BUILDING UP TO WIRED MUSIC WEEK
The planning of WMW Session: Indonesia
The recent WMW Session: Indonesia that took place at Jakarta was a hit! Wired Music Week’s first debut in Indonesia definitely gained quite an impact and noticeably raised many’s curiosity on understanding more of what this conference is about.
From artists’ insights to production masterclasses, and even networking sessions during this event, attendees had much to learn and gain by spending their day with the WMW team and expansion team at Hotel Monopoli on January 13, 2019.
We managed to chat awhile with the few masterminds behind this particular WMW Session. Among them is John Beh, who is the sole proprietor of Wired Music Week; Akhda, the one who organized WMW Session Indonesia alongside his trustworthy team, and more importantly, Sihk, Indonesia-born DJ/ Artist represented by Barong Family and the genius behind this session’s artists & speakers/ panelists selections.
John Beh, Founder of Wired Music Week
Q: WMW has been expanding across few regional countries since the first edition of Wired Music Week in Kuala Lumpur last May 2018, where do you see this iconic conference + festival leading towards to?
A: Wired Music Week plans to stay true to its core values, as we are also been seen as a solid platform for many as a stage development for the global electronic music industry and community. Our team hopes to continue in our vision to develop a healthy environment and positive vibe within this field.
Q: How did the expanding team (in other regions) came across to collaborate and build WMW Sessions?
A: The expanding team started as media partners working and collaborating with our core WMW team. As these individuals understood more about the meaning behind Wired Music Week and the purpose of it, many reached out as they showed interested in bringing this element into their regions across Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon consideration and careful selection of the expanding team, we decided to partner up with several potential candidates who are also experts in their field at their respective countries and bring WMW Session to them.
Q: What other plans do you & your team have moving forward in 2019?
A: We hope to see Wired Music Week expand to even more regions this coming year, spreading the knowledge and passion of this industry to even more people. Not only that, we are optimistic that Wired Music Week will be soon known to even more individuals as the electronic music conference of the region, exploring and creating more opportunities to showcase the unique talents we have in Asia. As the team is keen and dedicated to the brand and fundamentals that builds WMW, we trust that the quality content and topics we present to our audiences will eventually gain even more attention as they serve as a golden opportunity for the community to learn, connect, and grow in their music and entertainment career.
Akhda, CEO of Dance Signal
Q: What were some of the challenges when organizing WMW Session Indonesia?
A: Evolve an educational event/session for the EDM industry (and it’s never been this long which was almost half a day), and convince the sponsors that EDM is much more than just party things.
Q: Do you think the event was beneficial to attendees?
A: This event was happening positively and really worthwhile for all the attendees, proven by their social media posts as the sign of how proud they are to be one of our participants and it seems that they really aware of how this event mattered to them and how they expect another session and experience from it.Do you think the event was beneficial to attendees?
Q: What were some of the major takeaways for the attendees of WMW Session Indonesia?
A: How to produce track in the perfect way and how to build and establish the brand image.
Q: Will you be attending WMW in Kuala Lumpur? If so, what are you looking forward to?
A: Yes, so that DanceSignal as media & community movement can be introduced to the whole Asia and even to the entire world’s EDM industry.
Sihk, Artist from Barong Family
Q: You were behind the selection of artists & speakers of WMW Session Indonesia, how did the process go?
A: I literally just thought up of which local artists have achieved the most (without buying their way into everything) of course there were a lot more people than the ones I chose for this session but those guys are the easiest to contact during that time.
Q: What do you think was the best advice given by the speakers during WMW Session Indonesia?
A: I honestly think Akhda did a really good job opening people’s eyes so they stop seeing a fantasy world where you can make one banger and suddenly you’re the next Skrillex or something. He showed everyone that you better work hard outside of just your music if you want to make it anywhere in this industry.
Q: You’ll be attending as a guest speaker/ artist in the upcoming flagship edition of Wired Music Week, what are you anticipating for the conference
A: I’m not exactly sure I just know it’s gonna be heckin lit!!!
Q: What do you have to say to those who have not gotten their tickets?
A: You guys will be missing out on so many awesome things. It’s not just about coming and sitting down during seminars it’s also about getting to meet people who are actually useful to know in this industry. Basically you’ll be missing out on hella plugs.
With more excitement leading towards the upcoming second edition of Wired Music Week 2019, everyone is prepared to see what is installed for Asia’s largest electronic music conference + festival!
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