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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…

Air Debuts Live Concert in Singapore

AIR, the French electronic duo, is debuting their first live performance in Singapore on 27 May 2017 at the Esplanade Theatre. The duo from Versailles has been the leading figures in the late 90s’ electronica boom when their debut album Moon Safari, including the single “Sexy Boy” and “Kelly Watch…

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…

Editor’s Pick: Artists Showcase SXSW 2017

SXSW has released its Music Bloggers Guide to SXSW 2017 exploring over 100+ exciting up-and-coming SXSW Showcasing Artists. On news closer to home, MNA has decided to filter this selection to artists from Asia and explores reasons why their music deserves to be on this Bloggers Guide. Korean Music at…

Editor’s Pick: 5 Things You Must See at Sonar, Hong Kong (2/2)

Click here to return to the first page Heavily focused on tech, Sonar will be providing a platform not only for research centres but also tech companies, creative studios and labs around the world to showcase new products, prototypes, apps, tools and devices to interactive installations, musical instruments in ‘Expo’, Sónar+D,…

Editor’s Pick: 5 Things You Must See at Sonar, Hong Kong

In about two weeks, Hong Kong will see its first ever electronic music festival, conference, installations event organised by Magnetic Asia, the Hong Kong-based. One of Hong Kong’s most vital electronic artists, Choi Sai-ho will be performing at Magnetic Asia’s very first electronic music festival, Sonar. Already with a vast…

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…

Jobs of the Month

Sound Designer (Studios) Mediacorp Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest television and radio broadcaster, is seeking a entry-level sound designer to be part of its audio and recording team. Applicant stands a chance to build their repertoire and skills in music composition as he or she will be responsible to initiate ideas…

Crowdsource Platform Konserku Organises Concert In Indonesia

The idea came to Danny Widodo in the summer of 2015 after realising the risky business in concert promotion. His stint in concert production at the Resort World Sentosa brought to light the constant issues faced by concert promoters worldwide. The conservative route to producing a concert is to organise…

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…

La Femme Tours Asia

Next month, Le Femme, the French psych-punk rock band from France, debuts their first Asian tour performing at Scape Club (Singapore), Music Zone @ EMAX (Hong Kong), The Wall (Taipei) and Astro Hall (Tokyo). Famous for its synthetic and hypnotic influeces by Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk and mix of coldwave, punk…

EmTech Asia 2017 to Host Technology & Innovation Discussion

Tech focus: Virtual and Augmented Reality in emerging technology EmTech Asia, slated to take place over the next two days, will see a host of experts come together to discuss some of the most prominent topics in emerging technology, including Computing and Cybersecurity, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented…

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…

A Portrait of Laneway Festival Singapore 2017

Chet Faker appeared at Laneway Festival Singapore yesterday under his real name Nick Murphy officially performing at one of the most popular and influential lifestyle music festival in Singapore. Despite the relentless downpour that plague the festival grounds, the audience at the main festival ground at the Meadow situated within…

MONO Tours “Requiem For Hell” in Asia

For those of you who are new to MONO and if you so happen to be in Kuala Lumpur tonight at the same time craving for extensively symphonic rock music of the highest order, then head to Pentas at KLPAC. MONO is now touring Asia to promote their latest album…

Gig Life Asia Releases Wonderfruit Festival Packages

Start your year by attending one of Asia’s most prominent music festivals via Gig Life Asia. Gig Life Asia, an events curator specialising in festivals, recently announced Wonderfruit’s new discounted travel packages for Wonderfruit, one of Thailand’s most newest and yet most sought-after and eco-friendly music festivals. With all-in packages…

The Undying Rock Scene in Malaysia

Pictured above (L-R): Aziz, Zahid, David and Hamka. MNA interviews CEO of Rock The World The rock scene has always been an underground affair for Malaysian fans. Over the years, festival goers have also been a selective few who grew up with the ever growing punk culture, which has been…