20-24 May, 2015 - Singapore

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Branded designs, sells, markets and produces amazing B2B2C and B2B2F(an) events in Asia. Founded in 2002 and listed as a top 10 Event Marketing agency by Marketing magazine, our focus is to add value and grow the media, sports and entertainment industry in Asia.

We are experts in the organisation, programming and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, academies, and youth fan events such as the YouTube FanFest.

Branded is an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Music Matters Live, Asia’s premier independent music festival is returning to Singapore on May 20-23rd for its fifth anniversary. Come and experience an electrifying 4-night live music event featuring bands from around the world.


May 20 - 23, 2015

2015 Venues

Timbre @ The Arts House

1 Old Parliament Lane #01-04
Singapore 179429

+65 6336 3386

Timbre Music, the music and artistes promotion arm of the group, spearheads initiatives to meet the diverse entertainment demand that the Singapore audience has been clamouring in recent years. Timbre Music has presented a wide variety of commercial, independent and eclectic acts and represents the host of resident artists currently playing at Timbre venues. We believe in championing Singaporean musicians, Asian music and to introduce audiences to the diverse genres of music, regardless of its origins.

Timbre @ Substation

45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

+65 6338 8030

Tucked away from the maddening crowd - in a hidden, dew-kissed nook at Armenian Street, a fresh fusion of music and food has planted itself amongst the waving leafy fronds. It's rustic tranquility sweeps one back to more youthful days when things were less complicated and everything was forward. This al fresco setting amidst the hustle and bustle of town allows one to gaze into the night sky with quiet contemplation - an isle of calm amidst a busy city.

Barber Shop by Timbre

1 Old Parliament Lane #01-03
Singapore 179429

+65 6336 3386

Anchored by a quality line-up of Singaporean musicians and bands like Raw Earth, Chicken Shack Revival and Soulvibin’, Barber Shop also recreates the spirit of the blues in its Saturday Blues Jam Sessions. Reminiscent of older times when people of all ages came together and new friendships were forged over a shared love of music, experience a unique environment of creative energy, music education and appreciation right here in Singapore


73 Bras Basah Road, #01-01/02 Singapore 189556

+65 6336 7739

Like any Singaporean, we pride ourselves on our ability to switch and converse between our national language of English and our mother tongue. And as with any Timbre venues, you can expect good music and quality live performances on stage.

Switch is for the closeted Mandarin-pop fans who refuse to queue up for hours to meet your idols, refuse to wave your glow stick in the dark at gigs and will not give into the argument that one language-genre of music is more superior to the other.

Beer Market

3B River Valley Road, #01-17/02-02 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021

+65 9661 8283

Inspired by the dynamics of the stock exchange, Beer Market is the perfect blend of foodmusic and sports whereby drinks prices move according to demand, creating an exciting atmosphere and interactive experience. Get ready for market crashes and bull runs.

Buy Low Drink High at the Beer Market.



3D River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #02-03 Singapore 179023

+65 6338 9438

Bilingual Music Bistro with daily 'Live' performances in Mandarin and English.


3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, The Cannery, #01-11
Singapore, Singapore 179022

+65 9733 6669

KURO, which means 'BLACK' in Japanese, is the newest concept restaurant & bar to open in Clarke Quay.

Its dim cosy interior is a mix of minimalism and industrialism, old world charm and modern eclecticism, yet surprisingly warm in its atmosphere. Stone bricks and concrete walls juxtapose with wood floorings. Huge rusty iron doors with big hatch wheels flank the entrance. Incandescent vintage light fixtures with glowing filaments give a warm vibe to counter the black ceiling and stark black bar stools of interesting designs. Recycled vintage wood planks from an old church are used in the walls, table tops and bar top.

4000 square feet in size, seating up to 230 patrons comfortably, KURO also provides an outdoor zone as well as a private room for VIPs.

KURO is all about great food, awesome live entertainment & good music, a comfortable ambience & a relaxed and fun environment!


3B River Valley Rd, Singapore 179021

+65 6338 0480

Discover the perfect place to unwind from the daily rush, to calm down, or having a lot of fun, enjoying Bavarian heartiness and hospitality.

You are invited to a unique journey experiencing authentic Bavarian food, flair and coziness
The warm and appealing setting completed with Paulaner beer imported from Germany creates a unique and authentic atmosphere.

Come and enjoy a wide range of original Bavarian specialties along with your favourite freshly tapped Paulaner.

Fern & Kiwi

3C River Valley Road, #01-02/03 The Cannery, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024

+65 6336 2271

Fern & Kiwi offers you the best of New Zealand food, wines, beers, music and live entertainment, all served in a friendly, fun atmosphere, typical of the legendary Lone Stars. We are very proud to bring a taste of everything we love about home to Singapore, our new home. Conveniently located right next to the Clarke Quay taxi stand, we're here to prove that New Zealand is not as far away as you think.

Crazy Elephant

3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024

+65 6337 7859

Welcome to Southeast Asia's Premiere Rock n' Roll Blues Bar for the true blues fan. Walk past the timber decor, graffiti-lined walls and come face-to-face with live blues rock n' roll the way it was meant to be.

