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Romy the Cat


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I wonder when Chinese begin to record?

Really, it is kind of strange that there is no good Chinese (at least know to me) recording companies. There is a huge number of good or sometimes even near-great Chinese musicians around the world and there is a nice positive momentum on academic music in contemporary China. Still, it looks like Chinese musicians run array from China as soon as they feel themselves potent… Do Chinese use musical skills as Jew used musical talents in odder to defeat the Jewish Radiuses in 19 century?

I wonder how different the situation for musicians would be if China have own good recording and marketing recourses for serious musicians. I mean some kind of Beijing version of EMI of a Shanghai version of DG… Even at the level of the small high quality private labels - it does not look that Chinese do any progress.

Japanese for instance have a huge network of small high quality private labels that record with very high quality. Unfortunately they recode mostly crappy music but still, there is a capacity to record in Japan. I can not recall that I have seen any interesting recording efforts in China. It is very unfortunate and let me know if I’ve missed anything….

Rgs,
Romy the Cat

PS: BTW, it might be a great bussing opportunity for a right person.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Michaelz
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Don't expect too much

It has to take quite some time for the Chinese engineers to move away from audiophile test CD recording style.

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Amphissa
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Chinese recording
I think the Chinese music industry will not begin to grow until China enacts and enforces some sort of "copyright" protection. It requires a huge investment in time, equipment, musical talent, and technical expertise to make decent classical recordings. There is no incentive to do this right now in China, because immediately it will be turned into millions of "pirate" copies. The musicians and the studio would never break even financially.

Of course, state subsidized recordings could be made. This would be a "hot house industry" for internal benefit only. This would be good if you are the monopoly recording company for the government. However, love of music would be secondary when government is your boss.

In my opinion, recording in China would be a waste of time and money as a business enterprise.
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Romy the Cat


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The China classical scene - it looks as I was right…
In yesterday email I got:

“I am looking actually not just for one A2D, but two. I am working on an interesting new recording technique and Beijing has quite a bit recording worthy music going on and access is easier…”

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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