School
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Zheng Zhifang

Zheng Zhifang

BA(Hons) Arts Management
2017 — 2020

Zheng Zhifang is a passionate and driven individual who is not afraid of challenging herself and taking risks. Zhifang’s forte lies in marketing and events management and she aspires to develop her capabilities to be an artist manager in the music industry.

Work

Past projects: ARTWALK Little India (2019). As marketing and public relations manager, Zhifang developed and executed the marketing campaign for ARTWALK 2019 and managed to secure more than 100 media clippings for the event.

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Thesis abstract

Understanding the demand for vinyl records in Singapore

Global revenue from vinyl records has seen a rise despite a predicted demise of physical music formats. Research has shown that the intention to consume is influenced by the construction of self-identity, increasingly so in the dematerialised world where digital consumption does not allow an outward display of identity. This study aims to understand demand for vinyl records in current day Singapore by comparing the alternative modes of music consumption and analysing the market forces that are shaping consumption patterns. By doing so, the demographics of vinyl record consumers can be understood, and future trends can be projected.

The research is centred around interviews conducted with record store owners and literature review. The resurgence in the United States and United Kingdom started before Singapore hence studying the trajectory and influences in those markets will aid in the understanding of what is happening in Singapore. Analysis shows that rational economic decisions do not apply in the consumption of vinyl records as demand for vinyl records rose even though listening to records are deemed highly incompatible with current day living. On this basis, it is recommended that future studies could study vinyl records as a cultural artefact rather than a product.

Work experience

2020
AC Music Entertainment
Marketing

2019
UFM100.3
Marketing Intern

2019
Legacy Festival
Social Media Marketing