Ear Up Incubation 2020



Play it alone, why not jam it along! With harder times, comes more need to support one another, and to sow freshmen for the future. The Renaissance Foundation aligns with various parties in the music industry, the academia and the creative field, under the sponsorship of HKSAR Government’s Create HK, takes no rest to nurture and incubate small- and medium-sized music labels, in order to enrich the ecology of the Hong Kong music industry. Through professional coaching, marketing training, networking and live shows, the Ear Up Incubation Programme provides a flatform for young creatives to pursue an operation model of independent music label and assists them to find the way that fit them, and acquire a vast sight of music taste and space of development.


Mentors (in alphabetical order)

Adrian Chow, Vee Lee, Alok Leung, Gaybird Leung, Teddy Robin, James Ting, YUEN Chi Chung


Programme Highlights

Audition – Potential musicians and groups will be invited to an audition, to bid for the 18 quotas.

Mentorship – Music professionals will serve as mentors during the entire programme, to coach and guide participants in the industry with fruitful experiences.

Performance Workshops – Two sessions: “Sound Engineering Workshop” and “Live Performance Workshop”, there will be on-site coaching from guests along with professional live house environment and audio system, to enhance participants’ capability.

International Music Industry Forum – Three sessions that broaden participants’ views on the global music landscape and development trends.

International Networking Meetings – Opportunities to communicate with musicians and delegates from all over the world, and make contact for future potential cooperations

EarUp Showcase – Shows in livehouses and campuses for participants to gain performance experiences and fans.

Professional Meetings – After the Showcase, participants have the chance to take advices and recommendations from international delegates face-to-face.

Day Camp – Eight sessions of workshop offer professional knowledge and insight about building and operating label brands, as well as customized analysis and advice for individual participants.

Music Talks – In these seminars guests share their views on development tendencies of the music industry, so as to raise the understanding about the industry among the public and to expand the market of audiences.

Ear Up Music Festival – Twelve groups of participants will get on stage at the MacPherson Stadium and show their music talent. Four awards: EarUp Grand Prize, EarUp Creativity Award, EarUp Performance Award and EarUp Audience Award will also be presented on the same night.

Recruitment for Ear Up Tour 2020

While Ear Up Tour 2019 hits back to Hong Kong for finale, we are happy to announce that the recruitment for Ear Up Tour 2020 starts now. This is a great opportunity to tour around multiple cities, feel their vibes and visit local live houses and school with experienced musicians. The recruitment closes at 11:59pm on 6th January 2020.

Ear Up Busking 2019

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25 groups of young musicians and fashion designers crossover in this project! Five days of visual and audio enjoyment are right here for you.

Show venue: The Space, D2 Place I


Ear Up Tour 2019 Finale

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On 14th and 15th December 2019, the final show of Ear Up Tour finally comes back to Hong Kong at This Town Needs! 16 music groups altogether, we’ll bring you wonder!

Lineup for 14th December 2019: Prune Deer, Moonband, Shellstore, Subyub Lee, METER ROOM, Cassette, Merry Lamb Lamb, Andy Is Typing…

Lineup for 15th December 2019: Clave, Hinry Lau, Corsion, You Ce He Liu, Ewanho & Movement, SUNSET OR RISE, Blaster

Also on 13th December 2019, at Tai Kwun JC Cube, there was also a sharing and industry forum as well for free.

Recruitment for Ear Up Global 2020

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Let’s go global, make Hong Kong heard! Ear Up Music has been cooperating with overseas music festivals, and funds selected Hong Kong music groups to travel for performance and conversations with people from the local music industry.