Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival 2013 - Press release

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (Hong Kong Group) Limited is pleased to announce today at the press launch of the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF 2013) to be held on the 22nd of March, 2013 at the prestigious Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) at 7:30 p.m. In its third year running, the HKAMF 2013 continued its tradition in engaging the cream performers of popular music, as well as budding recording stars form the Asian region, namely Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the host city Hong Kong. Each budding artiste will compete for the HKAMF Super Nova title as well as the HKAMF Best Vocal Performance Award, and the HKAMF Best Stage Performance Award. The theme is “Music In One Asia”.

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Super Artiste Performer

Momo Wu and Li Daimo of “The Voice of China” from Mainland China,
Kay Tse from Hong Kong,
Aaron Yan from Taiwan,
Keita from Japan,
Girls’ Generation from Korea,
Kit Chan from Singapore, and
Aniu from Malaysia.

 

Recording Artiste Contestants

MIC from Mainland China,
Sita Chan from Hong Kong,
Henry Tseng from Taiwan,
BREATHE from Japan,
Andamiro from Korea,
MICappella from Singapore, and
MOJO from Malaysia.

 

Adjudicators

Tian Ming from Mainland China,
Mark Lui from Hong Kong,
Lancaster Tien from Taiwan,
Hideaki Shimizu from Japan,
Kim Jong Jin from Korea,
Li Wei Song from Singapore, and
Tan Chong Yi from Malaysia.

 

HKAMF continues to attract audience attention from the Region, thanks to its many media partners in promoting, and broadcast the event.

Hong Kong
TVB
iCable
NOW TV
Radio Television Hong Kong
Commercial Radio
U-Radio

Japan
Space Shower TV

Korea
MBC Music

Mainland China
Radio Guangdong Channel V

Singapore
Star Hub Cable Vision

Malaysia
Astro

Taiwan
Azio

Other overseas media partners
Fairchild Media from Canada, TVB8, TVB USA, TVB Australia, WorldTV from New Zealand and Jia Yu Channel from Malaysia.

The list will continue to grow when closer to the event.

HKAMF 2013 is proud to announce a new development. With the help of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited that introduced its Digital Cinema Exchange service to the market, teamed with local cinema chains, the Multiplex Cinema Limited and Golden Harvest Cinemas, HKAMF 2013 will bring live music entertainment of the show event to the cinemas in Hong Kong. “Music In Cinema” for HKAMF was announced at the press conference. The HKAMF full-length live programme will be shown live at selected cinemas.

HKAMF 2013 is again pleased to engage Tencent WeChat as sponsor to increase public awareness of the event. Tencent will present a sponsored award at HKAMF 2013 via a pole by music fans through the free WeChat apps for the most popular contestant, entitled “WeChat Most Popular Artiste Award”.

HKAMF is also a B2B function. Supported by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, HKAMF will present the “The New Era of Asian Music” business forum admitting registered guests, to be held at s221 HKCEC on 21st March, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. “Music In Cinema” presentation will be one of the highlights.

HKAMF 2013's regional appeal must be linked to the joint efforts by various industry associations in Asia. The industry associations are:

  • China Audio-Visual Association (CAVA)
  • Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)
  • Recording Industry Association (Singapore) (RIAS)
  • Korean Association of Phonogram Producers (KAPP)
  • Recording Industry Association in Malaysia (RIM)
  • Recording Industry Foundation in Taiwan (RIT)

 

Special thanks go to the sponsors of the event:

Create Hong Kong, HKSAR Government – the leading sponsor*

  • Tencent WeChat
  • Neway Karaoke Box
  • Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Cyberport Management Limited
  • Multiplex Cinema Limited
  • Golden Harvest Cinemas
  • L’Hotel Island South
  • Broadway

All admission tickets to HKAMF Hall 5 BC and Music For Cinema venues are free and not for sale. Tickets offered to the public represent a majority of the seats available. Hong Kong public members may enter www.hkamf.org at specific time to book their free tickets online on first come first serve basis while tickets last. Each individual successful registrant will be allotted with 2 tickets.

The schedule:

9th March, 2013 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., 1600 tickets (800 registrants) are offered each session for the HKCEC tickets.

11th March 2013 10a.m. for the Music-In-Cinema tickets across 4 cinemas, namely MCL JP, MCL Kornhill, GH Whampoa and GH Citywalk.

Collection: Tickets are to be collected from the IFPI (Hong Kong Group) Ltd at G/F, Billion Centre, 1 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloonbay on 16 and 17 March 2013 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Collection office will close after this period absolutely.

Music fans may also enjoy the live telecast of the HKAMF show at TVB J2 as well as TV screens across Hong Kong at Broadway retail shops relaying the TV channel during the show time; and broadcasts by various media partners in Hong Kong and overseas according to each station’s own schedule.

 

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (Hong Kong Group) Limited, organizer of the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival.

 

* Sponsorship by Create Hong Kong is subject to the disclaimer.
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