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Will the live music industry bounce back? Venue owners are both cautious and optimistic

Jun 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Bars thrive on physical closeness, not physical distance – so how will they move forward when the world requires it?

Pinoy group SB19 lands on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The K-pop-inspired Pinoy boy band ranks 6th on Billboard's music chart

PHLPost launches 'Pinoy Music Icons' commemorative stamps

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:09 PM

The commemorative stamps are in honor of OPM icons Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith

[PODCAST] Love of Country: When is music patriotic?

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Music legend Joey Ayala shatters widely-held beliefs about patriotism in music

LISTEN: Frankie Pangilinan's 'unapologetically genuine' debut song 'TYL'

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:10 PM

'TYL' is produced by Ely Buendia

The rise of OPM, as seen on Spotify

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Filipino music is making waves both here and abroad

LISTEN: OPM singers unite to perform 'Sana Naman, Taumbayan'

May 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The song is released days ahead of the 2019 elections

Ourselves the Elves launch first full-length album

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Alyana, Paula, Akira, and Ponch are launching their new album 'Self is Universe' on Saturday, March 16, at Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong

WATCH: IV of Spades drops 'Bawat Kaluluwa' music video

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:33 AM

The first music video off their new album 'CLAPCLAPCLAP!' is out

LIST: The 10 best Filipino albums of 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:30 PM

We highlight the most exciting, meaningful and technically proficient releases from local musicians over the past year

Ben&Ben, Itchyworms, Bullet Dumas come together for Leyte

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Catch your favorite OPM artists at For The Love of Leyte, a music and arts festival on November 30 to December 1

LOOK BACK: Rico J Puno's greatest hits

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Which Rico J Puno song is your favorite?

ICONIC SINGER. Rico J Puno sings his last song. Image from Rico J Puno's Facebook

OPM artists you need to listen to right now

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Queue these local acts to your OPM playlist. You can catch all of them this San Miguel Oktoberfest!

LISTEN: All the Philpop Top 30 songs

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Which song is your favorite?

Manila Sound: The Hotdog classics

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:38 PM

We pay tribute to one of OPM's most popular bands of the '70s

Duterte forgives Obama, Ted Te resigns, Rene Garcia | Midday wRap

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

WATCH: 'Bakit Pa Ba' by Jay R, Jason Dy, and Jaya

Aug 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

This version of 'Bakit Pa Ba' – believe it or not – was rehearsed minutes before we went live

IISA: Danao, Dancel, and Dumas take on a bigger stage

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas play another concert at a jampacked KIA Theater

3D. Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas return for another concert on a bigger stage this time. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Sandwich revisits hits, triggers nostalgia in 20th anniversary concert

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Over a thousand people gather to celebrate 20 years of Sandwich during their 20th anniversary concert at the Metrotent in Pasig City

UNDER THE GLOW. Sandwich celebrates two decades of music with an anniversary concert. Photo by Stephen Lavoie

10 Vispop songs to get you hooked on the genre

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:00 PM

From oldies to recent hits, here are some of the Visayan songs you should listen to!

Your Rakrakan Festival survival guide

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Are you ready for the biggest OPM music fest in the country?

Playback Music Festival: a retrospective

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:00 PM

It was a night of throwbacks and nostalgia for those who eagerly returned to the nineties

A quick guide to Valentine's concerts in 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Gary Valenciano, JaDine, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and more are set to serenade lovers out there

Sugar Hiccup hopes to leave a legacy

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:05 PM

The band comes together for what might be their last album called 'Closure'

WATCH: Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala jam with audience on ‘Huling El Bimbo’

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:00 PM

It was a mini-Eraserheads reunion!

JAMMING. Buddy Zabala, Raymund Marasigan, and Shinji Tanaka lead the open jam to the Erasherheads classic, 'Ang Huling El Bimbo.' Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Gerak senyap jadi strategi jitu TNI/Polri bebaskan warga Papua

Nov 18, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Ribuan warga Papua lainnya menolak untuk dievakuasi keluar dari Tembagapura

BEBASKAN WARGA. Personel gabungan TNI/Polri berhasil mengevakuasi ratusan warga dari dua kampung di distrik Tembagapura untuk dibawa ke Timika pada Jumat, 17 November. Foto diambil dari Twitter @Puspen_TNI

Ratusan warga yang terisolir di Tembagapura berhasil dievakuasi militer Indonesia

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Proses evakuasi dilakukan sambil sesekali terdengar suara letusan tembakan

EVAKUASI. Personel TNI/Polri mengawasi jalannya evakuasi ratusan warga di Distrik Tembagapura pada Jumat, 17 November. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @Puspen_TNI

OPM klaim tembak helikopter dan rampas senjata Brimob

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:38 PM

“Kami tidak akan berhenti untuk melakukan serangan gerilya.”

