Crafted By – Singapore’s Music Scene: The Reality | S1E12

The finale of our Crafted By series is the 5th part of our Singapore Music Scene review: the reality of earning a living through music. We look beyond pop hits and at other areas: ringtones and slot machines sounds, composing for film, voice-overs, DJing, running an audio studio – there are so many other ways to make coin. We hear deep thoughts from Singapore’s first Grammy Nominee and talk to a singer-songwriter-producer whose day job is hosting a show on late night radio.

Wendy Phua – A Sound State https://www.asoundstate.com/

Weish – https://www.wweishh.com/

Saiful Idris / Surrender HQ https://open.spotify.com/artist/4uKnPCqYXom0XoFCoLYPMe

G77+ https://www.g77plus.com/

DJ KoFlow – https://www.instagram.com/djkoflow/?hl=en

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

Dave Tan https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DxELhGCnHXSqYwq6fbcmv

Arun Shenoy https://arunshenoy.com/

Kenn Delbridge http://www.splicestudios.com/

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 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

This Freelancer Life – Dave Tan S2E8

In our 8th episode, we talk with Dave Tan, a filmmaker, and voice over talent who is best known as the frontman for Electrico, one of Singapore’s more successful rock bands that signed with Universal Music and releasing 3 albums.

Dave also shares his start in media as a sports journalist, his move into on-air promos, the decision to say goodbye to a steady job with Nickelodeon to pursue his music career and his documentary film about Mambo Jambo, a mid-week dance phenomenon at Zouk for 21 years. He’s writing a screenplay with designs to break into feature film directing.