Articles by: Dawn
Dawn's love affair with music started at a very young age. She favors the sound of guitars, goosebumps-inducing vocal harmonies, and good looking musicians in plaid shirts with beards.

by / on August 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm / in Digital & Mobile

Amazon Raises the Bar with Cloud Player Apps

So here’s what’s up: Cloud Music Services is taking over the world, and no longer shall we complain about transferring our files from our computers to our mobile phones and to wherever else gadget we got these days. Less than a year ago, Apple launched iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services, allowing all content – emails, contacts, calendar, […]

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by / on August 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm / in News

Tuning in to Pinoy Tuner

Fighting the battle of local talent supremacy, Pinoy Tuner is an online radio portal, magazine, and TV station in one destination. Housing the best artists in the Philippines’ music and creative industry, it aims to tap and nurture the talent the Philippines has yet to offer. Taking some time off is Vin Dancel, advocate and artist extraordinaire, to tell us […]

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by / on August 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm / in Digital & Mobile

The Comeback Kids: Myspace + BandPage

They were once deemed as doomed, but they’ve picked themselves up and are now poised to take over: Myspace, a social networking service, and BandPage, a service that helps musicians to share their music, were once pawned by the social network giant Facebook. Zuckerberg and his team was on top of the world for a time, but with Myspace’s shift […]

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by / on July 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm / in News

Go Local, Go Radio Republic

There’s no denying it – Filipinos love music no matter where it originates. A slew of international and mainstream artists come to perform in the country, month after month, to see their fans. It is with this fascination that local music has maybe gained less attention from its very own these past few years.

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile

Unleash the Singing Fury: Karaoke Apps

Not to generalize or anything – but come on, you must have dreamt to be a rock star when you were a kid. We know we all did here at the Music Services Asia camp. In fact, we’re still quite not over it. So to let our (and yours?) frustrated rock star dreams out, we’ve sourced three of the coolest […]

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by / on July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile

STUCK IN A RUT NO MORE: Discover new music in these sites

For the music aficionado, discovering new music and artists is somewhat of a hobby – a basic and essential activity that comes with being a fan. Luckily, technology is making this deed an easy task for everyone. There are numerous web and mobile apps available for everyone, and we’re shedding light to some.   First in line is online music […]

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by / on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile

Mood-fitting Apps to Save the Day

Let’s face it: there are just some days when we wish we had the perfect accompaniment to a certain mood or feeling. Blue skies, bright sun? Oh, whatever could be the perfect track for that? Luckily, we’ve got these genius web and mobile apps to get you through such day. Start your day with: WeatherMusic   Available for: Web and […]

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by / on June 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm / in Digital, Digital & Mobile, Music Business

Apple iTunes store finally in Asia

Good news: Apple has finally launched the iTunes store to a whopping 12 countries in the Asian region! Users from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam can now enjoy an incredible load of local and international music from major and independent labels, featuring the likes of Asian sensations Jay Chou and […]

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by / on June 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile

Apps Down Memory Lane

There’s an existing joke on blog sites that kids these days will never know the relation between a pencil and a cassette tape. With everything going digital these days, very few actually lived the experience of music players back then: transistor radios, phonographs, cassette tapes, and even walkmans.  Luckily, some apps were created for iOs and Android users to relive […]

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by / on May 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm / in Digital & Mobile

Audio File Sharing Possible, thanks to WordPress and Dropbox

Musicians recently started providing free music downloads to the press and fans to get the word out about their sound. Independent or starting out musicians can do a little bit of do-it-yourself self-promotion and offer a free music download too, via WordPress and Dropbox. WordPress is a blogging system that has evolved into a full content management system over the […]

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by / on May 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Interviews, Rock

Get Your Ears Ready for This Sanctuary

A load of artists from the all over the world are dropping by Singapore this month for Music Matters Live. Part of the line-up is the 5-piece Sydney-based pop rock band, This Sanctuary. While they have dabbled their feet once on the South-East Asian region, the band is ready and set to rock the Clarke Quay stage. But first, we […]

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by / on May 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm / in Music Business

Easy Solutions to Selling your Music Online

Say Hello to Chirpify, Gumroad, and ShopLocket The Internet has become the place where anything is possible. As a musician, you learn that with this powerful tool at hand, you can reach a wider audience – generally, a good thing for the artist and the business. Widening the scope of the audience attracts a larger fan base, which, in turn, […]

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by / on April 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Chatting up with the top cats: MONSTER CAT

Things are happening for 4-piece alternative folk rock band MONSTER CAT (Singapore). To start their year, the band shared the stage with Bombay Bicycle Club and The Naked and The Famous at The People’s Party. They’ve released their five-piece track, Mannequins, last year and now teamed up with Director Kristen Ong for their first official music video for “Underwater.” We […]

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by / on April 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Koolastuffa presents L’Alphalpha merchandising

Fashion and music go together like cookies and milk, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs – one seems so much better with the other. So Koolastuffa, a young brand spearheaded by talented Indonesians Dedy and Widya Kurniawan,decided to team up with indie pop/rock band L’Alphalpha to create a magical bunch of pieces, inspired by the group’s songs. Clothes were […]

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by / on March 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Interviews, Releases

The Analog Girl Talks of Collaboration for T(h)ree Vol.2

Dubbed as one of the “5 Music Acts to Watch” in 2008 by TIME Magazine, The Analog Girl aka Mei Wong, an electronic-industrial musician from Singapore, is continually catching the ears and the eyes of people from all the over world. Tying one more achievement under her belt, Mei is now collaborating with artists from Portugal for the T(h)ree music […]

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by / on February 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm / in Events

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 Malaysian debut

Missed the Laneway Festival in Singapore? Worry no more, cause South-East Asian music lovers are spoilt for choice in 2012. A recent announcement of Future Music Festival (FMF)’s Asian debut in Kuala Lumpur (MY) is set on 17 March, 2012. The lovechild of Australian entertainment mega-giant Future Entertainment and Malaysian counterpart, Livescape, Future Music Asia 2012 lineup combines the best […]

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