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?
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 music3. Live ability4. Sociability5. 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.
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 you1. Please double check your email address is spelt correctly or you will not receive any updates2. Do ensure to provide direct links to your social media & music3. Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms for immediate news and updates4. Got questions? Email the MM team: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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