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Dec 02, 2020
Vans Musicians Wanted Announces Global Concert Stream On December 9 With Performances by Aspiring Artists from Americas, Europe, And Asia-Pacific Regions

Tune in to see J.I.D, Bohan Phoenix, Nilüfer Yanya and Anderson .Paak Award the First Global Vans Musicians Wanted Winner



Watch on Dec 9 at Vans.com/MusiciansWanted

*Global stream times available on website


VANS APAC. (Nov. 30, 2020) - Vans, the original action sports brand and global icon for creative self-expression is proud to announce the Vans Musicians Wanted global concert stream on December 9. The global contest series will welcome the top finalists from all around the world including the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions to perform for a global audience for the opportunity to win Vans product, Fender gear, global music distribution, Spotify and Apple Music playlisting, a music video produced by Universal Music Group and one year of free and unlimited global music distribution from Spinnup (APAC exclusive) and the opportunity to share the stage with Vans Global Music Ambassador, Anderson .Paak! Viewers can tune in Dec. 9 to see Vans Musicians Wanted judges, J.I.D, Bohan Phoenix, Nilüfer Yanya and Anderson .Paak announce the final winner on www.vans.com/musicianswanted.


Originally, created by Vans’ Asia-Pacific region in 2015, Vans Musicians Wanted competition was introduced as a digital platform in 2020 that was open to all musicians and genres of music around the world, allowing promising talent anywhere the opportunity to participate through digital submission of music and virtual concerts on a global scale. Featuring special guest judges as part of the selection process, Vans Musicians Wanted welcomes J.I.D and Bohan Phoenix, artists featured in Vans’ latest brand campaign, ‘THIS IS OFF THE WALL’, European based singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya, and Vans Global Music Ambassador, Anderson .Paak.


In the global platform’s inaugural year, Vans Musicians Wanted received over 22,000 submissions, a landmark accomplishment for the series!  Please join us as we congratulate the top-5 finalists from each region. Joining us from the AMERICAS region will be 28-year old rapper and producer, Charlee Parker, female rock trio Total Rubbish from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles based hip-hop artists Bando, Argentinian electro-pop group Lucia Tacchetti and Canadian hip-hop artist, $tik. Top five finalists from EMEA include rapper and producer JoeJas, 19-year old British-Italian singer Nikaa, pop-rock quartet Duck Baleno from Verona, Italy, grunge rock musician, YGGL and British-Polish multi-instrumentalist and performer Nat. Top five finalists from the APAC region include experimental rock group, Num Num from Seoul, hard hitting rock group Ultra-Mega Cat Attack from Singapore, DJ and producer H4RDY from Seoul, Chinese underground hip-hop artists PurpleSouland alternative rock-duo, Niko Niko Tan Tan hailing from Tokyo, Japan.


Num Num


Ultra-Mega Cat Attack






Niko Niko Tan Tan



APAC Finalists

Num Num

Ultra-Mega Cat Attack



Niko Niko Tan Tan


AMERICAS Finalists

Charlee Parker

Total Rubbish


Lucia Tacchetti



EMEA Finalists



Duck Baleno




Vans’ Musicians Wanted competition is an inclusive global platform that enables creative self-expression through music and provides a direct path for undiscovered artists to step into the limelight and gain global exposure. Join Vans, J.I.D, Bohan Phoenix, Nilüfer Yanya and Anderson .Paak as we announce the first global winner of Vans Musicians wanted on December 9 on www.vans.com/musicianswanted.


About Vans Musicians Wanted

The Vans Musicians Wanted competition began as a program to directly enable local, undiscovered musicians a chance to submit their original music and be discovered on a national scale. With more than 7,000 artists that have entered the program since its inception, Vans is proud to expand the program globally to welcome artists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe for a chance to share their original music with the world. Artists can submit their original music now on Vans.com/MusiciansWanted


About Vans

Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans®  authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans®  has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans®  brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park SeriesVans Triple Crown of Surfing®Vans Pool PartyVans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.


APAC exclusive partner - Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world.  Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans.


Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more at: http://www.universalmusic.com.


APAC exclusive partner - Spinnup 
Spinnup is a global digital music distribution service dedicated to independent artists. The Universal Music Group owned distributor provides independent artists a platform to release their tracks on the world’s leading music platforms. 


Spinnup artists have access to daily trend data and unique tools via their individual accounts. A&Rs at UMG’s iconic labels actively discover and sign artists via the platform, over 90 artists have been signed to date, with several having reached multi-platinum status. 



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