What's New

SXSW Oct 2023 Sydney Music Conference. Music Press Asia
Editor's Pick
[SXSW Photo by Jane Greer. Music Press Asia]

SXSW Sydney’s First Edition To Host Asia-Pacific Focus Music & Film Festival

The music programming at SXSW’s first edition outside Austin, Texas is adequate for any participating festival, expo, or conference audience.

SXSW First Edition in Sydney, Australia When SXSW at Austin Texas faced challenges to closing down during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was evident that drastic measures were in place to keep the festival strategically current. With IFPI’s latest report on the growing music industry in Asia-Pacific, it is no surprise that SXSW sees an opportunity in the new world. If…

Bac Son musical Long An An Nong. Music Press Asia

Bac Son’s Musical Work Features Mekong River Delta Life

According to our sources in Vietnam, artists and producers in HCM City have recently produced a musical that has featured southern culture by late musician-scriptwriter Bắc Sơn. The creatives have selected Sơn’s musical titled Bông…

New Music Release. Music Press Asia
Music Release

KAF Collaborates with Mondo Grosso, Release My Voice

Pioneering Japanese virtual singer KAF and celebrated electronic project MONDO GROSSO have shared music video for their recently released collaborative song, My Voice. The video for “My Voice” pushes KAF’s already cutting-edge use of tech…

38th Kadayawan Festival Returns to Davao City

Every third week of August, Davao City holds the much-awaited “Kadayawan” Festival, dubbed as the festival of festivals. Kadayawan Festival in the Philippines — known for its grand street dancing, floral float parade, cultural festivities,…


Live Music. Music Press Asia

Hong Kong Welsh Choral Group to Perform Live in Malaysia

The Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir (HKWMVC), which stemmed from an impromptu singing of Welsh songs around the piano at the St David’s Society Annual Ball in 1977, has come a long way. Scheduled to perform at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus this coming…


Hangzhou Asian Games Released Theme Song

Official theme song Hangzhou Asian Games official theme song “The Love We Share” was released recently with a Mandarin and English version. The song is composed by John Zhang Yijiang with lyrics by Han Bing. With the theme, “Asian community…

18th Changchun Film Festival Commences

The 18th China Changchun Film Festival (CCFF) kicked off on the evening of August 28 with a lot of Chinese filmmakers and stars attending the opening ceremony. Ten awards, including for best film, director, actor and actress, and best screenplay,…


Gayageum For The Modern Day Audience

On translating a classical instrument for the appreciation of the modern audience, Hey String – a gayageum trio from South Korea – answers Taiwan Beats questions on topics of popularization…


Restarting a career in live performance has been an uphill walk for many artists. Music Press Asia speaks with Malaysian act Yunohoo prior to her performance at HEINEKEN®’s Genting Highlands…

Strong Sisterhood: A Foundation of Success

Malaysian trio The Impatient Sisters have just released their latest album ‘7 Years’. Music Press Asia recently interviewed the trio on the topic of sisterhood, creative expression, and what’s it…


Let's Talk Music

Colour Me Chill. Music Press Asia

How Lo-fi Music a Cultural Phenomenon & Therapy to Gen Z

Lo-fi is identified as low-fidelity music or DIY music. Already fast becoming a genre deliberately recorded to magnify its imperfections, it is the low sound quality that stands out. However, the music genre has become extremely popular in recent years, especially with the Gen Z…


New Music Release. Music Press Asia
Music Release

KAF Collaborates with Mondo Grosso, Release My Voice

Pioneering Japanese virtual singer KAF and celebrated electronic project MONDO GROSSO have shared music video for their recently released collaborative song, My Voice. The video for “My Voice” pushes KAF’s already cutting-edge use of tech to another level. Utilizing 3-D animation techniques, KAF adopts a “virtual human” look, finding KAF exploring a surreal city. [Virtual singer KAF and Shinichi Osawa…

Thailand Ticketing Provider Enters Live Events Industry in Malaysia

Ticketmelon, an event technology solutions company for eventgoers and organisers is now expanding into Malaysia. Its comprehensive platform is created to cater to the needs of event formats and audience volumes in order to deliver seamless event experience. According to its recent press release, it…

Google’s Text-to-Music AI MusicLM Is Now Public

AI-generated music is urgingly becoming a topic with the emergence of ChatGPT. In between a track that seemingly featured vocals from two popular artists from the U.S, it resulted in Spotify reportedly removing thousands of songs. This is over concerns that people were using them…

Steve Aoki Joins Yuzaku Maezawa’s SpaceX Trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is heading to outer space with SpaceX and he isn’t going alone. According to the latest source on NextShark, Aoki and BIGBANG’s T.O.P will join six other professional individuals chosen from a list of around one million applications. Yuzaku Maezawa is…


Nasran Nawi w NSO Istana Budaya. Music Press Asia
Classical Music

Malaysia’s National Symphony Orchestra Istana Budaya Review

The National Symphony Orchestra’s celestial program for the second concert of the 2023 classical music esroes bore the stamp of Nasran Nawi, who took over as acting Music Director in 2020 and has been expanding its repertoire in new directions. As the Saturday evening sun began to set in the distance, I drove past the Titiwangsa Lake just before arriving…

Ethnic Music & Dance Show Sulur Nakasari 2.0 Returns to Istana Budaya

Istana Budaya’s latest production Sulur Nakasari 2.0 is all about bolstering its creative artistry from within its ethnic dance and music segment. For two evenings in a row starting tomorrow (Jul. 28), Istana Budaya with its very own production theatre group will mesmerize with some…

Railway Travels in South-East Asia with Michael Portillo

If you are looking to see Southeast Asia via rail and at a slower pace, Michael Portillo has just the right attitude for this sort of exploration. A British journalist, broadcaster, and former Conservative politician, Michael Portillo is now known in television as one of…

How Women in Mongolia is Leading Music, Arts & Cultural Development

I have always been fascinated with Mongolia ever since Music Press Asia became a media and distribution platform specializing in music, arts and culture some years ago. While Mongolia in my opinion has yet to compete in terms of internet users among other Asian countries,…


Editor's Pick