Music Matters Live 2023, the free music festival that runs alongside the All That Matters entertainment industry conference, will take place for 6 nights from Friday 8 – Sunday 13 September.
Jasper Donat, Owner and CEO of Branded – “We’re delighted to have Music Matters Live back this year. It’s an incredible global platform for the APAC music industry and opens doors for talented artists seeking to make a mark in the world’s most populated region. As ever, we’re honoured to be working with fantastic partners, from GPSS for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix, to Warner Music, ONErpm and many more.”
Kick starting the festival is Music Matters Live @ Clarke Quay from Fri 8 Sep – Sun 10 Sep. Headlined by Singapore’s own Benjamin Kheng, the stage boasts a dazzling line up on Friday including Nathan Hartono (SG) , Sezairi (SG), Paige (NZ), Teddy Adhitya (ID), followed by electrifying sets on Saturday & Sunday by Love X Stereo (feat. DA1SY DØØM) (KR) , KIRE (TW), Mauvey (CA/UK) and a premiere of duo NIGHTONLYSTUDIO (Gummy B and wannasleep) from Taiwan.
Next week on Mon, 11 Sep, it’s MUSIC MATTERS LIVE SELECTS featuring top picks of global emerging artists from across the globe LIVE at *SCAPE Ground Theatre including Teddy Adhitya (ID), Love X Stereo (feat. DA1SY DØØM) (KR), critic’s choice Mauvey (CA/UK), Nadav (IR), Boo Seeka (AU) and festival crowd favourite Kalpee (TT). Music Matters Live Selects will also feature drinks from ecoSPIRITS and Proof & Company (more info below).
Following that, Warner Music Presents continues on Tues, Sep 12 at The Ground Theatre at *SCAPE featuring 8 UNMISSABLE music acts that are the region’s hottest Warner Music signings, including Asia’s biggest multi-talented DJ/Producer/singer-songwriter; Korea’s own SHAUN, China’s newest chart-topping number 1 Hip Hop star thomeboydontkill, P-Pop sensation FELIP, who’s hit single ‘ROCKSTA’ has racked up over a million streams to date and Vietnam’s Indie-darling Vũ, who has the most streamed Vietnamese album on Spotify last year and has garnered over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, as well as Abus阿布絲 (TW), LUSS (TH), Paul Partohap (ID) and yonawo (JP). Warner Music Presents will also feature drinks from ecoSPIRITS and Proof & Company. *House rules apply +18 for alcohol
Rounding off the festival on Wed, Sep 13 are 2 showcases – Girls Night Out and ONErpm Presents: FUNYOUCANFEEL. The Main Stage at Clarke Quay will make way for a celebration of some of the best new female artists from across APAC and beyond in Music Matters Live’s Girls’ Night Out such as Singapore’s own energetic rapper J.M3 and singer-songwriter RENE, along with Claudia (MY) whose catchy pop tunes caught the attention of BTS’s Jungkook,Saudi-based indie singer Fulana (SA), rising star in the Australian music scene BIRDEE 王煒 (AU), singer-songwriter Paige (NZ) and Korean electro duo Love X Stereo (feat. DA1SY DØØM) (KR). We thenmove over to the final showcase of the festival – ONErpm Presents: FUNYOUCANFEEL at Yang. With a prodigious international lineup featuring Ethan Low, CLAUDIA, CLUB BOYBND, KIRE, HNATA, and CHANKA, ONErpm Presents: FUNYOUCANFEEL is bringing Asia’s up and coming viral popstars from your screens to Singapore. Supported by Heineken, Beamco and Solve Media.
Music Showcases at a glance:
Music Matters Live @ Clarke Quay, Mainstage, 7pm til late
Fri 8 Sep – Music Matters Live
Sat 9 Sep – Music Matters Live
Sun 10 Sep – Music Matters Live “Made In SEA”
Music Matters Live, *SCAPE The Ground Theatre, Doors open at 7.30pm, showcases 8pm til late
Mon 11 Sep – Music Matters Live Selects*
Tue 12 Sep – Warner Music Presents*
Music Matters Live @ Clarke Quay
Wed 13 Sep – 7:30pm – Girls’ Night Out, Mainstage, produced by Branded’s own It’s A Girl Thing
Wed 13 Sep – Doors 9pm I Start 9:30pm ONErpm presents FUNYOUCANFEEL, at YANG at the Riverhouse
*Drinks will be consciously provided by the team from ecoSPIRITS and Proof & Company. ecoSPIRITS was founded in Singapore in 2018 and utilises the world’s first low carbon, low waste distribution technology for premium spirits and wine. This closed loop system nearly eliminates all packaging waste in the supply chain and each year, we are eliminating hundreds of tons of glass waste, planting tens of thousands of trees, and inspiring others to change. With each cocktail you order, you help save 30g of CO2 emissions and take another step towards ending single use glass.
*House rules apply +18 for alcohol