Kuala Lumpur, 16 October 2019 – Wired Music Week (WMW) sets its sight on 2020, as it gears up for its third instalment in Malaysia, happening from 12 to 15 March, with an exciting new venue partner, Zouk Genting. Dubbed as Asia’s Largest Electronic Music Conference & Festival, WMW has established itself as a prominent platform for music industry insiders from around the world to gather and connect, igniting creative discourse on the industry as a whole, as well as providing diverse networking opportunities. 2020 is set to be WMW’s biggest yet, as they announce a new roster of partnerships with Zouk Genting, Plural Asia, and Paul Neuteboom to introduce exciting new pillars within the WMW umbrella.
Started in 2018, previous runs of WMW saw the participation of global music industry giants such as Future House Music (electronic music’s fastest-growing independent record labels. Founded by Aart van den Dool & Gino van Eijk), Armada Music (the biggest independent dance music label in the world, founded in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis), AEI Group (a community of artists, entrepreneurs and fans, sharing a passion for music and the desire to make a positive impact); as well as boasting lineups that included international acts such as Thomas Gold, Olly James, Dimatik and Adam Sky. After two successful runs, the third iteration of WMW will be centred around the theme of sustainability.
“The rise of new technologies has increased our consumption of music content at a rapid pace, thus enabling trends to come and go faster than ever, creating new barriers and disruption within the music industry. The theme aspires to inspire conversations, bringing the industry together to explore new methods to maintain the sustainability of electronic music in today’s modern world,” said John Beh, founder of Wired Music Week.
WIRED MUSIC WEEK X ZOUK GENTING
To elevate the 2020 experience, WMW is collaborating with Zouk Genting to give its attendees a full destination experience in the clouds. As the official venue partner, Zouk Genting will be opening its doors to attendees, as well as offering other outlets including Empire, Redtail, and FUHU to serve as the backdrop across the weekend.
In regards to the partnership, Joseph Ryan, Director of Special Projects of Zouk Genting says, “Zouk has made it our mission to invest time and resources into the design, technology, and programming of our outlets, with the intention to be the industry leader in Malaysia, and so it is fantastic for the Zouk Atrium to be hosting such a collection of industry experts through Wired Music Week. We cannot wait to be a part of this exciting, and visionary, nightlife experience.”
WIRED MUSIC WEEK X PLURAL ASIA – WIRED BLACK
In 2020, for the first time ever, WMW will partner with Plural Asia, an experiential event organiser who has over two decades of experience in the industry, to introduce a brand new initiative – Wired Black, which focuses on the growth and expansion of the underground electronic music scene. The key theme for Wired Black for its inaugural year is aptly titled “Evolution. Revolution” as it aims to discuss the current strength and development of the underground electronic music scene in Asia from its humble beginnings and where the key players (including artistes, producers, venues and organisers) hope to take it next. Wired Black will encompass a multitude of activities such as keynote talks, panels, workshops, and masterclasses. These sessions will also feature top international and Asia-based underground electronic music professionals and are co-curated between industry stalwarts Sanjeev Raj (entertainment manager Kyo KL), JonnyVicious (music director Pisco & Barrio KL), Adam Mathews (founder Plural Asia) and John Beh (Founder of WMW).
WIRED MUSIC WEEK X PAUL NEUTEBOOM – CONNECT: CHINA
In order to expand its landscape, WMW will also be introducing a new pillar, Connect: China, in collaboration with electronic music China Pioneer, Paul Neuteboom (CEO, BrotherHood Music, China) to bridge the Chinese electronic music industry with the rest of Asia. Through Neuteboom and a collection of leading partners from within world’s most fastest growing market for electronic music, this pillar will see participation from a multitude of Chinese music industry professionals to discuss issues within the industry, from the point of view of Asia’s global economic leader.
