Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Radio Song Festival: Showcasing the Asia-Pacific’s best original new music

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union has launched a new website showcasing some of the best original unsigned music from the region.

The website will host entries from unsigned and original artists for the inaugural ABU Radio Song Festival, showing the diversity of musical talents of nations within Asia and the Pacific.  

Currently comprising 14 entries from nine nations with many more songs from different countries to come, the ABU Radio Song Festival website provides a unique opportunity for amateur musicians to have their music heard.

The Festival’s Project Manager Mark Hemetsberger, says the festival represents an amazing display of talented musicians.

“I’m delighted with how well this project has come together,” says Mr Hemetsberger, who is Head of Marketing and Communications for Radio Australia.  

“It has been rewarding to work on something that has yielded such richness in diversity and strong collaboration amongst participants. We’ve produced something that will provide amateur musicians from Asia and the Pacific more opportunities in the future.”

Culminating in finals on 11 October, the best entrants featured on the website will get the chance to fly to Seoul, Korea, to perform live as a precursor to the 49th ABU General Assembly.  Based on performance criteria of originality, vocal quality and imaging, the best live performers in Korea will be awarded first, second and third prizes. 

Songs entered in the ABU Radio Song Festival can be heard at at:

(Source : Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)

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