Rising Indie OPM Band Brando Bal Lands Record Deal with Warner Music Philippines


An independent Original Pilipino Music (OPM) band is gaining traction beyond the country.

Brando Bal, known for their music fused with blues, pop rock, and alternative rock, has signed an exclusive music distribution contract with Warner Music Philippines on January 12th, 2024.

The signing took place at the Warner Music Philippines Office in BGC, Taguig City. Present at the contract signing were key representatives, including Brando Bal’s Manager, John Lloyd Elsisura and Warner Music Philippines A&R Director, Kelley Mangahas.

Formed in 2020, Brando Bal is known for their hit single “Anghel” that garnered over 4.1 million streams on Spotify. The band had also released an EP called, “Experimental” that highlights their versatility and bold exploration of different musical genres. Among the tracks is “Pag-Ibig,” which has received more than 1.1 million streams on Spotify. The band is composed of Mark Brando Baloloy (guitar, vocals), Allen Lestingyo (guitar), Marjun Gonzales (bass), Zedrick Lara (keys), and Merwin Hipona (drums).

“This partnership with Warner Music Philippines will help us tap into our full potential in the music industry and share more music with our BB’s and listeners. We’re grateful for the continuous love and support they have shown us from the start, and we’re excited to take the next step in our journey with them,” expressed Mark Brando Baloloy, the frontman of Brando Bal.

The partnership between Brando Bal and Warner Music Philippines promises fresh sounds and exciting musical experiences after a three-year hiatus of the band, setting the stage for an exhilarating new chapter in OPM.

For more information about the band, visit their Spotify profile at https://open.spotify.com/artist/5PEsNoUzsAqT1INR1N4HY0.

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