Enter into its 5th consecutive edition since the year of 2011, the HKAMF is honored to have the continuous support from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the leading sponsor, and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) as collaborator. The event will be held on 27 March 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). It will continue on its tradition by engaging the cream performers of popular music, as well as budding recording stars from countries/regions in Asia, namely the Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the host city Hong Kong and starting this year Thailand. These budding recording artistes will compete for the various awards under the HKAMF 2015 Super Nova Contest, namely the HKAMF 2015 Super Nova Award, the HKAMF 2015 Best Vocal Performance Award and the HKAMF 2015 Best Stage Performance Award. The theme of HKAMF 2015 continues to be “Music In One Asia”.
HKAMF 2015 is a star dusted event. IFPI (Hong Kong Group) is proud to have the following superstars at the event, namely ZHANG Bichen and YU Feng from “The Voice of China” - Mainland China; Mavis FAN + A from Taiwan; SEKAI NO OWARI from Japan; INFINITE from Korea; Derrick HOH from Singapore; Victor WONG from Malaysia and Raymond LAM from Hong Kong. HKAMF 2015 is unique as a multi-territory driven event. With the support of music industry associations from participating countries/regions in Asia, namely CADPA, RIAJ, RIAK, RIAS, RIM, RIT and TECA, the following artistes are selected to compete in the HKAMF 2015 Super Nova Contest. They are Koala LIU from Mainland China; SUN Shi Shi from Taiwan; GILLE from Japan; The Barberettes from Korea; Reuby from Singapore; POOVA from Malaysia; King Kong and the Chum from Thailand and Jay FUNG from Hong Kong.
IFPI (Hong Kong Group) is pleased to have the following celebrities from the eight participating countries/regions as members of the adjudication panel for the awards. They are Mr. TAN Tian Xuan from Mainland China; Mr. Clarence HUI from Hong Kong; Mr. YAO Chien from Taiwan; “her0ism” from Japan, Mr. Byoen SerngBok from Korea, Mr. Dick LEE from Singapore, Mr. ONG Lay Jin from Malaysia and Mr. Jirapan Ansvananda from Thailand.
The Chairman of the Organising Committee of HKAMF 2015, Mr. NG Yu, remarked at today’s press launch that this regional mega event has so far been receiving tremendous attention from the public, especially after J. Arie, a Hong Kong home grown artiste, won the Super Nova award last year. The success of HKAMF could only be made possible under the support of Create Hong Kong, other sponsors, partners and the artiste community. The Organising Committee has relentlessly sought to build the festival by inviting superstar performers for showcase performance, and budding recording artistes to engage in a friendly competition for cultural cross-flow. He envisioned that the HKAMF would become a platform for music exchange to promote music culture in Asia and to foster artistic and performance advancement for up and coming new artistes. All such will continue in building up Hong Kong as a key city for Asian Popular Music.
CreateHK continues to be the leading sponsor of the HKAMF for the fifth consecutive year. Mrs Janet Chu, Assistant Head of CreateHK attended the press launch to show support to the HKAMF
A business forum under the theme “Lighting Up Music Market in Asia with Surging Digital Platform,” will be held, March 26, 11am, at the HKCEC, room S221. “All these years, HKTDC is committed to promoting Hong Kong’s entertainment industry, including the music sector. We are pleased to be organising this forum again.” “Overseas and local multimedia experts will explore the importance of digital platform and its development in the music industry. The speakers will also discuss the new opportunities offered by the social media across Asia,” said HKTDC Director, Service Promotion, Jenny Koo.
