Frequently Asked Questions
  • About Pop-Up Noise:
    The Great Singapore Replay
  • The Singapore Classic Hits
  • The Artists
  • Pop-Up Noise:
    The Great Singapore Replay - Showcase
  • Online Voting and Contest
  • The Great Singapore Replay Jukebox Voting Booth and Contest
  • The Great Singapore Replay Open Call
  • The Episodes
  • The Great Singapore Replay Episode Challenge
  • What is Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay?
    Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay brings back Singapore’s classic hits of yesteryears, inspiring the public to rediscover songs from Singapore’s past, reimagined by emerging artists of today.

    At its core, The Great Singapore Replay is about discovery and collaboration - discovery of Singapore’s rich musical heritage and its young talents, as well as the power of collaboration and mentorship to nurture new creations.
  • Who are the people behind The Great Singapore Replay?
    The Great Singapore Replay is jointly presented by Temasek and the National Arts Council, and organised by Noise Singapore.
  • I can’t get enough of The Great Singapore Replay! Where can I find out more?
    We’re glad you are enjoying this as much as we are!
    Stay tuned to The Great Singapore Replay’s website or Noise Singapore’s Facebook and Instagram! Exciting updates are coming your way.
  • How were these 25 Singapore Classic Hits selected?
    These songs are original Singapore music popular during their releases, selected based on lyrical content and musical attributes like melody, dynamics, tone and arrangement. Shaping the local music scene of their respective eras, these songs continue to inspire local artists today.
  • Where can I listen to the Singapore Classic Hits?
    You can listen to all 25 Singapore Classic Hits here.
  • How were the Top 10 Singapore Classic Hits selected?
    The 10 songs were chosen through public voting. Voting has ended but you can follow the artists’ journey as they reimagine their assigned songs here.

    You can also listen to all 25 songs here
  • How were the songs matched to the 10 pairs of artists?
    In matching the songs to the artists pairs, we considered the compatibility in tone, character, and vocal range; similarity in lyrical content and musical style; and the ability of the songs to creatively challenge the artists.
  • Where can I find out more about the artists?
    You can read up on emerging artists here, established artists here, and their collaborations here.
  • How did The Great Singapore Replay choose the artists to work with?
    The artists were selected for their song-writing abilities, technical competency and potential. With a history of brilliant local artists, Singapore music is diverse and brimming with talent, and these 10 pairs give an excellent snapshot of the amazing local scene.
  • How did The Great Singapore Replay decide on the artist pairings?
    Every artist has their own unique style and approach, and were paired based on the potential for them to play off each other’s strengths.
  • Will I get to see the artists perform before Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay?
    Yes! You can catch some of our artists in action at NParks Rockestra™ on 3 June 2017 and at National Youth Council’s SHINE Festival from 30 June - 2 July 2017.

    For more details, check out NParks Rockestra here, and SHINE Festival here.
  • I would love to see artists perform the remade songs! Will there be a showcase?
    We’re glad you asked!

    Join us at Clarke Quay Central on 9 September 2017 from 4.00pm till late for a day of music and fun!

    More details can be found here.
  • How do I get tickets?
    Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay is a free-for-all event, but we do encourage you to register for a ticket to be eligible for our lucky draw on the day itself!

    Simply register, print out your e-ticket, drop it in the lucky draw box on the day of the event and you’ll stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

    Four lucky winners will be announced at the event during the highlights segment, so be sure to join us on 9 September 2017 to see if you’ve won a prize!
  • I’d love to get involved! Is there anything I can do?
    You can help us shortlist 10 Singapore Classic Hits to be remade by voting!

    Vote for your favourites here between 1 - 22 June 2017.
  • How does voting work?
    Here’s a quick guide:
    1. Sign into our website via Facebook, Twitter, or Gmail Connect.
    2. Listen to the 25 Singapore Classic Hits and vote for up to 10 songs a day, one vote per song.
    3. Earn one Replay Token each time you vote.
    4. Earn two additional Replay Tokens with each friend who votes using your unique referral link.
    5. Keep track of your Replay Tokens by clicking on the “menu” button while signed in - it’s right at the bottom!
    6. Find out more here.
  • Sounds great, but what can I do with the Replay Tokens?
    The Replay Tokens might be your chance at winning a prize!

    The top four participants with the highest number of Replay Tokens by 22 June 2017, 23.59.59, will win exciting prizes. In the event of a tie, the participant who first obtained the highest number of Replay Token wins.

    The top scorer will take home an iPad Mini 4 with a 3-month Spotify Premium subscription, and three other winners will each walk away with a set of Beats EP Headphones.
  • How do I know if I’ve won a prize?
    The winners will be announced here on our website, as well as Noise Singapore’s Facebook by 27 June 2017.

