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BTS two singles on IFPI's Top 10 Best Selling Albums 2018.
BTS two singles on IFPI's Top 10 Best Selling Albums 2018.
Korea, Global

BTS Tops IFPI Global Album Charts 2018, Korea Asia’s Next Entertainment Powerhouse

Surpassing Lady Gaga’s award winning album ‘A Star Is Born’, BTS sits comfortably on IFPI’s Top 10 Global Album Charts with two sweeping singles.

It’s been proven again and again that K-Pop music acts are undoubtedly taking the lead when it comes to achieving global recognition for Asian acts. BTS, a boy group signed under YG Entertainment in Korea, takes global fame one step at a time when K-Pop’s popularity began to soar with the development in music streaming technology. Earlier today, IFPI announced…

How do you go about protecting your music?
Intellectual Property

Top 5 Steps To Protecting Your Music

While the age of the Internet has brought new and exciting ways for musicians to reach wider audiences for example through music streaming or sharing sites, it has also brought its own set of problems…

Source: Wired Music Week
Electronic Music

Editor’s Choice: Wired Music Week [Mar 7-10]

GET YOUR WMW CONFERENCE TICKETS HERE. GET YOUR WMW PARTY TICKETS HERE. WMW, founded by RBRN IDEAS [John Beh], amps up its second edition in 2019 with an earlier, and more extensive, conference session that…

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…

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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…

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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.
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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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How do you go about protecting your music?
Intellectual Property

Top 5 Steps To Protecting Your Music

While the age of the Internet has brought new and exciting ways for musicians to reach wider audiences for example through music streaming or sharing sites, it has also brought its own set of problems such as online piracy and widespread unlicensed use of music.…

Technology

L-R: Bryan Tan, CEO of Lakefront Records and Zamaera at TGV 1 Utama, Kuala Lumpur.
L-R: Bryan Tan, CEO of Lakefront Records and Zamaera at TGV 1 Utama, Kuala Lumpur.
Surround Sound

Lakefront Records Exclusive Partnership With TGV Cinemas, Launch LFx Technology

Signed to Lakefront Records, Zamaera ‘s kicks off her first leg of the Malaysian tour and announced the launch of her EP, Z in an intimate performance at TGV 1 Utama, Kuala Lumpur. Concerts in LFx technology features the artist live in 7.1 surround sound, a perfectly calibrated environment paired with visuals, making Zamaera’s tour the first of its kind…

How Can Music Executives Fight Against Climate Change?

The interview below was initially published on The Climate Music Project’s website. Erik has been writing and recording music for theater, dance, film and television in the Bay Area since 1982. His extensive collaborations include experimental theater/dance performance, film, and rock and jazz ensembles. His…

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…

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
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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

L-R: Jasper Donat, Co-founder , Branded and Monica Tong, Editor-in-Chief, Music Press Asia. Photograph: Courtesy of Music Press Asia All That Matters, 2018.
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Music Press Asia releases Music Matters 2018 Trailer

Music Press Asia, in a recent collaboration with All That Matters/Music Matters 2018, expands its production to cover more Asia-based events, live music and conference. Over the next couple of weeks, Music Press Asia will be releasing some of the interviews highlighted in the trailer. The trailer…

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