DOST to conduct study on Philippine music industry

Published September 13, 2021, 12:14 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will conduct a research to map out, assess, and define the Philippine music industry.

Department of Science and Technology

To be led by the DOST’s National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), the new policy research is in support of the proposed House Bill (HB) No. 8101 or the Philippine Creative Industries Act.

With a title, “MusikaPilipinas: Research and Mapping Towards Understanding, Scoping, and Defining the Philippine Music Industry”, the study “aims to provide a comprehensive baseline of the economic performance of the Philippine music industry…and the specific structure of its players, transactions and creative and production dynamics.”

“It also intends to identify prospects and challenges for an effective reference on cultural policy to be utilized in the process of building a more vibrant and dynamic Philippine music industry,” the DOST said in a statement.

The research project will be led by Dr. Ma. Alexandra I. Chua of the DOST-NRCP Division of Humanities.

It seeks to produce a comprehensive mapping, scoping and defining of the music industry in the country to provide an analysis of the its market and current state, particularly providing information and assessment of its socio-cultural and economic data.

“This is undertaken to reveal opportunities and vulnerabilities in the country’s music ecosystem in order to suggest key areas for development for the future – including the kind of government intervention possible in support of the growth of the music industry,” the DOST said.

According to the agency, target beneficiaries of the project are artists, music agents, promoters, managers, producers, cultural policy makers and executives, among others.

The DOST said the study’s potential impacts are creation of stable jobs for musicians, producers, and music managers, better support for artists in sustaining their livelihood in music, economic growth for the country, and cultivate sense of pride for Filipino composed music.