WARNER MUSIC SINGAPORE & SINGPOP RELEASES MANDOPOP COMPILATION ALBUM, SINGVOICE SEASON 1
12 November 2021
SINGAPORE, November 12, 2021 – Warner Music Singapore (WMS) and SingPop Music Limited (SingPop) are releasing the compilation album, SingVoice Season 1, on all digital platforms worldwide today. The album showcases new tracks from the 10 finalists selected from the SINGVOICE新创之声2021 (SingVoice) program and serves as a prelude to the finals on November 25, where one winner will walk away with the golden opportunity to be signed to the major label.
Jointly launched by WMS and SingPop earlier this year on July 15, SingVoice is a platform for up and coming Mandopop singer-songwriters in a “mentorship and competition” format. This partnership marks the first collaboration between the major label and industry experts to hunt for the next Mandopop star in Singapore.
After an open-call for entries and series of auditions, 10 finalists are selected for the two-month long SingVoice mentorship program of songwriting workshops, professional production studio sessions, performance training and audience engagement skills, all culmulating in a final track written, recorded and produced with each finalist’s unique musical input and direction in collaboration with their mentors.
The 10 finalists and their respective tracks are: Yokez's "What Have I Become," LYNX's "The Queen's Reign," BECKA's "I'm Okay," Nicole Sim's "Fly With me," Ora's "Play," Soph T.'s "In The Fire," ZJ's "Obsession," Jason Yu's "Let You Go," Wilson Huang's "Better Apart," and J.M3's (pronounced as Jamie)'s "Lady."
The SingVoice mentorship program is powered by SingPop, a non-profit music organization founded by award winning music producers and songwriters George Leong, Derrick Tham, Terrence Huang and Hubert Ng that aims to grow Singaporean artist profiles in the Mandopop music industry in Singapore and regionally. Other famed mentors include A&R experts Goh Kheng Long and Kenn C, award-winnings luminaries as David Tan, Wilson Tan, Jonathan Koh, Tan Boon Wah, and WMS artists, 楚晴Jasmine Sokko and 向洋Nathan Hartono.
Collectively, the mentors offer both prestige and industry insight for the participants, having worked with A-list Mandopop artists such as A-Mei, Jacky Cheung, Leslie Chueng, JJ Lin, Sammi Cheng, Stefanie Sun, Tanya Chua, Andy Lau and others of similar calibre.
Says Derrick Tham, SingPop co-founder and SingVoice mentor, “I’m honored to be able to work with these 10 finalists for the past two months. It is heartening to see their utmost commitment, hardwork and passion. And no matter who wins this competition, I believe all 10 of them will pave the future of Mandopop in Singapore.”
Gerald Ang, Managing Director of WMS, adds, “It's inspiring to witness the birth of the first batch of talent under the SingVoice program. These 10 finalists have brought with them unique creativity and diverse musical approaches, and with the expertise of the panel of mentors from SingPop and the various esteemed producers, the SingVoice program is definitely a breath of fresh air for the Mandopop scene in Singapore. Warner Music Singapore can't wait to work with the winner and we hope all music fans would enjoy the SingVoice Season 1 compilation album.”
With the release of the compilation album, the 10 finalists are also gearing up for the last milestone of their SingVoice journey. Come November 25, 8:30pm at *SCAPE Ground Theatre, the 10 finalists will come together for the finale where they will present their pre-recorded performances of the tracks from the album and go through the last round of assement from the panel of judges. The winner will be announced on the same night live and walk away with the golden opportunity to be signed to WMS. Other awards to be given out include *SCAPE’s Most Promising Youth Award, SPH Media UFM 100.3's Media Recommended Award and Shunji Matsuo's Best Artist Image Award.
The full SingVoice journey is currently documented in a video series supported by National Arts Council (NAC), available in full episodes on SingVoice’s official YouTube channel and as video shorts on SingVoice’s official Facebook and TikTok channels.
SingVoice is supported by UFM 100.3 as the official supporting radio station. Other supporting partners include *SCAPE, Shunji Matsuo, Laura Mercier, Shiseido Singapore, Leo Studio, Jay Studio, Pink Noise, Dreambox Studio, Dm Music and Berty Entertainment.
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