Awards shine light on music industry changes
The 10th China Gold Record Awards have been launched in Beijing to honor artists in 20 categories, including Chinese folk music, traditional Chinese operas, instrumental music, pop music and music recording.
China’s highest music industry awards, they were introduced in 1989 by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and organized by China Record Corporation, the oldest and largest record company in China, which was founded in May 1949.
The ceremony of the Tenth China Gold Record Awards will be held in Kunming, Yunnan province, at the end of the year.
Besides the final ceremony, forums and retrospective photo exhibitions covering China’s 100year recording history will be held in Kunming to showcase the legacy of the China Gold Record Awards and the country’s music industry.
“The awards have witnessed the changes and development of China’s music industry, from the boom during the 1990s to the dramatic changes brought by the internet,” says Xu Peidong, a veteran composer and the vice-president of Chinese Musicians’ Association. “The China Gold Record Awards are more than music awards; they indicate the current trends in the music industry.”