Wider reach for Singapore music, films

Singapore singer Nathan Hartono performed for the 1,500-strong crowd at the seventh edition of the StarHub TVB Awards, held on Oct 22, 2016 at Marina Bay Sands.
Singapore singer Nathan Hartono performed for the 1,500-strong crowd at the seventh edition of the StarHub TVB Awards, held on Oct 22, 2016 at Marina Bay Sands.PHOTO: STARHUB

Local singers and makers of short films can now reach a wider audience. Songs from Singapore crooners such as Gentle Bones, Nathan Hartono and Linying are now accessible to American audiences who subscribe to the Internet radio service Pandora.

The streaming service launched its dedicated Singapore station on Tuesday, featuring about 30 home-grown acts.

Last night, a new Singapore Web channel on local streaming platform Viddsee was also launched. It will start off with a selection of about 10 local short films, but will have up to 30 in months to come. Some of the works film buffs can view now include Lee Sin Yee's documentary Longest Distance Relationship (2014), Lauren Teo's comedy-drama The Lying Theory (2013) and Ervin Han's acclaimed animated short The Violin (2015).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2016, with the headline 'Wider reach for Singapore music, films'. Print Edition | Subscribe