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Speaking from first-hand experience after the surprisingly rewarding position of being in the immediate vicinity of Taylor Swift’s acoustic stage, I can wholeheartedly agree with Singapore Idol winner, Sezairi Sezali that the country-pop princess smells positively delightful.

The local singer-songwriter together with representatives from Cornetto and Sony Music were present at Orchard Cineleisure for the official announcement as to why the ice cream giant is behind the string of recently released RED Tour dates in the region.

As if the finite number of tickets set to be sold weren’t enough, denizens of the Taylor nation will also soon be sent scurrying in search of “premium seats” (presumably backstage passes) and even signed Taylor guitars which could be won with the purchase of any Cornetto cone. Consolation prizes include guitar picks and RED singles.

To this date, Sezairi remains the only Singaporean to have opened for Swift so it’s only fitting that  he will be amongst the panel of judges for Ride to Fame - the talent competition that will decide who will perform before Swift herself at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this June.

Be it a stunning solo rendition of Train’s Hey, Soul Sister or a six-member band cover of One Republic’s Secrets, participants will be required to submit a YouTube submission before going through multiple rounds of public performances across the island.

If you have a burning desire to lash out at your previous paramours or just shine amongst the local music scene in the name Taylor Swift, speak now or forever hold your peace.

For more information, please proceed to cornettoredtour.com.

As much of a joy as is to compile the 10 Worst Singles Of The Year list, we at Spin or Bin Music also feel bound by our readers to whip together mainstream radio's roundup of the best pop had to offer.

No surprises again on the top songs of the year for the 2 "Hit Music Stations".

And here we go again....

 

HOT FM

1. Thrift Shop - MackleMore & Ryan Lewis
2. Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
3. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
4. Love Somebody - Maroon 5
5. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
6. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
7. Get Lucky - Daft Punk
8. Roar - Katy Perry
9. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
10. Clarity - Zedd


11. Walks Like Rihanna - The Wanted
12. People Like Us - Kelly Clarkson
13. Wake Me Up - Avicii
14. Counting Stars - One Republic
15. Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
16. Royals - Lorde
17. Cant Hold Us - Macklemore
18. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
19. We Cant Stop - Miley Cyrus
20. Dont You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia


21. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
22. Holy Grail - Jay-z Ft. Justin Timberlake
23. Safe & Sound - Capital Cities
24. Come & Get It - Selena Gomez
25. I Love It - Icona Pop
26. Best Song Ever - One Direction
27. Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift Ft. Ed Sheeran
28. Applause - Lady Gaga
29. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
30. Miss Movin On - Fifth Harmony


31. Burn - Ellie Goulding
32. Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake
33. I Cry - Flo Rida
34. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
35. 22 - Taylor Swift
36. Brokenhearted - Lawson
37. Stay - Rihanna Ft. Mikky Ekko
38. Move - Little Mix
39. Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
40. Made In The USA - Demi Lovato

41. Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris
42. Something I Need - One Republic
43. Demons - Imagine Dragons
44. Treasure - Bruno Mars
45. Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson
46. Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
47. Feel This Moment - Pitbull Ft. Christina Aguilera
48. We Own The Night - The Wanted
49. Still Into You - Paramore
50. Daylight - Maroon 5


51. Fine China - Chris Brown
52. The Other Side - Jason Derulo
53. Crazy Kids - Ke$ha
54. I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris
55. I Wish - Cher Lloyd
56. Carry On - Fun
57. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark - Fall Out Boy
58. Pretty Brown Eyes - Cody Simpson
59. What About Love - Austin Mahone
60. Here's To Never Growing Up - Avril Lavigne


61. Carry You - Union J
62. #thatpower - Will.I.Am Ft. Justin Bieber
63. Wings - Birdy
64. Kiss You - One Direction
65. Waiting For Superman - Daughtry
66. La La Lah - Naughty Boy
67. Marry Me - Jason Derulo
68. Me And My Girls - Fifth Harmony
69. R U Crazy - Connor Maynard
70. Story Of My Life - One Direction


71. Bruises - Train
72. Sweeter Than Fiction - Taylor Swift
73. Show Me Love - The Wanted
74. Stay The Night - Zedd Ft. Hayley Williams
75. Rock N Roll - Avril Lavigne
76. Take A Picture - Carly Rae Jepsen
77. The Fox - Ylvis
78. The Last Time - Allstar Weekend Ft. Kina Grannis
79. Do What U Want - Lady Gaga
80. Never Say Goodbye - Hardwell


