GLOPM proudly stands for Global Pinoy Music

While everyone in local music has long been talking about bringing OPM to the world stage, the plans have remained pretty much steady on the drawing board. But finally, Warner Music Philippines (WMP) sets the tone for real.

October sees the official launch of an ingenious idea called GLOPM or Global Pinoy Music. On the move, GLOPM is a collaborative movement that gives wheels and wings to fulfill the dream and strengthen efforts to promote Filipino music globally.

The campaign features Filipino musicians on borderless platforms while creating opportunities for them to team up with other artists from around the world. In short, WMP pairs national talent with Filipino producers and / or Fil-Global artists through GLOPM.

The initiative aims to be a leading source of original and diverse Filipino music, with tracks that reflect the culture and shared experiences of every Filipino. With this, WMP enables national and international musicians to learn from each other and create music that will resonate with Pinoys around the world.

Kelley Manga, Head of WMP A&R, explained during a virtual launch that GLOPM is an initiative to provide more opportunities for the music of Filipino artists to be heard while helping them elevate their sound.

“GLOPM aspires to make Filipino artists felt, seen and heard on the world stage,” Mangahas said. “WMP will utilize its resources as a record label and leverage global expertise and knowledge in music production in the Philippines.”

WMP CEO Sarah Ismail said she was excited to showcase Filipino talent to the global community: “We are very proud to launch GLOPM as a movement that amplifies and elevates Filipino talent within the community. global. I believe in the immense talent of Filipino artists. , and GLOPM is the perfect platform for us to do just that. They deserve worldwide recognition. “

GLOPM has launched its first series of versions. Indie-pop duo Leanne & Naara collaborated with internationally acclaimed producer August Rigo, known for his work with Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Sean Kingston and BTS, among others, for the single titled “Anticipation”.

“We’re always open to working with different producers, but I guess the excitement came when we found out that August had Filipino blood as well. He has some really big names he’s worked with under his belt, but the funny thing is, that I never wanted to. He’s a cool guy and very easy to talk to. From the start, we understood that he was doing it for love, and that passion along with our openness made the process easy, ”said Leanne.

“It’s such a privilege to work with such a talented and experienced producer as August. Brian Lotho, our first album producer, has also worked with him before. We know his great work with Justin Bieber, Chris Brown very well. , BTS and many other amazing artists, ”added Naara.

“Leanne & Naara have very beautiful voices, that’s what I look for first in an artist. Deeper than that, I heard a progression and a forward movement while listening to their previous projects, which I I really loved it. I wanted to be a part of their evolution because I loved where they were going with directing their music, “said Rigo.

“Working with Leanne & Narra was no problem. They sent me a few songs, and they were all silly, but I immediately heard a vision for“ Anticipation. ”I sent them vocal notes of me in playing with the chords to show the musical direction, and they loved it, so I went ahead and did a rough production. After I got their awesome vocals back, I asked my guy Ricky Tillo from Lady Gaga’s band to put down some guitars, which really completed the track and made the sound complete. Now here we are. “

On the other hand, Reon recorded “Back To The Times” with Grammy nominated record producer Xerxes Bakker who has worked with Maroon 5, Snoop Dogg, Imagine Dragons, Cee-Lo Green, Ella Eyre, Tungevaag and Quintino.

“We are honored to work with Xerxes, who have been in the industry for a while, and they are someone who has worked with a lot of great artists. We thought about the scale of the opportunity, and we were looking forward to working with him when our A&R first introduced us, “said Reon.” When we first met Xerxes, we were a little intimidated by the fact that he is a foreigner and that he’s that multi-platinum producer, we thought maybe he would get strict and intimidating. But when we found out, he turned out to be a really fun, humble, goofy guy. Not only that, he’s also very open-minded and very careful in improving our sound. He made our song so much better. 10x better to be exact. “

Xerxes also raves about Reon, “They gave me a pure, contemporary indie-pop vibe. They have such beautiful vocals combined with inspiring lyrics and melodies. Mega talent. We walked through the song effortlessly. The aesthetic state of ‘Back To The Times’ gave me so much inspiration. I just needed to enhance the beautiful essence of the demo. “

Quest’s “Good Old Days” is recorded with award-winning production duo Kuya Productions, which have gained enormous popularity with mainstream audiences through collaborations with Christina Aguilera, Jesse McCartney, Alessia Cara and Jordin Sparks, to name a few. only a few.

Good Old Days reveals bittersweet truths about living – or surviving – in the “new normal.” Quest makes sure people gaze at the world while looking within – reveling in the nostalgia, embracing the present, and always looking to the future.

When asked what the song taught him to put himself in that nostalgic space, Quest replied, “That you can take that good feeling you had in the past and find it in the future. Or better yet, create it. I really believe that life will only get better, and it always depends on us and how we react to our day to day. Life will always be filled with good times and bad, people, d ‘opportunities. I guess I learned to magnify the good and learn from the bad. The moment I embraced my life with all of my strengths and weaknesses, that’s when I learned to celebrate every moment that is given to me. I am maximizing what I currently have. Remain grateful in the present. But also aim to grow and be successful along the way. “

Warner Music Philippines also welcomes Catriona Gray as a new addition to the GLOPM roster, who wrote a song called “Love Language”, recorded in collaboration with prominent Australian producer Cabu.

“This is a new chapter in my life as an artist, and I am honored to be a part of Warner Music Philippines ‘GLOPM initiative as this movement showcases the ambitious talent of Filipinos in the field of music.’ Love Language ‘is my first foray into songwriting and it was like a perfect collaboration working with Cabu on this single, ”said former Miss Universe.

“We feel positive and hopeful with GLOPM, and the coming months are very exciting. We look forward to sharing the work of our amazing artists as well as the producers they have collaborated with,” Ismail promised.

Follow updates via the #GLOPM hashtag at wmp.lnk.to/GLOPM-Playlist/spotify; @WeAreGLOPM on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok; WeAreGLOPM on Facebook; and subscribe to GLOPM on YouTube.

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