Written on 7th April 2017

12th Annual Music Matters Festival in Singapore

The Annual Music Matters in Singapore is back for its 12th edition.

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 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.

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 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.

Music Matters has seen many acts go on to play International festivals. 2016 saw Alumni Indonesian band The Trees & the Wild and Singapore’s own Gentle Bones go on to play "Clockenflap", Hong Kong’s annual music and arts festival.

Previous artists include 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), Fairchild (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!

Artists who perform at the festival will also be given complimentary access to the All That Matters conference tracks* and are invited to attend the exclusive Music Matters Academy.

The call for bands is now open and it’s free to apply. Application closes on May 26, 2017.

Have a look back at what happened in 2016… Who will be discovered in 2017?


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