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Shaneeta Karapan

Shaneeta Karapan

BA(Hons) Arts Management
2017 — 2020

Often described as 'bubbly', Shaneeta Karapan is a proactive team player with a passion for music and performing. This led to her involvement in music festivals such as IGNITE! and Baybeats, sparking an interest to explore the field of artist management. She aims to to become a successful arts manager and explore programming, artist management, marketing and administration in the music and festival management fields locally and internationally.


Research interests: Singapore and international music scenes, audience development, music and culture.
Past Projects: Lunchtime Concert Series (2017 – 2018), LASALLE's Rock and Indie Festival (2018 – 2019), MeshMinds 2.0: Arts x Tech for Good (2019)

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Thesis abstract

The significance of Baybeats as an alternative music festival platform in Singapore

Baybeats is a music festival organised yearly by the Esplanade and is branded as “Singapore’s largest alternative music festival". First beginning in 2002, Baybeats has become one of the longest running annual music festivals in Singapore. This thesis seeks to investigate the significance that Baybeats has to the Singapore music scene through the perspectives of the artist, audiences and the programming team of Baybeats. The objectives of this paper include understanding how the term ‘alternative’ music is interpreted by the team behind Baybeats, the significance of Baybeats to Singaporean artist and the local music scene at large, the shifts and trends in the programming of Baybeats and the purpose that Baybeats serves in the Singapore local music ecosystem.

Work experience

Apr – Oct 2019
The Linch Agency
Music & marketing associate
Artist/client management, social media management, public relations, events management.

Apr – Aug 2018
Rock and Indie Festival (LASALLE College of the Arts)
Artist liaison, volunteer manager, administration, stage manager.

Sep 2018 – Jan 2019
MeshMinds Foundation
Marketing manager for Meshminds 2.0 Art x Tech for Good
Social media management, public relation management.

Nov 2017 – Apr 2018
Intersections Gallery
Gallery sitter
Interacting with visitors, handling purchases, general upkeep of space.

Aug 2015 – present
Emcee for various festivals
IGNITE! Music Festival (2015, 2016, 2018)
Baybeats (2018, 2019)
ARTWALK Little India 2019