Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Good Job PNoy!

I am not a fan of PNoy and recently, all the news about MRT fare increase and plus 2 years on education makes me not to like him more.

But last night was different. His move to strictly enforce the Executive Order to strengthen the OPM industry deserves a two thumbs up.

According to what I have heard in the news, the EO mandates all radio stations to air at least 4 OPM songs per hour. There will be a fine of 100 PhP for radio stations for every hour that they will not play OPM. And if the radio station continues to violate the EO, there is a chance that their license will be revoked by NTC.

OPM (as defined in Wikipedia) is Original Pilipino Music, now more commonly termed Original Pinoy Music or Original Philippine Music, originally referred only to Philippine pop songs, especially those in the ballad form, such as songs popularized in the 1970s through the present by major commercial Philippine pop music artists.

In the passage of time as well as the development of many diverse and alternative musical styles in the Philippines, however, the term OPM now refers to any type of Original Philippine Music created in the Philippines or composed by individuals of Philippine extraction, regardless of location at the time when composed. The lyrics may be in any Philippine languages or dialect. However, certain exceptions do exist, wherein foreign songs by foreign composers created specifically to be performed by Filipino singers are treated as OPMs as well.

I am not quite sure what the last sentence means... and I do have some queries on how they will classify a song/music. If the song is in Filipino language does it mean it is an OPM even if it just a Tagalized version?

I hope that this Executive Order means strengthening the QUALITY Original Pinoy Music and not otherwise nonetheless, I salute you PNoy.


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