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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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 & Music Startups

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

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…