81. Say Something - A Great World Ft. Christina Aguilera
82. Harlem Shake - Baauer
83. The Way - Ariana Grande Ft. Mac Miller
84. If You Could See Me Now - The Script
85. Unconditionally - Katy Perry
86. Hold On, Were Going Home - Drake
87. Alone Together - Fall Out Boy
88. Almost Is Never Enough - Ariana Grande
89. We Remain - Christina Aguilera
90. The Monster - Eminem Ft. RIhanna


91. Tonight Im Getting Over You - Carly Rae Jepsen
92. Time To Save Our Love - Brian McFadden
93. Summertime of Our Lives - Cody Simpson
94.Beautiful Life - Union J
95. Do Or Die - Thirty Seconds To Mars
96. Chocolate - The 1975
97. Live For The Night -Krewella
98.Rough Water - Travie McCoy
99. Timber - Pitbull Ft. Ke$ha
100. The Illest - Far East Movement

 

987FM

1. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke ft T.I. & Pharrell Williams
2. Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk ft Nate Reuss
3. Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
4. Roar - Katy Perry
5. Royals - Lorde
6. Wake Me Up - Avicii ft Aloe Blacc
7. Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Wanz
8. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
9. Applause - Lady Gaga
10. Clarity - Zedd ft Foxes


11. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
12. Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Ray Dalton
13. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
14. We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
15. Best Song Ever - One Direction
16. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
17. Walks Like Rihanna - The Wanted
18. Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift ft Ed Sheeran
19. Diamonds - Rihanna
20. Burn - Ellie Goulding


21. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
22. Stay - Rihanna ft Mikky Ekko
23. Demons - Imagine Dragons
24. Safe And Sound - Capital Cities
25. Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia ft John Martin
26. Cups (When I'm Gone) - Anna Kendrick
27. Come And Get It - Selena Gomez
28. Daylight - Maroon 5
29. Work - Britney Spears
30. I Love It - Icona Pop


31. Forever - Derrick Hoh
32. Let Her Go - Passenger
33. The Fox - Ylvis
34. Beauty And A Beat - Justin Bieber ft Nicki Minaj
35. Gentleman - PSY
36. La La La - Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith
37. Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
38. I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris ft Ellie Goulding
39. Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake ft Jay Z
40. Love Somebody - Maroon 5


41. Treasure - Bruno Mars
42. Scream and Shout - will.i.am & Britney Spears
43. Juliet - Lawson
44. Holy Grail - Jay Z ft Justin Timberlake
45. Brokenhearted - Lawson ft B.o.B.
46. Miss Movin' On - Fifth Harmony
47. Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
48. It's Time - Imagine Dragons
49. Acapella - Karmin
50. What Now - Rihanna


51. Little Things - One Direction
52. Learn To Love Again - Lawson
53. Still Into You - Paramore
54. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
55. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
56. Crazy Kids - will.i.am ft Ke$ha
57. Here's To Never Growing Up - Avril Lavigne
58. #thatPOWER - will.i.am ft Justin Bieber
59. 22 - Taylor Swift
60. Carry On - Daphne Khoo


61. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
62. Slow Down - Selena Gomez
63. We Own The Night - The Wanted
64. Gorilla - Bruno Mars
65. Show Me What I've Been Looking For - Derrick Hoh
66. Feel This Moment - Pitbull ft Christina Aguilera
67. Tonight I'm Getting Over You - Carly Rae Jepsen
68. Under Control - Calvin Harris & Alesso ft Hurts
69. Glasshouse (Lilywhite Edition) - The Sam Willows
70. Berzerk - Eminem


71. Carry You - Union J
72. Just A Fool - Christina Aguilera ft Blake Shelton
73. Ooh La La - Britney Spears
74. If I Lose Myself - OneRepublic
75. The Way - Ariana Grande ft Mac Miller
76. What About Love - Austin Mahone
77. Chloe (You're The One I Want) - Emblem3
78. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) - Fall Out Boy
79. Right Now - Rihanna ft David Guetta
80. Bubble Butt - Major Lazer ft Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic


81. True Love - P!nk ft Lily Allen
82. Troublemaker - Olly Murs ft Florida
83. Everything At Once - Lenka
84. WILD - Jessie J ft Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal
85. Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding
86. Kiss You - One Direction
87. Carry On - Fun.
88. Outta Nowhere - Pitbull ft Danny Mercer
89. I Do, I Don't - The Summer State ft Siti Zahidah
90. The Other Side - Jason Derulo


