Protection Of Artist Right
1. Implementation of the Singers' Equity Program. Funded through equity payments of foreign performers, the program provides financial assistance and benefits such as hospitalization and death and legal services. These include procurement of contracts with producers, collection of unpaid talents fees and harassment cases.
2. To ensure a harmonious rhythm with the industry, OPM liaisons with other associations in the music industry, such as KATHA-the organization of Filipino composers, PARI- the organization of record producers, AMP-association of musicians and KAPP- the association of Filipino artists/actors. OPM is also a member of the PHILIPPINE LEGITIMATE STAGE ARTIST GROUP, INC. (PHILSTAGE), a conglomeration of independent and established live theater, dance and entertainment organizations who share the belief that arts, culture and entertainment play a significant role in strengthening and development of the national moral fiber.
3. In 1996, OPM spearheaded the move to pursue the protection of copyright and neighboring rights in Philippine Music and Performing Arts by coming into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) together with the heads of various artists' organizations and guilds of entertainment industry forming an ALLIANCE to collectively and in a collegial manner promote the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines. The formation of ALLIANCE has given birth to two collecting societies, namely: The Performing Rights Society of the Philippines, Inc. (PRSP) and The Phonogram and Performers Society of the Philippines, Inc. (PPSP). The PRSP acts as the collecting society for performers, such as actors, singers, musicians, dancers and other persons who act, sing, play in, interpret or otherwise perform literary and artistic works. The PPSP, on the other hand, acts as the collecting society for performers and phonogram producers. Both the PPSP and the PRSP were established to promote cooperation and collective action in the pursuit of common goals and objectives, guarantee their benefits through collection, distribution and application of royalties in their behalf.