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We Came as Romans is a post-hardcore group out of Troy, Michigan that was formed in 2005 when they were seniors in high school.  After several lineup changes, they released their debut album, To Plant a Seed, in 2009 to solid reviews. Featuring thematic, synth-filled choruses along with their heavy vocal screams, WCAR was able to create a unique sound and quickly carved out a healthy fan base, especially among the younger crowd. The band's relentless touring to support this album (alongside acts such as Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Of Mice and Men, and more) brought them closer to fans and increased their popularity.

In support of their latest album Tracing Back Roots, WCAR is hitting the road again with a pit stop at our sunny shores.

Concert details:

       We Came As Romans: Tracing Back Roots Tour
       Date: May 20, 2015
       Venue: Neverland II, St James Power Station
       Ticket prices: $70 (April), $80 (May)
       All tickets available here.

And how could we not link you up with this awesome band with free tickets?

Brilliantly, the gang at Inokii has kindly kicked three pairs of tickets in our direction and given we've already got tickets to the show, we’re kicking them all over to you ’cause we know you’d love to rock out with us!

Here's what you gotta do:

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “! Gimme a pair of tickets to catch We Came As Romans LIVE in Singapore! "

Photo credit: Inokii

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on April 30, 2015.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick three (3) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

AC Music Entertainment is bringing US pop songstress Demi Lovato to Singapore and Malaysia for her Demi World Tour! This will be the second time the 22-year-old singer-songwriter will perform in both countries.

Lovatics will be treated to a show full of the starlet’s most recognisable hits, from her debut album to more recent offerings including Really Don't Care, Heart Attack and her rendition of Let It Go from the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack.

Concert details:

       Singapore
       Date: April 28, 2015
       Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 601-604, Level 6
       Ticket prices: $228, $168, $128, $98, $68
       All tickets available at Sistic.

      Malaysia
      Date: May 4, 2015
      Venue: KL LIVE @ LIFE CENTRE
      Ticket prices: RM388, RM188, RM138
      All tickets available at Ticketpro.

Now imagine that your favourite pop website - uh huh, that's us - decides to have a giveaway contest whereby you could win one of five double passes to each concert!

Clearly, that's what we here at Spin or Bin Music are doing with the upcoming shows for Demi Lovato - with very big thanks to our friends at AC Music Entertainment!

Here's what you gotta do:

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the respective messages based on your country of residence:

Singapore

Demi Lovato performs in Singapore on April 28! Give me a pair of tickets, please !

Malaysia

"Demi Lovato performs in Malaysia on May 4! Give me a pair of tickets, please ! "

Photo credit: AC Music Entertainment

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 22:00 hours on April 12, 2015.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick ten (10) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

We do love looking out for you, our dedicated readers and pop fans. So when we were given the opportunity to press the flesh with Ed Sheeran during his recent tour in Singapore and Malaysia, naturally we had you at the forefront of our minds.

The awesome team at Warner Music Malaysia have slid a few copies of Ed Sheeran's Grammy-nominated album X our way and we had him sign them just for you!

And we decided that, given Sheerios are rather passionate creatures, we'd open this giveaway to all folks from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines!

An autographed copy of Ed Sheeran's X might be winging its way to your home if you follow these simple steps!

 

Twitter

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “Spin or Bin Music! I'm thinking out loud that I need a signed copy of Ed Sheeran's 'X'!  "

 

Instagram

1) Follow us on Instagram.

2) Repost this image and tell us (in less than 50 words) why you deserve to win a signed copy of Ed Sheeran's 'X' with hashtag #SpinorBinMusicXEdSheeran!

We would be picking winners from both Twitter and Instagram! Get tweeting, and reposting!

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & Philippines residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 22:00 hours on April 8, 2015.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter and Instagram account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick four winners amongst all eligible entries. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

Madonna is a living legend, and it feels almost disrespectful to offer anything but praise.

Fortunately, her thirteenth studio album - Rebel Heart - comes as a bold re-affirmation of the Queen of Pop's supremacy in a genre she created and perfected.

You'd think by now, she would've ran out of ideas, but it's safe to say - this little vixen still has some tricks up her sleeves. I've been a loyal fan since the groundbreaking epic, Ray of Light. But she's been writing timeless, infectious pop songs for as long as I've been alive. The 19-track album is her most intimate/reflective album since the highly underrated, American Life.

And my god, how beautiful does she look on the album cover?! Still striking as ever. But enough of that - we know how much you love a good giveaway, so we're not holding back!

To celebrate the album's release, the awesome team at Universal Music Singapore has kindly sent us five sets of AMPed download cards worth $118 each. Each card gives you access to AMPed Premium content including unlimited download of music for 12 months!

To win, here's what you need to do:
 

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply click on all 3 links below and hit retweet!

1. Celebrate the release of Madonna’s 'Rebel Heart'! #SpinorBinMusic is giving away AMPed download cards! http://bit.ly/Mrebelheart

2. RT to win stand a chance in winning an AMPed download card! Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' out now! #SpinorBinMusic http://bit.ly/Mrebelheart

3.  Gimme the AMPed download cards now #SpinorBinMusic! Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' - OUT NOW! http://bit.ly/Mrebelheart


Good luck!

Photo credit: Universal Music

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on March 22, 2015.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick five (5) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

 

Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA) 2014 was a blast with winners like Ariana Grande for Favorite TV Actress, One Direction for Favorite Music Group, and Justin Timberlake for Favorite Male Singer, to name a few.

The annual awards show will be returning to your screens for 2015, and it will be on Monday, March 30th at 10am (TH/WIB), 11am (HK/MY/SG) and 6pm (PH). Mark it down on your calendars so that you won’t miss it!

Back with new nominees for each category, KCA also introduces new categories like Favorite Chinese Act, Favorite Talent Competition Show, Favorite Family TV Show, Most Addicting Game, and Favorite New Artist.

Let me present two of the nominees from Favorite Asian Act!

Singapore’s favorite boy from Ah Boys To Men is nominated for Favorite Asian Act. Tosh Zhang, most commonly known as Tosh Rock, is an actor and a YouTube star who with over 70,000 subscribers. An actor, a dancer, and a music enthusiast, Singapore’s sergeant is one talented man!

 

The other nominee from across the causeway is Jinnyboy from Malaysia. A radio DJ and a YouTube filmmaker, Jinnyboy has gained fame from short films he produced on his YouTube page. Wishing to be famous, Jinnyboy now has 500,000 subscribers with 300,000 video views on average.

Here is the full list of nominees for Favorite Asian Act along with the Twitter hashtags for voting:

1. JKT48 (Indonesia) #VoteJKT48ID
2. Daniel Padilla (Philippines) #VoteDanielPH
3. Tosh Zhang (Singapore) #VoteToshSG
4. Jinnyboy (Malaysia) #VoteJinnyboyMY

Now if you’re a big fan of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards like we are, stand a chance to win limited edition hampers worth US$175 each!

We have 3 sets of these hampers to give away and each includes:

- 1 x Limited Edition KCA Jacket
- 1 x Limited Edition KCA Foldable Speaker
- 1 x Limited Edition KCA Tote Bag

This is what you have to do to win the goodies:

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “Vote for your Favorite Asian Act at  or with  and win goodies from  now! "

Photo credit: Nickelodeon

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore, Malaysia & Philippines residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 22:00 hours on March 30, 2015.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick five (5) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.