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AFTER REPEATED CANCELLATIONS, MSIAN EVENT COMPANIES ARE NOW PROTESTING… AND THEY’VE GOT A PLAN.

So last week, we got a rather surprising invitation to an event called “Enough is Enough“. The event was organised by ALIFE (Association of the Arts, Live Festivals and Events), a non-profit organisation whose council members are basically like the Avengers of Malaysia’s top events organisers – think FMFA, THIRST, Russell Peters, Jeff Dunham, Maroon 5, The Good Vibes festival, and pretty much any big event in the last coupla years. And you might have to think back pretty far, since the last year or two have been REALLY tough on event organisers. Since FMFA2014 got cancelled, it’s only gotten worse for them, who have faced numerous cancellations, almost to the point of extinction. This is onl

ALIFE SAYS #EnoughIsEnough

Association of the Arts, Live Festivals and Events (ALIFE) calls for immediate action on the current issues facing the Malaysian events and entertainment industry The non-profit body, ALIFE is taking a stand and voicing out support to better safeguard the Malaysian live events and entertainment industry. Shedding light on important issues and concerns faced by the industry within the past two years, ALIFE aims to bring about better treatment for Malaysian organizers and promoters alike. ALIFE has found that for the past two years, there have been multiple threats of cancellations being made against local event promoters and live protests being conducted outside event venues prior to the show

TIME FOR MALAYSIAN CONCERT ORGANISERS TO FIGHT BACK

Ever since the cancellation of the epic electronic music festival FMFA, the Malaysian concert scene has never been quite the same. The authorities have taken more interest in concerts, particularly EDM parties, to avoid the deadly, ‘drug-related’ incident from happening again. Even when it has been proven that the unfortunate deaths on the festival grounds were caused by heat, the mainstream media seemed happy not to thoroughly follow up on the issue, or at least help soften the blow by taking the blame off the organisers. With small time politicians (+ wannabes) and theirkaum kerabat on the far right making too much unnecessary noise on the most irrelevant of issues, which even includes the

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ALIFE (PERSATUAN PENGGIAT FESTIVAL ANTARABANGSA) IS AN ASSOCIATION REGISTERED UNDER MALAYSIA SOCIETIES ACT 1966. (PPM-036-10-03062014)