P-POP is not a Genre?
The Asian Music scene is currently moving forward and on the progress. To that, unique genres from different countries have been established such as , J-POP, K-POP, C-POP, and T-POP. The Philippines is known with OPM, but on the year 2009, a term P-POP surfaced out. But now, in a certain magazine, it tells that P-POP is not a genre, but a trademark of a certain record label in the Philippines. Let’s get to know more about this after the cut.
XLR8, Pop Girls, and RPM. These are some of the p-pop groups in the Philippines. They are all under the same company named VIVA Records. But on the latest issue of Pinoy Magazine, they cleared that only the groups under VIVA are the official P-POP group in the Philippines because it is said that the term P-POP is a label or trademark of VIVA records, and the others like 1:43, Pointen, Down To Mars etc. should not be called P-Pop group.
Here’s the official statement from Pinoy Magazine:
Hi everyone! Just want to clarify something. Lately there have been a lot of Male Groups coming out and categorizing themselves as “P-POP” group well in fact, “P-Pop” is a sub-label of Viva Records, not a music genre that includes XLR8, RPM & Pop Girls ONLY. Ang dami kasing nakiki-ride (so many bandwagoners)…so there. Peace out!
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So what do you think of this? How would you feel if the others did this, e.g. a certain company in Korea established themselves as K-pop entertainment. Should they be the only entertainment to use K-pop? And their groups will be the only one to be considered as K-pop groups while the others are different even though they all sing in Korean language?
What should the other groups in the Philippines be called then? Is this a sign that even though pop groups in the Philippines are just starting, conflicts are already starting and the unity as one Filipinos is not present?
Source: Pinoy Magazine via Ppopsicles