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Muserk launches Indie Relief Project To Help Songwriters Affected by Covid-19. Music Press Asia
Muserk launches Indie Relief Project To Help Songwriters Affected by Covid-19. Music Press Asia
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Muserk Launch Indie Relief Project

Muserk, a rights management company, has launched the Indie Relief Project in response to the impact of Covid-19, a global pandemic that has affected the lives of songwriters since it began in Wuhan in December last year. Having recently launched a partnership with JASRAC, Muserk’s innovative efforts over the years continues to help record labels, music publishers and rights societies…

Muserk and JASRAC announced partnership. Music Press Asia
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Muserk To Partner With JASRAC Japan’s Music Copyright Society

Last week, Muserk announced its partnership with JASRAC, the leading music copyright society in Japan. Focusing on the rights of authors, composers and publishers, this partnership is aimed at ensuring a seamless collection of JASRAC’s…

Music Press Asia's Q1 Playlist. Top l-r: OSN, Joe Hisaishi, Jay Chao. Bottom l-r: Hindia, Official HIGE DANdism.
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Asia’s Top 20 Music Albums [Q1 2020]

Office Weekly Playlist can last you a year’s worth of listening, which consists of only 20 albums. It is a list that truly brought our collective and thinking caps together. And six months on, curated…

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Livechat: Please Don’t Stop The Music

What happens when the music industry takes a huge beating following the recent cancellations of live events worldwide due to the spreading of a global pandemic coronavirus? Music Press Asia’s very own Head of Editorial,…

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…

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Charity Brands Announced Partnerships To Raise Covid-19 Funds

A fundraising effort at a global scale: “Heal the World With Love and Music,” is a fundraising performance for COVID-19 medical research. The performance is set to debut in about 16 months from now (September 21, 2021) and will kick off in Italy, China and…

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Live Nation $10M Crew Nation Fund Supports Tour & Venue Staff

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’…

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 entertainment. This article was updated…

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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.
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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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Music Editor: Why I've Decided To Cancel Spotify Premium'. Music Press Asia
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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…

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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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Music Editor: Why I've Decided To Cancel Spotify Premium'. Music Press Asia
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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 weekend. You see, over the last 15 years music has been an enveloping element in…

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…

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…

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