Music of the Philippines (Filipino: Musika ng Pilipinas; Spanish: Música de Filipinas) include musical performance arts in the Philippines or by Filipinos composed in various genres and styles.
The compositions are often a mixture of different Asian, Spanish, Latin American, American, and indigenous influences.
The Harana and Kundiman are popular lyrical songs dating back to the Spanish period, and are customarily used in courtship rituals.
In the 2000s and the 2010s, leading OPM artists include Sarah Geronimo, Julie Anne San Jose, Angeline Quinto, Jonalyn Viray, Kitchie Nadal, Barbie's Cradle, Yasmien Kurdi, Mitoy Yonting, Moonstar88, Aiza Seguerra, Toni Gonzaga, Nina, Yeng Constantino, Piolo Pascual, Jovit Baldivino, KZ Tandingan, Nyoy Volante, Hale, Spongecola, Jennylyn Mercado, Kim Chiu, Mark Bautista, Christian Bautista, Jake Zyrus, Jed Madela, Erik Santos, Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sam Milby, Abra, James Reid, Janine Berdin, Sheryn Regis and Gloc-9, among many others.
Underground bands emerged and along with them were their perceptions of idealism and self-expression.
Between the 1980s and the 1990s, OPM was led by artists such as Regine Velasquez, Pops Fernandez, APO Hiking Society, Kuh Ledesma, José Mari Chan, Dingdong Avanzado, Rodel Naval, Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid, Joey Albert, Lilet, Martin Nievera, Manilyn Reynes, Lea Salonga, Kristina Paner, Rachel Alejandro, Raymond Lauchengco, Jo Anne Lorenzana, Francis Magalona, Sharon Cuneta, Sheryl Cruz, Keno, Lou Bonnevie, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Gary Valenciano, among many others.
In the 1990s, famous artists included Eraserheads, The Company (vocal group), April Boy Regino, Smokey Mountain, Rivermaya, Jaya, Agot Isidro, Dessa (Filipino singer), Isabel Granada, Vina Morales, Donna Cruz, Jolina Magdangal, Jessa Zaragoza, Ariel Rivera, South Border, Carol Banawa, Yano, Introvoys, After Image, Side A, Andrew E., Lani Misalucha, Ella May Saison, Joey Ayala, Viktoria (singer), April Boys, Color It Red, Roselle Nava and Blakdyak, among many others.
But there are unusual cases include the Bisrock (Visayan rock music) song "Charing" by 1017, Davao-based band, and "Porque" by Maldita, a Zamboanga-based Chavacano band.
A lot of compositions of Bisrock are contributed by bands such as Phylum and Missing Filemon.
Philippine gong music can be divided into two types: the flat gong commonly known as gangsà and played by the groups in the Cordillera region and the bossed gongs played among the Islam and animist groups in the southern Philippines.
Kulintang refers to a racked gong chime instrument played in the southern islands of the Philippines, along with its varied accompanying ensembles.
Nevertheless, the kulintang ensemble is the most advanced form of music from before the late 16th century and the legacy of the Europeans in the Philippine archipelago.