Month: May 2019

Crafted By – Singapore’s Music Scene: The Media | S1E11

The 4th part of our 5-part look at Singapore’s Music Scene explores the Media and how artists reach their fans: Television, Radio and now, Social Media. 

We talk with Rob Middleton, who worked at both MTV and Channel [V], about how the 2 music channels approached the Pan-Asian market. 

Nic Shields pulls back the curtain on local radio and support for local musicians 

And we hear from artists who now engage with their audience via Social Media, as well as a former Singapore Idol Winner who now helps MNCs get the most from their social engagement. 


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Adia Tay https://www.adiataymusic.com/

Rob Middleton https://www.facebook.com/robert.middleton.73

MTV Asia https://www.facebook.com/mtvasia/

Channel [V] https://www.facebook.com/ChVAsia/

Dave Tan / Electrico https://voiceovers.asia/voice_talent/dave_tan_asian_sg_english/

Nic Shields https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicshields/

Saiful Idris https://www.surrenderhq.com/saiful-idris

Vanessa Fernandez / Vandetta http://www.vandettamusic.net/

weish https://www.wweishh.com/

Mathilda D’Silva https://www.facebook.com/MathildaDsilvaOfficial/

Leonard Soosay / Snakeweed Studios https://www.snakeweedstudios.com/

Joshua Simon https://open.spotify.com/artist/4HPvebJfEP41V6rFzFFQ2k

Crafted By – Singapore’s Music Scene: The Performance | S1E10

The 3rd installment of our 5-part look at the Singapore Music Scene explores how playing “live” is now more important than ever: with physical music sales down, concert income is a huge revenue stream. We talk with the home of the Performing Arts, The Esplanade, and hear from Singapore’s top live music promoter, Michael Roche of Lushington Entertainments, about the scene in the Lion City. 

From upcoming singer-songwriter, Adia Tay, we hear “Home & Shelter” from her EP “Kintsugi” and preview our 4th part which looks at The Media. 

Adia Tay
https://www.adiataymusic.com/ 

Lushington Entertainments
https://www.lushington.com/ 

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
https://www.esplanade.com/

Support Local Music at the WHABBY Music Carnival June 22nd at *SCAPE Playspace from 12pm
https://www.whabbymusic.com/carnival/

Crafted By – Singapore’s Music Scene: The Business | S1E9

In the 2nd part of our 5-part look at Singapore’s Music Scene, we explore the business side of things; we talk to legendary Snakeweed Studios engineer Leonard Soosay about how acts turn musical ideas into tracks, learn how modern labels work with artists through our conversation with Lennat Mak of Warner Music, and Willy Tan of Aging Youth, manager for red-hot music sensation Jasmine Sokko, shares on his philosophy on deciding who he works with and how he shapes their careers. 

Plus, we have a special economic report from Danny Chrisnanto Koordi of Economical Rice Podcast about the inside numbers of the business. 

Jasmine Sokko on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/3risOBDAx6GGVaCcBuhswz

Willy Tan http://www.agingyouth.com/ 

Leonard Soosay / Snakeweed Studios https://www.snakeweedstudios.com/

Warner Music Group https://www.wmg.com/

Economical Rice Podcast http://economicalricepodcast.com/ 

Crafted By – Singapore’s Music Scene: The Music | S1E8

The first of our 5 part look at the Singapore Music Scene, we explore the music and the artists who make it.

We meet Fym Summer, a singer-songwriter who played at the SXSW festival in 2018 as the sole representative from Singapore and try to figure out how her path as a writer and musician here might go.

To get a perspective on how the scene here has changed since MTV Asia launched in Singapore in 1995, we talk with

• Electrico’s Dave Tan
• Vandetta
• Saiful Idris of Great Spy Experiment
• Weish
• Fym Summer
• Jack & Rai