This summer, Ear Hub 2018, our very indie music conference, will blast its engine loud. There will be 3 nights of music showcase, conference seminars and networking events with over 100 guests coming from the regional and international music industries, 12 local and Asian music units, and music-lovers all over town. Ear Hub, as a pivotal platform between musicians and music businesses, aims to promote creativity and innovation, and strengthen music connections between Hong Kong and Southern China, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world.
In our debut year, Ear Hub 2018 will put music in its first priority. We are passionate about facilitating exchanges and building business connections among music enthusiasts, artists, labels, event organizers, music industry influencers and international delegates.
Hong Kong is centrally located in Asia and well-connected with various forms of transportation, making it a hotly sought-after city for international conferences and expo. As a hub of eastern and western cultures, Hong Kong has been the bridge between China and the world. We see a soaring trend of music industry interactions, both inbound and outbound, between China and the rest of the world. Ear Up’s role is to pave way for different industry players to meet, exchange ideas and create business opportunities.
Our event will consist of three parts. For the music showcase, we have invited 12 local and regional music units to demonstrate their musical talents. We will also host conference seminars and discussion sessions for over 100 business affiliates and potential investors from the international music industries. On top of that, different business providers will set up physical booths to promote their brands and services.
Ear Hub is not just a place to nurture and recognize local music talents and culture; it is also a link between art and business, creating win-win opportunities for both sides. Our very first Ear Hub will take place at Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC), from 10th to 12th June 2018. Lend us your ears.
To posit Hong Kong as the nodal point of a network of exchanges between music industries in Asia and the rest of the world;
To provide an international performance platform for local and regional music units;
To facilitate business exchanges between music industries;
To link up the music markets of the South China regions, Asia, and the rest of the world.
1/Ear Hub Roundtable - producers & agents
Discussion sessions with different themes
Small group discussions
2/Ear Hub Showcase - singers & bands
Local music units
Other music units
3/Ear Hub Network - managers & investors
Cocktail reception, exhibitions, and after parties