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NetEase Cloud Music Breaks International Artists in China

While technology has allowed all kinds of data to be collected, it is no surprise that we’ll eventually see more of it coming from one of Asia’a fastest growing music scene – China. NetEase Cloud Music, one of China’s largest tech companies, has recently released some of the most popular…

Malaysia Welcomes Wired Music Week

Catch Wired Music Week slated to take place at Cyberjaya, Malaysia this coming weekend with one of the first educational music conference focusing on electronic music. Give it a go at expanding your horizon. Malaysia is finally taking a stand as part of a growing demand to satiate the interest…

Spotify’s First Day At NYSE Closed At $149.01

While some of us are still in the celebratory mood of Spotify’s launch in new territories such as South Africa, Vietnam, Israel and Romania, many more of us waited to see the reaction of the world, more specifically when Spotify started trading at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) yesterday….

Streaming: Spotify To Go Public On 3 April

When it was just talk in the past, it’s now real. The streaming music business is seeing one of the most important day in the history of the music industry where Spotify will officially go public on 3 April, 2018. Just days ago, Paul Vogel, Spotify’s Head of Investor Relations…

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,…