Ongaku!Project is an online fanmix group
which focuses mainly on Japanese pop. Affectionately known
as 'O!P', the project was formed in January 2005 by a group
of four H!P music-lovers and with the introduction of our
first generation of members on 14 February 2005, saw the
birth of the first five groups to the project (Megami Melody,
Hanamoni, Ichigo Kaisei, Danjo Kyoku and ACE). Production
work commenced shortly after the creation of the groups
and on 19 March 2005, the first O!P release was made with
Dillpop's solo cover of Goto Maki's Sayonara 'Tomodachi
ni wa Naritakunai no'.
The group has since evolved from being
H!P-centric into being an all-rounded group covering a variety
of artistes and genres. With the introduction of 'UnMyeong',
our repertoire has now expanded to cover yet another largely
popular realm of music while still retaining our predominantly
For O!P, the sky is truly our limit.
There are currently four main divisions
to O!P, each with a different theme.
: Constellation-themed, this is the main division through
which mixed-gender projects are released.
: Sweets-themed, this is the division through which all-girl
projects are released. This division is further divided
into three sub-units:
- Megami Melody
: Goddess-themed, produced by Rei-chan.
: Floral-themed, produced by Suki.
- Ichigo Kaisei
: Fruit-themed, produced by Suki.
: Noodle-themed, this is the division through which all-male
projects are released. It is mainly produced by Rei-chan.
: Jewel-themed and produced by Odango, this is the division
through which projects in Korean are released. This is also
the only division that works on non-Japanese projects.
In addition to normal releases, O!P does
regular all-O!P projects where all members will combine
talents in producing one massive all-O!P release. Examples
of these are the O!P summer shuffles as well as the Christmas/winter
releases. A full list of all O!P releases can be found on
In addition to producing fanmix releases,
O!P also produces our very own radio show in the form of
Hello!Ongaku. Making its debut on 26 February 2005, the
show is broadcast 'live' on-air with members of the project
taking turns every week to play host on the show. Hello!Ongaku
is currently helmed by tenkei, Rei-chan, Odango and Maki
Kanatsu and airs every 2230hrs (+8 GMT) on JPH!P Radio and
archives of past episodes can be found in the 'Radio' section
on the O!P website.
Here at O!P, we encourage our members to
not only forge friendships within the project, but also
encourage general interaction and sharing with the people
who are not in O!P, but share our love for music and song.
This is where the O!P Wordpress blog and the O!P presence
on the JPH!P IRC channel during Hello!Ongaku come in. We
are very glad to say that friends whom we have made through
these interactions, especially through the IRC channel,
are now singing with us and very much a part of O!P.
We are happy to share that auditions are
now in progress. Please check the main blog for more details.
If you have any suggestions or ideas which you would like
to share with us, please feel free to leave us a note either
on our journals or at our forums. You can also reach us
through email at email@example.com. We would love
to hear from you!