Music Matters Live 2017 returns this year for its 12th year on Saturday 9 September.

This year, the event is teaming up with Apple Music, who have joined the event to show support for local Asian and international music and the industry that makes it possible. From today (1 September) onwards, music fans will be able to access exclusive playlists curated by Music Matters Live on Apple Music. In addition to the exclusive content, Music Matters has made Apple Music the festival’s official music service of this year’s festival.

For the first time, Music Matters Live will be adding a new award entitled “Artist that Matters 2017” in association with Apple Music. The winning band will be selected in collaboration with Apple Music’s expert Editors and given the coveted featuring of “New Artist Spotlight” on Apple Music across Southeast Asia and beyond.

Over two days and five nights, more than 40 acts from 12 countries will take stage in front of All That Matters delegates as well as the general public. Performers include Philippines’ R&B superstar Kiana Valenciano, Canadian Hip Hop hitmaker Dizzy, New Zealand’s electro-pop artiste Theia, Sony Malaysia’s soulful heartthrob SonaOne, Indonesia’s  Soundwave and Australian indie darlings Fairchild.

Music Matters Live 2017