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Friday, 21 April 2017




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24 March 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Hanz is making a name in the Asian market with a breakthrough achievement at the 7th Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF 2017), held recently on Friday, 17 March 2017 at the prestigious Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and brought home the Top Viewer's Choice Award.

The annual music festival is a cross-regional Asian music extravaganza organised by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (Hong Kong Group), with the support of Create Hong Kong. The festival promotes music culture, with top recording artists from around the region taking part in a singing competition for the Asian Super Nova Award. The eight participating countries and territories are the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. The event is produced for television broadcast in 11 countries andbeyond. Also, an Asian music business forum were held with senior record labelrepresentatives, management companies, concert producers and the media taking part in the forum.

This year, the contestants were Self-Portrait from Mainland China, Jocelyn Chan from Hong Kong, Yeh Bing Ham from Taiwan, Hitomi Kaji from Japan, Lydia Lee from Korea, Alfred Sim from Singapore, Hanz Koay from Malaysia and Pannawachfrom Thailand. Hanz, a talented singer-songwriter managed by Beyond Artiste Sdn Bhd was nominated by the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) to represent the Malaysian industry to compete this year, based on his nomination in the Best New Artiste category in AIM Chinese 2016.

“We would like to congratulate Hanz on his effort and very significant international achievement. RIM has been nominating artistes to participate in international events abroad as part of its music industry development initiatives. We are very happy that Malaysian talents are continuing to shine abroad and are able to showcase their brand of music in the international arena,” said Darren Choy, Chairman of RIM.

The HKAMF 2017 awards up for grabs that night were "Best Stage Performance Award", "Best Vocal Performance" and "Asian Super Nova Award". In the first round of the contest, contestants must perform their own song; three contestants with the highest scores will have the opportunity to once again set foot on the stage to render their own cover version of other singers. The contestant with the highest score will win the HKAMF 2017 Asian Super Nova Award.

On the event night, Hanz touched the viewer's heart through his song, "How Far" and went on to win the Top Viewer's Choice Award at HKAMF 2017. Although he did not made it through the second round, Hanz felt honoured and grateful to receive such a positive response from the audience. He said, "I've never thought of coming this far to perform. Thank you to all my fans from China for your vote. Also, thank you to all my fans from Malaysia".

Hanz further said, "I would like to thank IFPI Hong Kong and RIM in Malaysia for the opportunity given to perform in HKAMF. I hope I did not disappoint anyone and I can't wait to share my upcoming releases with all of you soon!"The three other contestants qualified to advance to the second round are Yeh Bing Ham from Taiwan, Lydia Lee from South Korea and Alfred Sim from Singapore.Lydia Lee from Korea went on to win the Asian Super Nova Award.

For more information about RIM and its activities, please log on to For HKAMF, please visit

About Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM)

RIM represents almost 400 locally incorporated recording companies and businesses, all of which are involved in the production, manufacturing and distribution of local and international sound recordings, music videos and karaoke recordings. This accounts for approximately 95% of all legitimate recordings commercially available in the music market of Malaysia.

For more information, please log on to and for press enquiries, please contact:

Mr Woon King Chai
Manager, RIM
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Mr. Faridz FadzilExecutive, RIM
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Ms. Samantha Lee (Hanz's Manager)
Project Executive, Beyond Artiste Sdn Bhd
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