    If you’ve won, we’ll also connect with you through social media or email, so do keep an eye out for our message!
  • I heard that we’ll be able to vote for our favourite Singapore Classic Hits on a life-sized jukebox! Where can I find this jukebox?
    The Great Singapore Replay Jukebox will be making its rounds across Singapore over three weeks, so be sure you come by to join us and vote for your favourite songs!

    Catch the Jukebox at:
    1. Raffles City Shopping Centre, 1 - 4 June 2017, 10.00am - 10.00pm.
    2. Asia Square, The Cube, 5 - 8 June 2017, 10.00am - 8.00pm.
    3. JCube, 9 - 11 June 2017, 10.00am - 10.00pm.
    4. Plaza Singapura, 12 - 15 June 2017, 10.00am - 10.00pm.
    5. Tampines Mall, 16 - 18 June 2017, 10.00am - 10.00pm.
  • How will voting work at these events?
    You’ll be able to listen to snippets of the 25 Singapore Classic Hits and cast your votes for your favourites via the jukebox!

    Do note, however, that these votes won’t count towards your Replay Tokens for the online voting contest. You can, however, vote via your mobile phone, signing in to our website via Facebook, Twitter, or Gmail Connect to qualify for the Replay Tokens.

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  • Are there prizes to be won?
    Yes!

    Come by to one of five locations (or all five to increase your chances!), vote onsite and be amongst the first 80 each day to receive a limited edition The Great Singapore Replay tote bag.

    In addition, take part in our Question of the Week contest and stand to win a limited edition The Great Singapore Replay Collectible Band Set worth S$100!

    To participate:
    1. Vote for your favourite Singapore Classic Hits at the Jukebox.
    2. Take a selfie with the Jukebox panel display.
    3. Post your selfie, along with your answer to our question of the week, on Instagram. Remember, your account must be public!
    4. Tag your location and hashtag #TGSR2017 in your post.
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  • How do I know if I’ve won the limited edition The Great Singapore Replay Collectible Band Set?
    Winners will be announced on Noise Singapore’s Instagram by 28 June 2017. If you’ve won, we’ll also connect with you through Instagram or email, so do keep an eye on both!
  • I heard there’s an Open Call! What is it about?
    The Open Call provides aspiring musicians the opportunity to be a part of The Great Singapore Replay, with the first-place winner performing at Pop Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay, alongside our 10 pairs of emerging and established artists.

    All participants will also be entitled to attend the Stage Performance Workshop conducted by homegrown musician and producer, Tim De Cotta, on 26 August 2017.
  • How do I take part in the Open Call?
    Here’s how:
    1. Choose an original song - in any of Singapore’s four official languages - released by a Singaporean artist, between the 1960s and 2000s.
    2. Record a video of yourself doing a cover of the selected song.
    3. Post your cover on YouTube, titling it as “(Cover) <name of the original song>“ and credit the original artist in your description.
    4. Share the YouTube video on Facebook in a public post and:
      1. Tag Noise Singapore.
      2. Hashtag #TGSRCovers and #TGSR2017.
      3. Credit the original artist.
    5. Open Call Period: 10 July - 14 August 2017.
  • How are entries judged?
    Entries are judged based on the following criteria:
    1. Content (40%):
      1. Musicality and creativity of the cover
      2. Ability to inject personal flavour while retaining the essence of the original material
    2. Execution (40%):
      1. How well the cover is performed based on the content direction.
    3. YouTube Views (20%):
      1. Pertains to the number of YouTube views accumulated by the closing of the Open Call on 14 August 2017, 23:59:59.
      2. The more YouTube views you receive, the higher the points
  • Who are the Open Call judges?
    All entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprising of:

    1. Ruth Ling, Red Roof Records:

    An Associate Artist of the Singapore Repertory Theatre for the past 4 years, Ruth is a highly accomplished producer, director, orchestrator, and songwriter who graduated Summa Cum Laude at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and obtained distinction honor for her Masters in Contemporary Music Performance from Academy of Contemporary Music.

    Conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council in 2013, Ruth is recognised for her versatility in compositions and arrangements. Sole Orchestrator for Stiles and Drewe’s Trilogy of Threes, the first of which has played in Chicago, New York, Finland, Israel, China and opened at the Palace Theatre in the West End, Ruth has also arranged for Pop orchestras, National Day Parade and Youth Olympic Games. Her growing list of productions with SRT include Romeo and Juliet, The LKY Musical, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and many more.

    Ruth has toured for over a decade with the likes of A*Mei, Stefanie Sun, and Li Rong Hao, and her songs can be found on Mandopop records by stars such as Sandy Lam and Jam Hsiao. She has music directed concerts for numerous artists including Qi Yu and Wan Fang, and festivals such as Rhapsodies.

