China: A New Electronic Nation?
15:30 - 16:30
Felix Meritis (F10 Panel Room) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
In China they love dance music, and the potential of this vast market is hugely attractive to both local entrepreneurs and foreigners. But given how huge the country is, and how different the culture is, you need to do your homework before leaping in, and you very probably need a local partner to get the best from the abundant opportunities on offer. Now that the country is moving away from piracy towards licensed music, how do you get your music distributed and what are the legal options? In a country where being a DJ is not regarded by older generations as being a real job, what chance does local talent really have of fulfilling their potential? Is there an underground ad what do you need to know about Chinese club culture? What is the current state of the electronic music scene and is it the best way to get China dancing or should you be considering other, more credible styles of music?
Rainbow Gao (The Mansion, CN)
Robin Leembruggen (Mad Panda, CN)
Paul Neuteboom (Modern Sky Entertainment, CN)
Managing Director Electronic Music
Moderator: Spencer Tarring (Pyro, CN)
CEO, PYRO Music