Vans Musicians Wanted, the seminal streetwear brand's contest that has given some of Asia's best undiscovered artists the biggest stages of their careers, is now in its 3rd year. More than 100 up-and-coming acts, across a wide variety of genres, are counting on your vote to give them a boost towards the next level of their music careers.
Not only will the winners get to perform for a wider international audience, but they'll also win:
In addition to the vote, contestants will have their music judged by a panel of some talented music industry mainstays from the region and abroad. Shanghai's YEHAIYAHAN, Jun Kung of Hong Kong and TIME from France share words of wisdom with budding musicians.
YEHAIYAHAN says the contestants should go wild in their performances. "Trust in your intuitions, believe in your feelings, believe in your music. Believe you can rule the stage."
Highlighting the big break that winning Vans Musicians Wanted could bring, Jun Kung explains "This is a great opportunity to get your music from your head, or maybe from your bedroom, out to a bigger stage, and more people like myself can enjoy your baby, your creation."
TIME says it's all about the passion and rush you get when you're playing to a crowd. "Look at your hair. If it rises up, if you have goosebumps, then go for it!"
Voting closes soon, so make your voice heard now! If you're in Singapore, the last day to vote is TODAY, July 10. Those outside Singapore have until July 14. So if you want to help your favorite act play the biggest show of their lives, visit https://hovasia.com/musicianswanted/en-sg and vote!
And while you're there, be sure to click on each artist for a sample of their music. You might just discover your new fav band.