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Best Music Podcast for Kids 2021. Music Press Asia
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The Best Music Podcasts for Kids

Holiday Series: The holidays can be a demanding season to keep your children busy. But good news to parents, lockdown or not, there’s always a great podcast away to keep children musically engaged and away from screens.

Podcasts, we’re focusing particularly on musical ones, offer a dynamic, attention-grabbing learning opportunity that by their very nature, incite a theater in the minds of little listeners. These audio gems have the potential to teach and delight. And importantly, that it’s never too late to begin your child’s journey to music aficionado. Noodle Loaf Dan Saks is definitely our echo…

Bill Kongs Edko Films Release Anita biopic. Music Press Asia
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Edko Films Biopic Release: Anita

Production company Edko Films has recently released Anita, a biographical film about the life of late Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress Anita Mui. The Cantonese film – directed by Longman Leung (Cold War) and…

HIVI! Indonesia Campaign MakinCakapDigital. Music Press Asia
Indonesia

Indonesia Band HIVI! Campaign #MakinCakapDigital

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Informatics launched National Digital Literacy Movement (GNLD) Siberkreasi in a collaboration with band HIVI! to promote digital literacy, targeting Gen Z audiences. In total, there are over 200 million people…

Asia TV Forum & Market and Screen Singapore returns to Marina Bay Sand, Singapore. Music Press Asia
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Asia TV Forum (ATF) 2021 Headlines Asian Platforms

The 22nd ATF will kick off its physical event on first of December through the third with Singapore-based executives at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Extending its activities onto its online platform: ATF Online+. Themed…

A Transcendental Tribute To Loss

Iranian singer Mamak Khadem has recently released a new single. Titled ‘Across the Oceans’, the single is a collaboration with Chris Martin (Coldplay), and is released by Six Degrees Records. It is also Khadem’s first…

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

Music Press Asia selects three highlights from the winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021. The Natural History Museum (NHM), London, has announced the winning images for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021…

BBC Earth Is Now Available on Astro Malaysia’s Pay TV

BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle and BBC Studios’ on-demand channels BBC Brit and BBC First have launched on Malaysia’s Astro. BBC Studios has finally extended its relationship with Malaysia’s pay TV giant Astro. Launching together its…

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Ayumi Hamasaki announced Asian tour for year 2021 and 2022. Music Press Asia
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Japan

Avex Reissued Ayumi Hamasaki’s Trance Masterpieces

Available for download and streaming for the first time is Ayumi Hamasaki’s trance remixes by prominent DJs including Moogwai, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, and Above & Beyond. Shout out to all trance fans out there. The classic Cyber TRANCE series featuring Japanese popular artists…

HK Philharmonic Ochestra Chamber Music Series. Music Press Asia

A Bassoon Affair

In a collaboration with HKU MUSE, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is showcasing a twist…

Asia-Focus

Bandlab Unites Media Titles, Forms NME Networks

Four music brands – NME, Uncut, Guitar.com and MusicTech – is now under the new umbrella media group NME Networks. BandLab Technologies has recently announced the strategic formation of NME Networks – a brand new media proposition to unite its…

Indie Week’s Approach To Mentorship

Over the last four days, Indie Week’s program is centered around areas of business development, education, health & wellness and community within the indie scene. But on its last day, in all seriousness, shifted its program focus towards more logical…

Interview

Interview with Mastaneh Ali Montazami Mona Kaveh Ahangari. Music Press Asia
World music

A Performance Merging Two Civilizations

In the hope to grasp how traditional musical instruments of Central and Eastern Asia are being expressed today, Music Press Asia speaks to the co-founders of MASTANEH, a music group formed using traditional Iranian and Chinese musical instruments. Ali Montazami…

Cyrus Chen Head of Tune Interview with Music Press Asia
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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

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…

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…

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Midem 2021 virtual conference returns this November. Music Press Asia
Virtual

Midem Digital Edition: Growing A Hybrid Community

Midem is a music event organised by RX France that is held annually for all music professionals around the globe. It gives everybody in the industry a chance to network with thousands of other professionals including artists, managers, agents, and more. The event is usually…

A Friday night with Music Press Asia

A Friday Night with Sophie Gigg

For the first time, Music Press Asia is curating Friday evening listening lists for stay-at-homes as part of the November…

Technology

GMM Grammy Launched Music App Plern. Music Press Asia
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GMM Grammy Launched Music Streaming App Plern

Thailand’s largest media and entertainment conglomerate, GMM Grammy, has launched the first ever music streaming service – Plern – dedicated to Thai artists and consumers. The Plern app, aimed to meet Thailand’s growing market demand for music streaming, is powered by Tuned Global’s turnkey music streaming technology. A collaboration with GMM Grammy, Tuned Global’s app is expected to attract five…

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…

Apple Music Adopted Shazam Technology In DJ Mixes

How do you get compensated if you have already been uploading music on Apple Music? In a recent announcement, Apple said that the solution to properly identify and remunerate individual creators involved in making DJ mixes streamed on Apple Music has now been created. The…

Review

Anita Mui Sang Sunset Melody In Wedding Gown Designed by Eddie Lau1. Music Press Asia
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Anita (2021) film by Edko Films.
Hong Kong

Film Review: Anita (2021) A Sonic Imprint of Hong Kong’s Golden Era

Anita, a biopic on illustrious Hong Kong Cantopop diva Anita Mui set to premiere all over Southeast Asia this month, has aroused a revival of Cantopop’s most spectacular songwriting of the gangtai style; a musical genre that carries a sweet, love-song melody distinct to C-pop from the 80s and 90s. Not the least frivolous, the film has aroused strong sentimentality…

Film Review: Moonlight Shadow by Edmund Yeo

Edmund Yeo isn’t a detached figure in the Japanese film world. But it is surprising that it has taken him this long to create a feature film entirely in the Japanese language. Yeo’s inventive approach to ‘Kingyo’ a Tokyo-set short film was released nationally in…

World Music Album Selections November 2021

What makes November this year so special? In the World Music Charts, we’re seeing some spectacular songs and albums charting for very good reasons. Its hard work rarely recognised in the mainstream music world is making transcendental effects. And we’re highlighting these spectacular work here…

Leaf Yeh 葉穎: Birth & Death 生滅

Leaf Yeh has deliberated rather subserviently a subject anathema to many of us. While Birth itself observes the regeneration of new life, Death is directly the pragmatic conviction of all things mysterious and haunting. And since this celestial ultimatum cannot escape our mortal world, therefore,…

Conference

Indie Week 5 day virtual conference attracts 850. Music Press Asia
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Indie Week’s Approach To Mentorship

Over the last four days, Indie Week’s program is centered around areas of business development, education, health & wellness and community within the indie scene. But on its last day, in all seriousness, shifted its program focus towards more logical and practical approaches to being…

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