Saturday, May 28, 2011

Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival 2011 interview Series (Music demo)

Hi guys

The video of Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival 2011 interview (Music Demo) is up! For those who can't watch the video in my blog, click HERE!



Sorry for the late delay. Been so busy with MUSIC
MATTERS conference and talk plus gigs that I have
not had the chance to upload the video.

For those who want to find out more information
about James Morrison and Stella Artois concert 
mentioned in Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival, click
HERE!

Or u can check out the press release and
program highlight HERE!

Be sure to come soon and subscribe to watch the
the special music demonstration as mentioned
in the video. 

Do also check out Music Matters 2011 
(an international music event happening this week) 
where international artists and bands from different countries
come to Singapore to perform plus music conferences and talks
given by respected CEO(s) of top music labels/businessmen
/creative people in the international music scene.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival 2011 interview Series (Part 2)

The video of Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival 2011 interview (Part 2) is up!
For those who can't watch the video in my blog, click HERE!



For those who have not watched
Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival 2011
interview (Part 1), click HERE to view it!

For those who want to find out more information
about James Morrison and Stella Artois concert 
mentioned in Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival, click
HERE!

Or u can check out the press release and
program highlight HERE!

Be sure to come soon and subscribe to watch the
the special music demonstration as mentioned
in the video. 

Do also check out Music Matters 2011 
(an international music event happening this week) 
where international artists and bands from different countries
come to Singapore to perform plus music conferences and talks
given by respected CEO(s) of top music labels/businessmen
/creative people in the international music scene.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival 2011 interview Series (Part 1)

Here's the latest exclusive Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival 2011 interview.

We had the honour to invite Mr David Smith
(Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival founder/director)
to share and talk about the festival.
The series consist of a video interview (2 parts)
and a special music demo.

Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival 2011 interview (Part 1)
For those who can't watch the video in my blog, click HERE



Be sure to come soon and subscribe to watch the
rest of the series.

I have also been granted by Fulford Public Relations to ask
exclusive interview requests with the performing
bands/artists in Music Matters 2011 (an international music event)

For now, I am doing a music survey (pls click on music survey)
to select the bands/artists in MUSIC MATTERS
that u guys are most interested to watch/listen
in the various interviews. (Closing Date: 23 May 11)
Those interested, please fill up the survey asap.

For those who want to find out more information
about Singapore Brass Explosion! Festival, click 
here!

Music Matters 2011 Bands/Artists Interview Survey




5th Singapore International Piano Pedagogy Symposium 2011 (Early bird registration ends on 31 May 11)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Music Matters Live with HP (Upcoming Music Festival) - 26 May to 28 May 11

Good News Guys! A new music festival
"Music Matters Live with HP"
will be arriving soon in Singapore in late May. 
Check out the news article below to
find out more about the festival.


I am also pretty excited since
I am invited as part of VVIP
for the festival too. :)

Robin Seow (Vice President Marketing, Asia Pacific and Japan, HP Personal Systems Group) talks about the Launch of Music Matters Live with HP in the video below:



Launch of Music Matters Live with HP (For Mandarin-speaking audiences)



Singapore veteran musician duo Jack and Rai share their passion for music #musicmatters



PRESS RELEASE
Branded Ltd. Announces Music Matters LIVE with HP as Grand Finale to a Week of Three Major Entertainment Business Events

Highlights:
- Over 40 bands from Singapore and around the world to descend on the Lion City for Music Matters LIVE with HP music festival at Clarke Quay
- Music Matters moves to Singapore for 6th annual event, bringing the key players in the global music industry to Singapore
- Premiere of the inaugural Digital Matters forum
- Supporting Singapore musicians, Branded donates US$50,000 worth of passes to local musicians to network with the music business elite
- Music Matters For Japan features Asian musicians in fundraising effort for Japan disaster relief

03 May 2011, Singapore – Branded Ltd, today announced that the world’s music and online entertainment industries will be descending on Singapore at the end of May 2011 for a triumvirate of music and entertainment events showcasing Asian online entertainment, music industry and live music scene.

The Music Matters LIVE with HP music festival is the grand finale of the week that also includes Music Matters and Digital Matters industry forums. From 24th to 28th May 2011, Branded presents three signature events, bringing the digital entertainment, music and live music industries together under one roof for the first time in Asia.

Music Matters LIVE with HP is a live international music festival featuring a dynamic line-up of over 40 international and Singaporean bands performing at numerous venues around Clarke Quay from 26th to 28th May 2011. All of the bands are in town for one reason; to be discovered by the industry and new fans.

“We are in a time of quantum transformation for the music and digital entertainment industries and there’s no escaping the fact that this region is at the forefront of developing breakthrough online entertainment experiences. Right now, Asia is the place to be, and Singapore is the perfect choice for us to take the Branded events to the next level,” said Jasper Donat, Co-founder of Branded Ltd and President of Music Matters.

