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Accedo Partners With Telekom to Stream Virtual Reality LIVE Concert

Telekom Germany has recently delivered VR content through live concerts ever since their partnership with Accedo to launch the world’s first mass-market VR experience. Rock am Ring, one of the largest music festivals in the world, streamed live video through Magenta Musik 360. Gorillaz concert in Cologne was live-streamed offering audience…

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…

VinylOfTheDay Launches Mobile App

The vinyloftheday mobile app has recently launched as an online shopping vinyl record marketplace that hosts a variety of new and used records to buy and sell. Famous for its hashtag #vinyloftheday on Instagram, the platform established in 2013 in Singapore is now offering users to buy, sell and trade…

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…

SF Music Tech Summit Announces Conference Date

Brian Zisk, the founder of San Francisco Music Tech Summit, has announced the 19th edition of the one-day music and tech conference on 17 October. With early bird tickets, as low as $USD178.20, already on sale, the event will be held at its annual venue at Hotel Kabuki in San…

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…

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…

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…

Calling Up All Tech and Music Startups

Do you have an interesting story to tell about your music startups? For those of you geeks out there who want to think that you have invented a pretty darn good app, Music News Asia (MNA) is currently looking for some exquisite creators and their creatives to feature on our…

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…

Google’s Interest to Acquire SoundCloud

After the recent whisper over Spotify’s interest to acquire SoundCloud, some speculated the end is drawing near for the loss-making streaming platform. Since the recent revelation of Sony and Universal’s stakes with the Berlin-based company, we’ve also heard about Google’s interest in snapping up SoundCloud, which now boasts more than…

Tencent to Expand Streaming Service Joox in SE Asia

Tencent is planning to further expand its streaming music reach, expanding the presence of Joox, its streaming platform in southeast Asia. While the service is currently available in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong, Tencent has plans to launch it in at least two more countries this year, including India….

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…

Apple Music Seeks Digital Marketing Manager in Singapore

Apple has recently posted an ad on LinkedIn seeking for a 6-month contract position to be based in Singapore. The position has clearly stated that the position they are looking for will be to develop, implement, track and optimise digital marketing campaigns for Apple Music and the App Store across…

BandLab’s New Appointments

BandLab has been announcing a slew of news to the public recently after its initial announcement acquiring a 49% stake of the Rolling Stone publishing arm. Today, it launches a free online integrated mastering tool to allow musicians to create radio-ready tracks and also announces the appointment of three executives…