Singaporean, Quincy to roll out competition

Singaporean composer Eddie Phoon has inked a deal with the producer behind Michael Jackson's Thriller album to roll out a Quincy Jones Music Competition.

Award categories in the competition launched by Quincy Jones include Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group and Song of the Year, with entries accepted from mid-June.

Phoon, 48, who was the first Singaporean to be nominated for a Grammy in 2000 in the Best Contemporary Music Composition category, is event director of the USA Songwriting Competition that celebrates talent worldwide.

Said Jones, 84: "I look for the songs, singers, stories and storytellers that give me goosebumps."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2018, with the headline 'Singaporean, Quincy to roll out competition'. Print Edition | Subscribe