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Taiwanese Singer Sammy Chang Collaborates With Sheppard

Sheppard sets new direction heading towards Asia for new collaboration. Having already conquered their hometown of Brisbane, and dominated the Australian market with hits like ‘Geronimo’ and ‘Coming Home’, Sheppard recently collaborated with Taiwanese artist Sammy Chang (張語噥) to produce a special duet, a Chinese version of ‘Somebody Like You’. On September 11th see’s Sheppard and Sammy release an English-Chinese…

Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure is now playing on National Geographic Discovery Asia's channel on Astro. Photo credit: ITV. Music Press Asia
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Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure

“It’s not often that this happens, that you walk along a corridor and a small, three-year old orangutan walks around the corner towards you. Such a great sight. Yet another experience in this amazing time…

Take a virtual tour of Saul Peter's exhibition, "Crime and Punishment," on website Music Press Asia
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“Peter Saul”: The rudest painting show of year 2020

Fueled with contrasting influences from MAD magazine comics to Surrealist fantasies and American social realist painting from the 1930, Peter Saul’s latest exhibition (at the New Museum, New York) brings together approximately 60 paintings dated…


Watch the reimagined folktale of Sang Kancil at the premiere of How Beruang Lost His Tail, directed by Lim Kien Lee. Music Press Asia
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Malaysia Tourism Ministry Launched First Virtual Festival

Though live events have been authorized since July, the performing arts sector is still hustling to recover as theatregoers all over South Asia are still taking a breather from buying tickets to attend live event.Partnering with Masakini Theatre, Sutra Foundation and Surprise Venture, Gerak Angin…


All That Matters To Launch First Online Conference

Amidst the pandemic, All That Matters is going ahead with their music and entertainment industry conference timeline launching their first conference online from 14-18 September, 2020. Its recent announcement made a confident pledge that it ‘is not just another webinar’.…

NomadPlay by Digital Music Solutions Expands to Asia

After launching a scale-up fundraising campaign of over €4.2 mil in 2018, NomadPlay a music platform known to ‘gamifies’ instrument practice is now expanding to Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Amidst the pandemic, the app promotes virtual learning and claims…


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Alex Joy: Rainforest Pavilion & Covid Life in Bali

Q1. Tell us about what got you excited or impacted you the most to start such a group such as Joy Collective? How did it all began? And how has the collective evolved since? Joy Collective started as an idea…

The music of film 'Lessons from Jeju' is produced by Gregory Johnson from AcousticLabs. Music Press Asia.ures. Music Press Asia
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AcousticLabs Produced ‘Lessons from Jeju’ by Patagonia Films

Patagonia Films has recently released its latest short film ‘Lessons from Jeju’. The film centred around a group of freediving and fishing women called the haenyeo. And sees host and professional freediving and environmental activist, Kimi Werner, joins these islanders…

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…


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Is the live scene in music & entertainment in South Asia dead? Pictured: Taiwanese band Mayday's concert in Singapore was postponed 9 months after its initially scheduled performance. Music Press Asia

South-Asia Industry Focus: “Has the LIVE Industry Met Its Death, Yet?”

Is the question permeating in most discussions between the music creators and executives whenever I sit in a ZOOM-powered chatroom these days. Not only has it been the fundamental question for all underlying discussions in publishing and licensing, but, even, in the spheres of creativity…


Renaud Capuçon, NomadPlay's ambassador. Music Press Asia.
Renaud Capuçon, NomadPlay's ambassador. Music Press Asia.

NomadPlay by Digital Music Solutions Expands to Asia

After launching a scale-up fundraising campaign of over €4.2 mil in 2018, NomadPlay a music platform known to ‘gamifies’ instrument practice is now expanding to Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Amidst the pandemic, the app promotes virtual learning and claims to give ‘any musician, from beginners up to professionals, the opportunity to play along with famous orchestras, singing along with…

Midemlab Music Startup Competition Is Now Open For Registration

Midemlab, the leading music tech startup competition, is calling startups to register and pitch their innovative solutions for the music and entertainment industry. The competition, over the last 12 edition, has seen the participation of over 250 music startups from 36 countries. And provides finalists…

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.…

Indie Rights Agency Merlin Extends OTTO Partnership

Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, has extended its partnership for another three years with OTTO — a bespoke dashboard that helps independent labels and distributors track and manage sales reports and streaming activity online. Servicing a global membership of…


Pamungkas was a member of Potenzia before launching a solo career in 2018. Music Press Asia.
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Pamungkas was a member of Potenzia before launching a solo career in 2018. Music Press Asia.

Indonesian Singer Songwriter Pamungkas Released Latest Album ‘Solipsism’

Within the last three years, electronic pop artist Rizky Pamungkas has rather quietly and confidently mustered quite a number of listeners. Having only released the album ‘The End of Flying Solo Era’ last month with The PeoplePeople, a pseudonym which he uses with much deceptive naivete. And as impressively duplicitous as it may sound – in a very good way…

Music Editor: ‘Why I’ve Cancelled Spotify Premium’

As I gradually wind down for the day pondering the thought on how my weekend would actually unfold, I began to scroll through the music apps in my smartphone in an attempt to track down music that I deem sacred for listening only for the…

Creative Lyrics Amid A Spreading Virus

While some of us are slaving away working from home, not really, majority of us who are practicing or officially in lockdown or maintaining social distancing have found new ways to hustle with time and their creative outpour. For most of us, it has never…

Parasite: Jung Jaeil’s Film Scoring A Satire

Parasite, the first-ever South Korean film to win best picture at the Academy Awards, officially turned Korea’s film industry into a global phenomenon.When all attention is on Bong Joon Ho’s buoyant words at the red carpet, and later, on stage receiving the trophy, we see…


Coronavirus Cancellation: Reed Midem cancels June 2020 conference in France. Music Press Asia.

Midem Conference 2020 Is Cancelled, Launches Digital Edition

It’s the beginning of a new era in conferencing and live events. In a press release announced yesterday, given the uncertainty surrounding the latest virus and companies’ concerns for the safety of people directly involved with the 4-day conference, Midem has announced the cancellation of…

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