Electronic music heads are in for a treat as Wired Music Week (WMW) is back this March. Touted as Asia’s largest celebration of electronic music, the comprehensive event is packed with opportunities and is expected to draw thousands over its four-day run.
If you’re looking to pursue a career in the electronic music scene, get your start up off the ground or simply want some insight into its inner workings, we highly recommend reaching this event. You can expect to learn from professionals, rub shoulders with the experts, network with global leaders and lay the foundations to your business or brand. It’s all about connecting people within the music industry; one of the underlying missions of WMW.
Founded by John Beh, the second instalment of WMW will feature a combined conference and festival and will be held at Zouk Kuala Lumpur as well as multiple venues across the capital where a series of after-hour sessions will take place.
Included in the extensive schedule are masterclasses, workshops, demodrop sessions, gear exhibitions and a whole list of side activities. Add to this some pumping parties at the aforementioned satellite venues, and you’ve got yourself one of the biggest music events of the year.
Phase one of the massive line-up has been announced and it’s heavy to say the least. Regional and international artistes, panelists and renowned record labels will be in attendance. They’ll be helping to run workshops, deliver keynote speeches, host masterclasses and much more.
Making their presence felt will be Armada Music, represented by A&R Managers Jurrien Romeijn and Thijs Van Gils, International PR & Promotion Manager Justine Servais and International Licensing Manager Marianne Beitler. Gain invaluable insight from this collective.
Coming up from down under are a number of heavyweight Aussie artistes including Adam Sky, Uberjakd and Dimatik, the latter having conducted hugely successful music production masterclasses with Maddix last year.
Also on the bill: Rave Republic from Singapore, Irwan and Rico Greene from The Netherlands, RayRay from Taiwan and representing Malaysia, Kuizz and Spuds. Check out the website for a full list and stay tuned for the incoming phase two and three of the line-ups.
After a highly successful debut last year, WMW is striking out into Southeast Asia with the newly launched WMW Sessions. The initiative offers a one-day crash course in the electronic music industry and comprises seminars, panels, interactive sessions and after-hour events.
Content specific to each market is curated for every event together with local partners and so far WMW sessions has touched down in Brunei, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. More sessions are planned so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
Meanwhile, head to the website and pick up your tickets to WMW now. There’s a range of packages at various prices available depending on your wants and needs. See you there!
Wired Music Week
WHERE Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur (day time conference)
WHEN 7-10 March
ADMISSION RM120 (3-Day WMW Student Pass), RM280 (4-Day WMW Conference Pass), RM430 (WMW Conference + Festival Pass), RM1120 (WMW Conference Pass + Hotel Package), RM1270 (WMW Conference + Festival Pass + Hotel Package)