Music Matters, which is under the All That Matters umbrella, Asia’s leading music, sports and entertainment industry conference, will return to Singapore this year from 9 to 14 September at the Ritz Carlton Millenia.

A highlight of Music Matters is an expanded China Music Forum. Developed with Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the presenting partner of Music Matters 2017, the forum will consist of a specially curated half-day session focusing on the Chinese music industry. It will feature fireside interviews, presentations and panel discussions, as well as a keynote address from Group Vice President of Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Andy Ng.

Tencent Music Entertainment Group will also host a ‘Gateway to China’ session, designed to provide international artists, management companies and record labels with an in-depth knowledge of the China music market, what the future holds for China and and how artists/managers can break into the Chinese music industry.

The event also includes a Music Festival, which takes place from 9 to 13 September and will feature over 70 bands from around the world and include country specific ‘gateways’ and artist showcases.

The free-to-attend event offers a dynamic list of emerging home-grown and international music talent the opportunity to perform live in Singapore. The festival provides the opportunity for bands to perform in front of some of the most powerful decision makers in the music world, creating connections to key developing and established markets throughout the region.

Notable speakers include:
● Hartwig Masuch , CEO, BMG
● Andy Ng, Group Vice President, Tencent Music Entertainment Group
● Troy Carter, Global Head of Creative Services, Spotify
● Alex Zhu, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Musical.ly
● Joshua Burke, Global Head of Music Sourcing, The Coca-Cola Company
● Phil McIntyre, Founder & CEO, Philymack (Manager of Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, DNCE)
● Ty Roberts, CTO, Universal Music Group
● Jonathan Dworkin, SVP, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Universal Music Group

Music Matters 2017 Credits: Branded