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K-pop industry should value safety over money amid COVID-19 outbreak

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has been increasing day by day, but this dire situation is not being given any priority in the country when it comes to the entertainment industry. The K-pop industry continues to operate as usual and many stars still have busy schedules.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 18:48:40

Young Chinese make traditional Chinese music and instruments popular again with stylish music videos

A group of young Chinese are trying to breathe new life into traditional Chinese instruments such as guqin by innovating on China's traditional culture through uniquely styled music videos.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/24 0:15:10

Justin Bieber has made 'Changes', why not give him a chance?

For days, Justin Bieber has been a hot topic on social media platforms such as Twitter and Sina Weibo, not only for his new album Changes, but also for the support he has shown for China and its city of Wuhan as they battle against COVID-19, which has killed more than 2,000 people in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 18:51:50

Poverty-stricken county leaves no student behind

Dai Fa, 26, could have been a folk musician, but he stepped off the stage and chose to teach in his mountainous hometown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 15:41:43

Renowned Chinese musician dedicates new composition to fighting coronavirus outbreak

The premiere of renowned Chinese musician Tan Dun's new composition, Sound Pagoda - The 12 Sounds of Wuhan, was performed by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Belgium on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 18:18:27

UK music producer Andy Weatherall passes away at age 56

Andy Weatherall, the DJ who produced Primal Scream's Screamadelica and a pioneer of the acid house movement, died Monday at age 56 after suffering a pulmonary embolism, his representatives said.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/18 16:38:40

Kazakhstan's folk music ensemble performs 75 pieces of works non-stop

Kazakhstan's folk music ensemble "Korkyt" performed 75 pieces of works non-stop in Nur-Sultan, setting a national record. For several consecutive hours, musicians played Kazakh and international masterpieces by traditional musical instruments including dombra and kobyz.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 10:09:00

Belgian symphony orchestras play Wuhan gong to cheer on efforts to fight novel coronavirus epidemic

Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun conducted the Belgian Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his newest piece at Queen Elizabeth Hall in Belgium on Saturday to cheer on the people in Wuhan who are fighting against the novel coronavirus pneumonia and pay tribute to the people who have died due to the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 18:23:40

Long-running Chinese reality show 'Singer' to change up its film production: Reports

According to reports, Singer, a Chinese singing reality show broadcast on Hunan Satellite TV, will experiment with online filming for its third episode, which means singers scattered in five different cities in China will compete from their own homes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 19:25:12

Soprano Anna Netrebko, songwriter Diane Warren win Polar prize

Sweden's Polar Music Prize was Tuesday awarded jointly to Russian-born star soprano Anna Netrebko and US hit-song writer Diane Warren.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 19:47:59

Music lifts the darkness: Belgian pianist composes song to support Wuhan

Belgian pianist Jean-François Maljean has composed a song, “Chime of the Dawn Bells,” to show support for the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 22:33:26

Chinese singer Lay Zhang invites fans to join in creating a song for novel coronavirus epicenter Wuhan

Fans in China and abroad spent all day working on melodies and lyrics after Chinese singer Lay Zhang announced on Saturday that he would be writing a charity song for Wuhan, the epicenter of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, based on people's submissions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 19:18:40

2020 Gala concert for Chinese New Year held in Vienna

2020 Gala concert for Chinese New Year was held in the Golden Hall in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday evening. This concert also launched a fundraising event for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 12:08:13

Chinese music festival brings the fun to people staying in during coronavirus outbreak

The Strawberry Music Festival in China kicked off a series of streaming events on Tuesday, in the hope of bringing love and support to the people who are fighting against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 20:39:24

Disney to release 'Hamilton' musical in N.American cinemas

A big screen version of smash hit musical Hamilton is coming to movie theaters in 2021, its creator announced on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/4 17:33:41

BTS' new music video fires up Chinese ARMY

On Monday, South Korean boy band BTS finally released the second music video, titled Outro: Ego, for their upcoming new album Map of the Soul: 7, scheduled for release on February 21.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 14:53:40

Chinese fans call for calm concerning EXO member Chen's decision to get married

"Love is not an excuse to 'kidnap' entertainers. Fans should stay rational and respectful instead of stepping foot into celebrities' personal lives," an administrator of the biggest Chinese fanbase of EXO member Chen, the China Baidu KimJongdaeBar, told the Global Times in an interview.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/19 22:46:35

Sohu TV brings back celebrity livestreams for Chinese New Year holiday

Chinese streaming site Sohu TV has announced that it will continue its annual show Stars Accompany You on Your Way Back Home, which, since 2014, has seen famous celebrities live stream throughout the Spring Festival since 2014.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:03:40