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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…

What Has China Got to Do with Electronic Music?

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: China to embrace A2LiVE Programming with Open Hands Transitioning from one of the world’s biggest metropolitan cities to another – from New York to Shanghai – Eric Reithler-Barros is moving on track after his last stint at SFX Entertainment to lead one of China’s booming electronic music conglomerate…

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…

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…