Call for Bands! Music Matters 2017 Artist application form, is now CLOSED. Thank you for applying and we will be in touch shortly. Team MM17 (Please refer to the dates given below)
About Music Matters
Seize the opportunity to perform live in Singapore in front of key music and entertainment industry influencers from Asia and beyond! We are back for the 12th Annual Music Matters in Singapore, Asia Pacific’s entertainment industry gateway.

After another successful festival in 2016, Branded are again giving a number of breakthrough acts from around the world the opportunity to perform live in front of key global entertainment industry influencers and executives.

The FREE festival runs alongside the All That Matters conference delivering an insightful programme , covering the latest topics and trends in the Music, Sports, Online Entertainment, Gaming and Marketing industries from Asia and throughout the world. (Visit: www.allthatmatters.asia for more information)

Music Matters is held during the week of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix week, one of the biggest entertainment weeks in the Asian calendar, taking place from September 9-13, 2017. The festival will feature 2 days of live public performances on September 9-10, followed by 3 nights of dedicated industry focussed showcases from September 11-13.

For the last 11 years, the Music Matters festival has been the pioneer in creating music connections between Asia Pacific with the rest of the world, cementing itself as the gateway for a dynamic line-up of local and international artists looking to break into the world’s most populated region.

Previous artists include (A-Z): Aaradhna (NZ), Afgan (ID), Ash Grunwald (AU), Bad Pony (AU), Bastian Baker (CH), Boyce Avenue (US), Garden City Movement (IL), Bunkface (MY), Drunken Tiger (KR), Fairchild (AU), Flumpool (JP), Gentle Bones (SG), Gurrumul (AU), Gush (FR), Jaurim (KR), Jeremy Loops (ZA), Jezabels (AU), Juveniles (FR), Kate Miller-Heidke (AU), Little Boots (UK), Linying (SG), Love X Stereo (KR), Mamma's Gun (UK), MC Hotdog (TW), My Life As Ali Thomas (TH), Naoto Inti Raymi (JP), Nucleya (IN), Raisa (ID), Sezairi (SG), Simple Plan (CA), Slapshock (PH), Slot Machine (TH), Slumberjack (AU), The Boxer Rebellion (UK), The Oral Cigarettes (JP), The Sam Willows (SG), The Overtunes (ID), The Trees & The Wild (ID), The Veronicas (AU), Tulus (ID), Young Lex (ID) and many, many more!

Will you be discovered?

Watch All That Matters Wrap Video, 2016
Watch Music Matters Wrap Video, 2015
Artist Application Information
Be sure to give us as much information as you can about yourself or your act.

Music Matters is looking for five key criteria:
1. Genre relevance to the festival (Pop, Rock, Indie, Hip Hop, Dance, Blues)
2. Songwriting ability / Original music
3. Live ability
4. Sociability
5. A "WOW" factor

Things to note before applying:

All venues and basic backline are provided by the festival, along with our globally reaching advertising and marketing campaigns. Upon being selected and accepting a spot in the festival, please note, all performing artists and entourage are required to fund their own travel and accommodation. There are NO monetary contributions from the festival.

In addition to the festival:
1. Artists who perform at the festival, and each band member, will be given complimentary access to the All That Matters conference tracks* valued at $599 USD each
*All artists are given a complimentary Conference Pass giving them access to all conference tracks however this does not include VIP benefits or events.

2. Mentoring Workshops: As a festival act, you will also have the opportunity to sign up for the Music Matters Academy workshops hosted by our VIP Guest speakers. Access to the Music Matters Academy, is by invitation only. The value of which is priceless if you want to succeed in the music industry.

Artist / Band Name *
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Country *
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Music Genre *
Your answer
Contact Name (First Name / Family Name) *
Your answer
Company Name
*If you are a management or label representative
Your answer
Email Contact *
Your answer
Phone Contact *
*Please write in this format EG (65) 123 1234
Your answer
Short Bio *
150 words MAX
Your answer
What language(s) do you perform in? *
Your answer
Your Music
Current Single or most popular track we MUST hear *
*Please send YouTube or Vimeo video links for music videos & Soundcloud links.
Your answer
Have you released an EP or Album? *
Enter links to your EP or Album below
If relevant.
Your answer
Live Performances
Live performance
Please share a video link to one of your live performances. If none are available yet, just respond N/A
Your answer
Last 3 Gigs *
* Please state in this format "City / Country / Year / Venue Name / Venue Capacity"
Your answer
Upcoming 3 Gigs *
* Please state in this format "City / Country / Year / Venue Name / Venue Capacity"
Your answer
Your Social Media
Now we would like to understand a bit about your act's social metrics. We preferably want to see your artist or band accounts.
Official Website (if any) *
If you don't currently have website, please enter your Facebook page or answer N/A.
Your answer
Facebook Account *
Please enter a direct link. If you don't currently have an account please reply N/A
Your answer
Facebook Followers *
YouTube Channel *
Please enter a direct link. If you don't currently have an account please reply N/A
Your answer
YouTube Subscribers *
Twitter Account *
Please enter a direct link. If you don't currently have an account please reply N/A
Your answer
Twitter Followers *
Instagram Account *
Please enter a direct link. If you don't currently have an account please reply N/A
Your answer
Instagram Followers *
Other Social Media Accounts
The social media networks stated above may not be popular or available in your market. Please list your other accounts below.
Your answer
Will this be your first time playing in Asia? *
Please enter - Year / Country / Venue or "Not Yet"
Your answer
Have you applied for Music Matters Live before? *
If you have applied before, tell us in 150 words what you have been doing in the last 12 months.
Your answer
What Matters to You? What are your key objectives for coming to Music Matters. *
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Dates That Matter
Please take note of these dates below:

All That Matters dates: 2017
- All That Matters conference dates: Sept 11 - 13
- Music Matters dates: Sept 9 - 10 (weekend)
- Music Matters County Showcase dates: Sept 11 - 13

Application process: 2017
- Application submission deadline has been extended & will CLOSE on Sat, June 17 (10:00am)
- First artist selection notification emails will be sent out from - Mon, 3 July
- Confirmation of your acceptance by - Tue, 11 July
- Artist marketing & promotional assets delivery deadline - Sat, 15 July
- Artist line-up to roll out end July!
(Please note the dates above could be subject to change)

Tips Matter! To ensure that your application submission goes smoothly & we have everything we need to contact you
1. Please double check your email address is spelt correctly or you will not receive any updates
2. Do ensure to provide direct links to your social media & music
3. Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms for immediate news and updates
4. Got questions? Email the MM team: mmlive@branded.asia or sammy@branded.live

*Terms & Conditions
All venues and basic backline are provided by the festival, along with our globally reaching advertising and marketing campaigns. Upon being selected and accepting a spot in the festival, please note, all performing artists and entourage are required to fund their own travel and accommodation. There are no monetary contributions from the festival.

By applying to Music Matters 2017 you will be added as a subscriber to Branded's newsletters. Personal information collected in this form will only be used to contact applicants about Music Matters and Branded's events and won't be transferred or sold to third parties.

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