The Music Matters festival in Singapore is officially kicking off, with a collective of 40+ musicians from all corners of the globe for a very special weekend of performances. Home to 1,200 participants and over 450 companies from 30 different countries, the concert and its surrounding conferences have become the chief access point for Asian entertainment companies to strengthen their ties with foreign businesses. To cap it off, a handful of influential Korean artists are set to perform as part of K-pop Night Out at Music Matters Live 2012. Tiger JK, his wife Yoon Mi Rae, M.I.B, Rhythm King, Bizzy, Clazzi and rookie group BTOB will all be in attendance. Clazzi, breakaway soloist from the three-member group Clazziquai, will be the opening act, alongside Lee Seung-yeol and frequent r&b collaborator, Bumkey.
The Music Matters festival, which first began in 2006, is hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel in Clarke Quay, Singapore. While last year’s show featured punk rockers Crying Nut and R&B wiz kids Aziatix, this year is shaping up to be just as amazing. Much like Music Matters’ president Jasper Donat said, “With three billion music-crazy fans connected by the world’s largest digital networks, Asia Pacific is the place to be for musicians.”
Stay tuned to MTV K for more updates on the festival.