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A Playlist of Perspectives: GRAMMY Awards Nominations

As the 2023 GRAMMYs approach, it’s finally time to reveal our favourite nominees. The editors at Music Press Asia went through the 91 categories, and have selected in our opinion some of the best music ever produced and collaborated recently.

It has been an exciting year for creative music making. At Music Press Asia, we started the year with an intense review of music and its production made over 2021 and 2022 specially selected for the GRAMMY Awards nomination. Our selections are fantastic indicators of where we’d put our faith creatively for the music scene for 2023, if not more.…

Kalush Orchestra Wins 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. Music Press Asia
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Liverpool To Host Eurovision Song Contest 2023

A rush of demand is expected when seats in the 11,000-capacity venue, with fans dead set on attending the first contest on UK soil since 1998. Liverpool, oh Liverpool With just 97 days left until…

SSO amazing changes following 2022. Music Press Asia
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Singapore Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Executive

Effectively from Jan 1, Mr Kenneth Kwok takes over as chief executive of the Singapore Symphony Group (SSG) as Chng Hak-Peng steps down on Dec 31 to spend time with family and thereafter returning to…

Franz Welser Most conducts Wien Philharmoniker 2022. Music Press Asia
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Vienna Philharmonic’s Strauss Family Concert Review

The Golden Hall’s full beauty shines on 1 Jan 2023 when the musicians under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst is featured in Vienna’s New Year’s Concert performing for millions of television viewers around the world.…

Our Top Art Exhibitions & Festivals in Asia

Singapore Biennale at Tanjong Pagar Distripark [Singapore] The Singapore Biennale is taking audiences past Singapore’s coastline to the Southern islands. From now till 19 March 2023, the exhibition at Tanjong Pagar Distripark is featuring over…

Mikeneko Homeless, Punipunidenki Collaborate, Release New Song

Japanese duo Mikeneko Homeless have collaborated with dozens of artists over their career, but their tightest artistic bond comes when working with compatriot singer-songwriter punipunidenki. Their electronic flourishes and dappling of jazz help to up…

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Gerhana Skacinta live at Fred Perry Subculture KL. Music Press Asia
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This Is What Subculture Looks Like In Kuala Lumpur

In the most surreal circumstances of live events rebooting among brands here in Kuala Lumpur is Fred Perry Subculture. An event that ventured into the digital realm for the past two years, has re-submerged to connect with the brand’s long time devotees. On 11 Dec,…

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Our Top Films To Watch This Holiday Season

Music Press Asia have selected some of this season’s top favourites to watch. From Thailand’s historical television drama to Tony Leung’s (Shang-Chi) collaboration with Aaron Kwok to fantasy film featuring Michelle Yeoh and Charlize Theron, December leading to a new…

Jeju Partners with BTS to Promote Jazz and Tourism

Jeju promotes the rhythm of nostalgic jazz Jeju pumps up tourism activity with its latest collaboration involving BTS, one of South Korea’s global superstars. It has taken us a rather long time to be convinced that Jeju has some rather…

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Yunohoo Malaysian hiphip perform at Heineken campaign. Music Press Asia
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YUNOHOO Prior To Going LIVE

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 campaign event. Additionally, on collaborations in Malaysia and how things…

The Impatient Sisters Release New Album Oct22. Music Press Asia
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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 like as artists in this era. Q1: Congratulations on releasing…

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…

Gayageum trio Hey Strings at World Music Fest Taiwan. Music Press Asia

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 of a traditional instrument, performing…

A West Bengal Perspective

Sudip Mukherjee a.k.a Zero State Kid is releasing his latest EP today. In an exclusive interview with Music Press Asia, Zero State Kid shares with us his creative inspiration, how…

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.…

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Meet Taipei Startup Festival 2022. Music Press Asia
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Meet Taipei Startup Festival 2022

Asia’s largest Startup Festival titled “Meet Taipei” returns to Taipei City’s Zhongshan District this year from 17 – 19 November. The festival is themed ‘The New Paths for Disrupters’, this physical and virtual exposition will exhibit over 500 brands – to showcase Taiwan as a…

Musical KPOP Is Now On Broadway

KPOP Launched 18 Broadway DebutKPOP musical began its preparation 8 years ago, now launches on New York’s BroadwayA Technicolor bilingual…

On The Road: Prateek Kuhad LIVE

Prateek is ready to mesmerize his fans with fun-filled musical evenings in Jaipur and Kolkata on November 27 and December…

Technology

Yuzaku Maezawa announce list of artists for SpaceX trip. Music Press Asia
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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 on a mission and will be representing the first few on a civilian trip to…

Steinway Launch New Software SPIRIOCAST

Steinway’s Hamburg premiere sees Lang Lang perform the new software LIVE at the Elbphilharmonie. Steinway & Sons has recently launched its revolutionary new software, SPIRIOCAST. Allowing live, remote performances from one Steinway & Sons Spirio piano to another in real-time, the software allows live performances…

Hazel Savage Joins Tuned Global Board

Original press release Savage brings 15 years of experience working for music streaming services and building successful music tech businesses Tuned Global’s rapid growth will be enhanced by Savage’s experience with music data analytics and AI Savage joins recently appointed Rick Gleave (SVP EMEA &…

Master Tour To Award Users at Live Production Summit 2023

Tour management software pioneers, Master Tour, will host the first-ever Master Tour Awards, with winners to be announced during the 2023 Live Production Summit on Friday, January 20. The conference will run January 19-21 in Palm Desert, California. The Master Tour Awards are a selection…

Review

Franz Welser Most conducts Wien Philharmoniker 2022. Music Press Asia
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classical music

Vienna Philharmonic’s Strauss Family Concert Review

The Golden Hall’s full beauty shines on 1 Jan 2023 when the musicians under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst is featured in Vienna’s New Year’s Concert performing for millions of television viewers around the world. A timely concert at the end of the year to promote hope, friendship and peace. There is no question about the global success of the…

Jeju Partners with BTS to Promote Jazz and Tourism

Jeju promotes the rhythm of nostalgic jazz Jeju pumps up tourism activity with its latest collaboration involving BTS, one of South Korea’s global superstars. It has taken us a rather long time to be convinced that Jeju has some rather mystic charm. After all the…

Film of the Week: One Headlight 絕世情歌

Binging on romantic love films can be a gut-wrenching experience. Tears may flow and a sense of nostalgia gushes out igniting long-lost love. This is especially true with Jim Lim’s music used for the Taiwanese film, One Headlight 絕世情歌. Released in 2019, One Headlight is…

Vinyl of the Month: the charm of video games

Vinyl artist of the month: Haruomi Hosono Remember the pac-man video game? Or phozon and galaga? Here is a vinyl dedicated to it all. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but you need to be aware that this may not be regarded as…

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