Vans, the original youth culture brand and icon of creative expression is offering up-and-coming, local musicians the chance to perform on stage at House of Vans and gain global exposure with a chance to be featured on Vans’ Apple Music Playlist. Vans’ roots in music started when local skateboarders and surfers who adopted Vans as their shoe of choice in the ‘70s and later wore their Vans on stage during shows and concerts. Music is a form of creative expression that is deeply personal and individual, yet provides a universal language that connects and inspires people globally. Vans prides itself in unearthing local, creative talent in all aspects of culture.
Building on the success of the 2017 Musicians Wanted Asia program, Vans is back in 2018 to provide local artists the opportunity to showcase their music for a chance to take the stage during the House of Vans Asia Tour. Qualified musicians can gain global exposure with a chance for their music featured on Vans Apple Music playlist. Winning musicians will also have the opportunity to perform at the House of Vans Guangzhou as the opening act for Los Angeles-based rapper, ScHoolboy Q.
Musicians from all music genres are welcomed to share their creativity by submitting music demos to the competition platforms. The judging panels are comprised of industry recognized musicians and professionals; from skateboarding and music legend Ray Barbee to Asia-Pacific musicians Paloalto, J Fever and Jun Kung.
Vans Musicians Wanted kicks off July 3rd and is open to the legal residents of Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. The original music content will be showcased at vans.com/musicianswanted in August and the regional winner will be announced this September.. Vans will sponsor a trip for the winning artists from each country to join the final stop of the House of Vans Asia tour in Guangzhou on September 22nd. Each artist will have the chance to showcase their musical talent on the House of Vans stage, which will be webcasted live for Vans fans all around the region to enjoy!
VANS ASIA MUSICIANS WANTED 2018 SCHEDULE
Recruitment starts in Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore
Local Music Showcases
Final judging and voting on market winners
2018 Vans Asia Musicians Wanted final winner
22 September @ House Of Vans Guangzhou
SINGAPORE LOCAL REGISTRATION
This year Vans and Bandwagon have teamed up to create a submission page, content library, and voting platform. Go to www.bandwagon.asia/vansmusicianswanted to upload your musical content. Submission period is from July 3rd thru July 20th. The top 5 winners will be announced August 3rd. These top acts will then battle it out on stage in August to win the trip to perform at House Of Vans Guangzhou in September.