88rising, TikTok, Asian music and more

In partnership with Music Matters

The full panel schedule for the Music Matters Singapore conference has been revealed. It features guests such as 88 up CEO Sean Miyashiro and Thai K-pop soloist sorn on panels that cover topics like the rise of Asian music, TikTok, publishing and more.

Next week (September 26-28), the conference will host a plethora of talks and fireside chats on a variety of issues. These include dialogues with major industry players such as TikTok, Spotify and Universal Music Group, and discussions on topics ranging from the growth of China’s live music scene during the COVID-19 pandemic to opportunities that Web3 can open up for music in the region (in a panel taking place under the Web3 Matters banner).

88rising CEO Sean Miyashiro will discuss the label’s unprecedented rise with Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw, while K-pop artist Sorn, formerly of the group CLCwill be part of a panel discussion on the role YouTube plays in fandom culture and music careers.

Singaporean singer Imane Fandi will be featured in a Meta roundtable on the role music plays in its ecosystem and what the platform has to offer Asian musicians. Additionally, Mandopop rapper J.M3 will speak in a Dolby Labs panel about his role in music making, and Sally Coleman of Australia’s “virtual sci-fi band” Big Sand will appear on the “She Loves Music” panel, which will discuss “business, challenges and opportunities in the world of music” for women.

VIP passes and general admission to the conference are currently available at All That Matters Official Site. See the full list of conference talks below. More details of the discussions can also be found on the conference page official site.

Music Matters is part of the broader entertainment industry conference lineup Everything that matters, which encompasses music, sports, games, arts, marketing, digital entertainment and Web3. Along with panels from industry leaders and experts, the conference will also host dedicated networking sessions and showcases for attendees.

Music Matters will also feature showcases of a wide variety of local and international acts under the Music Matters Live banner. Performers include Singaporean singer-songwriters inch and lewlohpop artist RILEYrappers Akim Jahat and AE$OP CASH, Filipino singer-songwriter Keiko NecesarioMalaysian singer MUZZA, Canadian indie pop actor Virginia To Vegas, and more.

The full conference schedule for Music Matters 2022 is as follows:

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26
12:40 p.m. – From metaverse to Web 3: opportunities for the music industry (Web3 Matters)
5:00 p.m. – Bringing Asia to the World: The Unprecedented Rise of 88Rising
5:30 p.m. – The power of YouTube for every music fan and artist

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27
9:15 am – What matters to Universal Music Group
9:45 a.m. – APAC Music Through the Global Gaze
10:05 a.m. – Live Chinese market developments (during the pandemic)
11 a.m. – Asia matters
11:30 am – What matters to TikTok music
2:30 p.m. – Music crosses borders on Spotify
3 p.m. – Everything that matters for music publishing
3:30 p.m. – She loves music
4:30 p.m. – Music matters to Meta

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28
2:30 p.m. – Dolby matters in music
3 p.m. – An invitation to the Musicverse
3:20 p.m. – Electronic music matters
4 p.m. – Live Q&A
4:20 p.m. – Music publishing – A&R Matters
5:00 p.m. – Mergers and acquisitions matter in music

Lyle L. Maltby