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Roger Waters, the ex-bassist of Pink Floyd, explained his insights on the political status of Taiwan

The current political status of Taiwan was brought up by Micahel during the interview due to Nancy Pelosi’s recent Taiwan visit, which the Chinese military responded to by military drill encircling Taiwan, the drill was also the closest to Taiwan’s territoria…


StreetVoice Park Park Carnival @ Taipei EXPO Park

Stepping out of the Yuanshan MRT station at the hottest time of the day, I followed the stream of indie band listeners and cosplayers to the venue, it is relatively rare to see these two groups of people based on different niche heading towards the same place…


Sandee Chan "Discipline X Dogma" Concert Experience warp-up

Her concert was held in Taipei Music Center. It's been a decade since Sandee had a large-scale concert and she slain every audience with the sophisticated concert production. Bringing an even greater impact than the album itself - the show director, light des…


Mong Tong finished their first European tour supporting psychedelic guru Kikagaku Moyo

With an agile and effective response to the pandemic, Taiwan was able to hold concerts like usual. It was not until earlier this year that COVID 19 finally broke out in Taiwan. However, the differences between the domestic situation and oversea did strike on …


The 33rd Golden Melody Awards - the rise of Taiwan's young musicians.

The ceremony started from the two most anticipated awards, Song of the Year Award winner goes to the EggPlantEgg (茄子蛋) Oh Love, You Are Much Greater Than I Imagined, this is also the 3rd award the band had been entitled. And the multilingual music duo Collage…


Spain is now catching the trend of Taiwanese artists.

June is when the touring season starts, but for the past 2 year, the schedule of the touring musicians/artists had been postponed due to Covid-19, and Taiwanese artists can relate to the situation as well due to the strict traveling restrictions, which had ma…


Grand finale of Sodagreen trademark lawsuit / "Storm" collaboration between Wu Qing-feng & Aurora release today.

On June 7th, Wu Qing-feng, the front man of 魚丁糸 Oaeen (formerly known as 蘇打綠 Sodagreen), had announced the collaboration song “Storm” with Norwegian musician Aurora Aksnes, commonly known as Aurora. They simultaneously posted two images that included both nam…


The 33rd Golden Melody Awards Nominations / The War between Taiwan's OTT Platforms and MÜST

The chairman of the GMA jury this year is producer Adia (阿弟仔). He is famous for winning GMA best male mandarin singer back in the 2000s and later became the producer of Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai and A-mei. He especially shouts out to all artists who submitted …


Wraping up MEGAPORT festival / Will online concert cease after Covid? - Issue #9

On March 26th 27th, the biggest annual music event in Taiwan, MEGAPORT, splashed its glory at pier 2 of Kaohsiung port. With over 120 bands, 10 stages and more than 20,000 participants, has become an iconic music fest that represents Taiwanese music scenes. T…


The 12th GIMA Wrap-Up / Taiwanese Music and Drama Tie-Ups

The 12th Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA) was held on November 6th, Kaohsiung Music Center.The slogan of GIMA this year is “GIMA is now”. The wordplay originates from the pronunciation of the acronym GIMA, which is quite similar to the pronunciation of “now” …


The 12th Golden Indie Music Awards nominations / The Genealogy of Taiwanese Bands

On October 7th, the 12th Golden Indie Music Awards revealed their nominations, honoring the prolific and energetic music scene of Taiwan.Different from the Golden Melody Awards (GMA), GIMA focuses more on artists who can write their own music by setting the s…


Permanent Exhibition at Taipei Music Center / Talent Show The Rappers Back on Track


Roundup of the 32nd Golden Melody Awards / Artists to Sell Special Artworks After the Lockdown

The 32nd Golden Melody Awards (GMA) was held at Taipei Music Center on August 21st. The annual event was postponed from June due to COVID outbreak in Taiwan. No general public audiences were allowed other than the nominees and industry related delegates. Arti…


Upcoming Releases Disclosed by the Government Subsidies / Recent Online Concerts / GMA

As COVID-19 has struck the world for a year and half, artists struggle with no live performances but to find solutions over livestreaming and other possibilities. In the meantime, more musicians turn to what they do best: stay home, write more songs.As the is…


KKBOX Endows Podcasters with Ability to Embed Music in Their Shows / Cross-Nation Featuring Is a Now-Thing / First Hip-Hop Talent Show Ever Is Available on YouTube

After 16 years, the leading music streaming service KKBOX still holds the largest domestic market share since its launch in 2004. Last August, it invested in Firstory, a local podcast hosting service, adding thousands of podcasts into their platform. The podc…


The 32nd GMA Nominations Further Blurred the Thin Line Between Mainstream and Indie / How a Student Demo Went Viral on the Internet / Farewell to The Fur.

At the time of this writing, all live music events in Taiwan have been cancelled or postponed. The recent COVID-19 outbreak caused the CECC to raise its epidemic warning to Level 3 nationwide, which required closure of leisure and entertainment venues. Lots o…


10,000 Capacity Music Festivals Still Happen / NFT Craze / Record-Breaking Crowdfunding Campaign for an Indie Album

Throughout the past few years, we've been constantly sending out newsletters to everyone who is keen to know more about the music of Taiwan. We compiled the most interesting stories published on our website, the most anticipated new releases and upcoming even…