The music scene has become active once again with the rise of online gigs. Though it is saddening that the COVID-19 crisis has put on hold events for our musicians, social media has brought new ways by which they can share their music with the world. Digitalization is the way to go these days.
Musikang Lokal has gathered some of the countries seasoned musicians and aspiring artists for online gigs live on its Facebook page. Its founder, Carl Laurence Miranda, known in the circuit as singer-songwriter ‘Lorenzo’ created the site only last March 2020 – which now gaining more than 5,000 followers. Expect figures to double in the coming weeks.
“Naisip kong buoin ang Musikang Lokal to help aspiring local artists to showcase their talents through a platform where they can share their music”, says Carl who is behind the successful songs such as ‘Pangako’ and ‘Gabing Malamig’.
“Dati, ang plano ko lang is maging platform for online gig ang Musikang Lokal. Hanggang sa nagcome up ako sa isa pang idea na magfeature na din ako ng mga original songs ng mga local bands and artists sa page.”
Musikang Lokal is raising awareness that through music, our kind-hearted artists can help others in need.
“Isa lang naman ang plano ko. Habang natutulungan ko ang mga aspiring artists na mabigyan sila ng exposure ay maipromote din ang kanilang music. At ngayon ay may natutulungan din kami na mga beneficiaries dahil lahat ng online gigs ng Musikang Lokal ay benefit gigs.”
And what’s next for Laurence’s bucket list? “Magkakaroon soon ng Musikang Lokal Benefit Concert after nitong pandemic. Yung lahat ng nagperform na sa online gig ay makakasama din dun. Nasa isang malaking stage kaming lahat. Isang pangmalakasang event at syempre, mas madami pang tao ang ating matulungan.”
As everyone is in need of positivity, Musikang Lokal is uniting our country’s talented artists to spread the message of love, hope, and healing. And Mendira.net is your proud media partner.