Thailand is well-known for its delicious food, beautiful nature and rich cultural heritage; hence, tourism is one of the country’s most important exports with Bangkok holding the title of most visited city in the world three years in a row between 2016-2018 according to Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.  Live music is also a staple of Bangkok’s nightlife, but not many know about its thriving music scene.

 

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Live bands perform in almost every club, pub, bar and restaurant each night; and countless outdoor music festivals and events are organized throughout the dry/cool months of the year between November till February.  Thailand’s music industry is approximately the 2nd largest in the Southeast Asian region by revenue according to IFPI Global Music Report 2018, with live music taking up to 58.7% of the whole market with an annual growth of +6.2% per year CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) compared to the global rate of +3.0% per year CAGR according to PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014-2018 and Perspectives from the Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021.

Co-founded and co-organized by Fungjai – a music platform, media, event organizer and marketing agency; and NYLON Thailand – a media, publishing and event organizing company, Bangkok Music City or BMC is Thailand’s first international music conference and showcase festival, and an ongoing project to sustainably improve the country’s music industry by promoting Bangkok as a ‘Music City’ and Thailand as a music tourism destination.  Both companies are deeply involved in the local music scene of Thailand and understand its potential to become one of the nation’s economic drivers.

BMC’s Goals:

  1. Establish Thailand as a world-class music tourism destination;
  2. Create a global platform for Thai and Southeast Asian musical artists;
  3. Encourage international music business connections; and
  4. Support the sustainable development of both Thailand and the region’s music industry.

BMC 2019 will be Thailand’s first music conference and showcase festival, which its inaugural event shall be held between 1-3 November 2019.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2243607132341547/

Thailand’s music scene is vibrant and diverse, with Bangkok as its epicenter.  We want to invite the world to come celebrate and enjoy a variety of music from not only Thailand, but from Southeast Asia, other Asian regions and all around the world; and also connect with like-minded people of the music industry who will be there to share their knowledge, insights and experiences.