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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

MNA Interviews Alex Goatcher of Know What’s Loved (KWL)

What do you need to know about data analytics that transforms data into intelligence for artists, management, record labels, promoters, digital service providers and advertisers? Alex Goatcher, CEO and Founder of Know What’s Loved (KWL) shares with MNA how their company enables the music industry to target and connect with…

Speakers and Programmes at Maui Music Tech

The Maui Music Tech recently announced its speakers for its upcoming conference at Hawaii which will be held on 8-10 December. With programmes including panel talks, workshops and discussions alongside networking events running throughout the three-day conference, international and regional delegates and speakers from around the world will also be…