Role of the fans

  

Inch Chua

"Support local!" — This is a simple word or slogan that completely depends on involvement in circles around you; it can be a refrain even as a command. "Support local lah," the sheepish comment that was given by a musician who was on the stage "Support local", a point or comment on Facebook added with smiley sign emoji or victory. Think of what do you mean to say when you point “support local”. You may always ask the question before; the context is needed to be described. "Support local!" the passionate merchandise seller defines you to peruse shirts and CDs.

It's pretty fine to describe Singapore's indie music scene, which is thriving popularity presently. It might be the dawn of a new golden age; these are the words of Eddino Abdul Hadi of the Straits Times. Hadi is a musician by profession and a veteran of the scene undoubtedly; there are numerous players that are helping Singaporean music to get the spotlight in op-ed for going from strength to strength.
Hadi extensively did coverage of the painstaking work done by musicians, with labels and supporting organizations, but it's about the fans. They said that they are at gigs with home-grown indie talents." This comment is true but no one asks about the fans locally?”
Now let's think again and we thought for discussing "fans" because they're an inclining vital subgroup that has been a long lasting cause for curious fretting among the rest part of the scene. What a musician can be without an audience? Are local musicians capable enough to compete with international musicians for Singaporeans' eyes and ears? The perennial questions and worries are seemed to have been answered and assuaged by healthy crowds at gigs; it is having an encouraging chart show on iTunes.
The line for the release show Gentle EP in the year were extended till the block. Inch Chua, Charlie Lim, and Great Spy Experiment Hall where been sold at the music venue. Take Two and more, Great Spy Experiment, Gentle Bones, The Great Spy Experiment, The Sam Willows that can be enjoyed in the iTunes.
The line for the release show Gentle EP in the year were extended till the block. Inch Chua (in photo), Charlie Lim, and Great Spy Experiment Hall where been sold at the music venue. Take Two and more, Great Spy Experiment, Gentle Bones, The Great Spy Experiment, The Sam Willows that can be enjoyed in the iTunes.
Hadi noted that "the indie scene is no industry yet but only a mere scene. Many musicians do odd jobs to pay the bills and it's not new to walk away for the musicians. The blame should not be on the fans alone; there are multiple reasons why the scene is undeveloped as it's like now. Somewhere, it's true that as Singaporeans have been accustomed to accessing local music as free or cheap.
No need to look hard at all to find a free show. The most vital and important festival of Singapore is Baybeats.
Just ask fans about Charlie Lim, who has been clamouring physical copies of his latest album, Time/Space.
It would frankly be rude to define shame to people, who takes the cheap route to tight finances. It would also be exclusionary priceless to all Singaporean music to the extent the participation in the scene which becomes expensive. But it doesn't hurt to reconsider the ways to pay (or don't pay) for local music, and perhaps buy the favourite band for a round of beers after a gig that will be really enjoying. It's not rare to hear the accusations that Singaporeans value international music more than home-grown sounds, just because it'll shell out hundreds of international bands' but not extend the same to local ones.
The international music still dominates the Singaporean airwaves. Local bands always open for international headliners, never another means of around — if it ever happens at all. It's not unfairly common for people to mentally separate the locals with the international and make a comment as "This is the favourite band of mine and it's, of course, local!"
Whether it's making tribute art, or to volunteer for some music festival trying a hand at gig photography or booking local bands for a show, the possibilities are endless. The investment depends on the music scene. When listening earphones or when you are in the concert as an audience is no longer enough for the audience; know that it always takes the first step to working.

 

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