Golden Melody Festival 2017 Forms a Platform to Connect Pop Music in Taiwan and the World

Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID) of Ministry of Culture holds a kick-off press event for 2017 Golden Melody Festival at Le Meridien Taipei.

To optimize pop music ecosystem and industry strategies, says Minister Cheng, Ministry of Culture has initiated a cross-platform new media production plan to develop creative professional pools and cross-border cooperations. Government is also facilitating financial support systems to attract capitals, and encouraging innovative applications such as block chains and mobile payment. In the future, two pop music centers in northern and southern Taiwan will enhance hardware and software infrastructure, offer professional trainings, and collect and present memorable data and moments in pop music history. Besides, Ministry of Culture will also renovate professional facilities in 17 pop music performance venues. Cultural experience education is also necessary for the next generation.

Golden Melody Festival this year has invited more vendors and participants from local and international video platforms, gaming companies, technology applications, production studios, and venture capitals, says Minister Cheng. Upcoming investment and financing workshops will improve engagements and understandings between industry players and investors. Financing system will expand industry scale, encourage cross-border developments, and promote IP and content production. Music will be a key driver behind cultural content development. In the future, through cultural and technology projects, Ministry of Culture will increase supports and commitments to Golden Melody Awards and other related events, to maximize pop music influences from Taiwan.

From June 21st to June 23rd, Golden Melody Festival includes international conferences, business matching centers, exhibitions (“Record…

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