Category: music features
So… you’re looking to get into Jay Chou after seeing The Green Hornet or what not? Maybe you’re planning to start your Mandarin lessons, and even plan into deeping your toes into some Chinese or overall Asian music? Well, what better way to get into Chinese/Asian music than starting with Jay Chou.
Conversation on Taiwan’s pop music industry, it’s influence on the mainland, the role of new medias in developing talent and MIDEM 2011.
YAM managed to chat with Ms. Warren in honor of the release of Chinese singer Bibi Zhou’s (Zhou Bichang) latest album i.Fish.Light.Mirror, which includes one of Warren’s compositions, titled I Miss U Missing Me… which has also been translated into Mandarin as Yi Di Lei de Ju Li (A Tear in the Distance).
Idols. We love to love them, we love to hate them. However, before China’s scene exploded with musical acts, there were the traditional stars. Those that got to where they are not only because of hard work, but also for their vocal ability, talent writing their music, and their natural charisma.
The recent release of BoA’s English debut, and Utada Hikaru’s 3rd English release switched on my rant button, and prompted me to search for articles on why non-English artists must release music in the language, and oftentimes ditch their native tongue, to get into their market.