Episode 02: How To Make It In The Singapore Music Scene

May 10, 2018, 07:27 AM

Take a bite: We speak to recording artists Tabitha Nauser and Vanessa Fernandez about how to break into the Singapore music scene.


Our regular hosts Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley and Norman Tan are joined by special guest host, Vanessa Fernandez, in place of our regular fourth-wheeler Ben Hopkins (who couldn't be bothered this week and stayed home—kidding! He had a last minute business meeting. He's an entrepreneur. So civilised.)

04:55—"Coffee catchup"

In our fashion and style segment, our hosts discuss the best and worst dressed at the Met Gala 2018, with this year's theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

15:40—"Fresh off the grill"

Feature segment with a new guest each podcast.

For this episode, we invited recording artist, Tabitha Nauser, to talk about the music scene in Singapore and her new single, "Rules", which drops later this month. We're the first to hear an exclusive snippet of the track.

This segment started with a discussion about Childish Gambino and his new music video, "This Is America." Listen in, as we chatted to Tabitha and Vanessa on how to elevate the music scene in Singapore, the current issues in radio and artist management, and why we currently don't have an internationally renowned Singapore act.

50:49—"Last call of the day"

We end each podcast by answering questions submitted by readers through social media—be it Facebook, Instagram or Twitter—by simply tagging their post or message with #AskEsky.

We polled our readers on Instagram Stories about what they wanted to ask Tabitha, and these were the the top results:

(a) Who would you love to collaborate with?
(b) What would you wear to the Met Gala?


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