There are very few music schools in town that can promise to teach you about having a career in writing hit songs for the Mandarin pop market. Funkie Munkies (FM) Pop Music School is definitely one of them! First off, the trainers viz Eric Ng, Xiaohan & Jim Lim are genuine hit songwriters with impressive track records and that is real-life experience for you, not mere theory. More importantly, their passion for the craft is highly infectious and they are wonderful people as well!
Over the weekend, I attended a Q&A session for interested persons to meet with the trainers and to obtain more information about the course. The room was packed and the questions came thick and fast – clearly the public response is very positive. Before the Q&A sessions, the trainers explained what the course was about and shared anecdotes about the inaugural course conducted last year. Critically, FM themselves signed many participants on exclusive contracts and is now also managing an artist who was a participant.
But of course, even apart from all this, funding is available from up to 90% of the course fees and training allowances for freelancers from the MDA-WDA! It’s effectively a no-brainers for aspiring songwriters, my faithful readers!
Please note deadlines for submissions: –
Lyrics by 22nd March | Melody by 5th April – FM will extend deadlines if there is sufficient demand to do so.
More information here.