JazzSpeak Vol.7 - Music Startups: Dos and Don’ts

Vicky Fung x KJ Wong
  • Sat 01-12-2018 2:30 PM - 1 h 30 m

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Presented by the Fringe Club as one of the programmes of “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project, JazzSpeak is the training programme of the Jazz Youth Internship Scheme Phase II.  The talk will be opened to the public as well.


JazzSpeak Vol.7 ─ Music Startups: Dos and Don'ts

Curating programmes, finding venues and raising funds are the most common challenges that arts administrators face.


Vicky Fung, renowned Singer-songwriter, the Founder of Frenzi Music Limited and music crowdfunding platform Music Bee, Music Consultant of 1563 at the East.  As a local pioneer involved in all of the above three issues, how has she managed to overcome the difficulties and survive over the years?

KJ Wong, award-winning pianist, Founder and Artistic Director of Music Lab and the Music Lab Festival.  He’s a rising star in local music startups, and the core problems for him are definitely programmes, venues and funding.

On Music Bee, Music Lab successfully crowdfunded over $100,000 to establish the Music Lab Festival 2018.  


What will happen when newbie KJ meets experienced Vicky?  


Speaker: Fung Wing-ki, Vicky

Vicky Fung made her debut on the Cantopop scene by composing the number-one hit “Can’t Let Go” for diva Sammi Cheng in 1996.  Since then she’s been active on the Hong Kong music scene and has worked with several prominent local singers.

In order to provide a professional venue to cater for the needs of musicians of all genres, Vicky and a group of friends – all local music enthusiasts and professionals – opened the Backstage Live Restaurant in 2007.  It ultimately became a cradle for local musical artists. 

In 2010, Vicky and Cantopop veteran Victor Tse established Frenzi Music Limited, a music production and artist management company.  Then in 2015, in collaboration with singer-songwriter Chet Lam, Frenzi Music launched MusicBee, Hong Kong’s first crowdfunding platform for musicians, to help them raise money to launch their own projects, and to foster music and creative culture in the local community.  Now she is the Music Consultant of 1563 at the East.


Moderator: KJ Wong

Pianist KJ Wong has won several prestigious international piano competitions.  And his career goes way beyond that – he also curates innovative programmes as the Artistic Director of the annual Music Lab Festival, organises overseas tours, writes prolifically for publications and hosts his own music programmes.

At Music Lab, he has built a creative hub where he can experiment with concerts that explore unconventional forms and ideas.  As a local creative force, Music Lab has grown its own festival, celebrating artists with creative ideas and promoting Hong Kong talent.  Approaching the third edition of Music Lab Festival, Music Lab and KJ continue to develop original programmes and tour to Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia and China.



  • Programmes elaborated mainly in Cantonese.
  • Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
  • No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.
  • *Fringe Club membership card MUST be presented at the door.
  • **Student card/ Identity card MUST be presented at the door.

Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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