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We might be done with our recent massive SG50 giveaway during Singapore's National Day, but we're firing on all cylinders this week with another fab giveaway from the cool team at Warner Music.

The cool kids from Echosmith delivered a sincere performance in Singapore two weeks ago and we've been suffering from post-concert depression ever since. It's not helping that their latest single Let's Love is ridiculously catchy and it's climbing up the music charts fast.

Now we know physical albums are becoming rarer these days especially titles from Warner Music. But the fab folks know music fans like to own physical copies of their favourite bands so they have kindly gifted us Echosmith's debut album to give away.

But that's not all. These aren't just regular albums. These are SIGNED Echosmith Talking Dreams album AND posters. Yes, the 3 siblings (minus Jamie who was away with his wife) have put their elbow grease into them and inked them all with their names.

 
 

And you could win one of them in just 2 simple steps!

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “So let's love #SpinorBinMusic while we are young! Gimme a signed album and poster from Echosmith! http://bit.ly/echosmithsg"

Photo credit: Warner Music

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on August 31, 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.

It’s been a phenomenal 2015 thus far for British outfit Years & Years.

The pop trio kicked things off by winning the BBC’s prestigious ‘Sound Of 2015′ poll, beating out chart favourite James Bay in the process. But then things really shifted into a higher gear when their last 2 singles hit No.1 and No.2 on the UK singles chart.

The second half of the year promises to be just as big, if not bigger, with the release of their debut album Communion in Asia last month.

So before things get too crazy for the band, the generous folks at Universal Music Singapore have kindly thrown five sets of Years & Years goodies (Communion album + Tote Bag) in our direction and we’re giving them away to you!

 

As usual, taking part is a piece of cake...


1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “! Gimme a set of Years & Years' 'COMMUNION' goodie bags! http://bit.ly/YYGoodies"

Photo credit: Universal Music

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on August 15, 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.

Ever dreamed of the chance to go behind the scenes at the Kallang Theatre and meet Cody Simpson?

Well now might just be your chance!

We have just partnered with the fab team from LAMC Productions to send the 3 biggest Cody Simpson fans in Singapore into the arms of the 18-year-old Australian heartthrob.

(Yep, you can go ahead now and scream out of excitement. We did too when we found out!)
 

Concert Details:

Date                : 10 August 2015, Monday
Venue             : Kallang Theatre
Ticket at $78, $88, $108, $128 available here.


This is what you need to do:

1.      Through the use of Vine, present to us six seconds worth of passion (with your ticket/ proof of purchase clearly visible) as to why YOU should win the meet & greet passes to hang with Cody Simpson. Bewilder us in whatever dramatic ways you prefer.

2.      After your work of art has been successfully uploaded to Vine, you will be required to share the clip on your Twitter account along with the mandatory hashtag, #SpinorBinMusicxCodySimpson to be eligible.


Blow us away with your biggest fan videos NOW!

Photo credit: LAMC Productions

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to all ticket holders of Cody Simpson's concert in Singapore on August 10 only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on August 1, 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. Each winner will receive one (1) meet & greet pass.
6. 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.
7. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
8. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

It seems that Gold Coast native Cody Simpson has been doing plenty of growing up lately. Not only are his looks changing (look at his incredible guns) changing, but so too is his music.

His new music gives a much more mature organic vibe - similar to Jason Mraz back catalogue and it's not a bad thing in our books.

The team at LAMC productions have earlier announced that they would be staging the Aussie's debut concert in Singapore on August 10 and tickets have been flying off the counters.

Concert Details:

Date                : 10 August 2015, Monday
Venue             : Kallang Theatre
Ticket at $78, $88, $108, $128 available here.

Alright, Angels. The news we're about to drop is going to blow your mind.

Spin or Bin Music is giving away 3 pairs of concert tickets to 3 lucky winners! So stop everything, login to your Twitter account and jump below for details on how to enter.
 

1. Follow us on Twitter

2. Tweet the following message:

 Win tickets to Cody Simpson concert in Singapore on August 10!  

P/S: We are giving away the coveted MEET & GREET passes to ticket holders next week! So grab your tickets ASAP!

Photo credit: LAMC Productions

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on July 25, 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.

Sticky Fingers one of the most revered albums in the storied catalogue of the legendary Rolling Stones, is set to enthrall a new generation of admirers. The 1971 classic — which captured the band at the absolute peak of their powers, on timeless tracks such as Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Bitch, Sister Morphine and Dead Flowers — was reissued by Universal Music in a variety of formats worldwide on May 25 2015.

Universal Music has also partnered with Fred Perry Singapore to exclusively retail the new Sticky Fingers formats and limited edition Sticky Fingers tote bags at their Laurel Wreath Collection Store, located at Mandarin Gallery!

Any purchase of The Rolling Stones merchandise at the store will entitle you to 10% off Fred Perry products AND you stand a chance to win a Sticky Fingers tote bag if you drop by the store!

To celebrate the reissue, the gang at Universal Music have kindly thrown two copies of Sticky Fingers original LP vinyl in our direction and we’re giving them away to you!

As usual, taking part is a piece of cake...

1. Follow us on Twitter

2. Tweet the following message:

 #SpinorBinMusic! Zip me up with The Rolling Stones’ vinyl now! http://bit.ly/rsvinyl

 

Photo credit: Universal Music

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on July 14, 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 two (2) 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.

UK music lovers rejoice!

On Singapore’s golden jubilee year and to celebrate the 50th year since Tiger Beer released its first can to the world, Tiger Beer has lined up a slew of events and activities to commemorate this milestone in the nation’s history.

Two international music acts will be performing at Unofficial Official party of SG50 including a 4-piece indie-rock band, The Griswolds. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, this will be the up-and-coming quartet’s first time performing in Singapore.

Tiger Beer is tight-lipped on the other international music act – only revealing that it is a celebrated British alternative band.

Which band could this be? Your guess is as good as ours ;)

In addition to the music performances, Tiger Beer has handed the power in the hands of the people by getting Singaporeans to vote for what they want to see at their party. Some of our favourites which we voted for included a Chili Crab Fountain, Indoor Fireworks and Local music act (Yes! Support local music!)

Head over to their official website to vote now! Voting will close on 19 July and those eligible to win tickets to the party will be notified.

 

Photo credit: Tiger Beer

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We have already confirmed 2 months ago that Taylor Swift is heading our way this year and after teasing us on her Facebook page yesterday morning, the team at AEG Live has this morning revealed the all-important Singapore date (and China) for Taylor Swift's '1989' world tour.

The reigning Queen of music latest album 1989 has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide and would be the centerpiece of this massive world tour which started on May 20 in Louisiana, USA.

Keep stalking us here and on Twitter to get the latest update on the CONCERT OF THE YEAR!

 

Concert Details:

Date                : 7 & 8 November 2015
Venue             : Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket Prices: $328, $288, $248, $188 and $128

Tickets are available for purchase from 10am on 30 June at Sportshubtix.

Priority sales for AMEX Centurion credit card holders from 25 June at 10am. All other AMEX card holders can purchase tickets from 26 June at 10am.
 

Photo credit: AEG Live

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.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:58

WIN: Ed Sheeran's Autographed 'X' Album

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.

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