Hot hip-hop duo (Pg C1)
Summary: Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae are South Korea’s Jay-Z and Beyonce and are featured on the cover page of The Straits Times Life!. It mentions that the duo are In town to spread the gospel of Korean hip-hop, the acclaimed husband and wife team tell Elisabeth Gwee about their early struggles in the industry in K-hop comes roaring.
K-hop comes roaring (Pg C4)
Summary: Dubbed as Korea’s Jay-Z and Beyonce, hip-hop artists Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae are on a mission to beat the drum for the influential movement that is Korean hip-hop. Yoon tells Life! at The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore: “K-pop is a big sensation right not but it’s not the only music from Korea. It’s time people know that we’re able to put out different kinds of music – soul, electronic, rock – and we have lots of great artists”. The pair were in town last week, spreading their message and performing at music conference Music Matters 2012.
While Tiger JK and Yoon have won numerous accolades at home and abroad. Tiger JK has won the Best Male Artist Of The Year award at the 2009 Mnet Awards, which is considered one of the most important events in the Korean music industry, and Yoon was crowned one of the 12 best female rappers in the world by MTV.
Help is here (Pg C1)
Summary: New society to guide local musicians (an article highlight for One-stop shop for musicians).
One –stop shop for musicians (Pg C3)
Summary: Several veterans in the local music scene have come together to form the Singapore Music Society to create more opportunities for budding musicians and to develop talent. The non-profit organisation was officially launched last week at this year’s Music Mattes conference, an international trade event that promotes the business of digital and live music entertainment through workshops and talks.
The president Mr Graham Perkins was inspired by the work of Canadian Independent Music Association at last year’s Music Matters conference. At the recent two-day Music Matters conference last week, the society managed to work with the event’s organisers to arrange one-on-one sessions with international industry big-wigs including famed record producer Bob Ezrin, former Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner and former Linkin Park manager Rob McDermott.