filipino songwriters can create new songs and discover new expressions or genres in popular music. The organizers of PhilPOP also hope to start spark renewed enthusiasm and pride in Filipino music by starting a brand new collection of freshly produced Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
Meanwhile, business icon and PhilPOP chairman, Manny Pangilinan, also shared his motivation for lending support to the competition. “There are two reasons why I'm back in the Philippines after living in Hong Kong for so many years. I miss our religion and our music. You hear God’s voice in music,” he said.
The Philippine Popular Music Festival is jointly presented by Maynilad, Meralco, PLDT, Smart Communications, Sun Cellular, PICC, TV5, DDB Philippines and official press launch food provider, Via Mare.