*SCAPE Music Day Out! to take place virtually this October, Demo Drop submissions open

*SCAPE Music Day Out! to take place virtually this October, Demo Drop submissions open

The annual event *SCAPE Music Day Out! (MDO), which showcases and promotes local indie music, is back again this year from 16-18 October and will be livestreamed on YouTube. Returning for its second installment, the event organised by *SCAPE is taking place online for the first time ever.

Featuring performances, panel discussions, and a mentorship programme and workshop called *SCAPE Music Day Out!’s Demo Drop, the programmes aim to give budding artists one leg up in the music industry.

*SCAPE Music Day Out!’s Demo Drop mentorship programme

After undergoing sessions on artist management, marketing, music distribution and more, participants will be shortlisted by panellists JJ Ong, singer-songwriter, James Lye, Founder and Managing Director of Maker Records, Akilesh, Baybeats Lead Programmer at Esplanade, and David Siow, President of The Music Society, Singapore, before being streamed into different programmes. 

They consist of .WAV, a Mediacorp mentorship programme which involves collaborations between mentors and mentees and a chance to perform at Mediacorp’s New Years Eve Countdown Show, while the ALT. Residency Programme matches mentees to local music directors, with a chance to perform their songs at a Listening Party in 2021, among other perks. 

.WAV mentors include Gareth Fernandez, M1LDL1FE and Evanturetime, and ALT mentors are ZIONN, Fauxe, Intriguant, Foxela.

Interested participants are to submit details such as music style write-ups, past works and performances, and unpublished demos by 19 October. Solo artists and bands must be between the ages of 15 and 35


Music fans can also look forward to performances by singer-songwriter, RENE, indie-electronic duo, .gif, indie synthpop-band, whirring, and rising acts like Advaitha, and Tengyboy. Post-event interviews following their performances will give insight into their musical journey, creative processes, and more.

Live Panel Discussions 

Topics such as Survival Tips for Independent Musicians, Shifts in the Regional and Local Music Scenes, and The Future of Tech in Music Industry, will be covered by a regional industry panel featuring veterans such as John Huang from Taiwan, Bel Certeza from Philippines, and established local professionals like Raphael Ong, the Creative Director of Middle Class Cigars, and Ricks Ang, Founder of KITCHEN. LABEL. 

*SCAPE Music Day Out! Is supported by Mediacorp, Spinnup, a digital distribution service under Universal Music Group, and The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO). 

Click here for more information on the full programme and get updates here.