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A Picture Book of Clockenflap 2017

Are you still moaning over the fact that you have missed Clockenflap 2017 and longing to check out Clockenflap 2018 no matter what it takes? Well, on wrapping up Clockenflap 2017, the organiser – Magnetic Asia – has announced its Fan Fare prices (available only for the next two weeks) for Clockenflap 2018 at Central Harbourfront set for the 9 – 11 November 2018. Set against the Central Harbourfront view, the decade-old arts and music festival celebrated this year with its most celestial line-up to date that includes UK electronic…

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Mynth to perform at Spectrum Music Festival Johor Bahru
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Spectrum Music Festival Comes To Johor Bahru

Are you ready for some extraordinary sights and sounds in Johor Bahru? Praise be! Things are snowballing to real excitement as we are just two days away from Spectrum, a rare and unique urban music festival at The Vibe down south of Malaysia in the city of Johor Bahru. This festival not only brings special curation of music but also…

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The Rise of Asian Artists and Music Festivals in Asia

There’s a shift in discussions over the last 12 months within the executive groups in the music business. Where discussions used to be about the rise of the K-pop wave and how its culture and acts are being exported to other parts of the world, the topics are now turning towards China and its growing middle class, insurmountable talents hidden…

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Clockenflap coming back in November. Photo courtesy of Chris Lusher.
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Clockenflap: A Show You Never Want to Forget

Whenever you think is the best time to visit Hong Kong, whether it’s during spring, summer or Christmas, think again. If you have just joined the indie fan club, you are in for the biggest part of the Hong Kong pie – Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s most supreme music and arts festival kind of fits all really. Coming to Tsim Sa…

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Tencent Talk China at Music Matters
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Tencent Music Entertainment Group Talks China at Music Matters

Music industry leaders from Asia and rest of the world converged in one of the region’s most exciting music conference and festival All That Matters to discuss some of the most exciting issues before wrapping up the year 2017. While some of us may think about how we can promote our own music, movers and shakers from the music industry…

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Gateway to Taiwan Talk at Music Matters
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How can an artist break into Taiwan? #Matters17 #ATM17

Panelists include Jesse Liu – GM of ICON Promotions, Daphne Lee – President myMusic and Taiwan Mobile, Elvis Lin – DJ & Music Critic and Kenney Shiu – Director of Asia Pacific for Kobalt Music Group. Taiwan has been leading a healthy music scene for the last decade and with the upcoming music scene in China, it has taken a gatekeeper…

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Slot Machine believes that their international acclaim has to do with all the commitment, hard work and team work.
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Slot Machine: We Came From The Alternative Rock Scene

While many of the artists in the region contemplate the direction of their musical careers oblivious to the economics of the music industry, some have already forged their way forward blurring distractions on the way with only one focus in mind. For the last 15 years, Slot Machine has been on the precipice of the Thai music industry. While they…

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Image courtesy of BestivalBali.com
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UK Festival Bestival Debuts In Bali

When we think that knowledge can be an infinite conquest through life, we are also seeing the never ending story to some of the festival spirits that started in good old England. While some of us may have already seen the mud and rain, the tents dripping with humidity, the Sainsbury vodkas, from Amy Winehouse on stage alongside My Bloody…

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2017 speaker ATM Music Matters
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The Coca Cola Company to Speak at Music Matters 2017

MNA’s editor has picked some of the hottest speakers attending Music Matters and predicts some of the topics coming to Singapore this September. Music Matters have a lot to cover at its conference this September. As always it has invited some of the most celebrated speakers from all walks of life in the corporate world to debate and discuss some…

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Music China Shanghai 2017
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Music China Expo Expands Its 16th Edition

With over 90% of booth space already booked, Music China, a prominent music trade event, is set to take place from 11 – 14 October 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016 – 2020) has positioned the cultural industry as one of the key pillars of the national economy and highlighted the importance of…

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