Wish Music Awards 2018’s spotlight on OPM
Wish 107.5, Your No. 1 FM Station on YouTube, announced Wish Music Awards will be held on Jan. 15 at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Now celebrating its third year, the Wish Music Awards aims to gather and recognize the year’s best and well-loved Filipino musicians and artists.
Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, Inc. (BMPI) produces Wish Music Awards.
Wish Music Awards will pay tribute to local songwriters, bands, singers and artists who collectively contributed to the massive appreciation and support gained by Original Pilipino Music (OPM) from the public lately.
Having noticed the recent resurgence of OPM, Wish finds it fitting to put the spotlight to the men and women who helped rekindle Filipinos’ love for their very own -- OPM.
Thus, the 2018 WMA will give thanks to the OPM legends while letting new and up and coming Pinoy musicians to step up their games and showcase their original brand of musicality.
Consistent with its mission to promote goodwill while promoting local music, the first Wish 107.5 Music Awards was remarkable for using parts of the proceeds of the event to donate to charities.
Held on Jan. 26, 2016, the 1st Wish Music Awards had the big winners of the musical evening chose the beneficiaries of the prize. A total P1.1 million was doled out during that evening.
On the 2nd Wish Music Awards, Wish debuted the Wishclusive Elite Circle, an award category that reward performances uploaded on YouTube with the most number of views.
The introduction of WISHclusive Elite Circle was spurred by the phenomenal rise of Wish 107.5’s online digital platform since 2016. Today, Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel has earned a massive followings, brought largely by a diverse array of WISHclusive performances by local and foreign musical acts.
For the Wish Music Awards 2018, Wish announces that the major awards categories include Best WISHclusive Performance, WISH Original Song of The Year, and WISH Artist of the Year.
Other awards to be given are: WISH Promising Artist, WISHclusive Elite Circle Award, WISH Reactors’ Choice Award, and the WISH Music Icon.
Wish will choose the winners through a voting process, which comprises of online votes (15 percent) and the judges’ votes (85 percent).
Fans can cast their votes on the WMA website, www.wish1075.com/wishawards, using their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Wish says that it will count and it will only allow an account to make one vote per category per day.
Online voting ends on Jan. 15, 12 noon.