Press Release 新聞稿

22nd March 2023

Musicians Foundation to Provide Musical Support for The Murray, Hong Kong Five-Year Anniversary Celebrations

Charitable organisation supplies superb Hong Kong bands for five evenings throughout March and April to mark eras of historic Murray Building

Musicians Foundation, a registered charity established in 2022 to support professional musicians in Hong Kong, is thrilled to announce that it will be partnering with The Murray, Hong Kong to supply live entertainment for the iconic property’s five-year anniversary celebrations.

The Foundation, set up during the Covid-19 epidemic to provide relief for those in the music industry who have suffered setbacks or health issues affecting their careers, will provide five acts across five evenings, transporting music lovers back in time to relive the eras of the Murray Building’s rich history since it was completed in 1969.

Performances will take place at The Murray’s beautiful al fresco dining venue Cotton Tree Terrace, and will be accompanied by delicious menus created by the property’s chefs to complement the music styles of the evening.

The partnership is truly a win-win for both organisations. The Murray is able to offer its guests an unforgettable musical experience while marking five successful years since its opening, while talented Hong Kong musicians are given the opportunity to showcase their skills and reach a wider audience. Musical genres will offer something for everyone, from British Pop Invasion, to Swing, Soft Rock, Jazz and Canto-Pop.

Musicians Foundation is grateful to The Murray for its support in promoting local musicians and bringing the community together through the power of music. Join us for five evenings of entertainment and help make a difference in the lives of professional musicians in Hong Kong while celebrating The Murray’s fifth anniversary and the historic Murray Building.

“Hello Murray” Five Music Nights


Britsix – British Pop Invasion: March 31
Kowloon Swing Outfit – Swing: April 7
Kevin Guffy Band – Soft Rock: April 14
Nate Wong x Sabra – Jazz: April 21
The Origin Band – Canto-Pop: April 28

Kevin Guffy, Nate Wong, Sabra, The Origin

Dinner period: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Live performance: 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Venue: Cotton Tree Terrace, UG/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
Price: HKD 350 per person (as dining credit, early bird purchase, seven days prior to event)
HKD 450 per person (as dining credit, on the door)

Tel: +852 3141 8888 or

About The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel

Named a Five-Star Hotel by the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel is a high-profile preservation project by British international studio for architecture and integrated design Foster + Partners. The hotel, part of Hong Kong SAR’s Conserving Central initiative, was previously the stand-alone Murray Building, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. The US$ 1 billion contemporary sanctuary features 336 oversized rooms and suites spanning 25 floors. Other facilities include a swimming pool and spa, a stunning rooftop bar with breath-taking views of the central business district and the green oasis of Hong Kong Park, a series of signature restaurants and bars, as well as creative meeting and event spaces. The Murray is also the first hotel in China and Hong Kong to be listed as “Sharecare VERIFIED® Health Security with Forbes Travel Guide” to recognise the hotel’s health security achievement. The Murray is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together 35 brands with over 500 hotels in 85 countries.

Further details on The Murray, Hong Kong are available at


回味美利大廈歷史 慈善機構支援香港專業音樂人 於三月底至四月舉行五場音樂會

Cotton Tree Terrace將於連續5個星期五晚上,帶領一眾喜愛音樂的賓客穿越時空,回到美利大廈,享受過去幾十年間的5種音樂流派,有英倫流行樂、搖擺樂、輕搖滾、爵士樂及粵語流行曲!廚師團隊更為不同年代設計特色菜單,營造多重感官體驗。

 2023年3月31日 — 英倫流行樂 — 樂隊 Britsix
 2023年4月7日 — 搖擺樂 — 樂隊 Kowloon Swing Outfit
 2023年4月14日 — 輕搖滾 — 樂隊 Kevin Guffy Band
 2023年4月21日 — 爵士樂 — 樂隊 Nate Wong x Sabra
 2023年4月28日 — 廣東流行曲 — 樂隊 The Origin Band

晚餐時段: 晚上6時30分至10時
音樂表演: 晚上6時30分至9時15分

中環紅棉路22號 香港美利酒店 UG層Cotton Tree Terrace



正價:  每位港幣450元(可當晚餐飲消費額,即場購買)




演出將在香港美利酒店的Cotton Tree Terrace露台上進行,搭配廚師精心設計的菜單,營造多重感官體驗,享受視、聽、味覺之盛宴



關於香港美利酒店榮獲《福布斯旅遊指南》評為五星級酒店的香港美利酒店為英國國際著名建築及綜合設計事務所 Foster + Partners 打造的其中一個矚目保育計畫。作為香港特別行政區「保育中環」項目的一部份,酒店本身的美利大廈乃城中最著名地標之一。項目造價達十億美元,銳意成為當代生活風格的目的地。酒店樓高25層,提供336間特大客房及套房。其他設施包括環抱醉人中環商業區與城中綠州香港公園景致的天台酒吧、一系列特色餐廳及酒吧,以及創新的會議及宴會場地。酒店更是全球首批通過Sharecare及《福布斯旅遊指南》健康安全驗證的酒店之一。香港美利酒店亦是世界知名的「全球酒店聯盟」之成員, 聯盟涵蓋35 個獨立品牌於85 個國家及地區的 500 多家酒店。更多有關香港美利酒店的資料可瀏覽。


July 2022

Musicians Foundation research shows the Government’s shutdown of live entertainment for
over 18 months has left one-third of Hong Kong music industry personnel in debt.
New survey reveals over half of local music industry workers have suffered from anxiety and

More than 560 days of being unable to work because of restrictions on live performances has
left one-third of Hong Kong music industry personnel in debt and over half suffering from
anxiety and depression, according to a survey from the Musicians Foundation.

