Siva Chandran is a some one I am blessed to call a friend he is also a visionary and founded ACIA Coalition to support Asian Indie Artists , being a member of the coalition has given me greater insight into the Asian Music Scene and allows me to interact with so many like minded individuals with the same dreams and goals for Indie Music both in India , Asia and yes the World. Siva is Editor of www.voize.my the site behind the AVIMA Music Awards the world's largest Indie Awards featuting 16 Countries.
The objective of the ACIA coalition is to help boost the Independent music scene in Asia by members unconditionally supporting each other in terms of information, collaboration, partnerships and to serve as the think-tank of the region. Some of the efforts and initiatives ,
a) Marketing and promoting Asian music to Europe and USA (via media,online, collaborations, venue performances, concerts)
b) Cross-promoting independent acts to break into Asian other countries via TV, Radio airplay, newspapers,magazines
c) Developing digital and mobile platforms across Asia
d) Developing an Asian concert circuit
e) Cross-promoting using social networking platforms such as twitter, facebook and myspace.
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