22 Jun 2018

WIRED MUSIC WEEK CONCLUDES ITS INAUGURAL EDITION LEAVING BARELY AN EMPTY SEAT IN THE HOUSE


WIRED Music Week wrapped up its inaugural edition in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month to rave reviews following three days of curated seminars, workshops, panel discussions, demo listening sessions, master classes, parties and after parties where aspiring artists rubbed shoulders with industry heads. Over 600 people attended Wired Music Week with people coming from Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia and some from as far as the Netherlands – there was barely a seat to be found in the house.

Wired Music Week ran from Friday May 11th to Sunday May 13th at Tamarind Square in the silicon city of Cyberjaya, just 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur’s center. 

The drive from the city proved worth it as Tamarind Square’s vast empty space turned out to be perfectly suited for the event as it felt exclusive and creative. Having SOCAR on board as the official car sharing partner meant travel to and from was almost seamless.

One of the biggest takeaways from Wired Music Week was that Revealed Recordings, the Dutch label established by Hardwell, was on site and did two days of demo drops and sessions at which they discovered a young Malaysian talent named Artin. 

His track caught the attention of the label and will go on to be released as a ‘Community Release’ later this year, meaning the tune will be played on Hardwell On Air, be released through all their portals and posted to the label’s social media channels.

“We are always on the lookout for new talent and wants to help talent grow from Asia to create more grounds and buzz to organically grow the electronic dance scene in Asia,” said Revealed of the discovery.

Other highlights from Wired Music Week included the Sav from Fight Clvb offering aspiring artists some words and wisdom based on his own experiences, RayRay from Taiwan showing off her technical prowess for all to take in, local heroes Goldfish & Blink who took the time to inspire Malaysia’s younger generation by offering advice on build up an artist profile, artist coach JoeySuki deliver a keynote on making decisions and finding happiness in the music industry (see the presentation here) and all the labels like Armada Music, Future House Music and AEI Group that made the trip over from abroad to participate in nurturing the Asian scene.

Wired Music Week came to fruition earlier this year as a way to bolster a growing music scene by using the universal language of music to connect, communicate, educate and inform the artists, promoters, agents and fans that are growing it. 

Organizers have chosen the bustling capital city of Kuala Lumpur to play host to the inaugural edition and hope to shine the spotlight onto the region by creating 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.

With the intention of acting as a platform and incubation space for the healthy growth and development of the music industry on an international scale, Wired Music Week linked together some of the brightest minds in the music industry to encourage creativity and innovation within the music industry. 

The line-up consisted of event promoters, record label heads, venue representatives, artists, talent and industry delegates from local, regional and international communities spanning Germany, Australia, The Netherlands, the UK, Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, Sweden, Malaysia and Thailand.

PANELS, DISCUSSIONS, KEYNOTES & PRODUCTION MASTERCLASSES 

Through panels, discussion, Wired Music Week succeeded in its endeavor to empower artistes, strengthen relationships, bolster the local music scene, foster collaboration, advance the production skills of individuals and increase the exposure of Asian talents. 




See the full program schedule here and find a complete list of artists, speakers and panelists that attended below.

ARTISTS

Thomas Gold – Germany
RayRay – Taiwan
Jenil – Philippines
Currley – Malaysia
22Bullets – Thailand
Onderkoffer – Netherlands
Tymen – Netherlands
Tom Westy – London
Slumberjack – Australia / LA
Manse – Sweden
SAV – United States
Christina Novelli – United Kingdom
Goldfish & Blink – Malaysia
Otherkind – Iran
Rory Gallagher – United Kingdom
Tsunano – Taiwan
Vessbroz


