International Context of Singapore Music Scene

The Singaporean spirit and identity have been represented differently by favorite Singaporean music. Images of a particular area or region can be conveyed by music lyrics that come from the specific area. Most of the English, Malay and Chinese songs are found in Singapore. For Singapore, the class or superiority of music is judged on their supposed authenticity. Most of the Singaporean spectators are in support of western music where they provide slight support for the local musicians. This is caused by the fact that Singaporean musicians are always apparent or thought as inauthentic. The modern music in Singapore is advocated being more superior compared to the local music.

The inauthentic typecast of Singaporean music is the primary factor that contributes the Singaporeans being skeptical about the quality music provided by the musicians. Singapore music started back in the fifties when there was a singing competition conducted by radio Malaya which attracted a considerable fan base. This was such an inspiration to many wannabe-singers and led to the up-coming of local crews in the production of homegrown music. After the creation of the groups, there came about the idea of live music which was loud crowds and successful albums. The development of music in Singapore began with the migration of patterns and the colonial influences. The local music group began to be successful where it was embodied by the likes of the Crescendos, the quests, the trailers and some other bands who made their entrances in between the year 1962 and 1964.

The first group to be signed internationally is the crescendos who signed with Phillips international in the year 1962. Most of the Singaporean airwaves are often dominated by foreign music. A lot of local bands have currently opened up for international headliners. Most people have separated their music life or experience internationally from local, and they can easily say that’s my favorite local band. According to research, most of the local bands and local labels do not have the interest where they put a lot of records for sale. Most of the independent artists are okay with the number of fans that they have, and there is a possibility that they are making the local music as a side project which is seen as an opening of expression and fun.

This is a scene that is capable of celebrating itself. The scene may look or resemble non-mainstream, but in a real sense, a number of local artists are enormous. More and more international bands are putting Singapore on their list where they will venture next to learn and experience the music cure in the region. The Singaporeans do not have a specific type of music that can fill them with national pride. Singapore is known for its huge music market, and its music industry is seen as a flourishing hub all over Asia and the Pacific region. Music categories are emerging, and the local people are accepting such as J-pop, K-pop, hip-hop and punk. Since Singapore is the important center for Asia and the Pacific region, it has led to tremendous noticeable and potential market values. For the hip-hop music that is done in Singapore, it focuses on the Indian people who think that their influential state is similar to that of African Americans.

Malays are used or fond of rock and the metal music which mainly targets the Chinese youths. These are the facts that prove the multicultural society of Singapore as well as the united characteristic of the industry. Singaporean music should stand alongside and not behind the international music. The foreign is better since the mentality is likely to expand beyond music films, brands, novels and political ideologies. The coverage of Singapore’s cultural scene in the media when it comes to local and international has never become widespread. Singapore is featured as rising arts and culture all over Asia. The visiting of the internationally famous artist had an impact on the country for it brought about the idea of people thinking beyond listening and making the music locally.

Most of the musicians in Singapore became more and more international in their outlook for the music was harmonized and arranged purposely for the western musical instruments. During the performance by Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, that was performed in Singapore back in 1954, the act was done in a manner that is intentionally in that the famous soloists that were taking part in this were honored for they did not feel out of their elements, speak volumes since the progress classical music was recently made.

In conclusion, the multicultural society of Singapore has come up with a great site on which all the musicians from all over the world can perform. The process of Americanization and globalization has dramatically pretentious the growth of local musicians. This has not only been done by apprehending the domestic market but also by the changing viewpoint of people about Singaporean music. The Singaporean people assess their local melody differently from the western music. There is little support for the Singaporean music industry today. A lot of stereotypes has risen around the music done in Singapore hence causing an effect.