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Indiepinoy Reacts To Dingdong Avanzado’s Statements On Songwriting

The music scene is very much alive in the Philippines, that is if you’re looking at the other side of the spectrum. People inside the industry think the scene here is dying, that there’s no more new originals released and all the songs you hear on local radio are mostly revivals of old hits and are dominated mainly by foreign music.

 

Although it’s true that most songs played on the airwaves are basically from foreign artists and Original Pinoy Music (OPM) revivals – popular classic songs that have only been re-arranged and sung by new artists, there are still composers out there who write new compositions.

 

Actually songwriters have increased in numbers nowadays, just take a visit at some bars and music venues like Conspiracy Garden Cafe wherein Songwriters Night is held every first and third Monday of the month and you’ll be seeing and hearing these artists perform their originals. All they need is exposure which unfortunately the media and the industry ain’t supporting.

 

So here’s what Indiepinoy president Nolit Abanilla’s reactions to Dingdong Avanzado’s statements on songwriting.

 

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Radiopilipinas.com

Philippines’ pioneer internet radio, Radio Pilipinas basically plays the not your usual stuffs heard everyday on your local fm stations. Focusing more on the Independent Music scene here in the Philippines, it gives the chance to all these upcoming talents to be heard, emerge and be at par with the mainstream acts.

The site has a 24 hour broadcast schedule, with cool djs on board to play all your requests. It has a cool lay-out too, particularly the header which reminds me of the colorful designs of patok jeepneys here. Great work Kuya Kurt!

It’s also interactive, there’s a chat room located in the middle part, wherein you can chat with the online visitors and djs too. Not on the site but want to chat with the people there? Check out its meebo room.

News and events meanwhile are located on the lower part for gig updates and independent album releases.

Kudos to all the minds behind this cool site!! Wasakenrol!! m/