A Call for Bands – Music Matters Live is back – The Gateway to Asia

(2 December, 2013, Singapore) – Music Matters Live (www.musicmatterslive.com), Asia’s premier independent music festival, is returning from 22 to 24 May 2014 and applications for the live music festival are now open!

As the Asian music scene continues to heat up at an accelerated speed, Music Matters Live will continue to connect the industry and fans with a dynamic lineup of international and local bands. For three nights, over 60 bands from 20 countries will play over 160 shows in venues across Singapore.

Music Matters Live is the music festival component of the award-winning Music Matters conference. Dubbed “TED meets SXSW” by Jason Mraz, Music Matters, incorporating Digital Matters and Social Media Matters, will take place from 20 to 25 May 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore. In just eight years, Music Matters has succeeded in becoming a global platform representing the Asia Pacific music industry and a gateway for artists looking to break into the world’s most populated region.

Jasper Donat, CEO of organisers Branded Ltd. said: “We see tremendous value in what Music Matters Live can do for new and breakout artists by providing a unique gateway into the Asian market and Asian audiences. Music Matters had opened many doors of opportunities for musicians and bands over the past years with our Academy mentoring programme, valuable networking opportunities with label executives from around the globe and a chance to tap into the vibrant music scene here in Asia. Applications for Music Matters Live are now open, but entry requirements are stringent, performing artists are carefully selected and picked from more than 300 applications each year.”

Music Matters Live had previously hosted sensational acts like Simple Plan (Canada), Jezabels (Australia), Boyce Avenue (USA), Katie Noonan (Australia), Gurrumul (Australia), Prata Vetra (Latvia), Kate Miller-Heidke (Australia), Little Boots (UK), Electrico (Singapore), flumpool (Japan), Kreva (Japan), Drunken Tiger (Korea), Indus Creed (India), Nidji (Indonesia),FaberDrive(Canada)andmanyothers. ArtistsandmusiciansfromJapan,Korea, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Latvia, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, UK and USA and more had performed at Music Matters Live over the years.

Artists and bands performing on the Fountain Stage at Clarke Quay in 2014 will also see their performance webcast live on YouTube for additional exposure to the global music audience.

Budding artists and musicians for 2014 can also look forward to participating in Music Matters Academy with mentoring sessions and workshops led by global entertainment leaders who will share valuable tips and advice on how to grow a loyal fan base and how to succeed and sustain fans’ interest in a digital world.

For artists who want to perform at Music Matters Live, they may contact sammy@branded.asia or click here to submit their applications online. Submissions close on 17 Jan, 2014! Who will you discover?
For more information on Music Matters Live, please visit: www.musicmatterslive.com – End –
Festival media enquiries:
Sammy Shirra-Moore
Festival Manager, Branded Ltd Email: sammy@branded.asia

About Music Matters

Taking place between 20 – 25 May 2014 and billed as the week that matters, Music Matters joins Digital Matters and Social Media Matters to synchronise all digital entertainment verticals under one roof. The week that matters is attended by over 10,000 people including over 1,200 conference participants from 30 countries, 176 speakers and over 50 bands.

Established in 2006 and dubbed “TED meets SXSW” by Jason Mraz, the award-winning Music Matters addresses opportunities in monetising music using social media, explores music synchronicity and presents interviews from the world’s most prominent digital music CEOs and industry thought leaders.

With the whole industry gathered, budding artists also have a unique gateway into Asia through the Music Matters Academy and Music Matters Live music festivals.

It’s a perfect platform for those who want to learn about the future of the digital entertainment industry, meet industry movers and shakers or keep an eye on budding artists making their way into Asia. Packs nine days of event goodness into five, it’s the only week that matters!

About Branded Ltd.

Branded Ltd. is the organiser of the Matters series of events including Music Matters, Digital Matters, Music Matters Live, Social Media Matters, Sports Matters and the YouTube FanFest. Branded is a leading Asian media and entertainment marketing agency having 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 and Chicago the Musical.

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).

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