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ASEAN organise symposium with China leaders and UNDP to discuss efforts with youths. Music Press Asia
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ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium: “The Youths, Our Future”

ASEAN SERIES, a new series on Music Press Asia, begins this month focusing on subjects and discussions that made Southeast Asia special. Topics vary from cultural, sports, environmental and commercial industries that drives this part of the world. 

Last month, ASEAN, China and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) held its 5th ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium: “Enhancing the Roles of Youth in Achieving the SDGs”, was attended by youth, government officials and stakeholders from across the Asia-Pacific region — part of a long-term partnership to work together to support the acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Central discussion topics include: how…

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May Day: ASEAN’s Playlist

Labour day in Southeast Asia has come a long way since the 19th century when the idea of providing better pay and humane working hours for adults and children equals a healthier workforce. Today, we provide…

Djooky Inc. Seeks Talent, Awards Winner with a Recording Trip. Music Press Asia

Djooky Seeks Talent, Awards Winner with Recording Trip

The winner will receive a $20,000 cash award or a recording trip to the iconic Capitol Records in Los Angeles (artist’s choice).The first and second runner-ups will receive $USD5,000 and $USD2,000 cash awards respectively. 13…

Umek fights a battle that all artists and everyone in the live scene are facing right now, pioneering his efforts to test NFT’s concept as early as these post-pandemic moments. Music Press Asia. Photo courtesy of Viberate.

Viberate & Blockparty Launch Live Gig NFT

Music research and analytics platform Viberate will be the first to test the concept of a live performance NFT, in partnership with digital asset marketplace Blockparty. Happening right now, the “NFT drop” (the release and…

Indonesia Music Promoters Launches APMI

Following the ongoing reset of the live & entertainment segment in Indonesia, a group of music promoters has decided that drastic times call for drastic imaginative and drastic measures; recently launched Association of Indonesian Music…


Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 torch relay will end in Tokyo on 23 July. Music Press Asia
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Tokyo Olympic Games Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch Relay of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this year is already on its way (since 25 March), a year after the arrival of the flame. For another two more months, Japan will be watching the Olympic Flame tour more of its spectacular…


Sheppard Announce New Album Release ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’

Two years in the making, ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’ marks the multi-award winning band’s third full length release, and their first album since 2018’s ‘Watching The Sky’ debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Charts. Marking a new, more self-confident side of Sheppard.Coming…

ASIA Centre To Discuss ASEAN–Japan Coronavirus Impact

Asia Centre will be hosting a webinar discussion this November 18 to discuss and exchange post pandemic views with Japanese academics and scholars based in Thailand. Being socially, economically and politically interconnected, ASEAN and Japan are now facing challenging times.…


In an interview with Music Press Asia, Sidd a member of punk rock band Alien Sky Cult talks about the uncertainties faced in its region. Image courtesy of ASC. Music Press Asia
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Alien Sky Cult: “[This] Is A Tale Of Who We Are”

The pandemic has reached the state of Assam, and more specifically, Sidd’s city of Guwahati, the largest city in Assam in northeastern India. With more rainfalls than other areas in the region, it is where bits of the great Brahmaputra…

Alex Joy: Interview with Music Press Asia.

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,…

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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Empty spaces: Live venues are facing an uphill challenge filling up an audience. Image credit Cincinnati Kentucky's Springer Auditorium. Music Press Asia
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Rebooting The Pandemic

As the topic of the pandemic gathers heat in our office, more specifically like a person sitting and warming up the kaftan strewn wooden chair situated in the corner of our editorial division without meaning to leave any time soon, we are grappling with a…

Bechstein exhibiting its pianos at Music China 2019. Music Press Asia
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China’s Music Expo Is Going Virtual

Music China, jointly organized by China Musical Instrument Association (CMIA), Shanghai INTEX and Messe Frankfurt, is physically returning to Shanghai New…


Computex, an exhibition in high demand post-pandemic, goes virtual. Music Press Asia
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Computex Debuts Virtual Exhibition

With conference dates for its physical conference rescheduled, Computex, an important exhibition for the global telecommunications industry will now happen virtually for one month: from 31 May to 30 June, 2021.     What used to be an annual event, the exhibition in Taipei now faces border control issues due to the pandemic and can no longer hosts its exhibitors, buyers…

What Type Of Content Can Be Monetized?

5 years ago content monetization on YouTube still had some mystery to it, however today it is rather straightforward. A YouTube creator can either build an audience of 1,000 subscribers who have watched 4,000 hours of content in the past 12 months, or apply and…

Malaysian Firms To Invest In Hybrid Cloud

According to Bernama, a Malaysian national news agency, that in a recent survey by IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), found that business executives in the country are planning ‘to invest in hybrid multi-cloud platform strategies and capabilities to drive business transformation and to unlock…

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…


Last Madame is produced by Ochre Pictures and Mediacorp. Music Press Asia
Last Madame is produced by Ochre Pictures and Mediacorp. Image courtesy of Mediacorp. Music Press Asia

Last Madame: An Identity Boost To Southeast Asian

Ochre Pictures, a Singapore-based television and film production company, has recently caught the attention of arbiters of the television world in Southeast Asia after publishing their very first *M18 series, Last Madame. With awards and nominations already listed for 2020, this production is a gripping story set in 1940s Singapore; a time in history widely known when enigmatic power of…

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…


Broadcast Asia's virtual exhibitors include Amazon, Sony Electronics and Roland. Music Press Asia

ConnecTechAsia Conference Goes Virtual Today

ConnecTechAsia’s virtual conference begins today will be featuring over 220 speakers and more than 200 sessions. Covering some of Asia’s latest trends within the Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) space. With more than 10,000 attendees expected to connect to the virtual event, ConnecTechAsia2020 is set…

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