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Mediacorp Hires Former SEA MD of Twitter

Parminder Singh, former managing director, Southeast Asia, Middle East & North Africa and India of Twitter, is appointed to take on the role as the chief commercial and digital officer at Mediacorp. Mediacorp has plans to bolster its digital arm reflected in their recent hires including Singh’s role, which is…

DBS and SingTel To Sponsor Ultra Singapore 2017

Ultra Singapore, the largest electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Singapore, has announced partnerships with SingTel and DBS Bank. Although details of the deal have yet to be disclosed, it would come as no surprise how sponsorship towards a hype and cool brand such as Ultra is going to boost…

Streaming vs Radio in Malaysia

Spotify released a brief article about the listening behaviour of Malaysians in a survey conducted through 2220 respondents last year. Commissioned by Spotify, TNS, a global market-research company investigated the trends in the streaming market – comparing the reach of traditional radio and how users behaviour vary when they switched…

Ex-Spotify Distributor Soundrop Relaunches Platform for YouTubers

Music distribution services are gradually emerging and highlighting their very own features to attract various demands and needs. As for Soundrop, it recently announced their return with their digital-first distribution for the YouTube users after being acquired by CD Baby. Distribution is often an afterthought by recording artists, and they…

The Goldfish Syndrome is Forcing the Music Industry To Evolve

While the music industry, just like many other industry online, is facing challenges in digitizing and distributing music online, labels and music marketers are increasingly looking into new ways that would market music effectively, which is also due to an increasing number of artists and producers churning out new works…

Asia-Focus Panel at SXSW

SXSW, one of the largest music, film and art festivals in the world covering half of the city of Austin for over a week, is going to see a lot more outreach covering discussions around globalisation involving some of the largest and economically affecting countries in Asia. Demystifying Asia’s Music…

Calling Up All Tech & Music Startups

Do you have an interesting story to tell about your startup? For those of you geeks out there who want to think that you have invented a pretty darn good app, Music News Asia is currently looking for some exquisite creators and their creatives to feature on our Tech Series….

How did VH1 Supersonic Attract Sponsorship This Year?

India’s EDM Festival Sees Increase in Sponsorship Revenue by 200% VH1 Supersonic, a Viacom enterprise and one of India’s hottest EDM fest, has broadened its horizon booking artists from other genres, aside EDM, including hip hop stars Macklemore and Zedd. This year alone, the line-up is a mix-genre that features…

QRATES Vinylises Music

Some of the best things [sounds] in life do come in the form of a vinyl held in your hand. QRATES, a crowdfunding platform for on-demand vinyl, is a startup that envisions the the power of vinyl bringing back the nostalgic moments of a retro hobby; to produce vinyl that you have…

Singapore’s Social Tech Company Bandlab Acquires AudioStretch

Bandlab has recently announced its fourth acquisition – AudioStretch, a premium music transcription application. Aimed towards a more high-tech educational approach, AudioStretch allows users to change the speed of audio files without changing the pitch, perfect for those who need to listen closely to any track to learn or teach…

Google’s Interest to Acquire SoundCloud

After the recent whisper over Spotify’s interest to acquire SoundCloud, some speculated the end is drawing near for the loss-making streaming platform. Since the recent revelation of Sony and Universal’s stakes with the Berlin-based company, we’ve also heard about Google’s interest in snapping up SoundCloud, which now boasts more than…

Tencent to Expand Streaming Service Joox in SE Asia

Tencent is planning to further expand its streaming music reach, expanding the presence of Joox, its streaming platform in southeast Asia. While the service is currently available in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong, Tencent has plans to launch it in at least two more countries this year, including India….

How To Market Your Content on Social Media with Jennie Sager

Jennie Sager, Director of Music Entertainment at Twitter, has recently attended the Mumbrella Entertainment Marketing Summit in Sydney, Australia. She shares her views on how artists could maximise their efforts through the powerful resources of social media and in this case Twitter, the world’s most active site for opinions and trends…

Split Works partners with Australia Council

In an effort to create opportunities and experiences in the music and art environment, Australia Council has recently announced its partnership with two music and art organisations in Shanghai China – Split Works and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. According to the Asia – Europe Foundation website, the partnership is aimed…

Is Amazon Prime India Cheaper Than Netflix?

Amazon Prime offers Discounted Subscription Fee – Cheaper than Netflix!! Amazon Prime is literally giving Netflix a run for its money. The subscription-based streaming platform owned by Amazon has recently made headway in India and has offered its lowest price ever. In its efforts to attract users to Amazon, it…

Jyrki Rosenberg Left MixRadio To Join F-Secure

Jyrki Rosenberg, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Mixradio Ltd has recently left his position to join F-Secure Corporation, a cyber security and privacy company based in Helsinki, Finland. Rosenberg was officially appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Security at F-Secure recently after leaving MixRadio, a global…

Merlin Opens Japan Office

Merlin, the global digital rights agency for more than 20,000 independent labels, has opened a Japanese office. The new office will be based in the Ebisu district of central Tokyo and headed by Haji Taniguchi, who was the former President of Avex Music Publishing Inc. Taniguchi remain as one of…

Apple Music Seeks Digital Marketing Manager in Singapore

Apple has recently posted an ad on LinkedIn seeking for a 6-month contract position to be based in Singapore. The position has clearly stated that the position they are looking for will be to develop, implement, track and optimise digital marketing campaigns for Apple Music and the App Store across…

BandLab’s New Appointments

BandLab has been announcing a slew of news to the public recently after its initial announcement acquiring a 49% stake of the Rolling Stone publishing arm. Today, it launches a free online integrated mastering tool to allow musicians to create radio-ready tracks and also announces the appointment of three executives…

Shazam Lite Launches in Asia

World’s most popular app, Shazam, has recently announced the launch of Shazam Lite on Android and its availability in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines. Shazam is definitely trying to make a mark among South Asia users. It’s most recent technology utlises as little data as possible optimising size of less…

Rolling Stone Sells Shares to Singapore Social Music Company BandLab

Singapore-based social music company BandLab Technologies has recently announced its acquisition of a 49% stake in long-running equity stake in American rock and culture magazine Rolling Stone. The Singapore-based startup and app functions allows its creators to collaborate online with musicians and fans. The partnership is expected to see BandLab…

Playster Announce Partnerships with Sony, Warner and The Orchard

Calling itself ‘the Netflix of everything’, Playster has recently launched an ‘all you can eat’ offer allowing access to a range of subscription options involving e-books/audiobooks [$9.95], movies [$3.95], music [$9.95] and games [$5.95]. And if you are an all-rounder user, subscribing to every element for $24.95 per month. Playster,…

Samsung Milk Music Officially Shuts Down

The Korean tech giant is making its way out of the music streaming business. Samsung’s very own music streaming service – Milk Music – has officially shut down and will be unavailable in the US. The South Korean company announced in August that it will be shutting down its service…