Archive for the ‘China Music Market’ Category

By Hans Ebert For musicians in places like Australia, Canada, the UK, Scandinavia, and the States- especially singer-musicians- still looking for gigs in all the wrong places, and wanting some financially viable place to lay th​eir​ hats down along with their guitars or keyboards, now more than ever, is the time to think about heading [...]

“Home-made Music is the online meeting place for the global creative community” Home-Made Youtube Channel Home-Made Official Facebook page Home-Made(@HomeMadeMusic78) – Twitter It’s been over-cooked and half-baked for so long that some good old new fashioned home-made music- make, bake and shake that Home-made Music- might be the recipe many have been waiting for. Share [...]

Just as many of us picked up guitars and decided to form bands with some being more successful than others in different areas of music, so it was with advertising. Some of us simply fell into it. Did we have a Masters in Marketing or Communications? No, but we had a passion for words, and [...]

It’s the start of the Year of the Ram, which some call the Sheep and others, the Goat, and despite the usual celebrations and floats and messages of health and wealth and all that other good stuff, it is a very quiet Hong Kong. No, not a “chilled” Hong Kong, but a worried and kinda [...]

There is Jazz and there is Jizz, and most of the Hong Kong-based “jazz singers” are actually singing jizz- an often embarrassing concoction of self-indulgence comprising very scattered scatting, mimicry that’s cartoon-like, and material that’s so well-trodden, it’s full of career potholes. And yet, so many keep walking into them like lemmings. It’s why the [...]

No one said life would be easy, but they also never warned that it would also be so damn difficult, especially when making music, writing a song for the pure joy of it, and then, having that initial ego boost of people wanting actually wanting to pay money for the song via sync deals etc [...]

There’s downloading and there’s freeloading and to blame for this mess are all those who advocated “free music”- all those sycophants and know-it-all old school bloggers like The Bobster and organisers of music conferences and other “industry events” whose mantra and con was “promotion” and how bands should even PLAY for free so they can [...]

Warner Music Group To Acquire Gold Typhoon’s Legendary Recorded Music Catalog And Artist Roster – WARNER MUSIC GROUP It probably won’t mean much to the music industry outside of Greater China, but, despite the rather humorous press release above, Warner Music’s recent purchase of Gold Typhoon has had those still with some interest in what’s [...]

Artists Join YouTube Protest as Dispute Escalates – 4ARTS   For the past few months, there have been rumblings about YouTube and its arbitrary ways of working and how videos are blocked or taken down with no reasons given and a take it or fuck off attitude by the channel. The news above about artists [...]

Call it When Worlds Collide, call it a buffet gone horribly wrong, call it confusion and not evolution nor revolution, but, call what once was the music industry, but which is now all showbiz and snowbiz and “celebrity product placement” through an entertainment media in the pockets of many for what it is: A bloody [...]