91. One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) - One Direction
92. Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
93. Take Back The Night - Justin Timberlake
94. Die Young - Ke$ha
95. I Like That - Before You Exit
96. Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson
97. I Choose U - Timeflies
98. Live For The Night - Krewella
99. Issues - Mark Bonafide ft Siti Zahidah
100. This Is What It Feels Like - Armin van Buuren ft Trevor Guthrie

Christmas may be over, but the festive and giving spirit remains. Local dreampop band I Hate This Place has prepared a Gift for us music lovers out there - yay! (If you haven't heard of IHTP, check out our very exclusive and revealing interview with them)

Fusing the saccharine vocals of KL-based singer Sarahh Jadee, and the band's own distinct sounds - this is a duet that slowly but ultimately grows on you. Christmas songs rely heavily on their lyrics as well. It's evident that Never had a Christmas/ That my eyes/ Couldn't see through/ But I never thought that I could be here with you is pretty X'mas play in motion.

Could we see more collaborations between Sarahh and Sean in future IHTP albums? Highly possible.

Gift is part of Seasons Change, a mini extended play I Hate This Place has just released this holiday. Do check out the lyric video for Gift and don't forget to share! ;)

 

 
Photo credit: powerofpop.com


If you’ve got a band and you’ve ever wanted to perform at a music festival, here’s your chance.

Music Matters Live 2014 has opened registration for bands interested to perform for the festival.

The festival is one that connects the music industry with its fans, has a stellar line-up of acts from all over the world, and holds mentoring sessions as well as workshops led by global leaders in entertainment. 

It’s an event that has been coming to Singapore for quite some time now and is well loved by many music-lovers locally. Bands like Simple Plan, UK's Little Boots and local band The Sam Willows have performed at the festival 

If your band is interested to perform you can sign up here. Registration closes on the 17th of January 2014.

Music Matters will be returning next year from the 22-24th May 2014. 

Photo Credit: Music Matters 

To say that time flies fast would be an understatement. It genuinely feels like it was just yesterday when we witnessed Pierce The Veil tear up *SCAPE Warehouse. But then again, maybe we’re just having too much fun.

It has been however, a year that has been filled with thrilling concerts ranging from the most recent Bring Me The Horizon debut to Fall Out Boy’s Comeback of the Year so as the end is nigh for 2013, we might as while just go out with a bang. With more concerts of course!

Thanks to our friends at Live! Empire, we have your tickets to ALL of their upcoming shows, starting with Boyce Avenue’s first ever full headlining gig at The Coliseum this November. The details of the imminent debut of the promising YouTube phenoms can be found below.

 

Boyce Avenue Live In Singapore

The Coliseum™, Hard Rock Hotel® Singapore Resorts World™ Sentosa

Tickets: $68 (early bird), $88 (standard), $108 (VIP)

 

Wrapped up nicely as an early gift from Santa, the impressive double bill of We Came As Romans and Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know” cover boys, Crown The Empire, have their sights set on conquering Singapore in a single night of metalcore magic.  With standard tickets flying fast at only $78, it really is quite a steal to catch these two exceptional bands performing side by side.

 

We Came as Romans Live in Singapore with special guests Crown the Empire

The Coliseum™, Hard Rock Hotel® Singapore, Resorts World™ Sentosa

Tickets: $78 (standard), $108 (VIP)

 

[CANCELLED] Rebounding with a killer record, Arizonan metallers Blessthefall, will also be making their return to Singapore after opening for August Burns Red last year. It will be their first headlining date here. Talk about kicking off the year with a great start!

 

Blessthefall Live! in Singapore

*SCAPE Warehouse

Tickets: $60 (standard), $78 (at the door)

 

With already an overwhelming number of awesome acts planned on taking us by storm, you’d think the organisers would be more than sated with the sheer number of shows coming up. Yet the steady stream of shows does not end there but merely meanders into an even larger pool of bigger names. Your Demise might be calling it a day come next March so all the more to catch them in action one final time this February. York’s very own Asking Alexandria on the other hand, is very much alive and kicking, making their date on 28 April an unmissable one.

As your staunch gateway to free concert tickets and the occasional meet-and-greet pass, it might be best if you could stick around because who knows what you might walk away with?

Photo Credit: Live! Empire