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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Newsletter: "Ear Hub 2023" proudly returns to Hong Kong! (28 June - 2 July) 


Ear Hub 2023 proudly returns! Presented by Ear Up Music by Renaissance Foundation, Ear Hub this year brings you 5 days of exciting music and programs, connecting local and global musicians and industry stakeholder in the city of Hong Kong.

This exciting hub gathers over 50 international industry representatives from Europe, North America, Asia and Hong Kong for a series of forums and network exchanges, as well as 11 music units from Asia and 26 local music units offering 7 showcases of diversity music in "EAR UP SHOWCASE" and "ALL EARS WEEKEND".

2 July (SUN), The BOX - Freespace 

ALL EARS ASIA presents an exhilarating five-hour marathon of electrifying melodies, guaranteed to elevate your summer serotonin levels to new heights. The lineup boasts an impressive array of artists, starting with 鶴 The Crane, an up-and-coming R&B sensation hailing from Taiwan. From Thailand, we have the funky pop group H3F and the energetic disco-rockers KIKI. Making their way from Japan, we have the captivating Helsinki Lambda Club, followed by the avant-garde post-punk ensemble FAZI 法茲 from Mainland China. And last but not least, representing the music scene of our city, we have our very own electro-psychedelic maestro, CHANKA 陳嘉, ready to deliver a mind-bending performance. Get ready for an explosive burst of vibrant music spanning various genres, showcased by talented performers from across Asia! Tickets are available for purchase online via KKBOX.

Date: 2 July, 2023 (Sun)
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: The Box - FRESPACE, West Kowloon Cultural District, 18 Museum Drive, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Ticket: HK$ 580
Performers: 鶴 The Crane 、Helsinki Lambda Club、H 3 F、KIKI、FAZI 法茲、 CHANKA 陳嘉

28 June - July 1 (WED - SAT), The BOX - Freespace

The "EAR UP SHOWCASE," consisting of four consecutive shows from 28 June to 1 July, will bring together 18 local artists from the Ear Up Music Incubation Program 2023, along with six notable guest performers from Asia. These guest performers include Beijing's noise rock band CARSICK CARS, the folk-reggae band Ma Bang Band, known for their unique incorporation of ethnic instruments, South Korean singer-producer sunwoojunga, who excels in mainstream independent music, Indonesian atmospheric electronic ensemble Logic Lost, Hong Kong's math-folk band GDJYB, and the popular Hong Kong hip-hop group YACK STUDIO. Through these refreshing performances, attendees will have the opportunity to discover the potential of local music talents and witness the ascent of Hong Kong's music stars. A limited number of additional tickets are now available for free registration.


Ear Up 2023 Mentee: After Tales|5gjm999|Ashi|dorothy 劉君冬 | COPAK
Guest Performer: GDJYB 雞蛋蒸肉餅 
Free Ticket Registration:


Ear Up 2023 Mentee: Turbulent|Andro Yip|Emmahotel|MAIA 慶孫 | Ragpickers 拾荒客
Guest Performer: YACK STUDIO
Free Ticket Registration:


Ear Up 2023 Mentee: Future Diary 未來日記|Esther Wu|ngaiman 蟻民|before the night ends 
Guest Performer: 馬幫樂隊 | sunwoojunga 
Free Ticket Registration:


Ear Up 2023 Mentee: Light Theory|rosemances|Claudia Koh|Just a broken machine
Guest Performer: Logic Lost | CARSICK CARS
Free Ticket Registration:

International Music Industry Forum 2023
30 June - 1 July, Theatre, Jao Tsung-I Academy

Music industry representatives from all over the world will conduct in-depth discussions about the latest developments in music ecology, new models of music promotion, as well as the coming challenges and opportunities. Invited speakers include Martin Elbourne, who is one of the main bookers for the Glastonbury Festival and the Creative Director of the Great Escape Festival (UK), and Camila Anino, the Head of Partnerships and Programming at Primavera Pro (Spain), etc. For local musicians and industry professionals who are interested in participating, please refer to the official website of Ear Hub Expo:

1. Building Bridges through New Music: Exploring the Socio-Cultural and Economic Benefits of a Vibrant New Music Scene[2023-6-30 (Fri) 16:00-17:30 ]

By looking at some successful international cases, we can explore the diverse and powerful benefits of a well-invested vibrant new music scene that can attract tourism, create job opportunities, and promote economic growth and development for an interconnected, creative and prosperous society.
Martin Elbourne | Main bookers for the Glastonbury Festival & Creative Director of The Great Escape Festival, UK
Andy Jones | Co-Founder & Festival Programmer of Focus Wales, UK
Camila Anino | Head of Partnerships & Programming of Primavera Pro, Spain
Larry Liu | Vice president, MAO live House, Mainland
Zhang Ke | Co-founder of East Sea Festival, Mainland
Host: Edwin Lung | Independent Producer, Show Director, Programme & Development Director of Ear Up Music, Hong Kong

2. Celebrating Diversity in Music[2023-7-1 (Sat) 14:00-15:30 ]
There is no doubt that the participation of women and the promotion of diversity and inclusion will increase creativity and engagement in the music ecosystem.  So, how can we harness the power of diversity in the music industry?

Aldila Karina | Director of Communications, Synchronize Festival & Demajors Record, Indonesia
Cattski Espina | Singer Songwriter, Music Producer, and Founder of 22 Tango Music Group, Philippines 
XTIE | Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Hong Kong
Miu WanYee | Co-Founder & CEO, Pollux, Modernsky Music, Mainland
Hyunjoon Shin | Professor of Sungkonghoe University, Korea
Host: Vicky Fung | Songwriter, Producer and Social Music Enterprise co-founder, Hong Kong
3. Outside In - How do artists and promoters stay competitive and innovative in a rapidly changing industry?[2023-7-1 (Sat) 16:00-17:30 ]

By identifying new markets, audiences, and new revenue streams from an external perspective, how can artists, labels, and promoters expand their reach and grow their business while connecting with new fans and audiences?
Berthold Seliger | Writer, European Booking Agent and Tour Promoter, Germany
Satria Ramadhan | Founder of SRM Bookings and Services,Co-Founder of AXEAN Music Showcase Festival, Indonesia
Junbum Park | Director of 2023 Zandari Festa organizing committee, CEO of Hipsquare, Inc., the official programming partner for Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, Korea
Hydhir Ramli | Programmer, The Esplanade, Singapore
A.J | Project Director of Showstart, Mainland
Host: Vivian Lee | CEO of GOM: Go Out to the Mountain, Korea

Official channel of Ear Hub 2023: 
Ear Up Music Incubation 2023 Mentee Introduction: Click here for Bio of Ear Up Mentee



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