Ken Lim


Ken Lim

Ken Lim (born,1964) is a respected album producer, composer, publisher, artist manager and concert promoter from Singapore. Most recently, he came under the spotlight in 2004 as a chief judge in Singapore Idol [ [http://forum.mediacorp.com.sg/board/showthread.php?threadid=34232 Mediacorp Forum] ] , and remarks and deadpan expressions invariably drew attention with his comments.

He has appeared in numerous magazine covers and press articles and is a well known and respected all rounder entertainment icon in Singapore. He has had more than two decades of significant contribution with regards to the development of Singapore's pop culture. He currently runs one of Singapore's most creative and prolific record companies, Hype Records [ [http://www.hyperecords.com Hype Records] ] , a set up that promotes music and artists across the Asia Pacific region with record production, recording facilities, artist management, concert promotions, campaign management, publishing and television and film productions.

Represented Singapore in many festivals and competition and amgonst them the first Asian Idol competition in Jakarta, Indonesia as the last judge. While the other judges were praising the other contestants to win, Ken predicted the unlikely victory of Hady Mirza.

He is married to Julia Hsu, a Canadian and Singapore PR who is currently a senior management banker. They met while she was a successful recording artiste more than 20 years ago. They have two young boys named Jax and Kaz.

Timeline of Achievements

*1977 - Started career at the young age of 13 when he was awarded a scholarship from The Yamaha School of Music and participated actively in concerts and performances all over Asia; [ [http://entrepreneur.com.sg/wordpress/?p=152 Singapore Entrepreneurs] ]
*1981 - Awarded ‘The Most Outstanding Composition Award’ at the Asia Popular Song Festival at the age of 17;
*1984 - Represented Singapore at the Seoul Song Festival held in Korea with composition ‘I Live In The past’;
*1985 - Awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Television Theme Song’ for 2 consecutive years;
*1987 - Composition featured in Miss Universe Pageant opening segment hosted by Singapore;
*1991~Commissioned to produce the official theme songs for the XI Asian Games in Beijing;
*1993 - Commissioned to produce XVII Sea Games in Singapore;
*1994 - Released debut album entitled ‘Empyrean’ under the EMI International label. Was not successful;
*1995 - Secured a record-breaking recording contract for Stella Chang Chin Fang with EMI International;
*1996 - Was the producer of Fann Wong's debut album, Fanntasy, which spearheaded her entry into regional Asian showbiz;
*1998 - Commissioned by the Television Corporation of Singapore to write, produce and brand its channel with the theme ‘Your World at Home on 5’;
*1999 - Composed the movie soundtrack for the Hong Kong films The Truth About Jane and Sam and When I Fall in Love... with Both, both starring Fann Wong. [ [http://ipac.hkfa.lcsd.gov.hk/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1220E35K70715.68&profile=hkfa&uri=full%3D3100024%40!30035%40!0&booklistformat=#focus The Truth About Jane and Sam] ]
*1999 - Wrote the National Song 'Together'
*2000 - Produced Singapore's millennium song Moments of Magic, starring Fann Wong, Tanya Chua and Elsa Lin. [ [http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Music_of_Singapore Music Of Singapore] ]
*2001 - Commissioned by Ministry of Information and the Arts to produce the new version of the National Anthem of Singapore, 'Majulah Singapura';
*2001 - Wrote 'The ‘V’ in you’ (performed by Dreamz FM, a local pop group), to commemorate the international year of volunteers’’ (Was the first Asian composition to be presented and performed at the United Nations Assembly in New York. This invitation was both Singapore’s and Asia’s first cultural presence at the United Nations);
*2002 - Partnered Tsui Hark, Hong Kong’s top film director, and produced the world’s first cyber recording artistes, AM FM [ [http://www.hyperecords.com/tpl/frameset_biospop.html AM/FM Bio] ] and won the Siggraph awards in New Orleans.
*2004 - Became a Judge of Singapore Idol [ [http://www.singaporeidol.com/judge04.htm Singapore Idol] ]
*2005 - Produced Taufik and Olinda's albums
*2005 - Produced the National Song "Reach our for the Skies"
*2007 - Promoted Oliva Newton John's concert
*2007 - Became a Judge of Asian Idol, representing Singapore.
*2008 - Promoted Jay Chou and Lee Hom's concerts

Grooming of Local Talents

He is credited for discovering and developing numerous talents in the likes of Jessica, Gurmit Singh, Kym Ng, Zann, Dreamz FM, Rui En, Jonathan Leong etc.

He is also responsible for exporting many local artistes in the likes of Ann Kok, Fann Wong, Phyllis Quek, Michelle Saram to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and China. He is credited for discovering and developing numerous talents in the likes of Jessica, Gurmit Singh, Kym Ng, Zann, Dreamz FM, Rui En, Jonathan Leong etc.

He is also responsible for exporting many local artistes in the likes of Ann Kok, Fann Wong, Phyllis Quek, Michelle Saram to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and China.

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