With Sichuan being the home to half of all mainland musicians, it’s time that music moves back to Sichuan. Since her contract with Huayi Music expired (no news yet about the management company), that’s what Jane Zhang‘s set out to do. “Show City Music” in English, the Chinese name is “Shao Cheng Yin Yue,” with “Shao Cheng/City of Youth” being a nickname of Chengdu. The employees, too, are mostly Sichuanese. The one other signed singer is Wang Zhengliang, one of the three eeMedia Super Boys from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
Jane has always been quite vocal and articulate about her thoughts about the Chinese music industry, so it’ll be interesting where she takes <Show City. Show City’s first project is Wang Zhengliang’s new song , “Count to three and let go together,” with Zhang Yadong as producer and Jane as the executive producer.
Show City artists ready to rock the roof
During an interview with Information Times, Jane commented on Wang Zhengliang and echoed Long Danni’s thought for the need of a niche for pop artists.
The new song is Xiaoliang(Wang Zhengliang)’s first new appearance, we feel like he needs a clear basic definition. Xiaoliang is a very talented singer and can sing every style of songs. But in pop music, often artists don’t need to be so multi-talented. They only need to use their best aspects to touch everyone. We feel like Xiaoliang’s specialty is that his voice gives people the truest feeling. I believe this song will give everyone a new understanding of Xiaoliang.
Jane also talked about why she wants to move backstage and help others to produce instead.
I’m very fascinated by working backstage. It’s not like singing, which is longer new. I really like creating things. As long as it’s related to music, no matter if it’s lyrics, composition, production, I think those are creating new things. They’re so imaginative. Everytime I see a song being produced with my help, I’m even happier than I am on the stage.
Sichuanese singers perform “Love is home” – music and lyrics by Wang Zhengliang: