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Opposition to "The OPM Development Act of 2014" or HB 4218

Posted by Administrator on April 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Why The Band Alliance should oppose the proposed legislation known as

“The OPM Development Act of 2014” or House Bill 4218.


There are two critical components of HB 4218:


1. The imposition and collection of Reciprocal Equity Fees from foreign acts before they are allowed to perform in the Philippines;


2. The mandated playing of 4 OPM songs in all music-formatted radio stations every clock hour.

The equity fees are i...

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Cover Letter to President Aquino

Posted by Administrator on April 23, 2014 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (2)

His Excellency BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

President of the Philippines

Malacañan Palace Manila

Date 7/27/13

Dear Mr. President:


The community of musicians and singers who work in cruise ships, theme parks, hotels and bars abroad is one of the most neglected sectors in Philippine society. It has not received any palpable support nor attention from any government, past or present. It is for this reason that we humbly ask your office to l...

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Music Industry Paper

Posted by Administrator on April 23, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Bound and Gagged By Red Tape

How over-regulation is killing the global competitiveness of Filipino musicians

Atek Jacinto

Red Tape in Live Music Industry / 04-22-13 2


Bound and Gagged by Red Tape How over-regulation is killing the global competitiveness of Filipino musicians In the 60s and 70s, every major hotel, resort, cruise ship, and music club in Asia, Europe and the United States featured a Filipino show band or a lounge singer act. Thes...

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