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The Orchard Appoints New Director of Japan

The Orchard, a pioneering music, video and film distributor, have recently appointed Ken Seki as Director to manage the relationships, strategy, sales and marketing for clients and retails accounts of the Japanese market. This news is released just two months after the announcement of Sony merges RED into The Orchard….

Quincy Jones Launches New JBL Bluetooth Headphone with Yuna

If there’s one person we want to pick whose works are a showmanship of ultimate musicianship skills, then it’ll have to be the long-time American record producer – Quincy Jones – who is also a conductor, composer, musician , television producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive and recently, the…

Swee Lee Opens Specialty Drum Store in Singapore

Southeast Asia’s largest homegrown music company, Swee Lee invited the media for a special opening of its first-ever specialty drum store at Peninsula Shopping Complex, Singapore. With over 15 stores in the region, the Singapore company harked back to its roots as a supplier to British military bands in the…

WebTVAsia Signs Global Strategic Partnership Alibaba’s Tudou

WebTVAsia Signs Global Strategic Partnership Alibaba’s Tudou The acquisition of Layaria (Indonesia) and investment in Duble Kick Entertainment (Korea) WebTVAsia, a Malaysia-owned digital media entertainment company, announced today a global strategic partnership with China’s top short video platform Tudou – a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment…

Astro, Starhub and mm2 to Produce The Voice, But Only in Mandarin

The Voice, a popular reality singing competition from the US, has recently announced that it will be released in the second quarter of the year. Co-produced by Singapore companies mm2, Starhub, and Malaysia’s Astro, the search for competitors are already well underway. Although they’ve assured that they’re “on the search…

MTV MIX Becomes Hulu’s Very First Music Channel

Viacom signs deal with Hulu in Japan to launch MTV’s 1st subscription-based OTT Linear Channel in Asia. When we think that deals in Asia are going two feet under, we have yet to see what is brewing within Viacom, which has recently announced its partnership with HJ Holdings, Inc. This…

A2LiVE Appoints New MD and CCO

China’s EDM Festival Giant – A2Live – has officially announced their newly-appointed executive role for its Shanghai headquarters. Eric Reithler-Barros, a New York City business development exec, will join A2Live senior leadership team as Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer to head a variety of departmental teams in driving the…

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…

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 and Music Startups

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

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…

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….

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…