Co-organizers

The co-organizers of AMS 2021 are a group of gig/concert promoters, music festival/conference owners, artist managers and music community leaders from all over Southeast Asia who are confident in the quality and creativity of our musical talents. Seeing the power of showcase festivals in other regions, they want to utilize the format and create a platform to elevate the Southeast Asian music scene onto the world stage.

The co-organizing countries of AMS 2021 are: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam


Cambodia

Baramey

About

Baramey started in 2016 as a pioneering music label nurturing the talents of original music stars in Cambodia.

Today, Baramey has a roster of the hottest Cambodian artists and has evolved into a true entertainment company that constantly challenges the status quo. Through music, film, events, and bespoke marketing campaigns designed to our artists’ strengths, we bring fresh new experiences to Cambodian and international audiences alike.

Baramey commits at least 50% of its profits to reinvesting in original music to combat piracy in Cambodia, research and development on legal frameworks to build the music industry’s respect for copyright and intellectual property, and matching rising artists to music campaigns aligned with various social causes.

Member(s)
Josh Kahn

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Andrew Mam

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Indonesia

SRM

About

SRM is a management unit and booking agent for several bands from Jakarta and surrounding areas. Formed by Satria Ramadhan, who started as a band photographer for Ballads of the Cliche in 2005, then was offered his first band manager job in 2006 for thedyingsirens. A few more bands also joined in during that time, such as Earth Colony, Sugar Spin and Arcade Playmate.

In the middle of 2008, Satria was given the opportunity to manage Ballads of the Cliche; then in early 2010, he was offered to manage SORE. In the following years, more and more bands joined his artist management unit, starting from L’Alphalpha and Leonardo & His Impeccable Six in 2010; Bangkutaman in 2011; and also 4 other bands, namely The Experience Brothers, Innocenti, The Trees & The Wild and the legendary pop band, hospital in 2012; and after that were BAREFOOD, Sajama Cut, Marsh Kids and MC Adit Insomnia.

SRM is “Simple, Friendly and Satisfying”.

Member(s)
Satria Ramadhan

Jakarta, Indonesia

Malaysia

City ROARS! Festival

About

January 2019 heralded a new era on Malaysia’s music front with the debut of the City ROARS! Festival, an initiative dedicated to promoting independent music and arts from across the region. The one-day festival held at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre featured artistes from various Asian countries. with four stages and side activities such as art bazaar, installations, workshops, talks. The festival is jointly organised by Soundscape Records, Emerge Music and Dong Tai Du.

Mak Wai Hoo

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Philippines

The Rest Is Noise
About

The Rest Is Noise PH (TRIN) is a music curator, events production, and online publication based in Manila, Philippines.

Since 2015, TRIN has curated and produced more than 30 shows: ranging from pocket venues to outdoor festival settings. It is home to the annual Summer Noise and All Of The Noise music festivals, which feature critically acclaimed homegrown and international music acts. These shows highlight the rich and diverse backgrounds, cultures, and styles of music artists from home and abroad, championing both emerging and established music-makers. 

In 2020, TRIN launched a digital platform to cover music by Asian artists from anywhere in the world: publishing in-depth stories, profiles, features, and essays as well as curate regular playlists, country spotlight, and radio mixes. During the same year, TRIN co-founded the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, a collaborative regional showcase and conference festival that aims to put the spotlight on music artists and communities from Southeast Asia.

TRIN takes pride in fostering a thriving sense of community, culture, and inclusivity—providing a platform that champions the best of Asian music and strengthening regional and global connections, onstage or in the digital space.

Member(s)
Mary Christine ‘MC’ Galang

Manila, Philippines

Ian Urrutia

Manila, Philippines

Singapore

Steady State Records

About

Music Export – showcases at music showcase festivals, panels at festivals, exchange programs, and all parallel services. We believe in the mobility of artists and the export of music.

Music Consultancy – curation of panel discussions, project management of festivals/art events/music showcases and more.

Member(s)
David Siow

Singapore

Thailand

Bangkok Music City

About

‘Bangkok Music City’ or ‘BMC’ is Thailand’s first international music conference and showcase festival, which its inaugural event was held between 1-3 November 2019 with the music conference held at TCDC Bangkok in the Chareonkrung area, aka ‘The Creative District‘ while 8 showcase stages were hosted in venues scattered around the area. It was co-founded by Fungjai – a music platform, media, event organizer and marketing agency; and NYLON Thailand – a media, publishing and event organizing company. Both companies are deeply involved in the local music scene of Thailand and understand its potential to become one of the nation’s economic drivers.

BMC 2019 showcased 58 Thai and 20 international artists from 9 countries; and was attended by 3,434 attendees (75% Thai : 25% international) with 33 Thai and 62 international speakers and delegates from 18 countries. As for BMC 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical event had to be shrunken in scale for both the conference and artist showcases. The event showcased 39 Thai artists on 3 physical stages and 41 international artists from 14 countries on a virtual stage. The conference featured 70+ speakers (100% local) and the physical event was attended by 1,050 attendees. 69 international delegates from 20 countries watched the showcases and attended speed meetings with artists and their management virtually. And because of the uncertain situation, BMC 2021 is planned as a hybrid physical-virtual event like BMC 2020.

Member(s)
Piyapong ‘Py’ Muenprasertdee

Bangkok, Thailand

Pongsiri ‘Tom’ Hetrakul

Bangkok, Thailand

Vietnam

Monsoon Music Festival

About

Since 2014, Monsoon Music Festival (MMF) – an annual production by Thanh Viet Production – has become the ideal place to be for music lovers and culture enthusiasts right in the historical setting of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi, Vietnam. With extensive hours of live performance from both upcoming as well as well-established local and international artists, Monsoon attracts over 40 thousand festivalgoers every year. Monsoon offers its festivalgoer of different generations more than just the music, compelling lineup or the grand production of the event, it is a place to be for audiences of different generations to embrace unique experiences and a beautiful sense of community. The festival has gradually become an icon of the city of Hanoi and it has been recognized as an official cultural event of the capital.

Member(s)
Mai Thang

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Swan Zoo

About

Swan Zoo is a Hanoi-based promoter that organizes concerts for international indie acts. Initially focused on booking acts that tour the region, Swan Zoo started producing a minifestival for bands already based in Asia in 2019. The first minifestival featured bands from Hong Kong, The Philippines, Germany, and Vietnam.

Joff Cruz, who started Swan Zoo in 2017, used the knowledge he gained in The Philippines as a promoter to bring the same musical experience to audiences in Hanoi. In the past he’s worked with acts such as Grimes, Jose Gonzales, Toro y Moi, Explosions in the Sky, and Kings of Convenience.

Member(s)
Joff Cruz

Hanoi, Vietnam