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Live Nation has postponed BTS's Map Of The World Tour in the U.S originally scheduled for April thru June 2020. Music Press Asia.
Live Nation has postponed BTS's Map Of The World Tour in the U.S originally scheduled for April thru June 2020. Music Press Asia.
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Live Nation $10M Crew Nation Fund Supports Tour & Venue Staff

Live Nation: “Live music inspires millions around the world, but the concerts we all enjoy wouldn’t be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes…”

With an increasing number of live music event cancellations worldwide amid the coronavirus, Covid-19 pandemic, so does the figure of live tour crew members who are seeking professional and financial reinforcemen Live Nation has launched a $10 million ‘Crew Nation’ fund this week in an effort to help provide support to its crews around the world impacted by the coronavirus…

Avril Lavigne cancelled 11 world tour dates in Asia amidst the spreading coronavirus. Music Press Asia.
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Coronavirus: Who’s There To Help?

Are you affected by what is happening across the region? We are putting together a list of links and communities and their initiatives launched to pull the creative pool together amidst the challenges in live…

SXSW 2020 is cancelled. In 2019, the event attracted over 73,000 attendees with over 20,000 from abroad. Music Press Asia.
United States

SXSW Canceled Decision By City of Austin

Just days after Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Amazon and Twitter pulling out of the South by Southwest conference, the management of SXSW released a statement today, announcing the City of Austin’s decision to official canceled the…

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…

Midemlab Announced Music Startup Competition Jury 2020

Midem, the home of the global music community, recently unveiled the jury for Midemlab 2020, the leading music startup competition, that will now include a Live Music category – an addition introduced to reflect today’s…

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Music & Entertainment Events: Coronavirus Cancellation and postponment. Music Press Asia.
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Coronavirus Cancellation Asia-Pacific Daily Updates: Over 51 Million Affected

Music and tech conferences, concerts, live gigs and other events worldwide have been cancelled, postponed or transformed into “digital-only” soiree as coronavirus, namely Covid-19, continues to spread globally. Over 45 million attendees have been affected and forced to make mandatory plans as far as 6…

Asia-Focus

Warner Music Has A New A&R Regional Director For Asia

To oversee the A&R operations covering 10 music markets in Asia-Pacific (China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand), Warner Music has decided that David Stouck may just be the man for that. David Stouck takes…

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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.
Hip hop

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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SXSW 2020 is cancelled. In 2019, the event attracted over 73,000 attendees with over 20,000 from abroad. Music Press Asia.
United States

SXSW Canceled Decision By City of Austin

Just days after Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Amazon and Twitter pulling out of the South by Southwest conference, the management of SXSW released a statement today, announcing the City of Austin’s decision to official canceled the March 2020 event. For the first time in 34 years,…

Technology

Sega's annual festival attracts a huge following in Japan. Music Press Asia.
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SEGA Group Invest In AI Powered Music Discovery Platform Flutin

Flutin recently announced an investment partnership with SEGA Group as part of its expansion into gaming and digital entertainment. The investment will enable Flutin to further strengthen its user base in key markets like the US. Based in India but growing across the globe, Flutin offers listeners recommendations that purposefully surface emerging artists they’ll love, based on their activities, locations,…

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…

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…

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Parasite Official Original Soundtrack Review by Music Press Asia.
South Korea

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 the excitement of a reserve man – an expression of a boyish pride we recognize…

Asia’s 50 Best Music Albums of 2019: 21-30

21A-Lin – OST (Original Sound Track)This OST compilation has made it onto this list just because A-Lin sings and writes some of the most heart rendering romantic songs in Mandarin and Taiwan history. Down to earth and yearning her crisp voice has been the trademark…

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…

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…

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