Monica Tong

Rainforest World Music Festival. Artist performance. Music Press Asia

Going Green at the Land of the Hornbills

After a two-year hiatus, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2022 is returning to the Sarawak Cultural Village this weekend, June 17-19. Its 25th edition, according to the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), is playing host to performers from China, Australia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Canada, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, the United States of America, and Vietnam. RWMF’s three-day event will also see the launch of its new green initiative, named ‘ecoGreenPlanet programme’: RM10 from the RM25 online ticket sold each will go towards planting a mangrove tree after the festival. About…

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Florian Ferruzza Interview with Music Press Asia

Vietnamese House Label Goes LIVE

In an interview with Music Press Asia, founder of Stargazing Records Florian Ferruzza shares the works of his debut album, starting his label in Vietnam and collaborating with local talent. PART I: INTRO Q1: Hello, Florian. Congratulations on releasing your very first album ‘Bang Bang’ under your very own label, Stargazing Records. Why have you chosen to start a label…

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Valentina Ploy sign to Warner Music. Music Press Asia

Thailand: A Unique Point Of View

Thailand is no stranger to pop music. In fact, its strength lies in a mesh that has developed and built the nation’s taste in music. Recently signed to Warner Music Thailand, Valentina Ploy is the culmination of exactly that beauty; the sublime mesh that resonates charisma and fortitude. Monica Tong, editor-in-chief of Music Press Asia speaks with Karl on how…

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John Williams to set score to Ao No Orchestra anime series. Music Press Asia

Star Wars Composer John Williams to Score Animation

John Williams announced to set an original soundtrack to the Japanese Manga, Blue Orchestra. Deutsche Grammophon has been a long-time collaborator in John Williams’ music distribution and release. Over the decades, Williams has scored everything from Star Wars to Jurassic Park. Deutsche Grammophon recently revealed that the composer will collaborate with anime creators Makoto Akui and Shogakukan. This collaboration is…

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Yuja Wang recorded Mendelssohn piano concerto with Kurt Masur. Music Press Asia
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Deutsche Grammophon Released Yuja Wang & Verbier Festival Recording

YUJA WANG (piano) and Kurt Masur (conductor) released music composed by Verbier Festival GOLD and Deutsche Grammaphon. The second Verbier Festival Gold release features Yuja Wang in an all-Mendelssohn album with two performances from 2009. The album distributed by DG Records features the composer’s first piano concerto with Kurt Masur conducting the Verbier Festival Orchestra, followed by the Piano Sextet…

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Seong Jin Cho to play at Gilmore International Piano Fest1. Music Press Asia

Seong-Jin Cho to Perform at Gilmore International Piano Festival 2022

Deutsche Grammophon exclusive artist Seong-Jin Cho presents a solo recital at Chenery Auditorium (Kalamazoo, Michigan) as part of the 2022 Gilmore International Piano Festival, opening with two much-loved works by Ravel. The slow, stately pace of the Pavane pour une infante défunte suggests the graceful Renaissance dance from which it takes its name. Renowned for its technical challenges, Gaspard de…

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Seven Worlds One Planet Asia. Music Press Asia
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Asia: A World of the Rarely Seen

While conservation in Asia goes all the way back to its disappearing mangroves and increasing agriculture of palm oil, there is much diversity in the animal kingdom too. From Brown bears roaming remote Russian volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and orangutans climbing high into the trees in the Indonesian rainforests in search of mango fruit. Walrus gather in huge numbers…

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Music NFT in the Metaverse. Music Press Asia

Panel: What’s Next for Music NFTs?

NFTs are more than JPEGs and GIFs, they can also represent the ownership of music. Meetup 19 on CoinGecko uncovers all the potential of music NFTs – how it aims to reshape the music industry, empower individual artists, and disrupt traditional record labels. Join them in a fascinating discussion with Jimi Frew (Head of Music & Co-Founder, Emanate), Achilleas (Product…

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Focus Asia at Far East Film Fest1. Music Press Asia

Far East Film Festival To Host Focus Asia 2022

After a very successful 2021 hybrid edition, the Far East Film Festival launches FOCUS ASIA 2022, one of the leading markets exclusively dedicated to film professionals from Asia and Europe. The three-day industry event is now a unique platform where producers, sales agents, film distribution companies, television broadcasters, VOD platforms and Internet Player Companies from Asia and Europe have the…

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Vandal at DAORecords HQ. Music Press Asia

Where Music Should Be in the Metaverse & Web3

Where should musicians perform in the metaverse? Why should artists consider minting their own NFT today? How will it promote music? Vandal of DAORecords speaks with Monica Tong editor-in-chief of Music Press Asia on how we can all be participants in a new digital renaissance. Q: Hello Vandal. Just to run over how we got to do this interview goes…

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