SPEAKERS 

Wessel Westerveld – A&R & Label Manager / 2 Dutch Music Group
Michael Van Gessel – Marketing & Artist Manager / 2 Dutch Music Group Sampo Kaskia – Label Manager UKF / AEI Group
Farhana Aboo – Head of Marketing & Data UKF, NCS / AEI Group Sarah Stam – Marketing & PR UKF, NCS / AEI Group JoeySuki – Artist Coaching
Allan Eshuijs – Artist & Managing Director / VocalKitchen Reason Xie – Booking Director / theLoop
Justine Servais – International PR & Promotion Manager / Armada Music Iqbal Ameer – CEO / Livescape Group
Mattijs Van Welzenis – A&R Manager & Artist Manager / Revealed / Sorted Management Sven De Groot – Label & Artist Manager / Revealed Recordings / Mass Appeal Management Bart Van Der Plas – Co-Founder, Head of Events / Future House Music Aart Van Den Pool – Founder, A&R Director / Future House Music
Gino Van Eijk – Co-Founder, Label Manager / Future House Music
Rachata Thunyavuthi – Founder & Managing Partner / One Agency / Zaap Organiser Mike Elderenbosch – Creative Director / Young Gunz Ayudita – Booking Director of Ismaya Group
Tia Lieu – BeatVN & Creative Director of 1900
Yuki Shimada – Regional Director of DJCity Japan
Rachata Thunyavuthi – Founder & Managing Partner / One Agency / Zaap Organiser Mike Elderenbosch – Creative Director / Young Gunz Adam Sky – Founder of Jupiter Labs
Blastique aka Reuben Samuel – Mile High Sounds
Daniela Horeanga – Art Xtreme Media
Sanjeev Raj – Kyo KL
Jonnyvicious - Music Director / Pisco Bar
Kenny Wee – Pure Substance Management / Ohrwurm Olivia Wycech – Mixmag Asia LokCheng – Moderator
Reza Tuharea – Moderator
Sameer – Nocturnal Networks
Vandal – Hip Hop The Blockchain
Alex Ter Horst – VocalKitchen
Adam Mathews – Plural Asia


RECORD LABELS 

2 Dutch Records
Dutch Master Works
Blue Forest
Skink Recordings
Revealed Recordings
Future House Music
UKF
AEI Group
Vocal Kitchen


TOPICS 

DAY 1
From Bedroom to Big Room
Production Masterclass - How to Arrange a Track
Production Masterclass - How to Use 'Session View' Live on Ableton Advanced Production Masterclass - Create the Perfect Drop
Advanced Production Masterclass - How to Prepare Stems (22Bullets x Vinai Collaboration)
Advanced Production Masterclass - Mixing Urban Sounds with EDM Burning Out & Getting Back Up Again
Advanced Production Masterclass - Mixing & Mastering Songwriting Masterclass - Anatomize the Songwriting Process Production Masterclass - Various Production Techniques
Production Masterclass - Power of the Remix: Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber
Production Masterclass - How to Produce a Potential Top 40 Hit
Introducing MyCreative Ventures
Building Your Artist Profile
Music Festivals in Asia: Market Trends and Developments
From Asia to Europe: The Future of Your Career
Asia Promoter Panel: Tap into the Mind of the Promoter

DAY 2

Production Masterclass - Remix vs Bootleg
Building Your Artist Profile
Production Masterclass - Experimenting with Sounds Production Masterclass - Live Performance on Ableton Advanced Production Masterclass - How to Polish your Sounds
Production Masterclass - How to Compose a Memorable Melody & Harmony The Business of Toplining: What You Need to Know as a Songwriter/Vocalist
Advanced Production Masterclass - Creating the Perfect Drum Patterns Production Masterclass - Producer Basics: Automation / Sidechain & Mix The World of Record Labels
The Impact of Blockchain in the HipHop Community Introducing DJCity
The Portrait of an Artist as an Entrepreneur
The Underground Music Scene in Asia (Trends & Developments)
Music Business: How to Promote Your Music
20 Years of AEI: How to Promote Your Music and Build Your Fanbase through YouTube
From Young Gunz to Top Gunz: How to Spot and Develop Talent


ABOUT 

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 Tuarea, Dominique Hogenbirk and Lokcheng Tong of Snake Chambers in Holland 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.


[CREDIT: Wired Music Week]

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