OPM hitmaker Yeng Constantino has finally acquired her catalog of songs from ABS-CBN’s record label Star Music after being in the music industry for 17 years.
In a report by entertainment news outlet Push, the 34-year-old singer expressed her gratitude to Star Music who understood her gesture to establish her ownership of her songs.
Yeng officially parted ways with Kapamilya record label after two decades and signed with Republic Records Philippines.
She clarified that there were no ill feelings with Star Music, and pointed out that her connection between them will remain.
“I’m so lucky kasi hindi siya naging war, walang ganun na nangyari… Ako mismo personally, pumunta pa ako ng Star Music. Naiyak pa nga ako kasi syempre laking hiya ko. Ayoko po mag come off as ungrateful, ayoko pong ma feel na I’m abandoning you guys,” she explained.
Push reported that Yeng wants to use the opportunity to earn income to secure her retirement in the future, adding that her songs are her investments.
“17 years na ako sa industry and hindi naman tayo bumabata so parang as I’m getting older ––I think I’ve been like this simula pa naman nung umpisa––I always think about the future,” she said.
“Itong trabaho namin it’s not forever and what do I have to do in the present para masecure ko ang akin retirement pag tanda,” Yeng continued.
“Isa lang to sa mga steps na ginagawa ko para mas ma secure ‘yung future ko. Eventually I think ‘yung songs are an investment as well,” she added.
The Chinito singer aired her sentiments about her songs such as OPM classic Hawak Kamay and now-trending song on Tiktok Chinito, saying they had served their purposes already as it was their time to come home to her.
Yeng has revealed her intention to release new versions of her songs, expressing her desire to revisit certain lyrics from her previous tracks.
Some of the re-recordings of her signature songs including Salamat, Lapit, and Ako Muna, were already featured in her newest EP, Reimagined, released last July.