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Music Press Asia News: Live Nation extends British artist Tom Walker's latest tour in Asia, launch ticket sale for Singapore show come March 2020.
Music Press Asia News: Live Nation extends British artist Tom Walker's latest tour in Asia, launch ticket sale for Singapore show come March 2020.
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Live Nation Acquires 20-year-old Malaysia Live Promoter PR Worldwide, Expands Asia’s Live Scene Along Music Streaming

What is Live Nation strategic plans for 2020? It’s ever-spreading acquisition and partnerships in Asia continues as it tackles DOJ settlement over allegations it violated the terms of a 2010 antitrust deal by pressuring concert venues to work with its subsidiary Ticketmaster.

PR Worldwide, a live entertainment promoter in Malaysia, now has a new owner. According to news released by Live Nation Entertainment, it has closed the deal with PR Worldwide that will allow ‘controlling interest in the live entertainment division of PR Worldwide’. This isn’t the first time these two have worked together. Over the last few years, Live Nation has been…

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Asia’s 50 Best Albums of 2019: 31-50

31Leo Ku – WeWith over 35 albums under his belt, Leo Ku has brazed a vibrant singing career at the height of Mando- and Canto-pop in the 80s and 90s. This live recording is a…

Malaysia, Indonesia & Singapore

Jay Chou, BTS, and Tulus Among Most Streamed Asian Artists

Spotify’s latest feature “Wrapped” and “A Decade Wrapped” is allowing its users, all 248 million of them, a bird’s eye view of their very own favorite numbers over the course of 2019 an the last…

Who’s the Music Behind Tarantino’s Latest Film?

Music Press Asia discovers some of Quentin Tarantino’s music executives and professionals selected for his latest film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, which has recently grossed $USD357.6 million. Following a bidding war to distribute…

MU:CON Conference & Music Festival Returns To Seoul

MU:CON, Korea’s largest international music conference returns to Seoul next week from September 30 – October 3. Hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism (MCST),…

Billboard Live Music Summit And Awards Set For Nov 5 & 6

Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards set for November 5-6 in Beverly Hills has been gathering some of the top international live entertainment industry, artists and professionals since 2004. P!nk will join artists like Hootie and…

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Phum Viphurit from Thailand is set to perform his latest hits "Lover Boy" at Monsoon Festival Hanoi. [Music Press Asia]
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Monsoon Festival Returns To Hanoi For Its Fifth Edition

Monsoon Festival in Hanoi returns with its fifth edition with a unique line-up to impress the locals and visiting contingent. Set to take place at Imperial Citadel of Thang Long from November 1 – 3, the festival celebrates a diverse musical selection of artists and…

Asia-Focus

Padneçwara Celebrates 43rd Anniversary, Performs Kumolo Bumi

The Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (GKJ) played host to the Padneçwara dance company’s dance piece Kumolo Bumi on Oct 11 and 12. Choreographed by Rury Nostalgia, the love story depicts an ancient Persian battle of two princesses: Kelaswara from the kingdom…

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Music Press Asia / Interview: Niki Zefanya is expected to release her debut album with 88 Rising year end. Photo credit: 88 Rising.
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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 venture with 88 Rising, a L.A-based collective, famed for some…

What’s Hot About Audio Systems In Asia?

He’s a family man, lives in one of Asia’s most exciting city and a self-proclaim music buff for Jazz music and, only on special occasion, R&B, though he had in…

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MU:CON in Seoul saw over 8,000 attendees in 2018 and remain a hot spot for showcasing Indie acts from the local and indie scene. Music Press Asia
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MU:CON Conference & Music Festival Returns To Seoul

MU:CON, Korea’s largest international music conference returns to Seoul next week from September 30 – October 3. Hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism (MCST), the event held annually attracts local, regional and global interest…

Technology

[Music Press Asia] Can artificial intelligence replace artists' creative output?
[Music Press Asia] Can artificial intelligence replace artists' creative output?
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Can Artificial Intelligence Overtake Creative Output?

Have you yet considered the implications of artificial intelligence in the music industry? When a group of developers working at Microsoft Japan gave birth to the world’s first high-school-girl A.I., we began to foster the idea that the artificial intelligence world is on a sprint. Racing to cash in on its massive potential to ease human interactions, speed up processes…

WILD Digital SE Asia Returns For The 5th Edition

Equipped with the motto of “Advancing SEA’s Billion Dollar Ideas”, WILD Digital return for the fifth year running, a highly successful tech conference organised by the Catcha Group. First launched in 2015, WILD Digital has since grown into the region’s premier conference for internet leaders…

Music Startups Jambl, ClicknClear, Legitary & Tunefork Win Midemlab 2019

Midem, a competition for innovative startups in the music industry and the entertainment business, has recently announced Midemlab’s winners at its 12th edition music startup competition. Sponsored by Deezer and Recochoku, the finalists were selected from a total of 177 submissions from 45 countries –…

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Music Press Asia Best Albums in Asia 2019.
Music Press Asia Best Albums in Asia 2019.
Best Music of 2019

Asia’s 50 Best Albums of 2019: 31-50

31Leo Ku – WeWith over 35 albums under his belt, Leo Ku has brazed a vibrant singing career at the height of Mando- and Canto-pop in the 80s and 90s. This live recording is a poignant representation of a generation of genre that can no longer be attached to the rising tide of what is consider popular today – given…

Kanye West Departs From The Secular World, Goes Gospel

Kanye West has had a rigorous if not formidable number of years. Often seen as a provocateur more than anything else, West is also seen as a man who hasn’t shied away from his disposition about social issues and creative work of others. And his…

Not Shying Away From The Limelight

When we first hear in the wireless that there is going to be another Hard Rock in Malaysia, our heart pounce not because we know that it is another stunning hotel. But because of how enduring the brand has achieved over the years synonymous to…

Who’s the Music Behind Tarantino’s Latest Film?

Music Press Asia discovers some of Quentin Tarantino’s music executives and professionals selected for his latest film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, which has recently grossed $USD357.6 million. Following a bidding war to distribute the film, the grand assignment eventually went to Sony Pictures…

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