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Rainforest World Music Festival. Artist performance. Music Press Asia
Environment

Going Green at the Land of the Hornbills

– Rainforest World Music Festival Launch Green Efforts – The festival has already sold 10,000 tickets and is expecting 12,000 festival-goers.

After a two-year hiatus, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2022 is returning to the Sarawak Cultural Village this weekend, June 17-19. Its 25th edition, according to the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), is playing host to performers from China, Australia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Canada, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, the United States of America, and Vietnam. RWMF’s three-day event will also…

Pixar Disney Turning Red 4Town Top Billboard Chart. Music Press Asia
Marketing & Merchandise

Songs for a Cartoon Boy Band Tops Chart

A few months after its first lyric release, the new original song Nobody Like U from Disney/Pixar film Turning Red is still going strong. The Music In true boy band fashion, Nobody Like U is…

Endangered Species Day. Music Press Asia
Nature

Turning The Tide for Endangered Animals

Our species, the Homo sapiens, has officially seized the world. For roughly 300 millennia, or most of our existence, our population numbers have risen gradually. It is estimated that there were about 170 million people…

SoundCloud acquires Musiio to improve AI music curation

An online audio sharing platform and streamer, SoundCloud has acquired an AI music curation company, Musiio. Using its team and technology, SoundCloud plans to fortify its music discovery features. So far, the terms of the…

Asia: A World of the Rarely Seen

While conservation in Asia goes all the way back to its disappearing mangroves and increasing agriculture of palm oil, there is much diversity in the animal kingdom too. From Brown bears roaming remote Russian volcanoes…

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MA Hailun Photofairs Shanghai Gaotai Gallery. Music Press Asia
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exhibition

PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai To Exhibit China Showcase

Ready for a good soaking of arts from the East? Join PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai for an explosive exhibition at the Somerset House this week from 12-15 May. Titled China Showcase, the exhibition is presenting 10 Chinese artists represented by some of the Fair’s leading exhibitors. The…

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Interview

Florian Ferruzza Interview with Music Press Asia
Vietnam

Vietnamese House Label Goes LIVE

In an interview with Music Press Asia, founder of Stargazing Records Florian Ferruzza shares the works of his debut album, starting his label in Vietnam and collaborating with local talent. PART I: INTRO Q1: Hello, Florian. Congratulations on releasing your…

Valentina Ploy sign to Warner Music. Music Press Asia
Thailand

Thailand: A Unique Point Of View

Thailand is no stranger to pop music. In fact, its strength lies in a mesh that has developed and built the nation’s taste in music. Recently signed to Warner Music Thailand, Valentina Ploy is the culmination of exactly that beauty;…

Magnifying Nature’s Whispering

Judy Wu fulfills her role as an ambassador of nature, pledging us all for change and awareness on the subject of conservation not only for wildlife but also for the…

Vandal at DAORecords HQ. Music Press Asia

Where Music Should Be in the Metaverse & Web3

Where should musicians perform in the metaverse? Why should artists consider minting their own NFT today? How will it promote music? Vandal of DAORecords speaks with Monica Tong editor-in-chief of Music Press Asia on how…

How Do We Keep Indian Rhythms Alive?

The rich language of the tabla has always been an introspective expression of the Hindustani classical music sector. Most prevalently exported from the Indian subcontinent, this pair of twin hand…

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No Sleep Conference 2022 to discuss Metaverse and NFTs. Music Press Asia
Technology

No Sleep Conference: It’s All About Metaverse & NFT

No Sleep Festival to debut conference arm. It’s hottest topics gathering around metaverse and NFTs. No Sleep Festival has recently added a conference arm to its program. With a special spring edition of the music program featuring Nina Kraviz and more. The conference is scheduled…

Music Film Documentary Environment Feat. Music Press Asia

Forest, The Lungs Of The Earth

Music Press Asia’s Environment feature this month is a dedicated list of documentaries and songs dedicated to the forests on…

Technology

Music NFT in the Metaverse. Music Press Asia
Music NFT

Panel: What’s Next for Music NFTs?

NFTs are more than JPEGs and GIFs, they can also represent the ownership of music. Meetup 19 on CoinGecko uncovers all the potential of music NFTs – how it aims to reshape the music industry, empower individual artists, and disrupt traditional record labels. Join them in a fascinating discussion with Jimi Frew (Head of Music & Co-Founder, Emanate), Achilleas (Product…

Tuned Global, Musiio To Merge Music Streaming & AI-Powered Tech

GMM Grammy, Thailand’s media giant and entertainment company, is the first to launch a service from a music technology integration — a result of a partnership announced recently by Tuned Global, a streaming tech platform, with a music artificial intelligence company, Musiio. Tuned Global, the…

Salonga and Bublé to Judge Filipino Livestreaming Singing Competition

Kumu, a social entertainment app from the Philippines, has recently launched ‘Sing For The Stars’ with Michael Bublé and Lea Salonga as guest judges. Technology has made it viable to hold a world-class, international singing contest no matter where you are in the world. Live…

Sony & Universal Partnership Sees Bob Dylan Go Meta

Earlier this month, Snowcrash announced the launch of its premier NFT trading platform, formed in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Universal Music Group (UMG). Aiming to merge the diverse segments of technology, the creative arts and digital innovation. NFTs for cultural icons Bob…

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Playlist

Ogden Morrow’s ‘80s Dance Party Playlist

We Can Dance If We Want To I cannot believe I’m about to satisfy my utmost obsession for the ‘80s right here at Music Press Asia. When I first suggested to its editors that I was about to curate the ideal party music, my mind drifted to a fictional character from Ernest Cline’s incredibly contemporary book ‘Ready Player One’. Ogden…

Jambinai: The Roaring Reconciliation of Rock

As midweek draws to a close, I worked up a baffling encounter with consternation; a sense of dread almost by appointment that some of the week’s most appalling workdays are behind me. Weaklings will probably expect more apprehension before the week ends, Saturday perhaps, but…

Conference

16th Music Conference ICMST 2022. 1Music Press Asia
sound & technology

16th Music and Sound Technology Conference

The 16th International Music and Sound Technology is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Organised by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, the conference aims to bring together…

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