AND THE WINNER OF THE SKOWT-VIMA BEST COLLEGE/UNI ACT goes to…
Congratulations to the band made up of students from USM Penang who also represented Malaysia at AXN Asia’s Got Talent.
Read more about them here:
In 2nd place is Night Skies & Visions of Sunway University and 3rd place goes to Zee Ng from Penang.
All 3 winners will receive their crystal awards, sponsored by SKOWT early next month at a separate microawards event.
VIMA MUSIC AWARDS (Voice International Music Awards) was launched in 2008 to serve as a recognition platform for musicians across Asia from both the independent and mainstream music scene. SKOWT was the proud sponsor of the Best Rock Song Category for the 2016 awards!
The winners of the VIMA Best Rock Song Category: –
Quote from SKOWT Founder:
“VIMA, being the world’s biggest talent recognition platform instinctively felt right as a partner to collaborate with. We believe that by working closely with VIMA, we will be able to amplify the talent of artists in Malaysia and the wider South East Asia region, to ensure that they get the recognition they deserve in our quest to help the artists achieve their goals and dreams!”
Quote from VIMA Founder, Siva Zaphod Chandran
“In the past we have worked with some of the biggest independent and music talent platforms in the world, and it’s truly exciting to see the direction in which SKOWT is now embarking on to take unsigned artists to a whole new level. What’s really grabbed our attention is the music charts that they will be generating as well as how they will act as the bridge between unsigned artists and the major labels. We cant wait to see the full edition of their app very soon as well as the further features from SKOWT to provide a very sleek and valuable platform that will create larger audiences and publicity for unsigned musicians. There are already hundreds of musicians already up on the platform and we encourage all musicians to quickly register on SKOWT to leverage off their platform.”
Vivienne’s Verdict is a Hard Rock band formed in 2009 by vocalist Dezimon and bassist Reuben. Originally conceived as a cover band, Vivienne’s Verdict shifted to originals within its first two years since. Though several line-up changes followed, the two founding members remained together until finally settling with Vincent and Jay on guitars, and Kenneth on drums in 2011.
In 2014, the band convened in the studio to begin work on their debut EP titled, ‘Depiction’. The 5-track record was released in January 2016. At the ending quarter of 2016, the band found the departure of Vocalist Dezimon and Drummer Kenneth due to family commitments and personal reasons. After their departure, the band went on a look out and found members Kurenai on Vocals, Jasper on Drums and Fiq on as a third guitarist for the band.
Vivienne’s Verdict’s sound conceptualizes a modern/alternative interpretation of classic hard rock, combining the wailing guitar harmonies with fast and tricky pounding drums grooves and fills. Vivienne’s Verdict is bent on delivering good ole’ headbanging hard rock.
CHECK OUT THEIR NEW MUSIC VIDEO – HURRICANE:
Kuala Lumpur, April 17th 2017: SKOWT, an innovative new music platform which caters to unsigned and independent talents, launched the SKOWT MUSIC FUND in a partnership with VIMA Music Awards.
The SKOWT Music Fund, will be used to help fund and subsidise Malaysian musicians to record and produce their songs. With a shared passion for helping unsigned artists, both companies hope the SKOWT Music Fund will further enable local artists to showcase their talent worldwide. The fund will start with an initial amount of RM20,000 and 3 talented musicians will stand to benefit from the 1st round of disbursement.
SKOWT Music Fund
How To Submit
We are excited to be sponsoring a live event in Liverpool on the 3rd of July 2017!!
The event will be featuring some of SKOWT artists such as: –
• Reid Anderson
• Derek King and
• other independent artists such as Cal Ruddy, Mike Murphy & Barney!
Date & Time: Saturday, June 3 at 7 PM – 11:30 PM
Venue: Studio2 Parr Street, 33-45 Parr Street, L1 4JN Liverpool
Tickets Available: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Studio-2/SKOWT-LIVERPOOL/12979372
Ticket Prices: £4 Adv / £6 OTD / £5 NUS
We can’t wait to party with all of you!!!