In its nearly 5 years of existence, trailblazing concert promotion agency China West Entertainment (CWE) has brought a who’s who of international pop acts to China – from Norah Jones to the Black Eyed Peas to last November’s ambitious offering of the two K’s (West and Minogue). So it was met with surprise from some and disappointment from many this month when China West went out not with a bang but with a whisper, suspending its operations due to an unprofitable bottom line.
According to our friends over at Smartshanghai, the first foreign promoter on the block, China West, will be closing its doors after nearly 5 years. You can read about it here.
We had a feeling that this was on the cards, and as such, we interviewed the boss-man Steve Sybesma shortly before Christmas. The full interview will be coming up soon on the Radar, when we can push our still-turkey-infused brains into gear.
Steve was a great guy and has done a huge amount for the music scene in China. He will be missed. Good luck with the future, Steve.