Vans Musicians Wanted 2018

Submit Your Musical Creations and Win a Chance to Perform On Stage at the House Of Vans Overseas!


Building on the success of the 2017 Musicians Wanted Asia program, Vans is back to Hong Kong in 2018 to provide local artists the opportunity to showcase their music for a chance to take the stage during the House of Vans Asia Tour and Tom Lee Live. Qualified musicians can also gain global exposure with a chance for their music featured on Vans Music playlist in JOOX. Winning musicians will also have the opportunity to perform at the House of Vans Guangzhou as the opening act for Los Angeles-based rapper, ScHoolboy Q.

Vans’ roots in music started when local skateboarders and surfers who adopted Vans as their shoe of choice in the ‘70s and later wore their Vans on stage during shows and concerts.  Music is a form of creative expression that is deeply personal and individual, yet provides a universal language that connects and inspires people globally. Vans prides itself in unearthing local, creative talent in all aspects of culture.


Vans, Tom Lee Music team and JOOX have come together to offer the opportunity to local musicians a outlet to express themselves through the power of music. From now until 21 JULY 2018, musicians of any age and skill level are able submit their profile and music piece, all music genres are welcome!Whether you are musical veteran, aspiring rockstar or a newcomer to the music scene, this is your opportunity to get recognition for your musical talent and support new and emerging music acts at the legendary House of Vans Asia Tour.

We will select 30 musicians to compete with each other on 3 AUG 2018 and the HK FINAL will be at House of Vans HK on 25 AUG 2018. If you are an avid musician or music lover, Don’t miss out on this chance the share your passion with the world. Successful applicants will be announced on 28 July 2018. Stay tuned for more information at IG: vanshkg !

The judging panels are comprised of industry recognized musicians and professionals, Hong Kong stop judges include: Davy@LMFEdward ChanJacky@903 , Kevin BoyPam ChungGhost StyleDough-boy & Marvin@TOMLEE .



Online: Submit here
Offline: Please click here to download the application and submit to Tom Lee Music store with your demo in mp3 format. 

City Centre Building, 144-149 Gloucester Road, Wanchai
1-9 Cameron Lane, Tsimshatsui
Unit 2-20, Level 12, MegaBox, Kowloon Bay
Shop 303, L3, HomeSquare, Shatin


 Submission period
July 3 – 22

Local Music Showcases
TOP 30 SEMI-FINAL: August 3
Judging panel:Kevin Boy, Pam Chung, Ghost Style, Dough-boyMarvin@TOMLEE)

Top 30 competition will happen at Tom Lee Academy Hall with live recording and scoring on site, the music will be uploaded to JOOX for sharing and competing the JOOX favourite musicians . Winner will get a chance to create their own music list and promotion support from JOOX.

TOP 10 FINAL: August 25
(Judging panel: Davy@LMF, Edward Chan, Jacky@903,Marvin@TOMLEE)

Top 10  competition will happen at House of Vans Hong Kong venue with live recording and scoring on site, the music will share to page, we will also announce the winner of JOOX favorite musicians. The HK stop winner will get a chance to perform in the House of Vans overseas stage and record demo with Davy@LMF at his studio.


Final judging and voting on market winners by Asia final judges include: from skateboarding and music legend Ray Barbee to Asia-Pacific music talents PaloaltoJ Fever and Jun Kung.

22 September @ House Of Vans Guangzhou

2018 Vans Asia Musicians Wanted final winner annoucement

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Vans Musicians Wanted kicks off July 3rd Asia and is open to the legal residents of Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. The original music content will be showcased at in August and the regional winner will be announced this September. Vans will sponsor a trip for the winning artists from each country to join the final stop of the House of Vans Asia tour in Guangzhou on  September 22nd. Each artist will have the chance to showcase their musical talent on the House of Vans stage, which will be webcasted live for Vans fans all around the region to enjoy!

The judging panels are comprised of industry recognized musicians and professionals; Asia final judges include: from skateboarding and music legend Ray Barbee to Asia-Pacific music talents Paloalto, J Fever and Jun Kung.


Skateboarding and music legend Ray Barbee @r.barbee

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China rapper J-fever @jfever86

Jun Kung

Hong Kong drummer, singer and songwriter Jun Kung @junkung_official


Korea rapper Paloalto@paloaltongue



“At Vans we strive to provide platforms to inspire and enable creative self-expression and Musicians Wanted does exactly for us in Asia. We will continue to partner with individual musicians and communities to celebrate our Musicians Wanted platform through House of Vans Asia Tour. ” Said Lizzy Yao, Brand Communication Director of Vans APAC.