The First Ever Wired Music Week hits Kuala Lumpur with talks, panels, workshops and master classes.
There is no better way to bolster a growing music scene than by using the universal language of music to connect, communicate, educate and inform the artists, promoters, agents and fans that are growing it. That’s the beauty of a music week and for the first time, Kuala Lumpur will play host to Wired Music Week (WMW) – a one-stop hub for music enthusiasts of various levels to learn, network, develop and advance, not only as individuals but as a community as well.
Beginning on Friday 11 May through Sunday 13 May 2018, will take over Tamarind Square in the silicon city of Cyberjaya, just 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur’s centre, and unite some of the music industry’s heaviest hitters for a three-day celebration united by a love for electronic music. Through curated seminars, workshops, panel discussions, demo listening sessions, master classes and club nights, aspiring artists can immerse and engage with industry leads for immediate feedback. A launch party slated for Friday 11 May 2018 will aim to introduce and ease all participants into the weekender with a series of after parties to solidify relationships.
Wired Music Week is a cross-cultural initiative of five individuals passionate about the music industry and its growth. Malaysia-based founders John Beh and Michael Mah together launched RBRN IDEAS with the idea of hosting Wired Music Week as an educational platform to improve the current music industry in Asia by discovering and helping a younger generation of talent unravel the local and global music industry. Reza Tuharea, Dominique Hogenbirk and Lokcheng Tong of Snake Chambers in the Netherlands later came on board to help bridge the gap between the East and the West and a committee was formed. (Find the full bio of each member here).
A plethora of passionate sponsors and partners have come on board to add their influence and touch to the events like Monster Energy, VocalKitchen, MyCreative Ventures, who provides funding facilities to Malaysia’s creative communities, DJCity, who will offer a trial 30-days account to DJCity Record Pool that will require sign-up on site, Splice, who will be offering a 30-day free access for ticket holders that will grant them access to Splice Sound, Jupiter, who acts as an artist and music incubator that focuses on Asia electronic music artists, Mile High Sounds, Goldsounds, Hip Hop The Blockchain, Tribeca Service Suites, ITTIFY and V-Moda .
Wired Music Week aims to empower artistes, strengthen existing relationships, sustain the music scene, foster collaboration, advance the production skills of individuals, further develop the current music scene and increase the number of Asian talents. To do this, panellists, moderators and keynote speakers will be made up of representatives from around the world.
Conversations will explore a wide variety of topics like cultural sensitivities when throwing festivals around the region, navigating red tape, improving performance gimmick and visible trademark on stage, sustaining the scene for economic growth, 21st century music labels, promoting your own music in Asia and more.
Keynote presentations will explore 20 years of music, live and data at AEI, music and social media marketing and more. Several artists have already been confirmed to lead workshops and production masterclasses including Thomas Gold (GER), RayRay (TW), Jenil (PH), Cuurley (MAL), 22Bullets (TH), Onderkoffer (NL), Tymen (NL), Tom Westy (UK), Slumberjack (AUS/US), Blastique (MAL).
Confirmed speakers include Wessel Westerveld and Michael Van Gessel from 2 Dutch Music Group, Sampo Kaskia, Farhana Aboo and Sarah Stam from AEI Group, Joey Suki (Artist Coaching), Allan Eshuijs (VocalKitchen), Reason Xie (theLoop), Justine Servais (Armada Music), Iqbal Ameer (CEO Livescape Group), Mattijs Van Welzenis and Sven De Groot from Revealed Recordings, Bart Van Der Plas, Aart Van Den Pool and Gino Van Eijk from Future House Music, Rachata Thunyavuthi (One Agency), Mike Elderenbosch (Young Gunz), Sanjeev Raj (Ent Man Kyo KL), Adam Sky (Jupiter Labs), Daniela Horeanga (Art Xtreme Media), Ayudita Hariyadi (Ismaya Group), Andrew Netto, Christina Novelli (Artist), Goldfish & Blink, JonnyVicious (Mus Dir Pisco Bar), Kenny Wee (Pure Substance/Ohrwurm), Manse (Artist), Olivia Wycech (Mixmag Asia), Otherkind, Rory Gallagher (Soul De Anima), Sav (Fight Club), Tsunamo (Artist), Vandal (Hip Hop The Blockchain), Vessbroz (Artist) and Yuki Shamada (DJ City)
: Friday, May 11 2018 – Saturday, May 13 2018 11:30 am – 10 pm: Ticket price: RM158 for one day pass and RM258 for 2 days pass. Ticket link: : Tickets holders with receive full access to all pillars connected of Wired Music Week like panel discussions, workshop and masterclasses, demo drops, gear exhibition, pre-and after parties and all other side activities