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Music Matters Live: Applications now open!

5 Dec

Asia’s premier independent music festival Music Matters Live is returning in May 2015 to Singapore for its fifth anniversary, and applications to participate in this 4-night electrifying music event are now open to all bands. Following the success of WA bands Tired Lion and The Love Junkies at last year’s festival, Music Matters Live is looking for at least three WA acts to take part, with WAM viewing this a priority festival in line with the development of our SWAM Music Exchange Program.

Growing rapidly in size and international prestige, Music Matters Live is the festival in Asia to participate in for international, emerging bands looking to meet with the Asian and international music industry. Part of the award-winning All That Matters conference series that attracts global entertainment executives to Singapore, 2014’s event hosted more than 70 bands from 20 countries over the week. In 2015, music lovers should look out for over 80 bands to hit venues across the Lion City.

Bands with global aspirations, listen up; this is your chance to break into Asia! Who will be discovered next year? Music Matters Live has previously hosted Australian artists and  bands, including Ash Grunwald, The Jezabels, Katie Noonan, Gurrumul, Kate Miller-Heidke, and DUNE RATS as well as international bands Simple Plan (Canada), Boyce Avenue (USA), Sezairi (Singapore), Gentle Bones (Singapore), Afgan (Indonesia), JUVENILES (France), Jaurim (Korea), Prata Vetra (Latvia), Naoto Inti Raymi (Japan), Little Boots (UK), Lim Kim (Korea), Bunkface (Malaysia), Electrico (Singapore) and many more!

Budding artists and musicians for 2015 can also look forward to participating in the Music Matters Academy with mentoring sessions and workshops led by music and global entertainment legends. Past mentors include Daniel Glass (Mumford & Sons, CHVRCHES, Two Door Cinema Club, The Temper Trap), Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band), Brian Message (Radiohead, Nick Cave) and apl.de.ap (Black Eyed Peas).

Applications close January 8 2015. Now extended til Friday 16 January!

More info here.

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Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.