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November 23, 2020

Asia Centre to host talks on impacts of covid on ASEAN/Japan. Photo: City of Hokkaido, Japan. Music Press Asia
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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. Examining the shared implications of the covid-19 pandemic for Japan and Southeast Asia, this webinar will also discuss the challenges…

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…

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

Australia Preps Return To LIVE

The LEIF COVID-Safe Guidelines was released last week ahead of the Event Summit, taking place online today where LEIF will unveil, along with partners EY, a first ever study to assess the…

As Australia preps for more changes in the live music industry, LEIF is launched to assist in its recovery from covid. Image courtesy of LEIF. Music Press Asia
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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

“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…

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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“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…

Take a virtual tour of Saul Peter's exhibition, "Crime and Punishment," on website newmuseum.org. Music Press Asia
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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…

All That Matters launch first online conference in September 2020. Image courtesy of Branded. Music Press Asia.
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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.…

Renaud Capuçon, NomadPlay's ambassador. 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 of Jeju in South Korea…

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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