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Music Matters 2011 is taking place May 26 - 28, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton Millenia in Singapore, Asia's only annual conference dedicated to the business of music.
From industry heavyweights to the world’s Youngest Professional Guitar Player, Music Matters 2011 is the place to discuss the business of music in Asia.
Launched in 2006, Music Matters was created with and for the music industry, bringing together major players to discuss, debate, do business and watch some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in Asia.
Created, managed and promoted by Branded, the Music Matters program is customized with the input of an advisory board from across the "entertainment value chain" including majors, independents, promoters, digital retail, lawyers, financiers, mobile and media.
Music Matters is proudly supported by Singapore Tourism Board and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
This is a hallmark year with a new look, new location and new expanded program. Leading online entertainment and music companies discuss what’s next for the digital music industry from the boardroom to the beat on the street.
New for 2011, the Music Matters program includes:
Japan Matters Featuring Yuto MiyazawaEleven-year-old Yuto Miyazawa owns the Guinness World Record for "Youngest Professional Guitar Player." But that‛s only the beginning. His videos have received millions of YouTube views, he has toured the US with heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, and he has appeared on many popular American and Japanese TV programs. Yuto even traded solos with the legendary Les Paul.
Some of the other conferences are:
Head in the Clouds – With cloud-based music services & distribution liberating the consumer and leading a new digital revolution, industry leaders discuss what’s in store for this model of music storage and delivery.Moderator: Rob Lewis, Omnifone Group Ltd.Speakers:
When Music Matters: How Music Makes a Difference – From the recent tragic events in Japan and the worldwide efforts to help the victims to providing instruments to schools, music has been used as a powerful communication and fundraising tool to raise social awareness and money for causes throughout the world.Moderator: Jasper Donat, President, Music Matters & Co-Founder, BrandedSpeakers:
Start Me Up: New and Alternative Methods of Music Distribution – Start-ups, entrepreneurs, and established indies discuss innovative methods of music & video distribution.Moderator: Ty Roberts, Co-founder, Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer, GracenoteSpeakers:
With a Little Help from My Friends: Tips on How to Best Secure Funding for International Tours – Leading representatives from various markets provide guidance and advice on how best to secure tour support and additional funding for aspiring bands.Moderator: Graham Perkins, Co CEO, Rune EntertainmentSpeakers:
China Spotlight: Beijing and Beyond – Leaders from Beijing’s thriving music scene discuss the state of the business for labels, bands, brands, festivals, clubs, and industry entrepreneurs in the capital city. Panelists also explore the spread of new and expanding music communities across China.Moderator: Charles Saliba, Managing Partner, Maybe MarsSpeakers:
Other countries whose music industry is examined are India and Canada.
For more information, visit www.musicmatters.asia/2011.
Music MattersMay 24 - 28, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore7 Raffles AvenueSingapore 039799
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