DiGi Music LIVE rocks on with indie music
Sounds Unite showcases in Johor & Sabah
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 NOVEMBER 2009: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd ("DiGi"), along with Laguna Music, will be presenting a strong line-up of top local indie bands at exclusive showcases under the banner, "Sounds Unite", in Kota Kinabalu (5 December) and Johor Bahru (13 December).
"Sounds Unite" is part of the DiGi Music LIVE event series to showcase local talents in the independent music scene. Exclusive to DiGi Music Unlimited subscribers for free, the showcases will feature six local bands, namely One Buck Short, Bittersweet, Purevibracion, SevenCollar T-shirt, They Will Kill Us All and Prana.
On the reasons behind "Sounds Unite", DiGi's Head of Segments, Koay Chee Keong, explained: "The indie scene in Malaysia is slowly gaining traction and recognition in Malaysia and abroad. To aid the growth of local indie bands, we are providing a platform for them to promote their unique sound via the DiGi Music portal.
"Apart from offering digital downloads of their songs, caller tunes and ringtones from DiGi Music; we are showcasing their talents to a wider base of music lovers through Sounds Unite. This is just our way to provide tangible support to the local indie bands."
Jeremy Little, General Manager of Laguna Music added: "There is a vast pool of local talent in Malaysia and they need all the help they can get to make it in the tough music industry. Thanks to DiGi, we can now further showcase these unsung heroes while still retaining their individuality through music."
All six indie bands will be performing at Dewan Foo Chow in Kota Kinabalu (5 December) and C.T Cafe & Sports Arena in Johor Bahru (13 December). Local acts based in the respective locations like 3rd Dice, WORM and Donatello are invited to join the showcase line-up as a means to profile the local musicians.
Free showcase passes for DiGi Music Unlimited subscribers can be redeemed at specific DiGi Specialised Stores in Kota Kinabalu and Johor Bahru between 11.00 am and 9.00 pm from 16 November onwards.
They are located at 1Borneo (Concourse Level), Kompleks Karamunsing (Ground Floor), Centre Point Sabah (2nd Floor) and City Mall (Ground Floor) in Kota Kinabalu. In Johor Bahru, subscribers can collect their free passes from DiGi Specialised Stores at Jusco Bukit Indah (3rd Floor) and Aeon Tebrau City (2nd Floor).
DiGi customers can obtain the free Sounds Unite passes by signing up for DiGi Music Unlimited via DiGiMusic.com.my or SMS "ON MUSIC" to 2000. More details about "Sounds Unite" are available at www.digimusic.com.my/live.
DiGi Music LIVE is a series of exclusive events to complement the DiGi Music Unlimited service, which offers unlimited music downloads for a flat fee of RM5 a month. Subscribers can also share songs and their playlists with friends via SMS, e-mail and social networking sites.
For more information about DiGi Music Unlimited, please visit www.digimusic.com.my/.
Established in 1995, DiGi is listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and is part of the global telecommunications provider, Telenor Group. DiGi focuses on making it easy, keeping it relevant and providing the best deals to ensure excellent customer experience in mobile and internet services. Through its corporate initiative, Deep Green, DiGi is committed to a sustainable business that is financially and ecologically responsible to all stakeholders.
About Laguna Music
LAGUNA MUSIC was formed in 2003, by brothers Jeffrey & Jeremy Little, initially for the purpose of releasing an album for their band PRANA. Since then they have released 10 albums from different artists under their label, achieving 10 number 1 hit singles, earning 1 nomination at AIM 2005 and 16 nominations at the inaugural VIMA 2009. Laguna Music has grown over the past 6 years to be one of the top independent record labels in Malaysia.
Corporate Communications Department.