It was a once-in-a-lifetime event for Music Business management students and other attendees to hear from OPM artists themselves their experience in surviving and thriving in the local music scene.
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The two OPM artists stressed that a songwriter should be “specific, clever, and honest.” Authenticity of the stories told in songs are most appreciated nowadays, and as Nicolas puts it, “write what you know.” This is best reflected if the inspiration of the songwriter came from one’s experiences. “Gumawa ka ng kanta na wala na, o wala pa,” Nicolas said.
In this new weave profile, we get to know what drives Cheenee to make her music and how she’s motivated to touch lives, one song at a time.