theworldofchinese:

5 Apps for Music in China

So, Apple has launched their new music service, Spotify is still infinitely relevant—albeit without Taylor Swift’s support—and Jay Z is still trying to harness the power of celebrity to create Tidal waves.

These services seem to represent the new era in the music industry, but for those in China, they are as relevant as a cow’s opinion on beef. Whether they are tethered by geolocational functionality, are too pricey for the average Chinese consumer, or just lack the necessary songs, these music streaming services are playing second fiddle to those native to China.

So, what are your options if you’re in China? Here are 5 music apps perfect for the Middle Kingdom.

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I’ve never tried it, but Douban also has an app, for both iOS and Android. If you are looking at an auto-translated page, it says “Download watercress client”. (douban = watercress)  This app probably functions for all the social media parts of Douban community/site, not just music.

Douban also lists a bunch of apps for both platforms, including Douban FM (豆瓣FM) and Watercress Music (豆瓣音乐人). These may be what you would want for listening to your favorites or the bands you follow at Douban.  But like I said, I haven’t tried them. If Chinese apps auto-translated on my iPad, I probably would. 

One app I do have is the Hit FM app, but that starts up with the station playing and a picture of the DJ, everything else is useless if you don’t read Chinese, LOL. As a matter of fact, I just started up the app, ‘cos I like to check out how Waa Wei opens up her show. ‘Wo shi OH YEAAAAAAH, DJ WaaWaa’  =D

theworldofchinese:

5 Apps for Music in China

So, Apple has launched their new music service, Spotify is still infinitely relevant—albeit without Taylor Swift’s support—and Jay Z is still trying to harness the power of celebrity to create Tidal waves.

These services seem to represent the new era in the music industry, but for those in China, they are as relevant as a cow’s opinion on beef. Whether they are tethered by geolocational functionality, are too pricey for the average Chinese consumer, or just lack the necessary songs, these music streaming services are playing second fiddle to those native to China.

So, what are your options if you’re in China? Here are 5 music apps perfect for the Middle Kingdom.

Continue reading here!

I’ve never tried it, but Douban also has an app, for both iOS and Android. If you are looking at an auto-translated page, it says “Download watercress client”. (douban = watercress)  This app probably functions for all the social media parts of Douban community/site, not just music.

Douban also lists a bunch of apps for both platforms, including Douban FM (豆瓣FM) and Watercress Music (豆瓣音乐人). These may be what you would want for listening to your favorites or the bands you follow at Douban.  But like I said, I haven’t tried them. If Chinese apps auto-translated on my iPad, I probably would. 

One app I do have is the Hit FM app, but that starts up with the station playing and a picture of the DJ, everything else is useless if you don’t read Chinese, LOL. As a matter of fact, I just started up the app, ‘cos I like to check out how Waa Wei opens up her show. ‘Wo shi OH YEAAAAAAH, DJ WaaWaa’  =D

kanzi58:

Wow. Fascinating and troubling. 

Nova Heart  Pretty creepy MV starring actress/singer/author 田原 Tian YuanMaybe some of you remember Tian Yuan’s band 跳房子 Hopscotch? They put out the 2002 album, Wishful Way on Modern Sky label. (TY was still in high school)

Tian Yuan released a self-titled solo album in 2010. We have one song (#18 Locked In The Moon) in the music player on the main FYCI page. 

You can hear all of the Hopscotch album at that douban, and she has a bunch of tunes to hear at the Tian Yuan douban.  There is a drastic rearrangement of Locked In The Moon at douban, but I’m not crazy about it, to be honest. It works okay for the verses, but the chorus is quite awkward.  Listen to the album version instead. =D

kanzi58:

Wow. Fascinating and troubling. 

Nova Heart  Pretty creepy MV starring actress/singer/author 田原 Tian YuanMaybe some of you remember Tian Yuan’s band 跳房子 Hopscotch? They put out the 2002 album, Wishful Way on Modern Sky label. (TY was still in high school)

Tian Yuan released a self-titled solo album in 2010. We have one song (#18 Locked In The Moon) in the music player on the main FYCI page. 

You can hear all of the Hopscotch album at that douban, and she has a bunch of tunes to hear at the Tian Yuan douban.  There is a drastic rearrangement of Locked In The Moon at douban, but I’m not crazy about it, to be honest. It works okay for the verses, but the chorus is quite awkward.  Listen to the album version instead. =D

gonzochicago:

Well, well. The little band that could got signed to MAYBE MARS!!!! Cosmic congrats to Chengdu’s Hiperson! #china #maybemars #chengdu

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Hiperson 海朋森 Chengdu, China. Members are Chen Sijiang/陈思江-voc, Ji Yinan/季一楠-gtr, Liu Zetong/刘泽同-gtr, Huang Rentao/黄仁涛-bass, Wang Boqiang/王博强-drums
You can hear several songs at douban, and read more about them and the other new Maybe Mars bands HERE. I’ll post their Sound Stage appearance next…