Post-Pandemic, Are Chinese Music Lovers Ready to Rock Again?
Music festivals in China are back after the pandemic hiatus. But inflated prices, poor site management, and a lack of diverse lineups leaves attendees disappointed
Will Singapore’s Mandopop Scene Ever Flourish Again?
Singapore artists used to be Mandopop royalty, but new acts are struggling to make a breakthrough
East Meets West Africa: The Growing Popularity of Afrobeats
From the first Afrobeat album to the first Afrobeat festival, the genre has been quietly making inroads in China’s music market
For the Record: How a War Refugee Built His Vinyl Haven in Hong Kong
Record store owner Paul Au has escaped the Vietnam War, slept in the streets, and weathered two pandemics to pursue his passion for vinyl
Is China’s Boy Band Boom Over?
Ten years ago, TFBoys spurred a boom in Chinese boy bands. But now fan fatigue, investor apathy, and the pandemic threaten to burst the pop star bubble.
Navigating Cultures Through Hip Hop
Chinese American hip hop artist Bohan Phoenix reaches beyond his “in-between identity” to craft new sounds
Reggae’s Chinese Roots Run Deeper Than You Think
Reggae is becoming better understood, more popular, and is even starting to infiltrate popular music in China
When Mandopop Grooves with Reggae
Musicians of various ethnic backgrounds find resonance in reggae—and in its cultural relevance
Will Online Concerts Replace Live Music in China?
Once the pandemic fades away, will China’s livestreaming music industry survive?