Audio-Technica partners Timbre Group to support music made in Singapore

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014

Singapore, 02 April 2014– Audio-Technica has announced a new partnership with Timbre Group to lend support to the local music scene. Both brands have come together because of a common goal:

To raise the profile of Singapore’s musicians. Audio-Technica has also been appointed as the Official Microphone for Timbre Group.


Audio-Technica Official Mic of Timbre Group

Audio-Technica: Official Microphone of Timbre Group


How It Started

The partnership between the two brands started in 2011, when Audio-Techncia sponsored the microphones for the group’s first Mandarin and English pop-rock venue, Switch by Timbre. Timbre has been synonymous with home grown music and its music venues are being used as platforms to showcase Singapore talents. This movement is in line with the values Audio-Technica has been advocating.



Lin Si Tong at Xin Chuang


Singapore Originals

Audio-Technica will now be sponsoring Timbre’s key initiative: Singapore Originals, a series put up by Timbre Music to recognize independent, original musical works. The series features up-and-coming Singapore musicians and puts a spotlight on their music. It is held every last Wednesday of the month at Timbre @ The Substation. Xin Chuang is the mandarin spin-off of this, which is held at Switch.

Teng Shaokai, Assistant Sales Manager of Audio-Technica (S.E.A), explained, “Singapore Originals is a great platform for local music. Most bands you hear in bars are usually cover bands that play crowd favorite songs. This is a very unique and meaningful initiative to recognize original music works by local artistes, and we hope this will help create a more vibrant music scene here.’

Danny Loong, Chief Creative Director of the Timbre Group, was also thrilled about this collaboration, “We are confident that this timely synergy with Audio-Technica for Singapore Originals and 新 创, as well as the other exciting showcases in the pipeline will empower our home grown bands to perform at their best.”


Stopgap at Singapore Originals

Stopgap at Singapore Originals (May)


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Shimona Kee, Singapore Originals (30 April)


Official Microphone of Timbre Group

As the appointed Official Microphone of the Timbre Group, Audio-Technica will be equipping Timbre’s top night venues: Timbre @ The Substation, Timbre @ The Artshouse and Switch with the premium Artist Elite® series of vocal microphones, and instrument microphones to capture the soul of the music.

Danny Loong added on about this partnership, “We are excited to start our partnership with Audio-Technica.

It’s a wonderful alliance where their quality microphones paired withTimbre’s quality live music dining experience, ultimately benefits the music audience and fans, by providing the best live music experience possible.”




About Timbre Group

Timbre Group was founded with the social mission of developing the Singapore music scene through the talent cultivation of local musicians, and growing sustainable audiences for them. Today, the Group has evolved into a holistic music lifestyle company with a diversified yet synergistic portfolio of businesses ranging from food and beverage, concert and festivals promotion and music education. It currently comprises six live music restaurants and bars, two international festivals (Timbre Rock & Roots and Beerfest Asia), a pizza restaurant and delivery service, an artist management agency, and two music academies.

For more information on Timbre Group and Singapore Originals, please visit: www.timbregroup.asia.

Timbre Group

About Audio-Technica

Founded in 1962, Audio-Technica established itself in the Japanese domestic market with the success of phonograph cartridges. A decade later, the company diversified and focused on the specialization of manufacturing sound devices. Since 1994, Audio-Technica has continued to meet and identify new market environments, customer needs and technological advancements. This is best reflected in the superior sound quality delivered by the various series ranging from wired and wireless microphones to headphones.

Audio-Technica’s primary goals have always been to provide products that truly satisfy its customers as well as beneficial to society. The Company has always strived to take on an innovative approach to development, using excellent technology and marketing capabilities to build a strong brand image.

Since 2009 till 2012, Audio-Technica has been ranked as the Number 1 headphone brand in Japan for 4 consecutive years. By GfK Japan report, we had overtaken our competitions in brand share unit base in the headphone category.

Today, Audio-Technica boasts an extensive and diversified business portfolio encompassing both consumer and professional use of its various audio and video equipment, telecommunications and computer components and accessories, optoelectrics products and food production equipment. The Company aims to forge ahead, playing a major role in the technological advancement of superior sound quality from Audio-Technica’s creation of audio products.

For media queries, please contact:

Jermaine Koh
Marketing Executive
Audio-Technica (S.E.A) Pte Ltd

1 Ubi View, #01-14 Focus One, Singapore 408555
Tel: +65 6749 5686 Fax: +65 6749 5689 Email: marketing@audio-technica.com.sg

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