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CLAPPS is intended for Composers, Lyricists, Arrangers, Producers and Performers of Singapore. It is a 2-day conference dedicated at developing not just songwriting in Singapore but all other aspects involved in the creation of local music. The conference is intended for both young artists as well veterans who are committed to building on their capabilities. At the first CLAPPS 2017, we had a stellar line-up of industry leaders Dick Lee, Corrinne May, Kenn C, etc. 


Objective of CLAPPS is to serve as:

•          an annual platform for practitioners within the music industry to share and exchange knowledge and expertise in the areas of composition, production, marketing and distribution.


•          an annual networking event for the music industry to keep abreast of developments and trends within the scene.


The CLAPPS 2018 Songwriting Conference will focus on the various phases of the songwriting process from composition through arranging to production and distribution and performance. 


Highlights of CLAPPS 2018 will include:

•             Masterclasses where experienced and renowned musicians will provide critique and advice to aspiring songwriters.

•             Panel discussions where key players in the scene will discuss and address key issues faced in the scene today.

•             Workshops where musicians in the industry can get experience and engage in sharing sessions by professionals.

•             Performance platform for musicians. 



TICKETS available from Eventbrite from 01 January 2018.

Early Bird Pricing (10% discount) ends after 28 January 2018.

Scroll down to see how you may get tickets at up to 75% off!!


Programme (Day 1 - 9 February 2018) 

First Half

1030- 1130: Opening

- Welcome Address by Chairman (Professor Bernard Tan)

- Speech by Guest Of Honour

- Performance by Charlie Lim 

1130 - 1230: Keynote by Tim O'Dwyer ("Industry and Institution - Finding their voices and the recent rise of Singapore’s contemporary music scene")

1230 - 1330: Lunch

Second Half

1330 - 1400: Showcase by LASALLE students

1400 - 1600: Masterclass by Charlie Lim (Music Composition)

1600pm - 1630: Tea Break

1630 - 1730: "Monetisation of Music Compositions - Licences and Royalties and the role of COMPASS" by Edmund Lum (COMPASS' CEO)

1730 - 1830: "The Art of Amplification - Key factors and application examples  of microphones" by DPA (Francis Lai) 


Programme (Day 2 - 10 February 2018)

First Half

1000 - 1100: "The Art Of Performance" by Rahimah Rahim

[A] & [B] run concurrently and participants will choose either to attend:

1100 - 1200: [A] Artiste Management by Foundation Music - "Promotion of Singapore artists in both domestic and international markets" 

1100 - 1230:  [B] "Orchestral/Band Arrangement for large ensemble, and making of minus one music for commercial works" by Bang Wenfu, and "Writing of band scores with a focus on school band music", by Mohd Rasull

1200 - 1315: Lunch

Second Half

1330 - 1530: Masterclass by Tat Tong (Music Composition)

1530 - 1630 "Music Arrangement & Production of Pop Music" by George Leong

1630 - 1700: Tea Break 

1700 - 1830: Panel Discussion - "Making A Living Out of Music" (by Kevin Mathews, Mike Spinks, Aya Sekine, moderator Eddino Abdul Hadi

1830 - 1930: Open Mic + Launch of SingTunes

For purchase of Tickets, click here from 01 January 018!

Ticket fees may be used to offset application for Guild membership. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 Breaking News!

Get up to 75% off the ticket fees!

Pay as low as $22 for a 2-day conference with 2 lunches and teas!

To purchase tickets under this promotion, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 


How does it work?

If you are a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR), you need to pay only 50% for passes that are covered under this promotion.

In addition, if you are an NTUC Member (eg Linkpoints card) you may later apply for reimbursement of 50% of what you have paid for under UTAP after attending CLAPPS!

Please take note that foreigners/ non SC or PRs who are NTUC members may be eligible for reimbursement under UTAP.  


2-Day Pass (Includes 2 lunches and 2 teas)




Normal Price





(NTUC Members)



(Singaporeans and PRs)




Pay $44 Only


Reimbursement $22



(Singaporeans and PRs)




Pay $94 Only


Reimbursement $47

 Apply directly for reimbursement of 50% of paid-up fees under UTAP if you are an NTUC member after CLAPPS 

Hence, with e2i and UTAP support, Guild members for example end up only paying $22 for a 2-day conference which includes 2 lunches and 2 teas!

Half-Day Pass (Includes 1 meal)




Normal Price





(NTUC Members)



(Singaporeans and PRs)




Not eligible for subsidy 


Not eligible for reimbursement



(Singaporeans and PRs)




Pay $29 Only


Not eligible for reimbursement

 Please note that reimbursement of 50% of paid-up fees under UTAP is not available for half-day pass as it is less than $20. 



* e2i support is only applicable to 2-Day Pass and Half-Day pass worth more than $40 (not applicable for Student and Single session passes). To be eligible for e2i support, applicants must complete a required form to qualify for e2i funding. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the form and more details. The form must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before ticket purchase.  Applicants must fulfil a minimum of 75% attendance, failing which we reserve the right to claim the unfunded portion. 
* e2i applicants may also apply for reimbursement under UTAP
* Foreigners and non-Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents who are NTUC members may be eligible for reimbursement under UTAP
* To check if you are a NTUC (or Linkpoints) members, please check your NTUC membership status by calling their hotline at 6213 8008 and select the following options:
  • Press 1 for member
  • Provide your NRIC number
  • Press 1 again to check your membership status
* For eligibility and terms and conditions for UTAP reimbursement visit here.


This promotion is brought to you by supporting partner E2i – Institute of Employment and Employability in recognition of the Guild’s efforts for skills upgrading of the music community!



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