The registered charity, which was set up to provide relief for those in the music industry who
have suffered setbacks or health issues, also revealed that around one-third of music industry
workers have left Hong Kong or want to leave due to ongoing Covid restrictions affecting
their careers.

The charity says that, over the past two years, the enforced closure of music venues and
restrictions on live performances has added up to over 560 days, during which musicians and
industry support personnel, such as sound and lighting technicians, stage managers,
instrument rental providers and venue staff, were unable to earn a living.

Prior to the pandemic, the music industry in Hong Kong had already experienced severe
disruption due to the social unrest in late 2019, which led to many events being cancelled or
postponed. Therefore, many people had already been forced to tap into their savings to
survive before the pandemic began. For many, Covid-19 was the final straw.

Founder of Musicians Foundation and leading local alternative music promoter Chris B said:
“We are raising awareness of just how severely the ongoing Covid-19 social distancing
requirements have impacted the lives of people in our local music industry. Numerous jobs
and careers have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19.”

“Despite the Hong Kong Government rolling out various support schemes, including
Temporary Unemployment Relief (TUR), only a select few have received support. Missing
out on previous support schemes has caused people to lose faith and give up.”

She added: “Music industry people contribute hugely to Hong Kong’s status as a world-class
center of arts and culture. If we lose more key creative people as these restrictions continue, a
very valuable part of Hong Kong’s arts sector will disappear, making it even harder to reboot
the economy and reignite the cultural buzz that gives Hong Kong its special character.”

“We’re asking the Hong Kong Government to consider more carefully the detrimental impact
of these social distancing measures on the arts and culture sector and the Hong Kongers
whose livelihoods depend on it. There are no objective criteria to justify singling out live
performances for restrictions when other activities are being allowed. Safeguards already
exist to provide sufficient protection and reassurance for both the performers and the

audience: relevant venues are already subject to capacity limitations and are using the
LeaveHomeSafe app to confirm everyone is fully vaccinated. The requirement, that
performers must either wear masks or take daily Rapid Antigen Tests, could apply in the
same way as implemented at Government venues such as theatres.”

About the Survey

The Musicians Foundation survey was conducted over ten days in the month of June 2022
and 465 people responded:

  • 92% are Hong Kong permanent residents.
  • 63% of people are under the age of 45.
  • 53% were full-time in the music industry (before 2020).
  • 66% worked for more than 10 years in the music industry (before 2020).
  • 3% of people are currently being evicted and 2% have become homeless.
  • 11% of people have left Hong Kong due to the Covid restrictions and another 24% want to
  • leave.
  • 34% of people have incurred debt with 10% owing more than HK$100,000.
  • 15% of people developed health issues in the last 12 months.
  • 56% of people have suffered anxiety and depression in the last 12 months.
  • 11% of people have had suicidal thoughts in the last 12 months.

The data laid out graphically is available here.

About the Musicians Foundation

Musicians Foundation Limited 音樂人基金會有限公司is a charitable institution of a public
character exempt from tax under s.88 of the IRO.

Musicians Foundation was set up by a group of music industry leaders to relieve poverty and
financial hardship and enable Hong Kong musicians to continue their careers in Hong Kong
in the face of the unprecedented global pandemic.

Musicians Foundation aims to help provide paid work opportunities wherever possible, by
hosting live music events and pursuing funding possibilities through corporate donations,
sponsorship and philanthropy. It also aims to organize charitable activities that promote the
physical and mental health of the public for the benefit of the Hong Kong community.

音樂人基金會的問卷調查顯示,政府關閉現場表演超過 18 個月,有三分之一的香港音樂行業

根據音樂人基金會的一項調查指出,由於現場表演受到限制,超過 560 天無法運作,導致三分


慈善機構表示,在過去兩年中,音樂場所強制關閉和現場表演限制加起來超過 560 天,在此期

在新冠大流行之前,香港音樂業已因 2019 年底的社會動盪而遭受嚴重打擊,導致許多活動被
說,Covid-19 成為了最致命的一擊,已經忍無可忍了。

音樂人基金會的創始人和領導本地另類音樂推廣者 Chris B 說:「我們正在提高人們對持續的
Covid-19 社會距離限制措施下怎樣嚴重影響本地音樂行業人員生活的意識。許多工作和職業都
嚴重地受到了 Covid-19 的影響。」





音樂人基金會於 2022 年 6 月進行了為期十天的問卷調查,共獲 465 人回覆:

63%受訪者的年齡在 45 歲以下。
53% 從事工作狀態為全職(2020 年之前)。
66% 受訪者在音樂行業工作了10 年以上(2020 年之前)。
目前有 3% 受訪者被驅逐住處,2% 受訪者無家可歸。
由於新冠疫情的限制,11% 受訪者離開了香港,另有24% 受訪者想離港。
34% 受訪者有欠債,其中 10% 受訪者欠債超過 100,000 港元。
15% 受訪者在過去 12 個月內出現健康問題。
在過去的 12 個月內,56% 受訪者受焦慮和抑鬱困擾。
11% 受訪者在過去 12 個月內有自殺念頭。



Musicians Foundation Limited 音樂人基金會有限公司是一間屬公共性質的慈善機構,可根據 IRO
第 88 條獲稅務豁免。