Billy Koh

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He is one of the most instrumental and influential figures in the Asian Chinese-Pop (C-pop) music industry. Founder & former CEO of Ocean Butterflies, Billy quit as CEO of Ocean Butterflies in 2014 to pursue his new business, Amusic Rights Management.

In his 20-over years’ music career, Billy has produced more than 200 albums for singers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China & the US. He is the mentor who discovered & produced many successful Asian acts including Kit Chan in 1994, A-Do in 2002, JJ Lin in 2003, BY2 in 2008 and Amuyi in 2017.

Apart from speaking at international forums including MIDEM, Canadian Music Week, MacWorld Asia and TEDx, Billy has been judging for many popular TV talent shows including “I am a Singer”, “Super Boys”, “Sound of My Dream” in China, “One Million Star” and “Chinese Idol” in U.S., “Asia Song Festival” in South Korea, “Asia New Singer Competition” in Hong Kong and “Project SuperStar” in Singapore.

Born in Singapore, Billy now works and travels between Los Angeles and Asian cities. His name can be found in ‘SINGAPORE: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA’ published by the National Heritage Board of Singapore (ISBN: 981-4155-63-2).

Memberships & Associations
1987~1990 Founding member and first director of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS)
1987~pres. Songwriter member of COMPASS
2006~2014. Board of Directors, COMPASS
2009~2010 Board member for the Singapore Media Development Authority (MDA)
2012~pres. Songwriter member of BMI
2014~pres. Songwriter member of MCSC
2016~pres. Visiting Professor of Pop Music Academy of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
2018~pres. Visiting Professor of Hunan Mass Media College
2019~pres. Visiting Professor of Chengdu Unversity College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts

Reference

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Blog Talk

Interview in US

Naver

Interview in Korea

Tedx

TEDx Talk