The Golden Melody Awards, the Grammys of the Mandarin pop world, celebrated its 25th year and expanded its structure as it was held June 20-29 in Taiwan's capital, Taipei. This year a music conference was attached to the awards and industry executives from around the globe attended.
The 9th Music Matters conference in Singapore wrapped up on Saturday, running May 21 through May 24. The proceedings are the focal point of the music industry in Asia when they happen and the sessions led to some interesting insights from industry leaders including Daniel Glass, Apl.de.ap and Marc Geiger.
Music Matters, the largest and most important music conference in Asia, is getting even bigger. As Jasper Donat, president the agency putting on this year's conference, put it, "Every year we try and bring something new to the party."