ABOUT PINOY PLAYLIST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Pinoy Playlist Music Festival (PPMF) is a 6-day celebration of Filipino musical talent across genres and across generations. The Music Festival is co-curated by National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz, and Noel Ferrer.
Pinoy Playlist is a unique OPM music festival as it allows the audience to discover & appreciate a range of genres — from vocal groups, solo, bands, classic, indigenous, theater, pop, and collaborations in between these forms — to celebrate the evolving nature of Filipino music.
The PPMF Vision is to elevate the Filipino public's consciousness that our own homegrown music goes beyond being a mere form of entertainment but a living tradition - the binding “glue” that forms, strengthens and positively moves the Filipino community, thus rendering it vital and essential to keep on making and supporting Filipino-made music.
The PPMF Mission is to expose the Filipino public to Filipino-made music across genres, across generations.
In this festival, a community of both the young and older generations come together to support and appreciate the wide array of performances to see.
Before PPMF 2019 starts, Maestro Ryan, Moy, and Noel will conduct PPMF-X– an immersive Music educational workshop for public school kids from Taguig which is the city where the BGC Arts Center is located. This will be the curators' first-ever interactive team teaching.
“We would like to show the many facets of Filipino music in the most varied styles, in three different venues that offer three types of atmospheres, hence an experience like no other if you flit from one space to another.” - from an interview of Bandwagon.PH with the curators
Pinoy Playlist is the brainchild of singer, songwriter, and producer Moy Ortiz. The idea strongly resonated with the advocacy of talent manager and writer Noel Ferrer and of National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. To make it come to life, the trio approached the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI)– the nonprofit organization who runs BGC Arts Center.
Started last year, PPMF groups over 100 artist performances across 6 days in October for an extravaganza of Filipino-made music across genres and across generations.
In 2018, PPMF had about 400 artists who make up the 102 performances during the 6 days. This year, the curators added an exciting dimension as a number of slots are allotted for collaborations among various artists. The 2019 Ryan Cayabyab Award for Musical Excellence will also be conferred on one artist.
Every year, BAFI has to raise all the funds needed to run PPMF. Any revenues generated from the festival will all be used to fund the next PPMF.
As a gesture of goodwill and support to the PPMF mission and vision, the curators offer their expertise and services for FREE. On the other hand, participating artists and their professional production teams will only receive a fixed honorarium as payment along with a token of gratitude for their contribution to Filipino music.