    A multi-talented artist, Ruth has released 5 albums and started her own label in 2012. Red Roof Records currently represents Joanna Dong and Becka, and has released an official SEA Games 2015 song and Becka’s self-titled debut EP, composed the soundtrack to Miss J Contemplates Her Choice starring Kit Chan, and served as Executive Producer to Sing, Love, a project featuring local musicians including Stefanie Sun, Corrinne May, The Sam Willows and Charlie Lim in celebration of SG50.

    2. Tim De Cotta, Getai Group:

    Tim De Cotta is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter and producer who believes in keeping his art pure. Styled in R&B and HipHop, Tim draws influences from artists such as Maxwell, John Legend, Common and Mos Def while styling his bass-playing after the likes of Derrick Hodge and Stuart Zender. Having played with various bands, Tim’s music career constantly gets his hands dirty in musical diversity, pushing the boundaries in writing and producing with current bands such as TAJ, L.A.B, neoDominatrix and Kilo Habit.

    A highly sought-after sessionist, Tim has played, written, produced and recorded with many artists, including Intriguant, The Good Life Project, Evanturetime, Michaela Therese, Ffion, .gif, Disco Hue, Mars, Inch Chua, Charles J Tan (aka Charles Jedidiah) & Ling Kai over the years.

    Releasing his debut album earlier this year, Tim is also one of the founders for Getai Group, a creative arts curation agency and platform that seeks to bring different communities together via alternative events while championing local original content.

    3. Wu Jianping, Noise Singapore:

    After almost a decade in the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Wu Jianping joined the National Arts Council as an arts administrator for Youth Arts. Once a young participant in its music mentorship programme, he has come full-circle to helm it as part of Noise Singapore, developing young and talented musicians locally.

    As an arts administrator, he has participated in discussion panels at the likes of Face The Music in Melbourne and Baybeats Festival in Singapore. The main music programmer for Noise Singapore over the past five years, Jianping is also drummer for Singapore indie band King Kong Jane, performing at various venues and major festivals in Singapore including Baybeats Festival and Mosaic Festival. After being named Best English Local Act in the Sunday Times and bagging top spot in nationwide band competition PowerJam in 2008, King Kong Jane went on to, in 2011, release their debut album Waiting For Friday and represent Singapore at the ASEAN Youth-Cultural Exchange Festival in Jakarta.
  • Are there any prizes to be won?
    Yes, there are!

    The best entry, as judged by a panel of judges according to Content, Execution and YouTube Views, will get to perform at Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay with the 10 pairs of artists, plus a cash prize of S$500.

    Second and third place will receive cash prizes of S$300 and S$200 respectively.
  • How do I know if I’ve won?
    The three winning entries will be announced on Noise Singapore’s Facebook.

    We’ll also connect with the winners through social media or email, so do look out for the announcements.
  • Can you tell me more about the workshop?
    Open Call judge Tim De Cotta will be conducting a Music Performance Workshop on 26 August 2017. From stage presence, to audience engagement, to technical issues, this workshop and discussion session will provide tips from experienced musicians on preparing for gigs and maximising showcase opportunities.

    All Open Call participants may attend this workshop. Look out for the invite, and be sure to RSVP!
  • What are the Episodes about, and where can I find them?
    The Episodes give you a sneak peek into the collaborative and creative journeys of The Great Singapore Replay artists.

    Watch as they develop rapport, refine their styles, and draw inspiration to reimagine a Singapore Classic Hit through their own lens.

    Check out the latest Episode here.
  • I heard there’s a contest for the Episodes! Where can I find them?
    You can take part in The Great Singapore Replay Episode Challenge on Noise Singapore’s Facebook.

    There are three challenge periods:
    1. Challenge 1: 17 - 30 July 2017
    2. Challenge 2: 12 - 27 August 2017
    3. Challenge 3: 31 August - 8 September 2017
  • How does the Challenge work?
    Simply watch the Episodes and answer five randomly generated questions. Each participant gets three tries per challenge, and the shortest time taken (out of three tries) to get all five answers correct stands a chance to win prizes!
  • Are there prizes to be won?
    Yes! There will be three winners for each challenge, so that’s a total of nine chances to win a prize!

    The Grand Prizes for Challenges 1, 2 and 3 are: a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II, a Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones and a B&O PLAY A1 Portable Speaker respectively.

    Second and third prize winners will walk away with CapitaLand vouchers valued at S$60 and S$40 respectively.
  • How do I know if I’ve won a prize?
    The winners will be announced on Noise Singapore’s Facebook. We’ll also connect with the winners through social media or email, so do look out for the announcements.
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