Entertainments & Event

Music Matters 2013: J-Rock Matters Media Conference

Music Matters Live with HP

Bringing the best underground talent from across the globe to Singapore, the annual Music Matters Live with HP is back for the third year! This three-night music festival will be featuring over 50 bands from more than 20 countries performing over 160 shows around Clarke Quay over three nights from 22nd to 24th May 2013 – with no admission cost! ^_^

Dubbed as Asia’s #1 celebration of music discovery Music Matters Live with HP is the live arm of the prestigious, award winning Digital & Music Matters conference and is broadcast live globally on YouTube on from the Fountain Stage. The festival features emerging and established bands from Asia and around the world – all looking to be discovered by industry and fans alike.

Representatives from Japan, Korea, Australia, Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Latvia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA will be performing at 7 participating venues around Clarke Quay – Beer Market, China One, Crazy Elephant, Clarke Quay Fountain Stage, Fern & Kiwi, and Paulaner Wirtshaus Clarke Quay and Wings (VIP) Bar.

For more information about the bands and schedules, you can check out on the Music Matters Live Facebook page and the official website.

J-Rock Matters Media Conference
J-Rock Matters presented by BARKS

Get to attend the J-Rock Matters Media Conference presented by BARKS and heard this good news for all non-Japanese speaking Japanese music fans! In case you are not aware, Japan’s largest entertainment news portal, BARKS, is now available in 3 other languages:

  • English – http://www.en.barks.jp/,
  • Simplified Chinese – http://www.zh-cn.barks.jp/ and
  • Traditional Chinese – http://www.zh-tw.barks.jp/.


Tadashi Goto, Producer for BARKS

BARKS understand that not all the Japanese music fan are able to read Japanese, unfortunately currently majority of the Japanese entertainment news are only available in Japanese; with the help of these new language sites, BARKS hopes the latest news and trends of Japan music and artists can reach out to more people globally.

During the media conference, the 3 Japanese bands who will be performing in J-Rock Matters:

  • SID
  • flumpool



also come forward to share their anticipation and vision in working with BARKS to connect to their international fans.

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