Want more of our local hits? No worries, HITZ has you covered!
As part of its growing initiatives to support even more local music and talent, Malaysia’s No. 1 English station, HITZ, will be collaborating with professionals from the local music industry to develop and raise the standard for local English music.
HITZ welcomed household names and local music activists Roshan Jamrock (K-Town Clan), Darren Teh (An Honest Mistake) and Priya Prabakaran from Astro Radio to kick off the Malaysian Music Panel starting from August 1st!
“At HITZ, our role goes beyond that of a commercial radio station. HITZ is in a unique position to build and share the local music scene, and one of our first few initiatives is to introduce more Malaysian English songs in our playlists,” said Priya Prabakaran, Network Content Manager, English Radio Brands, Astro Radio.
She added: “Previously our playlist was influenced by a system which ranks songs according to their popularity among Malaysian listeners. Unfortunately, this means some songs may not make it to our daily playlist. HITZ is committed to showcase more local talents and music by including more quality Malaysian English songs in our active playlist.”
Photo via Bandwagon Asia / The Jakarta Post
Local artists who are featured on HITZ will also be listed in its new digital directory on its website, complete with a profile of the artiste and links to their social media pages and music.
Not only that, but HITZ will also provide digital support for these local artistes, including an explanation of the hit - a HITZ unplugged session with the artistes for recording of a cover and original track, with professional mentoring and an on-air interview.
So if you’re an aspiring local artist looking to get your track produced, you can send in your demo recordings to HITZ on their website, and HITZ will select one track monthly to be pitched to labels for production.
So, what are you waiting for, head over to www.hitz.com.my now!
In the meantime, listen to HITZ anytime, anywhere via the free SYOK app! Download it now!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat