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7 of Thailand’s Coolest Recording Studios

When I was out and about scouting for recording studios in Thailand, some of the names kept coming up among our industry mates. Thailand is not just the idyllic tourist destination, but also a hub for award-winning music producers to work and reside. If it’s to do with the extra…

Music News Asia Returns With More Content In 2018

Music News Asia, MNA, is starting 2018 afresh with more engaging content focusing on in-depth stories from Asia and the world over. Starting from the month of February, our monthly issues will be country-focused covering Japan, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and more. While we continue to produce written articles, we…

Editor’s Top Pick At Wonderfruit Festival

Finishing of the fourth season at Siam Country Club near Pattaya, Wonderfruit festival over the weekend saw not only sun and thunderstorm but also impeccable music curation that would just awaken anyone’s musical taste buds. We picked five acts from the impressive lineup of indie, folk, pop and electronic names…

BTS Wins Awards at Melon And MAMA

Hottest K-Pop Group BTS Wins Melon and Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) Over the last few weeks, BTS has managed to bag some of the highest accolades at Korea’s Melon Awards as well as the Mnet Asian Music Awards show in Hong Kong. The septet has been taking the world…

Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) Debut In Vietnam

Seven awards were presented to five Asian artists including Toc Tien, Son Tung M-TP(Vietnam), Lula(Thailand), Aisyah Aziz(Singapore), Agnez Mo(Indonesia), Wanna One, Seventeen(Korea). The road to MAMA WEEK is happening all of this week featuring Korean nominees and winners of the global music festival ‘2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)’. For…

K-Pop Music Frenzy on Spotify Playlists

The launch of Spotify’s “Hub” in 2015 has garnered more than 6.6 billion K-pop streams with over 14.4 billion of listening minutes. When we thought that we’ve just had enough of K-pop, we realised that the bubble hasn’t really burst in the rest of the world. Asia may have been…

Axwell to Perform at 808 Festival Thailand

808 Festival is a valid excuse for a year-end trip to Bangkok this December. This two-day event taking place on the 9th and 10th of December at Oasis Arena @ Show DC is going to house some of the most pristine acts ever performed in the region. New acts announced…

NetEase Cloud Music Hits 400 Million User Mark

NetEase Cloud Music (NCM), one of China’s largest music platform, has announced today that it has officially reached 400 million users since its launch in 2013 and moving forward a strategic partnership with KKBox, Asia’s leading music streaming service. With Tencent claiming to have a similar number of active users…

iGo Launches QR Payments At WHISKY LIVE 2017

iGo says it’s taking it’s cashless ecosystem to the next level for Singapore concerts, festivals, and shows. IGo is hoping to get its users to either top up credits on their event RFID wristbands or via QR payments with iGo credits stored in their smartphones. The Singapore based Ticketing /…

Latest Release We Love: ‘Too Far Gone’ by MAKJ

Car racer turned radio show host and DJ – Mackenzie Johnson a.k.a MAKJ – has recently released his latest single ‘Too Far Gone’ featuring folk and rock singer-songwriter Matthew Santos. Returning to his hip-hop and pop roots, this single marks another chapter in Johnson’s career as touring artists. The sound…

James Reid Wins “Best Southeast Asia Act” at MTV EMA 2017

MTV EMA 2017 celebrated its annual music award show in London attended by some of the most stellar artists in the world including U2 performing their “Get Out Of Your Own Way” from London’s Trafalgar Square. Best Hip Hop winner Eminem  opened MTV EMA 2017 by doing a thrilling orchestra-backed performance, along…

How To Increase Fan Base and Generate Revenue

Do you have an upcoming release on Spotify and want your fans to get the best engagement experience and alert even before its release? Show.co has launched a new feature “Pre-Save Me” that allows labels, managers and musicians to run their own marketing campaign on Spotify. Show.co, CD Baby‘s very…

Bruno Mars Returns to Asia For 24K Magic World Tour

Just after 4 years touring his second headlining tour – The Moonshine Jungle Tour – in 2014, Bruno Mars is back with another world tour for his third studio album, 24K Magic. The Grammy Award winner who shared the win with Mark Ronson for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Records…

Future Theory Festival Returns to Mumbai City

The ultimate experience that anyone audience to Future Theory can tell you after the event last year is kind of a nostalgic reflection of the spirit of Mumbai City. It is slated to take place at various venues on 18-19 November 2017. Announcing its newest City Sessions series, Future Theory…

Clockenflap: A Show You Never Want to Forget

Editor’s Pick for Hong Kong’s largest music and art festival – Clockenflap Whenever you think is the best time to visit Hong Kong, whether it’s during spring, summer or Christmas, think again. If you have just joined the indie fan club, you are in for the biggest part of the…

Mr.Headbox Winner of MTV’s Project Aloft Star

After over 1,500 original song entries and more than 1.2 million votes later, the talent discovery competition Project Aloft Star, amplified by MTV, has finally found its Southeast Asia and Australia winner. In its fourth edition, the competition saw applicants spanning 9 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, S.Korea,…

808 Festival Returns to Thailand

EDM is here to stay in 2017 as there’s another electronic music festival taking place in the last month of the year at Bangkok’s Oasis Arena. Back for the fifth year, 808 Festival never fails to garner a reputation as some of the most famous line-ups across the dance menu….

Laidback Luke’s Guide to Quick Production

The anticipation could be felt in the air in the small room of no more than 30 people, all producers, DJs, and other related people in the music industry. Laidback Luke is sitting already on stage 10 minutes before the start of the workshop working bringing up a template for…

Pedal Review: A Post-Rocker’s Guitar Rig

Shankar Laxminarayan, guitarist of Damn Dirty Apes and Coma, shares with us his standard guitar rig – a Pedaltrain Pro fitted with 11 Pedals. The sci-fi-esque nature of tones used in post/psychedelic rock requires a specific foundation: Distortion – Delay – Phaser The genre becomes relatively monotonous due to the…

Digital Consumerism by Millennials in Asia

Millennials are learning, shopping and entertaining themselves via apps, stores and sites online. But does that mean they are no longer visiting a physical store or heading out? Conversation by eMarketer finds a panel from the UK and U.S to discuss how Millennials are consuming content online touching topics on…

IMS Asia-Pacific Focuses on China’s Electronic Scene

International Music Summit (IMS) Asia-Pacific is running a two-day conference at the Hyatt on the Bund Hotel right in the heart of cosmopolitan Shanghai. Held 21-22 Sept and followed by STORM Festival in the weekend. Focusing on the development of the electronic music scene in China, the panels discussed sustainability, effective…

Music Matters Focus on Data, Content & Streaming

All That Matters returned to Ritz-Carlton hotel after a stint at the Marina Bay Sands complex last year in the lion city, Singapore. Held 9-13th September, the 5-day music festival and 3-day conference under the All That Matters brand held its 12th edition of Music Matters, Asia’s prime music conference,…

Our Top 7 Favourites at Music Matters LIVE

Music Matters LIVE has once again lifted the hearts of everyone with one of their best line-up to date! With over a decade of curations, the Branded team has definitely left us all asking for more. 40 bands from 12 countries have made their mark at some of Singapore’s liveliest…