Preview Guide

Music, Digital, Gaming: All of it matters

By Farhan ShafieEvents - 08 May 2012 11:39 AM

Music, Digital, Gaming: All of it matters

9 Maps (Hong Kong), Drunken Tiger (Korea), Peter Katz (Canada), Bizzy (Korea) and more will be performing at this year's Music Matters Live

The world elite in music, digital and gaming will be descending on our shores!

Come May 22-28, Singapore will play host to Digital and Music Matters for the second consecutive year, showcasing the global online entertainment and music industry with a focus on the Asian region.

This year’s keynote participants include Troy Carter, manager of Lady Gaga and CEO of Atom Factory and Bob Ezrin, music and entertainment producer.

Here’s the rundown of individual events:


Digital Matters

22 to 23 May 2012 | Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Digital Matters is the conference that addresses the critical issues of content monetization and production in the digital age. It promises to cover a wide range of topical and informative panels in the digital space that includes: how to create social media success; opportunities for the entertainment industry to diversify into gaming; innovations in digital advertising and more.


‘Gaming Matters’ workshop, produced with GameSpot

22 May 2012 | Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

The inaugural ‘Gaming Matters’ workshop is to be produced with GameSpot. Offering a high level introduction into the gaming industry, it will bring some of the most influential industry leaders in the gaming world to share insights and to illustrate the path to running successful ‘gamification’ models.


Music Matters

24 to 25 May 2012 | Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Music Matters is the pioneer music industry event in the Asia Pacific region that features key players in the global music industry. The 2012 edition boasts a stellar list of speakers – from artists and managers to record labels, promoters and music publishers, including CEO and Founder of Atom Factory, Troy Carter, famed artist manager of Lady Gaga. There will also be a special spotlight on the ‘live’ music scene in China, Korea and Asia.

Music Matters Live

24 to 26 May 2012 | Various venues in and around Clarke Quay

Music Matters Live, in partnership with Youtube, Facebook and CapitaLand, will feature emerging and established bands from Asia and around the world, with the goal of gaining new fans and getting the chance to be discovered. Together with some of Singapore’s best loved and home-grown talents, the dynamic line-up of almost 50 bands hail from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea and more. The festival held at Clarke Quay over three nights will be streamed ‘live’ to a global audience for the first time.

Acts for Music Matters Live 2012 include: Drunken Tiger (Korea), Midnight Youth (New Zealand), Minor Soul (Hong Kong), 9 Maps (Hong Kong), This Sanctuary (Australia), BTOB (Korea), Fire Ex. (Taiwan), Aftermiles (Indonesia), Gary Nock (UK), The Auditory Effect (Singapore) and more.