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Peking Opera has been China's greatest traditional art export. What are China's new plans to boost culture and tourism? Music Press Asia
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China Released New Five-Year Culture & Tourism Plan

Celebrating China’s Centenary Week: A new era for China is beginning this week with a celebration of arts and culture. 

Earlier this month (June), China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism released its 14th five-year plan to develop the various areas for the 2021-2025 period. The plan sets out the major tasks of developing the culture and tourism, including advancing social civility, establishing artistic creation systems for a new era, improving the protection, inheritance and utility of cultural heritage, and enhancing…

Music Press Asia News: China celebrates 100th anniversary of Communist Party of China. Image by Xinhua
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China Turns 100: Holds Art Performance in National Stadium

China’s ruling Communist Party celebrates its 100th anniversary this week following the release of its Ministry of Culture & Tourism’s 14th five-year plan for the 2021-2025 period in early June 2021. An art performance, titled…

Gardens of Punjab Exhibition on Hali Fair Virtual Gallery. Music Press Asia
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A Textile Showcase of Punjab’s Abstract Gardens

When most art exhibitions in the world are just beginning to open its doors again to the public, the virtual experience of visiting smaller spaces is still an option we’d opted this weekend. Considering the…

Xu Zhong appointed by Royal College of Music and Drama Wales. Music Press Asia
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Xu Zhong Appointed by Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) has recently appointed Xu Zhong, a Maestro, conductor, opera producer and educator as its first International Chair of Opera — representing Asia. Xu Zhong, already a world-renowned…

6 Ways To Celebrate World Ocean Day

The scientific discipline of oceanography was not taken seriously until a joint expedition was set up in 1872, an expedition that sailed around the world for three and a half years. Organized by the British…

Melco to Launch 3-Year Artist Residency Series

Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok, Joey Yung and Leon Lai named in program line up, part of a three-year commitment plan to diversify world-class entertainment in Macau. Melco Resorts & Entertainment, in an announcement yesterday,…

Songtradr Acquires MassiveMusic

Songtradr, a B2B music licensing marketplace, announced today that it has acquired MassiveMusic, a creative music agency that helps renowned brands become more strategic and effective with the emotional power of music and sound. The acquisition…

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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Qatar Economic Forum. Music Press Asia
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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Performs at Qatar Economic Forum

What challenges and opportunities lie ahead as we push through the economic shock created by the pandemic? With the participation of over 100 speakers from around the globe, the inaugural Qatar Economic Forum, powered by Bloomberg will be held virtually from June 21 to 23. The…

Asia-Focus

Harbin: The Music City of the Future

Harbin, the capital of HeiLongJiang, is a city situated in the northernmost province of China. During the late 19th century, it was widely known as the commercial and industrial hub most synonymous to the Trans-Siberian Railway; when the Chinese Eastern Railway…

Jay Chou, Sotheby’s Collaborate in Auction Series

It hasn’t come as a surprise that Jay Chou is a serious art collector. In his latest collaboration as a curator with Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Jay Chou is uniting entertainment and fine art in this anticipated events marking the inaugural…

Interview

Dom Guyot: "I want it to be remembered as, “Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, shit on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it.” Music Press Asia
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Cebuano Artist Dom Guyot Debuts “Unbeloved”

With collectively over 1.3 million streams for all of his pre-released singles to date, Dom Guyot finally debuts his first album, “Unbeloved”, a collection of some of his most favorite tracks written during what he regards as the most ‘unbeloved’…

In an interview with Music Press Asia, Sidd a member of punk rock band Alien Sky Cult talks about the uncertainties faced in its region. Image courtesy of ASC. Music Press Asia
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India // Punk Rock

Alien Sky Cult: “[This] Is A Tale Of Who We Are”

The pandemic has reached the state of Assam, and more specifically, Sidd’s city of Guwahati, the largest city in Assam in northeastern India. With more rainfalls than other areas in the region, it is where bits of the great Brahmaputra…

Niki Zefanya: Not Stopping For Any One

2019 is just about to get more exciting for Indonesian artist Nicole Zefanya, more known as Niki. At just 20 years old, Niki is keeping busy with her latest creative…

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Djooky Music Investment Summit is a two-day virtual event that focuses on the finance and investment challenges in the music business. Music Press Asia
Investment & Finance

Djooky Music Investment Summit

Djooky, a music startup, is debuting the Djooky Music Investment Summit in a two-day virtual event starting tomorrow (June 17-18). In this partnership with communications agency CFC Big Ideas, the event is expected to connect more than one thousand participants from all over the world.…

6 Ways To Celebrate World Ocean Day. June Feature. Music Press Asia
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6 Ways To Celebrate World Ocean Day

The scientific discipline of oceanography was not taken seriously until a joint expedition was set up in 1872, an expedition…

Technology

Computex, an exhibition in high demand post-pandemic, goes virtual. Music Press Asia
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Computex Debuts Virtual Exhibition

With conference dates for its physical conference rescheduled, Computex, an important exhibition for the global telecommunications industry will now happen virtually for one month: from 31 May to 30 June, 2021.     What used to be an annual event, the exhibition in Taipei now faces border control issues due to the pandemic and can no longer hosts its exhibitors, buyers…

What Type Of Content Can Be Monetized?

5 years ago content monetization on YouTube still had some mystery to it, however today it is rather straightforward. A YouTube creator can either build an audience of 1,000 subscribers who have watched 4,000 hours of content in the past 12 months, or apply and…

Malaysian Firms To Invest In Hybrid Cloud

According to Bernama, a Malaysian national news agency, that in a recent survey by IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), found that business executives in the country are planning ‘to invest in hybrid multi-cloud platform strategies and capabilities to drive business transformation and to unlock…

NomadPlay by Digital Music Solutions Expands to Asia

After launching a scale-up fundraising campaign of over €4.2 mil in 2018, NomadPlay a music platform known to ‘gamifies’ instrument practice is now expanding to Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Amidst the pandemic, the app promotes virtual learning and claims to give ‘any musician, from…

Review

Alena Murang "Warrior Spirit" music video from album 'Sky Songs'. Photo by Vignes Balasingam. Music Press Asia
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Alena Murang / ‘We come from a line of warriors and heroes’

Alena Murang’s latest music video of its single “Warrior Spirit” [“Sky Song” album] is anything but ordinary. Clad in beautiful costumes inspired by her cultural heritage from Borneo, she dances ever so gracefully and always with a group dressed in spectacular silhouette alongside intricate handmade beaded accessories that became almost synonymous with creatures and verdure which we unapologetically admire in…

Last Madame: An Identity Boost To Southeast Asian

Ochre Pictures, a Singapore-based television and film production company, has recently caught the attention of arbiters of the television world in Southeast Asia after publishing their very first *M18 series, Last Madame. With awards and nominations already listed for 2020, this production is a gripping…

Music Editor: ‘Why I’ve Cancelled Spotify Premium’

As I gradually wind down for the day pondering the thought on how my weekend would actually unfold, I began to scroll through the music apps in my smartphone in an attempt to track down music that I deem sacred for listening only for the…

Conference

Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference is set to happen on June 8-9. Music Press Asia
Environment

Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference

Wildlife Habitat Council is organising its virtual Conservation Conference in a two-day digital event on June 8-9. Joining the discussions, speakers include Conserve Wildlife Foundation, Wildlife Restoration Partnerships, Bat Conservation International, World Business Council for Sustainable Development of North America and more. Here’s the agenda…

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