Letv is proud to be the official Online Video Platform for the 2015 Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival. Mr. Tin Mok, CEO for International Business at Letv said, “Letv is keen on promoting music, movie and TV entertainment business development in the region. Letv Music, the music arm of Letv, aims at creating the largest and most influential internet music platform in Asia. Letv Music constantly sets new standards in the industry and has had great success in organising large-scale concerts featuring renowned artists, along with high-profile ceremonies and music festivals. This sponsorship will be a perfect opportunity for Letv Music to showcase to the audiences in mainland China and Hong Kong, and from around the world, the excitement of the 2015 Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival LIVE on our Letv video platform. We take great pleasure in offering our viewers this experience, which is part of Letv’s full range of smart entertainment.”
Letv will further organise an online viewer’s poll for the “Letv’s Viewers’ Top Pick” award for the HKAMF 2015 contestants to be presented at the event.
HKAMF 2015 is pleased to receive wide support from traditional media and new media. Radio Television Hong Kong will support HKAMF 2015 as Host Broadcaster to videotaping the show event and supplying the live programme to all broadcasters. Letv is appointed as Official Online Video platform. Major TV broadcasters in Hong Kong, including TVB Good Show, AsiaTV, nowTV, iCable and RTHKTV 31, RTHK Radio 2, as well as Letv will live broadcast the show. Other local stations supporting the event include Commercial Radio, Metro Broadcast, U-Radio and Phoenix TV. The organiser is pleased that other media will join-in to promoting the event, such as the Road Show, and Letv to publicly show the programme at Discovery Park in Hong Kong.
The organiser also has the support of following overseas media partners, namely Space Shower TV from Japan, MBC+ from Korea, Astro, Kah Lai Toi from Malaysia, StarHub from Singapore, Jia Yu International and Golden TV from Taiwan, True4U from Thailand, FairChild TV from Canada, with further support from satellite TV Yoshimoto Azio as well as from Letv’s online platforms. Hong Kong’s own local TV networks extend their support internationally, which include nowTV international, TVB with their international channels namely TVB8, TVBA, TVB USA, World Channel, TVBUSA, and ATV with their ATV-Home Channel (live broadcast in America) to carry the programme.
The HKAMF 2015 show event is to be held on 27 March 2015 at Hall 5B&C of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall from 7:30 p.m. The live broadcast will commence from 8:00 p.m. sharp.
Public may also show their support to the HKAMF 2015 by attending the show on 27 March 2015. Free tickets are open for online registration at www.hkamf.org from 10 a.m. on 10 March 2015 to 11:59 p.m. on 12 March 2015. The organiser will then conduct a computer random draw of 1600 winners under the witness of auditors from Patrick Wong C.P.A. Limited. The result will be published in The Standard and Sing Tao Daily as well as on www.hkamf.org on 18 March 2015. Winners may collect 2 tickets each by coming to IFPI (Hong Kong Group) Limited on 21 or 22 March 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm. (Trade Promotion Competition Licence Number: 44901).
Music Fans may also visit the www.eexpohk.com as well as the Letv HKfacebook fan page (https://www.facebook.com/letv.hk), and/or stay tune to broadcasters' programme for free tickets to be given out during programme promotion of HKAMF 2015.
Disclaimer: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communication and Technology Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.
Japan - her0ism
Korea - Byoen SerngBok
Taiwan - YAO, Chien
Thailand - Jirapan Ansvananda
Mainland China - 譚天玄
Malaysia - Ong Lay Jin
Singapore - Dick Lee
Hong Kong - Clarence Hui
Date: 27 March 2015, Saturday
Venue: Hall 5 BC, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
HOW TO GET TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL?
1. "LIKE" LeTV facebook page & follow the instructions stated there to participate
[100 winners will be chosen; Each winner will win 2 free admission tickets]
2. From 10th March 10AM to 12th March 11:59:59PM, log on to http://tk2015.hkamf.org/ for free ticket registration.
- 1,600 winners will be chosen; Each winner will win 2 free admission tickets
-only Hong Kong residents can register
-winners will be drawn on 16th March & the results will be announced on 18th march via these 3 channels:
a. Sing Tao Daily newspaper
b. The Standard newspaper
c. HKAMF official website (online)