Music Monday: May 5, 2014

Music Monday 2014

I’m back! I realize the last time I posted anything was back in February. So… Lets ease back into Music Monday again. But first I would like to introduce two new discovery of sort. 1) Music Radio Billboard Chart and 2) CCTV Global Music Chart.

Music Radio Billboard Chart has been around for a few years, but the webpage was never that visually appealing. The chart is now separated into Mainland, TW/HK, and new releases. Then there’s CCTV’s brand new “live” music performance program Global Music Chart first aired in March. While not all the performances are for new songs, but I’m not going complains about finally having a show dedicated to musical performance and promotion. Like its counterparts (Music Station/Inkigayo) a winner is crowned at the end of each episode based on SNS votes, text, and audience votes. I hope they include digital and physical sales later to promote legal music download/purchase.

Speaking of music award, it’s music awards season again! Yinyuetai held their 2nd annual award show a few weeks ago. The award show itself wasn’t all that interesting, basically anyone who decided to attend got an award, but there were some great performances. QQ Music held their first music awards show this year. Finally the all important Music Radio Annual Top Billboard Charts and The Chinese Music Awards 全球华语榜中榜, which were both held in late April.
(more…)

Tian Hao Family wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Tian Hao Family recently did a Christmas shot with their artists Hou Xian, HIT-5, Sara and upcoming girlband S.P.Y. Watch S.P.Y. perform their new song here. Hou Xian’s EP “Baby Face” will be released at the end of the month. Listen to the cute song, a la urasiansourceCpop2 below and see the individual Christmas shots under the cut.

P.S. HIT-Studio released new bloopers of the eeMedia New Year MV on their tudou page.
(more…)

Zhong Guo Feng Singer-Songwriters Vae and Hou Xian Releasing Albums Soon

That’s right! Two more singers are joining the December release bandwagon,  and this time they’re of the zgf singer-songwriter variety,   Hou Xian and Vae, probably China’s most popular. Vae, is a doctor-songwriter who had written and digitally released over 100 songs, and had gained a hardcore fanbase online  before finally deciding to release an album last year.

For those of you who don’t know or don’t remember Vae from when I first posted on him, you can check out this song from his first album:

(more…)

Hou Xian’s 2nd Album “Invincible Eastern” Released!!!

Yes, that title does merit three exclamation marks. You have no idea how happy I am right now. Pardon me if I sound too fangirly but if I could have only one artist ever release a new album ever again, it would be Hou Xian aka Hoho (but let’s not use that name too much), and I don’t think I ever anticipated a new release as much as this one (his last album was from 2005).

Hou Xian with his CD
Hou Xian with his CD

(more…)

Jay Chou vs. Hou Xian

Battle of the mumbling, Zhong Guo Feng composers!

While most people know that Jay Chou’s Fragrant Rice song was leaked along with his entire album not many know that Hou Xian, the singer who made a splash with his first album Antique Play!, had his main song for his second upcoming album “leaked” around the same time.

(more…)