Powered by CITY65 Music, WHABBY Music is a global online music community based in Singapore.
We proudly showcase talented international musicians, creating a thriving social media ecosystem for them to share their music with avid music listeners worldwide.
Since our inception in June 2018, the WHABBY Music community has grown rapidly with followers from 48+ countries across all major continents. The musical talent featured on WHABBY Music has amassed hundreds of thousands of views, shares, comments, and likes – and the numbers keep growing!
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The WHABBY Music Team
The founder of CITY65 Music, Mike – a musician himself – has been a big supporter of independent musicians for many years. He organises and hosts many open mic sessions around town, and also curates performing artists for Hard Rock Café (Singapore) on a weekly basis. Mike has also organised major music festivals in Singapore dedicated to promoting the country's musical talent. He is the 'people's person' of the team with an extensive network of musical collaborators.
Rachel is the Operations Director of CITY65 Music. She is a professionally qualified project manager who provides structure and discipline to the team, as well as her commercial business management skills from a 20 year corporate career. Together with Mike, she has organised a number of music festivals and events across Singapore. Rachel is also a singer, the co-founder of a marine conservation NGO, and a certified Dive Master.
Client and Media Relationship Manager
An integral part of the Whabby Music Team, JJ has a background in Music Distribution, Media Relations and Music Marketing. He has worked with media giants like Warner Music, MTV, international digital distributors, various local and international radio stations and more. He also dedicates some of his time, passing down knowledge to younger generations as an adjunct lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic.
Web Content Manager
Samantha is a writer by trade and has a background in Mass Communications. She has years of experience working with startups and SMEs in copywriting, digital marketing, social media management, web management, blogging etc. in varied industries. Her favourite music genres are contemporary R&B and Pop. In her free time, she's either reading books, listening to new releases on Spotify, or spending time with horses.
Social Media Intern
Hailing from the battlegrounds of Yishun – Leonard Ng
Previously a competitive ballroom dancer, Leonard’s greatest musical aspiration is to be able to create infectious hooks that make his audience want to get up and dance, every single show. Having performed frequently at festivals and events such as Baybeats, SingJazz Festival and Esplanade’s monthly-themed performances, he has come to know of the myriad of talents that Singapore has to offer, and feels the need to do his part to help the community grow and be known all over the world. Apart from music, Leonard also takes an extensive interest in the field of psychology and mental health, and is currently training to become a counsellor.
Social Media Manager
As a digital native, Kalli steers naturally towards social media and has a background in Web Communications and Digital Marketing. She is passionate to conceptualise ideas into words, and words in action. She is always open to challenges and is constantly looking at the "how come" and "what if". Lastly, she is always down to rock out to the latest Chinese Hip Hop songs.
Business Development Director
Seasoned Channels and Business Development person with a consecutive streak of being in start-ups and growing their businesses. Well exposed to the APAC market, with successes in starting and penetration of markets and regions, especially Greater China. Delivering and over-exceeding targets and objectives. He is an avid singer and may be found belting tunes at local jamming establishments.
As a qualified lawyer, founder of a music industry services company, and seasoned musician, Sam brings to the table a nuanced understanding of the rapidly evolving global music landscape. He is experienced in end-to-end music capabilities from songwriting and production, through digital distribution, licensing and publishing, and has acted in Intellectual Property and royalties disputes between billion dollar companies. He is also the creative mind behind the international Indie Pop act Dreebsby, with an organic following in the USA, UK, Singapore and Canada.
Dr. Levan Wee
Levan Wee played an instrumental part in WHABBY Music’s conception and growing the global online community to reach 50,000 followers in 48 countries in the world. We would not have been able to achieve what we have so far, without his expertise in social media combined with his PhD in Anthropology, and his tireless approach to building communities, engaging with fans and championing our music community. His success as a Singaporean musician, achieving a few No. 1 hits and having played hundreds of live shows to packed audiences gave him that grass roots understanding of the tenacity needed to be successful, even before social media was a thing! Levan manages 'Bobby the Sheep' – a comedy channel with over 32k followers. We would highly recommend you check it out!
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