Awards shine light on mu­sic in­dus­try changes

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - ENTERTAINMENT - By CHEN NAN

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.”

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