Eddino Abdul Hadi, The Straits Times

Eddino Abdul Hadi, The Straits Times

23 September 2021
Companies to Watch: Universal Music sings out loud in its stock market debut
Universal Music recently made its debut in the stock market, making it Europe’s largest listing of the year so far. UMG shares soared at around 25 euros per share following its debut, approximately 36% above the reference price of 18.5 euros per share. Eddino Abdul Hadi, Music Correspondent, Straits Times shares how Universal managed to attract such massive talent over the other labels and where they are likely to take its music streaming business into the future.

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26 August 2020
Esplanade's Red Dot August boasts home-grown musicians; Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga to duet at MTV Video Music Awards: Lifestyle Picks Ep 91
This week, Money FM's Bernard Lim hosts The Straits Times' music correspondent Eddino Abdul Hadi to share his picks for the week.
The fourth week of the Esplanade's Red Dot August, a series that highlights Singaporean and Singapore-based talents, features a multi-genre mix of home-grown musicians.
Among the acts performing in online shows are electronic artist Weish and singer-songwriter Crystal Goh. They will sing tunes written by youth from Singapore Girls' Home, who took part in the Esplanade's Songwriting for Hope programme.
Also on the bill are a set by indie pop band The MadHatter Project, winners of the 2015 Noise Singapore music award, as well as an Instagram Live chat with Melbourne-based Singapore jazz singer and composer Dawn Ho.
This year's MTV Video Music Awards will be streamed online.
A highlight will be a joint performance by pop stars Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga. They are expected to play their hit duet, Rain On Me, the first time they are both performing the song live. Other big music stars slated to perform include Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, BTS and Doja Cat.

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