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The first season of Sing!China the singing competition show was number one over seven weeks and broke online records for video views. Photo credit Ti Gong
The first season of Sing!China the singing competition show was number one over seven weeks and broke online records for video views. Photo credit Ti Gong
Television

How Streaming & Paid-Sub Boost Asia-based Entertainment Industry

– Large distribution of television content prove healthy competition for top Asia-based content producers
– Asian Academy Award President urge finalist and winners to join International Emmy Awards

Asia continues to grow in its curation for television focusing on unique content found only in the region. Noticing the unparalleled and wealth of material Asia-based producers are realizing the importance of their creative roles as part of exposing Asia’s raw talent. While Asia remain heavily influenced by the culture and social norms from its western counterparts partly consumed by…

gaming

Will PUBG Take Over Gaming In China?

In 2017, Tencent announced that it would bring PUBG to China back when it was still the world’s best-selling game. While the conglomerate has altered PUBG’s content to meet China’s strict rules on violence and…

Wired Music Week Unveils Phase 1 Line-Up 2019

Beh founded Wired Music Week – one of Malaysia’s very first music conference focused on establishing a more vibrant electronic music landscape in Malaysia. Last May, apart from the panel discussions and workshops, WMW also…

Live

Asia-Focus

How Is Korea’s Music Export Going To Look Like in 2019

Part 1. Perhaps, one of the latest news surrounding the K-pop world is YG Entertainment’s deal with Interscope Records. The deal is some of the most telling of what’s happening to the demand for Asian artists, K-pop artists in particular…

Interview

Music Press Asia interviews Bernie Cho, President of DFSB Kollective, Korea at Music Matters, Singapore
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Korea Insights: Inconsistency In Korea’s Music Chart Systems

Music Press Asia interviews Bernie Cho, Presideent of DFSB Kollective at Music Matters [Part 2: Korea Insights, Interview With Bernie Cho, President – DFSB Kollective, Korea] What happens when there’s 3 separate music charts nationwide? Korea…

Korean music is just about to see the fruit of a government funded entertainment initiative to launch the Korean music pop culture out of Korea.
korea

How Is Korea’s Music Export Going To Look Like in 2019

Part 1. Perhaps, one of the latest news surrounding the K-pop world is YG Entertainment’s deal with Interscope Records. The deal is some of the most telling of what’s happening to the demand for Asian artists, K-pop artists in particular…

WISE: What Do You See In The Future, In China?

WISE PHILIPP GREFER INTERVIEW PART 2 continues…. In this 2nd release of Barros’ interview with Grefer, founder at WISE and FakeMusicMedia – we’ve decided to include all of the Q&A…

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Let's Talk Music

Moogfest Stirs Durham Economy

This proves that a long-lasting music festival and conference can be an advantage to the local economy.  Moogfest, the annual…

Technology

VR and AR companies have coasted 2018 with largely mediocre products. Any more hype and profitability may come from gaming for now.
VR and AR companies have coasted 2018 with largely mediocre products. Any more hype and profitability may come from gaming for now.
trend

Asia’s Tech Trends For The Music Industry in 2019

With Asia’s growing demand for a more organised music economy, companies and artists are pushing the boundaries of fan engagement, live performances, creation, and music management. Asia is definitely embracing 2019 by adopting tech trends across the music industry. Music Recognition Technology [MRT] or Audio Fingerprinting While this is no longer a new technology, MRT is becoming more efficient when…

WISE: What Do You See In The Future, In China?

WISE PHILIPP GREFER INTERVIEW PART 2 continues…. In this 2nd release of Barros’ interview with Grefer, founder at WISE and FakeMusicMedia – we’ve decided to include all of the Q&A from Part 1 in the hope to achieve a more impressionable storytelling of Grefer’s passion…

Eric Reithler-Barros Interviews Philipp Grefer Founder of WISE

Grefer speaks to Eric Reithler-Barros, founder of Fold Artists Shanghai and speaker at WISE, about the highlights at WISE this year. Music Press Asia releases Part 1 of a two-part interview series that highlights his thought processes curating the program at WISE, what the future…

Review

Lady Gaga wows reviewer with her stunning performance and immaculate songwriting in 'A Star Is Born'. Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros
Lady Gaga wows reviewer with her stunning performance and immaculate songwriting in 'A Star Is Born'. Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros
FILMS

How Songwriters & Artists Could Learn From Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

If Artificial Intelligence has been the show-stopping new technology crowding the latest product reviews, then A Star Is Born soundtrack is possibly the ‘show-stopper of music recording 2019’ , exemplary of how soundtrack should sound and Grammy-worthy. Bradley Cooper shows he can act as well as direct and sing but it is Lady Gaga’s pop bravura that showcases the fortitude of…

Sound Of Crisis Portrayed by Ai Wei Wei

WHERE ITS BEST WITH NO MUSIC Why Music On Mute Isn’t So Bad After All “A Dedication to Klaus-Peter Beyer and the Sound Department at Human Flow, A German Documentary Film Directed by Ai Wei Wei, Music By Karsten Fundal” Editor’s personal hashtags: #recalibrating#unapologetic #whatcanwedo#humanmigration #change #notimetolose #fastforwardplease#nomusic Ai…

Deadpool knows you’re watching…

If you don’t know what meta-fiction is, then let me give you a brief explanation. Meta-fiction is a form of literature that strives to keep you aware that it’s fiction. In the Deadpool films, the character Deadpool (real name Wade Wilson) is played by Ryan…

Editor’s Headphone Review 2018

For those of you who love playing music on the go and uncompromising on how it’s going to sound, we hear you at Music Press Asia. While we kept getting the same question every time we talk about our favourite music, we think it’s best…

Conference

5 Reasons Not To Miss Music Matters

Singapore is calling the return of music executives and artists to the country’s largest music conference under its large umbrella event All That Matters. Dubbed the SXSW of Asia, the conference continues to see some of the top music executives and artists discuss trends about…

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