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2023 GMA returns with international business activities

  • Date:2023-06-30

The 2023 Golden Melody Awards & Festival (GMA), which will be held from June 28 to 30, kicked off its tenth-anniversary celebration with an opening ceremony at Corner Max in Taipei on June 27. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the festival is resuming its domestic and international physical business activities for the first time.

Culture Minister Shih Che noted that the festival has grown from 62 exhibitors in its inaugural year to 450 exhibitors this year. Notably, there are 83 exhibitors from foreign countries participating in this year’s event. Shih added that the festival not only showcases the finest performances but also demonstrates Taiwan's determination and capability to gear to international standards through music.

The three-day festival will be organizing a series of activities, including "Keynote (音樂專題)," "Speed Meeting (快速媒合會)," "Showcase (售票演唱會)," "Biz Matching Center (商展交易中心)," and "Academia (產學交流計畫)."

The "Keynote" session will feature 11 prominent professionals from the domestic and international music industry as keynote speakers or moderators, while there will be three rounds of "Speed Meeting" sessions, involving the participation of 23 groups of buyers. Additionally, the "Biz Matching Center" session will host in-person networking meetings, with a total of 452 exhibitors (368 domestic and 84 international) taking part.

The festival has been actively establishing strategic alliances with various international music festivals to deepen cooperation and provide more opportunities for outstanding domestic bands and artists to perform overseas. Meanwhile, the "Showcase" session features a lineup of nine domestic singers and three international performers, offering a diverse range of musical genres.

The MOC states that musicians should seek viable business models to transform their exceptional productions into tangible profits. In line with this objective, the GMA serves as a collaborative platform where domestic and international music professionals can discuss industry trends, share information, and foster diverse collaborations and market opportunities.

For more information, please visit GMA's official website.