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Singaporean R&B Artiste Sam Rui Launches Debut Album

Sam Rui is releasing her debut album titled Season 2 in a collaboration with producer GROSSE. The R&B artiste first album depicts her intense moments dealing with ‘heartbreak, confusion, disappointment, and loneliness’. In the hope of breaking into the mainstream genre in Singapore, this young lady exerts a fiery spirit…

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…

Music China Expo Expands Its 16th Edition

With over 90% of booth space already booked, Music China, a prominent music trade event, is set to take place from 11 – 14 October 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Benefiting from China’s promising MI market, the 2017 show is expected to exceed last year’s scale and…

China’s Music Executives to Speak at #MIDEM2017

The Asian market, one of the fastest growing markets in the world, is finally getting more panel time at Midem 2017. Some of the more pressing issues include copyrights, its media strategy and how its giant music providers are playing a part in promoting #antipiracy #music subscription – all part of…

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…

Budweiser STORM Festival China Goes Abroad in 2017

Eric Zho, founder and CEO of A2LiVE, the producer and promoter of Budweiser STORM, has announced its 2017 touring plans in its annual press conference held in Shanghai yesterday. Alongside the announcement that the festival will be expanding to other cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Changsha and Xiamen,…

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…

In Need of Investor for Your Music Startups. Then Listen Up!

At the recent Echelon Malaysia hosted by e27, a panel consisting of Venture Capitalists from Golden Gate Ventures, KK Fund, Captii Ventures and Gobi VC got together to discuss their perspective on the competitive advantage of a Malaysian startup. In recent years, technology is catching up fast in all active…

IFPI: Streaming Market Increased by 6 Percent Globally

Music Market at tipping point for second year in a row after seeing an increase in revenue sales. Strong growth in the global recorded music market increased by 5.9 percent totalling a revenue of US$15.7 billion in 2016, the highest rate since IFPI began tracking the market in 1997. According…

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…

Daito Manabe On Creativity As A Digital Artist

Calling Daito Manabe a DJ may just be one of the most modest things we could ever describe a digital artists. Hailed as the world’s most renowned contemporary digital artists of our time, Daito Manabe’s recent performance with nosaj thing at Sónar in Hong Kong has not only captured the…

TREC and DBKL to Host World Youth Jazz Festival

The WOLRD YOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL, in its 6th edition, is slated to take place from 5 – 7 May at TREC KL. TREC KL will be hosting the festival for the first time and has recently released its final line-up of artistes including DBKL’s nine-piece orchestra Summons Syndicate, Lee Pei…

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…

Moogfest Converges Music, Art and Technology

Moogfest, the synthesis of music, art and technology, has unveiled the full schedule for the expansive four-day festival. Happening from 18-21 May, the event explores the future of technology, art, and music, the festival which will include more than 300 musical performances, daytime workshops, conversations, masterclasses, film screenings, live scores,…

WebTVAsia & Prodigee Media To Open Second Day of Echelon Malaysia

Desmond Ngai, Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships of WebTVAsia & Prodigee Media will open the second day of Echelon while his partner from WebTVAsia Fred Chong, Founder and Group CEO will conclude the event with a presentation. An established songwriter, music producer and multi-genre creator, Chong founded Prodigee Media in…

Malaysian Appointed Chairman of IFPI Asia-Pacific Regional Board

IFPI Asia-Pacific Regional Board has recently appointed Dato’ Norman Abdul Halim, Executive President and Group Chief Executive Officer of KRU Group as the Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Regional Board of International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the organisation representing the recording industry worldwide. Dato’ Norman Halim is the Executive…