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Universal Music and AirAsia deal launch new label RedRecords. Music Press Asia.
Universal Music and AirAsia deal launch new label RedRecords. Music Press Asia.
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Tony Fernandes: “It appears life has come full circle…”

Malaysian Airline AirAsia And Universal Music Launch New Label RedRecords To Develope And Promote Asian Artists. 

AirAsia Group and Universal Music Group (part of the Vivendi company) jointly announced, today the launch of a new label RedRecords. The partnership reflects the diverse and rich musical culture of the continent, aims to develop and establish ‘A-pop’, Asian, talents from Southeast Asia. What may seem piercingly striking, at first, was not the subject that details the incoming that…

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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…

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

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…

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…

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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…

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[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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Kanye West released ninth studio album 'Jesus Is King'. Photo credit Kent Nishimura / MCT.
Kanye West released ninth studio album 'Jesus Is King'. Photo credit Kent Nishimura / MCT.
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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 songs are his outlet to the world. However, there’s another rather surprising news that came…

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…

Malaysia’s Top Acts At Good Vibes 2019

When the music festival released its full line-up for 2019, we decided that it was time to take things into our own hands. As the line-up became overwhelmingly sophisticated each year, we knew that backup was needed. Good Vibes has been the epicentre of the…

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