hi brian..
the local music scene here is very active and vibrant, the local collecting organization here filscap like the bmi or ascap is also active too, just recently they tour some school to introduce to them the knack of songwriting. but in terms of government support to some of the local writers and artist, zero. its hard to thrive in a very competitive environment. struggling musician still struggling. some of my friends in the industry are a little lucky, some of them having series of small gigs performing varieties of popular songs, other got a break in teaching career in music.
about me as jpf member here in the philippines, just plain folks listening to the latest country music as part of my playlist inside my car. playing some games in my phone hoping to find a dose of inspiration.