Added Robin Seow, Vice President, Marketing, Asia Pacific and Japan, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard, “HP is proud to partner with Music Matters to lead the way in creating a unique event for bands and music enthusiasts to pursue and achieve their passion for music. Since 2009, we have been at the forefront of fusing music and technology with the introduction of Beats Audio™, an award-winning technology exclusive to HP that delivers studio-quality sound on a computer. At Music Matters, HP is expanding the Beats Audio™ advantage that is used by the world’s leading artistes like Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys and JJ Lin to the region’s most promising music talent and music lovers.”

“Being the region’s leading F&B and Entertainment Precinct, we see Clarke Quay as the perfect venue of choice for the live music festival, bringing together both Singapore and international independent artists in a celebration of music amidst our vibrant backdrop”, said Keith Low, Centre Manager of Clarke Quay.

The festival will present stellar bands from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Canada and more together with some of Singapore’s best and most loved home-grown talent such as Typewriter, Jack and Rai, and 53A in Clarke Quay. The band line-up for Music Matters LIVE with HP is attached, with more announcements to come.

Organisers also announced that they will be providing an opportunity for at least three more Singaporean acts to perform at a showcase of Singaporean talent on Thursday, 26th May.

“We welcome the staging of Music Matters and Digital Matters for the first time in Singapore. We are excited that these events will be leveraging our growing entertainment scene and the strengths of our digital media sector to add to their dynamism and success. In addition, as a key platform for the music and entertainment industry in Asia, we believe Music Matters and Digital Matters will augment Singapore’s position as a flourishing business and leisure destination, and add to the vibrancy of our exciting calendar of events along the way,” Said Edward Chew, Director, Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board.

To support Singapore musicians, Branded Ltd will donate US$50,000 worth of passes to enable local musicians to meet with the global music industry’s elite executives attending Music Matters 2011. Music Matters enables Singapore musicians to learn from experienced producers and performers, and attend mentoring sessions with artist and repertoire executives to hear creative advice regarding their music career.

Music Matters For Japan
Music Matters embraces the ability of music as a communication and fundraising tool to make a difference. In 2011, Music Matters will produce a track featuring Asian bands and artists, pushing listeners and viewers to donate directly to a number of Japanese charities. Japan is the world’s second largest music market, and through the Music Matters for Japan initiative Asian musicians will reach out to support those recovering from the tragedy and the ongoing relief efforts that continue to make a difference to people rebuilding their lives.

In previous years Music Matters has raised funds for Unicef’s Sichuan and Myanmar relief efforts. In 2010, Music Matters partnered with generous sponsor, Gibson Guitars, to fund a music education program for Cambodian River Kids. Music Matters has also profiled MTV Exit and Hard Rock’s music charity initiatives.

Digital Matters, Music Matters 2011 and Music Matters LIVE with HP are proudly supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Hewlett-Packard and Clarke Quay.

For more information on the conferences and the music festival, visit www.digitalentertainment.asia.

***

About Branded Ltd.
Branded Ltd. is a leading Asian media and entertainment brand marketing agency. Branded has successfully partnered brands with a number of the world’s leading entertainment attractions including: Walking with Dinosaurs, the Rolling Stones, Coco Lee, Black Eyed Peas, Jamie Cullum, We Will Rock You, James Blunt, ARTHK, Chicago the Musical and even Barney the Dinosaur.

Branded also has unique experience in the media and technology space having been the exclusive sales agent for the CASBAA Convention since 2003. Branded also created the MediaWorks event in partnership with Haymarket (the publishers of Campaign). For further information, please refer to www.digitalentertainment.asia.

About Music Matters and Digital Matters
Music Matters is the pioneer music industry event in the Asia Pacific region and is a gathering of key players in the global music industry. Going from strength to strength, 2011 is a hallmark year with a new look, new location and new expanded programme. Leading online entertainment and music companies discuss what’s next for the digital music industry from the boardroom to the beat on the street. From industry heavyweights to the world’s Youngest Professional Guitar Player, Music Matters 2011 is the place to discuss the business of music in Asia.

Digital Matters 2011 showcases technology innovation, multi-screen screen viewing, online content monetisation, social media and deeper consumer engagement. Founders, CEOs, global digital leaders and one "TV Anarchist" share their insight into the online entertainment, publishing and commerce revolution. Digital Matters is produced in association with CASBAA.
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Check out the Pictures of Music Matters Live with HP

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Korg Kronos Launch (City Music Showroom) 14 May 2011

Recently City Music (a great music shop selling music technology products) had its product launch of the latest full-fledged keyboard workstation "Korg Kronos" from the famous Japan music giant brand Korg.

New video of the closing song of the product launch added:


Enjoy the video recorded on 14 May 11:


Watch live streaming video from citymusicsg at livestream.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Returning Officer Extraordinaire Yam Ah Mee...music remix and Time for "Dear Leaders, Hear"

Dear people of Singapore,

I believe that u and I have gone through this general
elections 2011 with such intense and emotional feelings
in us.

