Golden Melody festival to feature concerts, forums
The music festival that accompanies the Golden Melody Awards will this year feature several concerts in different musical genres to showcase the diversity of music in Taiwan, according to the organizers.
The Global Music Festival concerts to be held from June 24-26 will feature 24 groups of musicians, including avant-garde electronic band Lie Gramophone, six-man rap group Boxing from the Paiwan indigenous people, jazz-pop singer Yan-JJ ( ), Mandopop singer Victor Wong ( ) and electronic dance and rock band OVDS.
The concerts will include rock, folk, electronic, hip-hop and dance music, according to the Ministry of Culture’s Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development.
The annual festival promotes the Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammy’s and the local music business. There will also be lectures, exhibitions, forums and a platform for crossmusic industry collaboration.
South by Southwest Music Festival MD James Minor, CMJ Music Marathon CEO Adam Klein and leading Russian music industry executive Alexander Shulgin will be among the speakers at this year’s forums.