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Go live with YouTube stars

Meet 20 breakout artists in a special segment of this year's Digital & Music Matters

Published on May 1, 2013 12:01 PM
 

This month, music fans will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with some YouTube breakout stars at a special event organised as part of this year's Digital & Music Matters conference.

Online stars such as Japanese- American comedian Ryan Higa, American singer-songwriter David Choi, Filipino-American guitarist Joseph Vincent, American alternative rock band Boyce Avenue and English electro-pop singer Little Boots are among 20 acts who will be taking part in YouTube FanFest on May 20 and 21.

Each participating YouTube act has videos garnering millions of views and a subscriber base of between tens of thousands and close to a million people.

The FanFest, supported by technology company Hewlett-Packard, will feature live performances, with some acts to debut new material at the two-day event. Fans can also chat with their idols in meet-and-greet sessions.

 
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“We want to help create new stars by supporting up-and-coming artists and the independent music community.”

Mr Jasper Donat, president of Digital & Music Matters, on this year’s conference, which includes acts such as Little Boots, Mighty Car Mods and Boyce Avenue


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YOUTUBE FANFEST

When: May 20 and 21, 7 to 10pm

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

Admission: $88 (one-day pass) and $150 (two-day pass)

Info: Tickets go on sale at www.youtube.com/fanfest from tomorrow

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