Tod is currently attending Music Matters, part of the All That Matters conference going on this week in Singapore. Top executives and creatives from major players in the global music industry get to mingle over five days at what conference organizers describe as a gathering of “all that matters in music, entertainment, technology and media.” They say that this year’s Digital and Music Matters will see “over 1,200 attendees from over 500 companies including 170 speakers, over 40 sponsors, almost 50 bands and over 5,000 fans.” The accompanying Music Festival looks like a heady mix of artists across Asia, with a sprinkling of bands from Australia, New Zealand and North America. We would love to eavesdrop on a conversation between Tod and Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s manager! In the meantime, we can vicariously enjoy the view from Tod’s hotel room via his Facebook page.
Sunday, May 20, 2012. Just arrived in Singapore and am blown away by how much this place has grown since I was here 10 years ago. This is the view out of my hotel window. Taking a nap now to ward off jetlag; more later.
Monday, May 21, 2012. Another picture from my Singapore hotel room, this time of Moshe Safdie’s Marina Bay Sands complex (with that wacky boat-like slithering pool linking the three buildings together) and the lotus-like Singapore ArtScience Museum. A little nutty, but more imagination and daring than one often finds in the West these days.
Monday, May 21, 2012. Sorry for all these Singapore pictures, but it really is stunning…the place has totally come alive since I was last here 10 years ago. Here is the skyline from my hotel window…..now!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Here’s a shot from the OTHER side of the hotel. Difficult to see from the photo, but the area away from the harbor is bucolic with a river running through and all kinds of unusual buildings sprouting up…for pretty much as far as the eye can see. My schedule is packed here for the next few days, but I hope to have at least a little time to just explore.