Taiwan Superstars Mayday To Perform At Midem 2012 & Paris
01/14/2012

Joined by rock band MATZKA and up-and-coming musician Yen-J, Taiwan's mega-band Mayday will be providing a rare performance at this year's MIDEM conference

Online PR News – 14-January-2012 – – Cannes has seen its share of stars and celebrities, but few have had as much impact in Asia's music scene than award-winning Taiwanese alternative rock band Mayday. With multi-million album sales and three Golden Melody Awards for Best Band, Mayday has grown into one of the pioneers of rock music in Taiwan and built a fanbase across East Asia. Joined by Taiwanese rock band MATZKA and up-and-coming musician Yen-J, Taiwan's mega-band will be providing a rare performance as part of the 'Made in Taiwan' showcase at this year's MIDEM conference.

Presented by the Taiwain GIO (Government Information Office) and organized by Great Capitol Arts Management, the showcase will starting at 7:00 pm on Sunday January 29th at Les Ambassadeurs room of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The 'Made in Taiwan' showcase will then head to Paris for an exclusive concert at Divan du Monde on Wednesday February 1st, starting at 8:00 pm.

Made in Taiwan MIDEM Press Conference
Saturday January 28th, 2:00 pm
Taiwan Pavilion, L3.19 Hall Lerins, Palais des Festivals, Cannes
Lineup: MATZKA, Yen-J, Mayday

Made in Taiwan @ MIDEM 2012
Sunday January 29th, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Les Ambassadeurs, Palais des Festivals, Cannes
Lineup: MATZKA, Yen-J, Mayday

Made in Taiwan @ Paris
Wednesday February 1st, 7:30 - 11:00 pm
Divan du Monde, 75 Rue des Martyrs
http://www.divandumonde.com
Lineup: MATZKA, Yen-J, Mayday

Mayday: http://www.bin-music.cn/tw/artist1.html
Mayday's first album "Embrace" released in June 1998 received critical acclaim and nomination for "Best Band" at the 11th Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan's Grammy Awards). The tracks "Peter and Mary" and "Embrace" become the top songs in the KTV line up, a position retained to this day. Their second album, Viva Love, outsold their first and this time earned them the "Best Band" award at the 12th Golden Melody Awards. In 2004, Mayday embarked on an ambitious worldwide tour called 'Final Home - When We Are All Together' that took them to America, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan, with several concerts selling out within 24 hours.

MATZKA: http://www.matzka.com.tw
A Taiwanese rock band from Taitung in southern Taiwan, MATZKA combines reggae, jazz, folk, rap and rock with native Taiwanese elements. In 2009, they won the "Best Rock Band" award at the Hohaiyan Rock Festival competition and were the opening act for the Guns N' Roses tour in Taiwan in December 2009. In 2010, MATZKA performed at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival in Korea, and toured Panama, Paraguay and Peru. They also signed a record deal with Arrival Music and released their first album that debuted #1 at the Book Store with 10,000 albums sold. They were nominated for both "Best Artist" and "Best Band" at the 2011 Golden Melody Awards, the latter of which they won. In August, they became one of the first Taiwanese bands to play at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan.

Yen-J: http://yenj234.pixnet.net/blog
Yen-J was introduced to jazz at the tender age of eleven. Now fully grown, he is not only a true "musician," but an idol. He joined B'in Music in 2008, releasing his first EP "Trapped in Taipei" in October 2009 and began touring livehouses, bookstores, coffee shops, and universities. Since then, he has performed more than 40 gigs and has been gathering fans from all across Taiwan. On April 22nd, 2010, he released his first album, "Thanks to Your Greatness," which immediately gained the attention of other super idols like Mayday and Leehom. The album combines a wide variety of musical styles, from bebop, rock and hip pop, to folk, R&B, and light rock, mixing eastern and western culture that creates a new and unique sound.

MIDEM is the largest music industry conference in the world. Attracting 7,000 of the world's most notable industry professionals from over 78 countries, over 3,200 delegates from recording, publishing, touring, entertainment, marketing, labels, digital and distribution are given the opportunity to represent themselves among the global music business elite.
http://www.midem.com

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