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Press release   •   Aug 16, 2019 09:32 +08

Music Matters Live, is back for it’s 14th year, September 13th - 18th.

● Clarke Quay returns as Official Venue Sponsor, 3 nights of main stage performances on Fountain Stage

● Participating Clarke Quay venues include Crazy Elephant, The Crossroads, Le Noir, McGettigan’s, The Riverhouse, Warehouse and Zouk.

● The Made In Singapore Showcase makes its mainstage debut on Day 2 with MML alumni, emerging new artists and some of the best musicians from Singapore, in a special collaborative event, presented by Zendyll and Hugo

● 50 top emerging artists representing 15 countries, performing more than 100 free shows across 6 nights

First acts announced:


Billy Davis (Australia)

I Wear* Experiment (Estonia)

Totemo (Israel)

Amazing Show (Taiwan)

and many more to come...

Music Matters Live 2019 will once again showcase some of the brightest and most promising bands and artists from Asia and beyond, returning for its 14th year (and 9th in Singapore). 

The festival will run across 6 nights from September 13th - 18th, alongside the All That Matters entertainment industry conference. With the heart of Music Matters Live returning to Clarke Quay, the Official Venue Partner will host the Mainstage at Fountain Square for 3 nights of live music from September 13th - 15th.

The festival will be spread amongst several participating venues, including Crazy Elephant, Le Noir, McGettigan’s, Warehouse and Zouk . This year also sees the festival expand into new upcoming venues: The Crossroads and The Riverhouse. Entry at all venues will be free for the public to attend (venue rules apply).

50 artists from 15 countries will perform more than 100 shows, in more than 10 venues for Singapore audiences and in front of All That Matters delegates from the global entertainment industry.


Amongst the acts that make up this year's exciting international lineup, first to be announced are J-Idol ensemble, DEAR KISS , from Japan. They are no strangers to Singapore and the region with their loyal and expanding fanbase from appearances at C3AFA (Singapore & Hong Kong), and recent showcases across Hong Kong, Malaysia and Sydney. 

This year also sees the exciting addition of emerging female lead acts “ I Wear* Experiment ” from Estonia, “ Totemo ” from Israel. More acts include urban hip-hop artist “ Billy Davis and the Good Lords ” from Australia and indie rock band “ Amazing Show ” from Taiwan. Look out for updates of the full line-up coming soon.


The Made In Singapore , showcase returns bigger and grander than before, boasting an exciting new partnership with Zendyll and Hugo. This will be a first, having a Singapore independent music company supporting the showcase together with fashion icon Hugo. The Made In Singapore Showcase will make its Mainstage debut on Day 2 of the festival on Saturday September 14th, featuring MML Alumni, emerging new artists and some of the best musicians from Singapore, in a special collaborative event, presented by Zendyll and Hugo.

Steven Lam, Managing Director at HUGO BOSS - “At the core of the HUGO brand is self-expression, heavily inspired by music and its subcultures. Aptly, HUGO continues in its advocacy of local musicians and creatives and is proud to debut the Made in Singapore stage on the Music Matters mainstage, elevating our local talents alongside international acts in collaboration with Zendyll Records this year.”

Jon Chua JX, Founder of Zendyll Records - “Zendyll Records is proud to partner up with HUGO to bring the Made In Singapore showcase to the Fountain Square. This year’s showcase will be bigger than ever and include an amazing selection of new and alumni Singaporean artistes for Music Matters Live. It is an honor to be a part of the celebration local music and bringing the Made In Singapore showcase to forefront.”

Jasper Donat CEO Branded, creator of the All That Matters festival, believes: “Music is at the core of this amazing week. We produce Music Matters by, with, and for the industry and that includes today’s music talent. Bands have always performed at the event and this has grown to be Asia’s most international live platform to showcase new artists. Music Matters LIVE boasts 6 nights in Singapore’s Clarke Quay and surrounding night spots. Who will you discover?”


Timbre Music Group returns as an Official Production Partner. Ebenex returns as this year’s Official Backline Partner. The Official Beer of the festival is Crossroads Brewing Co., Singaporean craft beer. All main showcase and country showcase events are free to attend.

Look out for updates of the full line-up coming soon.

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For further press enquiries please contact:

Music Matters Festival & Artist PR enquiries:

Sammy Shirra-Moore -

Gina Lama -

For event enquiries please contact:

Music Matters Live Sponsorship and Partnerships enquiries Vinnie Quek -

All That Matters sponsorship enquiries: Jen Bennett -

All That Matters Media and Delegate Sales enquiries: Ami Vora -

About All That Matters 2019

All That Matters, Asia’s leading entertainment industry conference returns to the Ritz Carlton Millenia, Singapore from September 16-18, 2019. Conference by day, music festival by night, ATM is recognised as the gateway to Asia for the global entertainment industry of Music, Sport, Gaming, Digital & Marketing.

Supported by the Singapore Government and hosted the week preceding the Formula 1 2019, Singapore Grand Prix, ATM is the meeting point for the most influential entertainment industry players with a programme that celebrates the convergence of the global entertainment business.

Its mission is to build the foundations for a healthy and sustainable Asian entertainment industry. This year’s programme asks: what do fans want in the age of streaming? How does the pace of technology affect value in the eyes of fans? As the streaming service landscape changes, where channels, brands and audiences digitally co-habit, it’s all about access. A ccessing content is the name of the game in 2019.

About Branded Ltd

Founded in 2002 and part of Dentsu Aegis Network, Branded is recognised as a top 10 Event Marketing Agency by Marketing Magazine. Branded produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including dynamic conferences, live music festivals, educational academies, and fan events globally.

Branded owns and operates the award winning “Matters” series including Sports, Digital, Marketing, Gaming and Music Matters. Branded is also a Global Partner of YouTube FanFest and created It’s a Girl Thing, an empowerment platform and touring festival for teenage girls.

Branded is staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore and affiliations that reach all corners of the world.

About Dentsu Aegis Network

Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services,

Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 40,000 dedicated specialists.

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