Inspired by our friends over at Hypebot (things I hope for in the new music industry in 2011), we decided to put our own list together, Things We Hope For the Chinese Music Industry in the Year of the Rabbit. Rather than do it all ourselves (and take all the subsequent glory/ wrath), we enlisted the help of several of our fellow industry colleagues, trying to blend a good mix of indie and big, Chinese and Laowai.
This is what we came back with. Thanks to everyone for their contributions.
SHAN WEI, COO of the iconic Midi Festival
1. Hopes more Chinese bands will record good full-length albums (not singles, not EPs). There have been too few good albums in recent years.
2. CCTV-1 begins to broadcast programming and news related to Chinese rock music and music festivals.
GOUZI, GM of Beijing’s most popular live house, Yugong Yishan
1. Hopes that in 2011 there is more variety in genres of high-quality live shows in China
2. Hopes that more Chinese bands have a chance to tour outside of China to exhibit themselves and interact with international musicians.