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Thursday, June 30 2022 - 13:06
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2022 Golden Melody Festival Facilitates Music X Film X Gaming Talks
TAIPEI, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

11 Artists & Bands Performed at SHOWCASE to Large Audiences



The series of Golden Melody Festival events executed by Taiwan Television 
Enterprise officially closed on June 26th. This year, exhibitions were curated 
around two themes: Music X Drama and Music X Games. Golden Melody Festival 
events included international conferences, workshops, business matchmaking 
events, a GMA SHOWCASE Concert, and a biz-matching program. The events 
attracted people across the music, film, and gaming industry. International 
speakers attended many of the events through video conferencing, sharing with 
their peers in Taiwan, their practical experiences abroad and the industry 
landscape. OST Yeram LIM of South Korea's CJ ENM, CEO Mark Frieser of U.S.'s 
Sync Summit, and Chairman Gary Calamar of GO Music shared their experiences 
creating film scores. Garry Schyman, an award-winning American composer, 
dissected the background of gaming music and gave students of the master 
workshop a professional critique of their work. Alongside many top 
professionals in Taiwan's film and gaming industry, Garry Schyman also explored 
his experiences and challenges when creating music and integrating scores with 
the film. Their discussions were invaluable to participants. A total of 259 
businesses attended the 2022 GMA.

The GMA SHOWCASE Concert, highly anticipated by music fans, was a three-day 
festivity. Mixer, recipient of the Best Band Award at the 25th GMA, kicked off 
the first day with an invigorating performance. Lead singer Wu Shenghao shared 
that they were "incredibly honored to return to Kaohsiung for the Golden Melody 
Festival and happy that the world gets to see a little bit more of Kaohsiung." 
In 2022, Mixer also welcomed their tenth anniversary with a surprise 
announcement: a new album and concert in the works. ?te, known for her lazy 
drawl, revealed that she's still looking forward to her first performance at a 
music festival abroad, shouting on stage to "Give me a change!" Cosmospeople, 
having been out of the stage lights for a while, was especially excited about 
their performance at the GMA SHOWCASE Concert and announced that they will be 
holding a concert at the end of the year, also in Kaohsiung. On the second day, 
the duo JADE delivered seven songs in their stunning on-stage performance and 
expressed their gratitude to music festivals in Taiwan: "The current landscape 
of Taiwanese bands was nurtured by the many outstanding music festivals of 
Taiwan." Indigenous singer Sauljaljui opened her performance with a nose flute 
solo and invited the audience to sing with her in her native tongue. Sauljaljui 
unleashed her musical prowess and used four different instruments during her 
performance. She closed her performance with "Singing for Each Other," a 
lighthearted but moving song. Last on was Best Band nominee - Flesh Juicer. 
When asked about their nomination, all five of the members said that were "very 
happy." Flesh Juicer closed the second day with an infectious performance 
filled with captivating videos and stunning lights.

OVDS opened the third day with an enlivening performance and expressed that 
"the GMA has fostered the music industry in Taiwan for a very long time and 
continued to propel musicians forward. It is a very valuable award. Last year's 
GMA nomination prompted us to reassess why we first became musicians." Last but 
not least, Sweet John from Tainan closed the show with their natural vocals. 
The band expressed an interest in performing in Japan and shared their 
disappointment with their delayed concert in Australia. Lastly, they expressed 
their wishes to meet their fans as soon as possible. In addition to musicians 
and bands from Taiwan, the GMA also invited Saji from Hokkaido, Japan, Bonander 
from Sweden, and Paolo Sandejas from the Philippines to perform online for the 
Golden Melody Festival audience. The three musicians were recommended by global 
strategic alliance partners and delivered incredible performances.

Please visit the official GMA website, follow us on Facebook, or GMA YouTube 
Channel for more information on the 2022 Golden Melody Festival events.

Golden Melody Festival Clips: https://youtu.be/wkKA3BVQML4
GMA website: https://gma.tavis.tw/GM33/index.htm
GMA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GMAGMF

Source: Taiwan Television Enterprise

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   Caption: GMA Networking(left) & Workshop(right)

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   Caption: GMA SHOWCASE Concert with Cosmospeople(left) and ?te(right)

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