China One

3E River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024

+65 6339 0280

Set amidst an exotic dreamscape of the past, cast away your inhibitions as you enter the seductive chambers of China One, a unique, sophisticated and spacious oriental themed pool hall, bar and lounge.


3 River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay Blk C #01-03, Singapore 179022

+65 6305 6733

Conceptualised as a comprehensive one-stop lifestyle venue, AQUANOVA Restaurant Bar aims to set the bar as the hot spot for an unparalleled experience for dining and live performances.

Pepsi Music Accelerator

Pepsi Music Accelerator

Be discovered at Music Matters in Singapore with the Pepsi Music Accelerator band search and win a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform at the Music Matters Live festival, attend the business conference and learn from industry leaders at the Music Matters Academy.

  • China band application
  • Vietnam fan voting
  • Thailand band application
  • India band application

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    Pepsi Music Accelerator at Music Matters - Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd May 2015, Singapore

    Be Discovered at Music Matters in Singapore with the Pepsi Music Accelerator band search and win a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Perform at the Music Matters festival, attend the business conference and learn from industry leaders at the Music Matters Academy.

    Take a Chance! You might get discovered!

    โครงการ Pepsi Music Accelerator at Music Matters - พุธที่ 20 ถึง เสาร์ที่ 23 พฤษภาคม 2558 ที่ประเทศสิงคโปร์

    ร่วมค้นหาตัวแทนผู้ชนะการคัดเลือกจากโครงการ Pepsi Music Accelerator เพื่อรับประสบการณ์ครั้งหนึ่งในชีวิตเข้าร่วมเทศกาลดนตรีระดับนานาชาติกับ Music Matters ณ ประเทศสิงคโปร์.  ประสบการณ์ร่วมแสดงสดในเทศกาลดนตรี Music Matters เข้าร่วมการประชุมแลกเปลี่ยนและเรียนรู้ในอุตสาหกรรมดนตรีจากผู้นำระดับโลกจาก Music Matter Academy.  ฉวยโอกาสนี้ไว้! คุณอาจเป็นผู้โชคดีที่ถูกค้นพบ!!

    About Deezer:

    Launched in 2007, Deezer offers a digital music streaming service in more than 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 6 million paid subscribers worldwide. Deezer allows fans instant access to the largest music catalogue in the world, with more than 35 million songs on any device. Combining the best of man and machine, Deezer’s global editorial team searches for the best music around the world and its algorithmic recommendations help fans discover music they will truly love.

    เกี่ยวกับ Deezer:
    ก่อตั้งเมื่อปี พศ. 2550 Deezer ให้บริการสตรีมมิ่งเพลงกว่า 180 ประเทศทั่วโลก ด้วยจำนวนผู้ใช้บริการกว่า 13 ล้านคนที่เข้าใช้งานในแต่ละเดือนและลูกค้าชำระค่าบริการ 6 ล้านคนทั่วโลก
    Deezer เปิดโอกาสให้ผู้ใช้บริการเข้าถึงคาตาล็อคเพลงในจำนวนเพลงที่มากที่สุดในโลก กับจำนวนเพลงที่มากกว่า 35 ล้านเพลงบนเครื่องเล่นหลากหลายประเภท
    ด้วยการรวมตัวระหว่างความเป็นที่สุดทั้งบุคคลากรและเครื่องมือของเรา ทีม บรรณาธิการจากทั่วโลกของ Deezer พร้อมค้นหาเพลงที่ดีที่สุดจากทั่วโลกและการแนะนำที่ยึดตรรกะเพื่อให้ผู้ใช้และแฟนเพลงได้พบกับเสียงเพลงที่รักอย่างแท้จริง




    Pepsi India's very own Accelerator program is here! Pepsi UnBox, a nation-wide hunt for the next fresh, unique sound that'll take the Indian Indie scene by storm in years to come. Pepsi Unbox is a platform that unboxes young talent, introduces them to the world, lets them be seen, be heard and be followed.

    The very first Pepsi UnBox winning band will win a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on the Fountain Stage at Music Matters Live, Singapore in May 2015.  They will also have the chance to meet industry leaders at Music Matters and receive money-can’t-buy first hand business knowledge at the Music Matters Academy - all to help accelerate their musical journey.


Music Matters Live - Who Will You Discover?

Your Gateway To Asia - Looking to make an impression with the Asian music scene? Want to share the stage with some of the world's best up and coming performers? Dubbed "TED meets SXSW" by Jason Mraz, the award-winning Music Matters Live is the only event in Asia that gathers the entire music and entertainment industry in one place. It's time to put the show on the road!

In just nine years, Music Matters has succeeded in becoming a global platform representing the Asia Pacific music industry and a gateway for artists looking to break into the world's most populated region. We continue our discovery of music by connecting the industry with fans in a dynamic line-up of international and local bands.

2015 Partners

For sponsorship enquiries please contact victoria.pawsey@branded.asia

Official Event Partners


Pepsi Music Accelerator Partners

Official Media Partners