Love Music! Respect Music!

Some disheartening news passed by our desks earlier today. Shenzhen-based electronic musician Gavintoo has been embroiled in an IP dispute with one of China’s largest cosmetics companies, the L’Oreal-owned Yue-Sai. The root of the conflict is simple: Gavintoo discovered that Yue-Sai had appropriated, without a peep or hint of compensation, his original song “Si je t’aime” as the opening-credits theme in a web-only TV series produced by the company. In…

Beijing Launches National Music Industry Base

by Ami Li Hat tip to Twitter, Peter Schloss and Music Dish China for this. Following in the footsteps of Shanghai and Guangzhou, the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) has announced a Beijing chapter of the National Music Industry Base, which will “Develop classic music and music with Chinese characteristics that cater for the demand of the international market, and forge a complete industrial chain. It aims to…

Vice x Intel x Dell = Noisey

In a follow up (or is it an addition – we don’t really know) to the Creators Project and Motherboard, Vice and their two main partners Intel and Dell have come up with Noisey, a music discovery platform. Featuring 2 bands from Beijing already (Birdstriking and 24 Hours), Noisey is about to launch officially with a party this weekend in, you guessed it, Beijing. On a global basis, we are…

Hacked iTunes accounts for sale on Taobao

According to AFP, for 30RMB you can pick up a hacked iTunes account on Taobao and use it to buy movies, games, apps and music for around US$30 within a 24 hour period. In light of the heady combination of a current availability of all this content on the Chinese ‘net for free, non-existant laws to limit content sharing in China via P2P and the average Chinese lack of knowledge…

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