“Wired Music Week’s objective has always been to open doors within Asia to Europe, and China being one of the strongest economic force in Asia makes them the perfect partner to bridge the gap between the Western and Eastern music scene. We hope to make a bigger impact as a whole, with the introduction of Connect: China and cannot wait for our attendees to experience what we have in store,” continued John Beh, on the introduction of Connect: China.
This is only the start for WMW in 2020, as they prepare for bigger announcements in the coming months including the full lineup of headliners, keynote speakers, and activity schedules. Pre-registration for WMW is now available on their website, at www.wmw.my.
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About Wired Music Week
Wired Music Week (WMW), established since 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, is the first dedicated gathering of professionals ranging from aspiring artists, talent managers and promoters within the electronic music industry and has swiftly grown to become one of the most respected meeting places for industry professionals within the Southeast Asia region. WMW is held annually, aspiring to bring professionals together to connect and share their common goals, aims, and issues; while providing them with unique networking opportunities. WMW also runs its sub-program called WMW Session, now expanding to different countries like Vietnam, Philippines, Jakarta, Brunei and more.
The event is designed, organized, and supported by a team of active members who are experienced in the music and live events industry from around the world. More than a thousand individuals who attend WMW hail from over 25 different countries, each representing their own unique occupations in the music field.
WMW provides budding and experienced musicians not just a discussion forum at site, but also serves as an essential opportunity for industry colleagues to meet, do business and most of all, have fun!
About Zouk Genting
Zouk is a 28-year-old brand that provides a world-class clubbing experience by pushing the boundaries of electronic dance music and was ranked Asia’s best club by DJ Mag in their Top 100 polls for the last decade. Aside from club offerings, the brand expanded to the great outdoors in 2000 and has consistently brought in class international DJs to spin at its annual dawn-to-dusk music festival, ZoukOut, happening at Siloso Beach that attracts up to 40,000 people.
On top of the clubs in Singapore and Resorts World Genting, the group has expanded into bars with RedTail social gaming lounge, RedTail karaoke, RedTail Sports Bar and Queens Speakeasy. In 2019 the group opened their first two restaurants under the FuHu brand, in partnership with multiple Michelin Star Chef Alvin Leung.
Acquired by Genting Hong Kong in October 2015, Zouk Consulting Pte Ltd is now the company that oversees all club operations in Singapore, onboard Genting Dream, in Genting Highlands and soon to come to Las Vegas.
About Resorts World
Resorts World Genting (“RWG”) is a premier leisure and entertainment resort in Malaysia located 58 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. The resort stands majestically at 6,000 feet above sea level, on a tropical jungle that is 130 million years old. Throughout the year, the resort enjoys cool weather between 16 and 24 degrees, making it one of Malaysia’s most popular tourists’ destinations with nearly 24 million visitors in 2017.
The resort boasts of over 10,000 rooms spread across 7 hotels with one, the world’s biggest hotel with 7351 rooms and another hotel with an 18 holes golf course. Its shopping mall, SkyAvenue is 600,000 sq ft with 168 tenants that includes entertainment attractions, cinemas, dining and retail outlets. The First World Plaza which is adjacent to SkyAvenue offers business convention facilities, ballrooms and shopping malls. The Resort also hosts top performers and artistes at the 5200 seater Arena of Stars and the 1200 seater Genting International Showroom.
The Group has embarked on a 10-year master plan to reinvigorate and transform Resorts World Genting under the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan (“GITP”) in 2013. Today, Resorts World Genting has introduced various new facilities and attractions under the GITP, which includes the newly refurbished Theme Park Hotel, additional tower at the First World Hotel and built the new Awana SkyWay cable car system. The Skytropolis indoor theme park is currently open with 16 rides. 6 more rides are to be introduced in stages. The area consists of other attractions such as Asia’s first hyper reality experience The Void, skilled games centre The Big Top and more virtual reality experience at SkyVR which is scheduled to open late second quarter.
The Genting Highlands Premium Outlet (a property of Genting Simon Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Genting Plantations Berhad and Simon Property Group) also complements the new and existing offerings at RWG.