Noisey Global Launch: Beijing review

Yang Haisong Still Has It: Noisey Launches in Beijing. words: Ami Li A recent Thursday night in Beijing marked the official launch in China of Noisey, a “Global New Music Discovery Platform.” A collaboration between VICE, Dell and Intel, the same team that brought the Creators Project to Beijing last fall, Noisey features mostly video footage of live shows and interviews with prominent, independently-minded bands and artists from around the…

Yugong Yishan closed down

It seems like the noose around the neck of Beijing nightlife is closing ever tighter. According to Timeout, Yugong Yishan has been closed due to “fire regulations”. This isn’t the first time that Yugong has been in trouble – a few weeks back, Rustic’s show at the self same venue was closed down. Whatever is happening in the ‘Jing? We can only hope that some of these recent decisions are…

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…

What’s going on? Suzhou Strawberry canceled…

UPDATE: There has been an official update on Douban. Apparently, because of the recent thunderstorms, the basic facilities (at the Wujiang site) have been badly damaged, and can’t be fixed in a short time. so the festival has to be postponed, the new dates to be announced It seems like the Gods of Chinese Music are conspiring against us on the eve of another landmark May Holiday where music festivals are…

What do we all want for the Music Industry in 2011?

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…