Singapore is a wealthy, business-friendly country where streaming rules. Can Mandopop help it to export more music?
SoundCloud acquires AI music-tagging startup Musiio
SoundCloud has acquired Musiio, the Singapore-based startup that has developed a service offering AI-powered analysis and tagging of music catalogues.
UMG strikes licensing deal with short-video app Lomotif
Short-video app Lomotif has been under the radar for many people in the music industry, but has now signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group.
WMG’s ADA Worldwide follows LatAm expansion with Asia launch
Warner Music Group’s distribution arm ADA Worldwide is on an expansion drive. In July, it launched ADA Latin to oversee Latin America and Latin music in the US as well as Spain and Portugal. Now it’s turning its attention to Asia.
ADA Asia will be headquartered in Singapore, with a remit to sign up artists and independent labels from China, South Korea and south east Asia. Chee Meng Tan, who was Spotify’s director of label relations for the APAC region until December 2019, will head the new division.
“From K-Pop to Asian Hip-Hop, our region is a hotbed of creative talent that’s increasingly finding an international audience and ADA is uniquely placed to partner with these creators to take them to the next level, while embracing their originality and creativity,” he said in a statement.
Country Profile – Singapore 2020
Singapore’s digital music business is small but – relatively – thriving, with a large number of streaming services, a strong tech scene and a high conversion rate from free to premium streaming.
Chartmetric explores the ‘trigger cities’ of south-east Asia
Earlier this year we wrote about music-analytics firm Chartmetrics’ theory of ‘trigger cities’ capable of propelling tracks to become global hits. Now the company has published a second in its series […]
Deezer reveals new Singtel deal and Midemlab sponsorship
Deezer has announced its latest deal with a mobile operator: Singtel in Singapore. It’s not quite a hard bundle, but it’s more than just a marketing partnership.
Singtel’s post-paid customers will be able to pay 0.88 Singapore dollars a month (around US$0.66) for the first two months of a 12-month Deezer Premium subscription, then will pay 7.90 Singapore dollars (US$5.97) for the rest of that year – just over two Singapore dollars less than the standard monthly price of a streaming subscription there.
Music Ally Report 406: The China/India crossroad
Our cover feature looks at the two most-populous nations in the world which, between them, account for a third of the people on the planet. A huge amount of expectation has been placed on both India and China as places where digital will really have an impact and, through scale, drive the global music business […]
Country Profile – Singapore 2017
Singapore, home to just 5.8m people, may never be one of the world’s largest music markets; but, in the streaming age, it could make a claim to be among the most interesting thanks to its unique position between East and West as well as its voracious hunger for subscription services
IFPI set to seek piracy site-blocks in Singapore
After copyright legislation in Singapore was revamped in 2014, the IFPI says it will be one of the first to test the new laws by seeking ISP blocks on sites […]
Filesharing blocks are on the way in Singapore
The latest country to introduce legislation that could see popular filesharing sites blocked by ISPs is Singapore. Its amended copyright law will enable rightsholders in various industries to apply for […]