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Naim Daniel Nominee at MTV EMAs 2021. Music Press Asia
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Naim Daniel Nominated for MTV’s EMAs 2021

Naim Daniel has much to give. With a new nomination by MTV’s EMAs 2021, his songs are up against other prominent contenders in the region. Undefined in a new generation of artists, Naim Daniel is set to become one of Malaysia’s most prominent artists of the decade. Naim Daniel isn’t your normal 24-year-old actor and singer-songwriter with a degree and…

Mini guide to bird watching in Perak1. Music Press Asia
Nature & Environment

A Mini Guide to Bird-Watching in Perak

My obsession for music as much as for bird-watching has always been an ever-increasing interest. Here’s three species spotted over the weekend. With roots in Perak, I head over the hills to some of the…

Blood of the Blue Creative Century Entertainment. Music Press Asia
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Film

Taiwanese Film: ‘Blood of the Blue’

Environment highlight: Ocean Continuing our efforts to highlight the awareness of the ocean on the Environment theme. We’ve selected the film Blood of the Blue / 東經北緯, a Taiwanese production for our October film selection.…

How Tea Rhymes with Guzheng

Tea is where we’d like to begin. If tea isn’t a reason to bring people together, then what does? While our editorial editors may like a gau (thick) cup of tea just to start agreeing…

A Malaysian’s Tuesday Playlist

Monica Tong, editor-in-chief at Music Press Asia shares her Tuesday listening rituals starting from an hour before dawn to midday and why Bossa Nova, and ultimately, birdsongs are her life-saving Tuesday must-haves. FOR THOSE OF…

WOW Foundation’s Young Leaders Directory Is Released

To celebrate International Day of the Girl, Women of the World (WOW) Foundation’s second edition of the Young Leaders Directory has been published. Featuring nearly forty incredible girl and non-binary young leaders, WOW’s Young Leaders…

Live

HK Philharmonic Ochestra Chamber Music Series. Music Press Asia
classical music

A Bassoon Affair

In a collaboration with HKU MUSE, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is showcasing a twist to what the Bassoon, a classical woodwind instrument, can do to impress. The concert, happening this Sunday afternoon [3:00 on, 24 October], will be showcasing the bassoonists of the HK…

Asia-Focus

Tenun Fashion Week Starts Tonight

The future of handwoven textiles and its tradition is in your hands. In a bid to preserve Southeast Asia’s technical prowess of handweaves, TENUN presents its very first Fashion Week set to take place from 15-17 October 2021. Exquisite fabrics…

What’s Happening at IMX China?

After launching the Music Ally China Digital Summit online event last month, Music Ally China is set to continue its second edition of the International Music Expo (IMX). One of China’s large-scale music conference, showcase and expo event that attracted…

Interview

Cyrus Chen Head of Tune Interview with Music Press Asia
music distribution

Cyrus Chen, Head of TuneCore (Southeast Asia)

Independent musicians in Southeast Asia (SEA) have had to reimagine how they perform, distribute, and sell music in the wake of the pandemic, as we continue to see consumer behaviours shift, as the digital and virtual space take prominence over…

Brendan de Cruz performs at Peatix Fest 2021. Music Press Asia
Malaysia

Brendan de Cruz: On Being Malaysian and Going Live Again

Malaysia’s live entertainment scene, like everywhere else, shocked to its very core, is seeing gentle revivals as the commercial sector gradually opens up. As the reticent street in the capital awaits for the rumpus of the weekend traffic to mount,…

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

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…

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Music Press Asia Recommends Monday Music Playlist
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Playlist

Monday Best Music Selection For Work

Let’s cut to the chase. Monday is all about being direct and multi-tasking. If you have a whole week’s worth of work waiting, who wouldn’t want to be in a good mood on Monday? But that is the challenge we’re addressing today, a Monday. You…

Technology

Manabe Hasselmann Parisi Nobel Prize Physics. Music Press Asia
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environmental science

Climate Experts Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1739, in a recent release, announced the Nobel Prize 2021 winners in Physics. A registered trademark of the Nobel Foundation, Nobel Prize® recognises three Laureates, whose efforts in creating new methods for describing and predicting complex systems that are characterised by randomness and disorder and are difficult to understand. Syukuro Manabe is…

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…

Viberate & Blockparty Launch Live Gig NFT

Music research and analytics platform Viberate will be the first to test the concept of a live performance NFT, in partnership with digital asset marketplace Blockparty. Happening right now, the “NFT drop” (the release and subsequent auction of non-fungible tokens) started yesterday (April 29) and will…

Review

Weekend Music Recommendation by Music Press Asia
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Traditional/World

The Art of the Chinese Harp, Guzheng

The Chinese traditional instrument – Guzheng – is one fascinating piece of art. In another word, it is the Chinese’s most elegant creation ever existed. Over centuries, guzheng remains the symbol of great beauty mainly because of the prominent role it plays in the royal courts. Its rich tapestry of art inspired by the zheng continues to be documented even…

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventures

Released in 2018, the journey of Joanna Lumley as she embarks on a spectacular exploration into the heart of the Silk Road in this four-part series. The Silk Road was one of the most transformative super-highways in human history. In Joanna Lumley’s grandest and most…

Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments

Perhaps the most striking feature of all is its overarching methodised principle. With musical instruments arranged along a timeline, the book provides from beginning to finish, from earliest to most recent; a perspective on the evolution of musical instruments that would otherwise not be noticeable.…

Reading Kazuo Ishiguro: “Nocturnes”

Nobel prize winner and one of the most celebrated Japanese writers of our time, Kazuo Ishiguro gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly depicted, interconnected dramas in which music is a vivid character that drives the essential expressions via the first person.…

Conference

American Film Market is an annual event connecting professionals from the film industry. Music Press Asia
film industry

American Film Market Goes Virtual This November

The American Film Market® (AFM®) will move its 2021 edition entirely online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) in a recent announcement. An equivalent event to the Asia TV Forum & Market here in Asia, the film industry in the U.S is a global…

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