Music Matters 2012 Singapore

Music Matters is back in Singapore and happening on 22 – 26 May 2012 at the Ritz Carlton.

[17 April 2012 | Rewritten to reflect the latest updates]

In case you didn’t know, “Music Matters is the pioneer music industry event in the Asia-Pacific region that features key players in the global music industry. The 2012 programme features keynote interviews and performances, with a special spotlight on the ‘live’ music scene in China, Korea and Asia, and an unrivalled line-up of music industry movers and shakers including artists and managers to record labels, promoters and music publishers.

Digital and Music Matters will play host to thousands of global entertainment digerati and music A-listers, showcasing the global online entertainment and music industry, with a focus on the Asian region. This year’s conference will also premier the inaugural “Gaming Matters, produced with GameSpot” workshop and will conclude with the live music festival, Music Matters Live held at Clarke Quay, which will be streamed live for the first time to a global audience via Official Festival Broadcast Partner, YouTube.”

From what I seen and heard about Music Matters 2012, Kpop is definitely a hot topic that the industry-folks are discussing this year. Needless to say, the people at Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) are bringing in Drunken Tiger JK as part of an exclusive Korean showcase titled “The Korean Night”.

There are other live performances/showcases during Music Matters 2012 and they will be held at various venues in and around Clarke Quay.

Other performers confirmed are:

  • Midnight Youth (New Zealand)
  • Minor Soul (Hong Kong)
  • 9 Maps (Hong Kong)
  • This Sanctuary (Australia)
  • BTOB (Korea)
  • Fire Ex. (Taiwan)
  • Aftermiles (Indonesia)
  • Gary Nock (UK)
  • The Auditory Effect (Singapore)

Music Matters Live is free and open to the public and if you can’t make it down, you can always watch it over YouTube where it will be streamed live! Most of the showcases are free and open to the public (although they didn’t specific which performers).

Still trying to find out if “The Korean Night” showcase is open to the public.

[9 May 2012 | Update]

Chuck Comeau from Simple Plan has been added to the list of speakers at Music Matters.

Hashtag: #MMLiveSG, #MusicMatters2012