Digital Matters was presented by Windows Azure and focused
exclusively on the monetisation of online video content. The event
addressed new business models in the digital entertainment verticals
such as television, advertising, movies and music. Digital Matters has
become the symposium for showcasing online innovation.
Music Matters high level agenda covered all aspects of the music
industry, diving into the discussions about the opportunities
of monetising music using social media, music synchronicity and
interviews with the most prominent digital music CEOs and 75 other
music industry thought leaders.
Music Matters is renowned for producing artist performances during
the main conference and 2013 was no exception with no fewer than
SEVEN amazing artists on the conference mainstage.
Export Music Matters Workshop: Bringing together trade representatives from across the globe to share ideas, best practices and business
Online Video Workshop: An excellent opportunity to get, practical all you need to know about online video monetization
Publishing Matters Workshop: A productive copyright environment and legislative framework enables the full potential of a music market to be realised;
this workshop provides a 101 to publishing in Asia and beyond.
Live Music Matters Workshop: A closer look at new revenue opportunities in the Live Music space from ticketing and streaming to Sponsorship
Live Music Matters
Export Music Matters
Breakfasts & Lunches
Our famous evening networking events and parties continued in 2013.
Opening night began with cocktails, sponsored by Movideo, followed by our annual
Hard Rock Party with SG Muso. AsiaPop40 Launch cocktails were hosted by
AsiaPop40 & eon Syndicated Media, after which everyone headed to Clarke Quay
for the opening night of Music Matters Live with HP with opening night drinks
sponsored by Pacific Beverages. Closing cocktails were held in honour of
legendary producer Seymour Stein.
Samsung hosted a VIP breakfast to kick of the first day of the Digital Matters
Accenture hosted a high level luncheon for business leaders driving the
entertainment space in Asia.
The YouTube Music team & Google Play hosted an exclusive and intimate
lunch for entertainment leaders and YouTube stars from across the world.
Kocca hosted a VIP lunch to share the latest from the world of K-Pop
CIMA hosted the Canadian International VIP lunch where members of the
Canadian delegation presented to a select group of attendees, made new
contacts and exchanged information.
This year we launched the YouTube FanFest; a two-night 'live' YouTube showcase in
Singapore featuring a roster of 18 established and breakout global sensations with over 3.8
billion combined views plus a guest appearance from Joe Perry (Aerosmith) and
The live stream on youtube.com/fanfest across both days drew almost 200,000 viewers
from 117 countries (up to 500,000 by July 2013) 200 Fans got up close and personal with
their favourite stars at the Meet & Greets. 50 journalists attended the press conference
across two days.
Visit our channel: http://www.youtube.com/fanfest
Over 6,000 fans attended the Music Matters Live festival which featured 58 bands from 20
countries performing 160 shows around Clarke Quay over three nights with no admission cost!
Dubbed as Asia’s #1 celebration of music discovery Music Matters Live with HP was the live arm
of the prestigious, award winning Digital & Music Matters conference and was broadcast live
globally on YouTube from the Fountain Stage. The festival featured emerging and established
bands from Asia and around the world - all looking to be discovered by industry and fans alike
This year saw representatives from Japan, Korea, Australia, Canada, England, France, Hong
Kong, Latvia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Taiwan and
The combined social impact of Digital & Music Matters and Music Matters Live this year was phenomenal.
Our “Live” Facebook page grew to over 70,000 likes, our App has now had over 8,000 downloads and our
hashtags #matterstome, #MML13 & #YTFF were trending across Twitter Asia Pacific.
A landmark achievement of 2013 was the Music Matters Live Facebook Page which engaged fans and
enabled them to connect with the bands playing at the live festival. Features of the page included messages
from the bands, music videos, photos, competitions and lots more ….
Our hashtags #musicmatters, #MML13 #musicmatterstome & #YTFF reached over
We are tremendously grateful for the support we receive from our partner organisations without whom neither digital nor music would matter...
"This year's Digital and Music Matters has taken our digital education a big leap forward by bringing Gen C — a new
generation defined by creation, curation, connection and communities —directly into the conversation. Thank you for
organizing an event that has inspired our new media stars and digital community!"
Bing Chen, Global Creator Development & Management Program Manager, YouTube
MM was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and
made some great contacts.
Tom Foster, Head of Film & TV - Licensing, Universal Music Publishing
“Was awesome as always”
Sami Valkonen, Google
Thank you as well for a wonderful event,
looking forward to future collaborations !
Ricky A. Bangun, Microsoft
You and the team are the best. Love working with you.
Tony McGinn, CEO Movideo, Executive Director
MCM Entertainment. Group Ltd.
Thank you for a wonderful event. Congratulations. Keep up the great work.
Taras Bugir WW Managing Director, Media & Cable at Microsoft
“Music Matters is on the cutting edge
of the new millennium.”
Ralph Murphy, Vice President, ASCAP
It has been a pleasure to work with you guys and thanks for being
such a great partner. We look forward to continue to work with you
for Music Matters, Music Connects and other events!
Anthony Zamecowski, YouTube
“Having been part of MM from the beginning, it's great to see how
big it's grown and how amazingly successful it's become.”
Miguel Bernas, Singtel
What we sought out to do in terms of re-introducing Samsung as a regional content
player and exploring new partnerships, we have achieved above and
beyond with DMM 2013.
Eunice Shen, Samsung
“We were very pleased with how everything went at Digital and Music Matters. Many thanks to
you all for such a successful event and we look forward to Sports Matters and others to come.”
Christopher Tarr, Samsung
“Thanks again for everything. We all had an amazing time while in
Singapore and the festival was such a fun time. Branded Asia rocked
this whole event, a huge thank you to the whole team!”
Robert Dugan, Boyce Avenue
I thought the turn out was fantastic and it is great to feel a buzz about
the business as well as the renewed confidence in the event. The
fan & working musicians segments for interaction with the business
were excellent and I suspect were responsible for the buzz.
Sandy Monteiro, President, Universal Music Group International
"Music Matters 2013 does a successful job of bridging all spectrums of entertainment together
in once place - music, media, internet, and everything in between. I had an amazing time and
hope to come back to the next one! It is by far one of the best conference/festivals in the world
that no one should miss."
David Choi, Musician, Songwriter and Producer
I wanted to thank you very much for your wonderful welcome and the great time we spent here with
you guys this week, and congratulations on this Music Matters 2013. I really enjoyed the event, our
panel...and the great networking I had here.
Bruno Crolot, MIDEM
Enjoyed my mentoring session. I was fortunate to have some great mentors. I owe them so much.
It's always rewarding for me to have an opportunity to give back a little of what I received all those
years ago. Congratulations on the best Music Matters ever.
With 23 Media Partners and 60 Association/
Industry Partners, the event generated over
in global media value
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