Is OPM really dead? Music piracy, lack of corporate support and the decline of album sales are just some of the issues still confronting our struggling Pinoy musicians. MYXph wonders what home grown artist Champ Lui Pio thinks of the current state of our local music industry.
Champ notes that the contribution of the new breed of talents emerging in the scene is essential. "I think slowly, there's a new crop of musicians who are introducing a different flavor that the OPM scene hasn't seen before," he said. "That's good 'cause young people are stepping up and trying to contribute to the development and the uplifting of the scene," he added.
Champ is hopeful that it won't be long before the Philippine music industry gets healthy again. "That's my belief as a musician and a manager," says the former Hale front man who currently handles the career of Somedaydream. "We're trying to spearhead the new breed of musicians who will... open the floodgates and hopefully everyone else will follow then everyone else will benefit," he said.
Check out our exclusive interview with Champ below. Support OPM artists by purchasing their albums legally, going to their live performances and voting for their music videos on MYXph.com!