Original Pilipino Music - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Original Pilipino Music


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?

[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

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

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

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

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

Imagine a better nation at Fusion 2016

Jan 27, 2016 - 2:43 PM

The all OPM concert will be held on Friday Jan 29 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

Conclusion: The OPM bill – what it means to musicians, fans

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Proponents of the bill claim that the industry needs it immediately Opponents allege it s an attempt to rush a bill into law before people can make sense of what it actually does

ONGOING ISSUE. Skarlet/Myra Ruaro talks about the OPM Development Act during a Pinoyhiphoppaz Organization event. Photo provided by Rome Jorge

The OPM bill – what it means to musicians, fans

Apr 01, 2015 - 6:53 PM

The proposed Original Pilipino Music Development Act of 2014 otherwise known as House Bill 4218 puts at stake the future of Filipino music

Imago back with new album 'Kapit'

Jul 06, 2014 - 3:39 PM

The album introduces new vocalist Mayumi Gomez and Mervin Panganiban on drums

WebHits: Selfie Song

Oct 22, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Do you like taking selfies? Here s a song made just for you

Worth the wait: 'Maxie the Musical' preview

Sep 03, 2013 - 4:00 PM

This may well be the musical of our time

SCREEN TO STAGE. The poignant story of acceptance comes in an original Filipino musical. Image from Facebook

Pinoy-written Kayanihan song released

Jul 29, 2013 - 9:50 AM

Ryan Cayabyab Regine Velasquez Itchyworms and Gloc 9 team up to sing a song written by the Pinoy

SONGBIRD. Regine Velasquez sings the people's  song. Photos courtesy of Jane Villa

WINNERS: Philpop Music Festival 2013

Jul 20, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Here is the list of winners updated as they are announced

A MUSICAL SPECTACLE. Musicians from different genres will battle it out on July 20 at the Meralco Theater. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: Philpop 2013 Finals Night

Jul 20, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Rappler brings you the event as it happens at the Meralco Theater

PHILPOP 2013 FINALS NIGHT. Rappler brings you the event LIVE. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Philpop 2012: Reminding OPM songwriters to keep it coming

Jul 30, 2012 - 6:13 PM

Homegrown Filipino melodies return to their former glory

PHILPOP VETERANS (including RAPPLER writer Rachel Alejandro and dad Hajji) singing past Metropop hits. Photo courtesy of DDB

iTunes Store opens in PH, 11 Asian countries

Jun 27, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Fans of Original Pilipino Music OPM can now purchase and download songs for their iPhone iPad iPod and Mac computers from the store