Posts Tagged ‘Michael Learns To Rock’

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 [...]

By Hans Ebert While Hong Kong’s so-called English “music scene” meanders along with the usual suspects “jizzing” away imagining that they’re jazz artistes- and gullible audiences buying into this vapid shell game- and the cover bands circuit tries to channel everyone from Axl Rose and Adele with no thought of originality, an artist like Yuna [...]

The problem is that the “Asianization” doesn’t exist in the music. Let me explain the birds, bees, dim sums and chicken vindaloos. For a while, this region created and produced a number of Asian Remixes. It was a cross between a token- and patronizing- gesture by Head Office and something really wanted by some artists- [...]

It’s not exactly Lennon and McCartney, it might not even be Arthur and Martha or Lenin and McArthur, but, somehow, making music as a collaboration brings out something new, something my mate Ben Semmens, below, and I discovered when a very off-the-cuff jam in a recording studio resulted in this song called Pretty Girl. Ben’s [...]

Greater China is full of movers and shakers and with many shaking but not going anywhere. There are, of course, more WANNA movers and shakers but these are mostly delusionary characters and legends in their own lunchtime who talk the talk but cannot walk the walk along a straight line. They zig-zag all over the [...]

One would have thought that the old con and mantra that one should look at this or that as “promotion” and so, “do it for free” and which has been repeated for decades by everyone from promoters and music companies to mobile phone companies and organizers of music conferences had stopped by now.   But, [...]

Okay, try and follow me here. Remember the piece about Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child being bigger than Beyonce in China? It’s quite extraordinary how many people have written in to ask [A] Who is Kelly Rowland and [B] Why isn’t the other of Destiny’s Children cashing in on the brush with fame with Beyonce? [...]

I read this headline- “Getting Your Music Into China”- and I thought to myself, Yes, “And then What?” As for the second part of the question- “What’s Popular There and Why”, the answer is this:  No one knows. Everyone is an expert on China, but when it comes to music, it’s still all guess work, [...]