Friday, May 14, 2010

MusicDish*China Sounds Pod5 - One-on-One With Music Matters Asia's Jasper Donat

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By Eric de Fontenay (Founder & Publisher)


This edition of the MusicDish*China Sounds podcast, presented by Metal Postcard Records, features an interview with Japser Donat, founder of Music Matters being held in central Hong Kong's Grand Hyatt on May 26 - 28. I attended my first Music Matters in 2009 and it would have a lasting effect, being one of the factors that inspired MusicDish*China - you can read about that trip here.

Since then, Jasper has broadened Music Matters reach to the shores of Mumbai with Nokia Music Connects as well as Singapore where they hold the Advertising Forum. Jasper can also be found trekking around the world promoting the Asian music industry - whether leading an indian delegation at Toronto's Canadian Music Week or presenting the results from the Synovate survey on music consumers buying habits at Cannes' MIDEM conference.

In this podcast, Jasper covers some of the highlights of Music Matters 2010, including:
- booking Jason Mraz to this year's "Audience With..." session featuring an exclusive, intimate performance and interview with his legendary manager, Bill Silva.
- the participation of major brands in the conference, including Coca Cola, HP, Tiger Beer and South Gobi Energy Resources
- the inaugural launch of "Music Matters Live" - Hong Kong's first ever streetside, urban music festival
- the state of Hong Kong's live music scene in the face of city-rivals such as Macau and Singapore, not to mention Beijing and Shanghai
- the leading trends shaping Asia's music industry

Jasper also introduces three bands that will be performing at this year's conference, including:
- Mongolian-based Altan Urag - Ikh Mongol / Great Mongolia
- Singapore-based Electrico (Coldplay meets Muse) - We Satellites
- Vancouver-based (and CMW discovery) Deli to Dublin - Celtic Dub

See you in Hong Kong!

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