We have finally made our voices heard by the government
through our votes.

For those who have voted Worker Party
to take care of u guys in Hougang and Aljunied,
I am glad that u have made the history landmark
in the change of our Singapore political scene.
With such changes, I hope that will help change the
music scene too.

I have nothing against PAP. But I always felt that
diversity of political views and ideas
(the same goes for music) should be given
to us Singaporeans and people who have
made this country to be their homeland.

Anyway here's some videos by Razor TV
about returning officer Extraordinaire
Yam Ah Mee...lol... .

Pursuant to Section 49, Subsection 7E,
Paragraph A of the Parliamentary
Election Act, I hereby declare to
introduce the video biography and
dance remix tunes made for him:






Our dear Michelle (musician/singer)
have also re-adapted the song lyrics of
'Mr. President' by Pink
to express her feelings
for Singapore GE2011.

My tears came flowing down when
I saw and heard this video.

Please dear leaders of Singapore
dont just listen only but
hear the cries of Singaporeans:

Video of Dear Leaders, hear - Michelle



For those who have composed and recorded
songs or cover songs for this GE elections,
u can email to me for me to post
up your songs on my blog:

Email: musicartlifesg@gmail.com

If u don't know what songs to write,
Nicole Seah, Mr Chiam See Tong, returning
officer Extraordinaire Yam Ah Mee
or infamous Tin Pei Ling (aka Kate Spade
known to netizens) are some
real good materials to write about.

Looking forward to it! :)

Note: Join the cause in memory of Nicole Seah and Mr Chiam See Tong:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Haunting Japanese band Mono comes to Zouk in Singapore (6 May 11)

”There are all kinds of live acts. Some are worth shelling out the cash, some are complete rip-offs. Some, even, are worth getting tickets every damn time. Tokyo-based Mono falls into the latter category, because the sound they structure on stage is the kind that will haunt you even as you go to bed and wake up the next day.” – JUNKonline (Online Music Magazine)

Japanese band Mono will be
performing in Zouk on 6 May 11
2molo Friday.


Catch Mono in the touching video
where the masked man seeks to
find his girl:

Follow The Map



(Article Credits: TimeOut Singapore Online)
Stirring from a year’s self-imposed hibernation, Japanese instrumental rockers Mono grace Jiak Kim’s behemoth club for the second time. Believe us, any post-rock fan worth their Godspeed You! Black Emperor vinyl will scramble to snap up a ticket, regardless of whether their eardrums disintegrated during the quartet’s maiden stopover in 2008.

It’s no wonder: after five albums spread out over ten years together, these Tokyo post-rock-cum-ambient soundscapists mastered distilling human emotions into poignant, almost cinematic, wall-of-noise symphonies – their last disc Hymn to the Immortal Wind even made use of a 28-piece orchestra. And the onstage force runneth deep in these guys (it may or may not have anything to do with their rhythm guitarist, Yoda).

In the flesh, they headbang with raw gusto, locks whipping wildly, while whirlpools of reverbed guitars, drums, a smattering of glockenspiel and plenty of pedal delays swell into thundering crescendos before dropping into a bare murmur. If their last stint here was anything to go by, earplugs are a must.

Zouk’s acoustics aren’t to be trifled with, and Mono’s famous for a habit of recording live, so what you hear through headphones really is what you get – although in the flesh, it’s thrice as deafening. Pedalphiles and serial setlist pilferers will want to come early to stake out a prime spot, but really, standing at the back is just as legit, where there’s extra room to mirror the quartet’s writhing as you’re swept up in the sonic sea. An intense show that’s not for the meek. Cherylene Chan

Reference Link: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/music/gigs/mono-at-zouk


Where to get tix: http://www.getupmerch.com/categories/Gig-Tickets/
http://www.kittywurecords.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/mono/


Video of MONO - Holy Ground: NYC Live - Trailer (with live music orchestra)



Mono website: http://www.monoishere.com/

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

“The Blues Rock Titan” Joe Bonamassa LIVE in Singapore! 15 May 11

Joe Bonamassa LIVE in Singapore!



“The Blues Rock Titan” Joe Bonamassa is arriving soon
in Singapore shores. Honoured twice in Guitar Player
Magazine's 2010 Readers' Choice Awards,
winning "Best Overall Guitarist" for the first time
and "Best Blues Guitarist" for the fourth consecutive year.
Wow...the music awards present real great stuff about him!

Legendary Eric Clapton guitarist songwriter
(the one with the Grammy winning single,
“Tears In Heaven") joined him in a sold out show
at London’s Royal Albert Hall on stage
in May 2009. Here's a video of him playing with Eric Clapton:

On the Road (Featuring Eric Clapton) - Live at the Royal Albert Hall




More information on the music concert:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=168600099856274


Still not convinced to come for the concert?
Click on the link below to receive your FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD "Further On Up The Road" from Joe Bonamassa:


http://www.jbonamassa.com/youtube/11/


Hear the track yourself in pure music fidelity sense.


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