Salah seorang anggota OPM. Foto istimewa

Kelompok bersenjata di Papua tembaki anggota Brimob, satu orang tewas

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Sekitar pukul 03:50 WIT terjadi penembakan terhadap anggota Brimob yang sedang berpatroli

Mobil patroli freeport yang ditembali kelompok bersenjata di Papua, Selasa (14/11). foto oleh Banjir Ambarita/Rappler

Jubir OPM: Tidak ada penyanderaan warga sipil di Tembagapura

Nov 12, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Pemberitaan mengenai penyanderaan warga dianggap tidak lebih dari propaganda polisi dan TNI

TIDAK ADA PENYANDERAAN. Anggota OPM membantah tidak ada penyanderaan terhadap warga di dua desa di Distrik Tembagapura. Foto oleh Banjir Ambarita/Rappler

TPN OPM klaim bertanggung jawab terhadap serangan teror di area Freeport

Oct 29, 2017 - 5:07 PM

TPN-OPM mengancam akan tetap beraksi dan meneror PT Freeport kecuali Indonesia mau kembali duduk di meja perundingan

MENGAKU. Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Organisasi Papua Merdeka mengakui mereka lah yang selama ini melakukan aksi teror kepada PT Freeport Mc Moran. Foto screenshot video di Facebook

Martin Nievera says Las Vegas shooting 'a true tragedy'

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:25 AM

'My job becomes harder now because I have to lift up the spirits of people who may be afraid to go to a casino now,' says Martin, who is the the ambassador of Solaire Resort and Casino and also has shows in Las Vegas

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Ben&Ben returns!

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Pop-folk band Ben&Ben are coming back to Rappler HQ! Tune in to listen to the up-and-coming artists talk about their music – including their new single

Musicians come together to raise funds for Marawi

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Barbie Almalbis Kitchie Nadal Aia de Leon Sud Mayonnaise Sponge Cola Hale and many more will hold fundraising concerts for those affected by the conflict in Marawi City

JAM FOR PEACE. Kitchie Nadal, Barbie Almalbis, and Aia de Leon are among the artists performing to raise funds for Marawi. Photo by Leanne Jazul/ Rappler

Singer Eugene Villaluz dies

Jun 11, 2017 - 1:18 AM

The Company s Moy Ortiz confirms his Tito Eugene died after a battle with prostate cancer

SM redefines art spaces with 'Art in Aura'

May 17, 2017 - 2:49 PM

The campaign aims to take art out of the gallery and bring it to urban spaces making it more accessible to everyone

WATCH: Autotelic launches newest single

May 11, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The band performed their latest song “Like Never Before during a mini concert

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 17-23, 2017

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

WATCH: 'I'm not allowed to speak in Filipino' – Sponge Cola vocalist

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Singer and songwriter Yael Yuzon likens what happened at a Megamall gig to an obstacle course

ROUNDTABLE: Millennial musicians and technology

Mar 07, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Jensen and the Flips Hoochie Coochie Mikkie and Autotelic discuss what drives them to pursue their art Watch the live discussion on March 7 Tuesday 4 pm

#UPFair2017 Thursday: Elements

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Drop by the MovePH booth at the UP sunken garden on Thursday February 16 for a fun and equally engaging Elements: UP Fair Thursday

#UPFair2017 Wednesday: Haraya

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the various performances on the second night of UPFair2017

#UPFair2017 Tuesday: Mabaya

Feb 14, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Catch Ebe Dancel Bullet Dumas Tanya Markova and many more on the first day of the UPFair2017

Tingkat kebebasan pers di Tanah Papua masih rendah

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Ada stigmatisasi bagi jurnalis yang mengkritik kebijakan pemerintah Mereka kerap dianggap pro Organisasi Papua Merdeka OPM

IN PHOTOS: Rakrakan Festival 2017

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

See the bands who were on the 5 stages of Rakrakan 2017

RAKRAKAN 2017. Philia, fronted by Arci Muñoz, is just one of the bands at the annual music festival. All photos by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

WATCH: PNP chief Dela Rosa sings at Rakrakan 2017

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa performs Banda Ni Kleggy s Darating with the band on the Move stage

'RAKISTA.' PNP Chief Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa joins Banda Ni Kleggy on Rakrakan's Move stage. Rappler screengrab

Rakrakan 2017 artists pull out of anti-drug music festival

Jan 13, 2017 - 4:33 PM

UPDATED Bullet Dumas and BP Valenzuela say they withdrew from the festival because they are opposed to the drug related extrajudicial killings

PULLING OUT OF RAKRAKAN. Bullet Dumas and BP Valenzuela withdraw from the music festival due to its anti-drugs theme and government involvement. File photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Pemerintah Indonesia kecam aksi pengibaran bendera Bintang Kejora di KJRI Melbourne

Jan 07, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Saat ini polisi sedang memburu pelaku karena telah melakukan penerobosan ke gedung KJRI Melbourne

PAPUA MERDEKA. Demo oleh Gerakan Pembebasan Papua Barat di Melbourne, Australia, Agustus 2012. Foto oleh Nichollas Harrison/Wikipedia

Rakrakan 2017 hopes to remove stigma with anti-drugs theme

Jan 07, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The Rakrakan 2017 music festival is themed OPM Against Drugs