‘Chaos’ of China’s Music Industry

In , illegal music downloading from internet and pirated CDs make it hard for pop stars to earn money. That’s also a key reason why they “rely heavily on commercial performances, which make up more than half of their .” From BBC:

-born singer Agi knows her music carries a different price tag in the UK than in China.
She made about $2000 (£1,000) a month from music royalties and live shows with her band Mika when she lived in .

But in China, her band Long Kuan Jiu Duan can almost double that by singing just one song at a commercial gig. At these gigs, artists get paid a set amount by companies or promoters regardless of how many tickets they sell.

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