Officially launched at MIDEM 2010, MusicDish*China will be returning to MIDEM 2011 representing some of Beijing’s most exciting acts: electro-punk rock band Pet Consipracy, singer-songwriter Zhang Si’an and GBOB China winner The Amazing Insurance Salesmen.
Eric de Fontenay will be meeting with delegates for licensing and booking opportunities as well strategic partnerships. MIDEM (Marche International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale) has been held annually in France since 1967 with the aim to provide a forum for business talks, political and legal issues to do with the music industry, showcasing new artists and discussing musical trends and music-related products.
Halfway between an art project and a punk rock show, Pet Conspiracy have become popular in China and abroad for their powerful and borderline live acts. MTV Band of the Month in 2009, Best Electro Band in China in 2010, Pet Conspiracy have become in less than 2 years one of the hottest and original band in China. Since 2008, Pet Conspiracy paved their way to Europe where they performed in some of the coolest european clubs and made appearances on Arte TV, BBC and international compilations. Pet Conspiracy’s 2008 ‘The China EP’ as well as their upcoming 2011 release is available for licensing, They are also working on their 4th European tour.
Zhang Si’an (aka Jean-Sebastien Hery)
Beijing, China – Folk, Rock, Electro
Since arriving in China in 2000, he has recorded four solo albums primarily in Mandarin, and lead Beijing indie bands The Incredible JSB!, The Maix Jazz band and GBOB 2010 China winner Amazing Insurance Salesmen. With influences ranging from Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd and good dose of fusion jazz, Zhang Si’an has played all of Beijing’s hotspots (Yugong Yishan, Mao live house, D22, 2Kolegas…). Zhang Si’an has five albums available for licensing in European markets, including his latest “Mandarin(e) Jazz,” as well as three albums from “The Incredible JSB!”.
The Amazing Insurance Salesmen
Beijing, China – Progessive Rock
Formed in the summer of 2009, the Amazing Insurance Salesmen play original experimental music and songs inspired by bands such as Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix and music genres like Jazz, Blues, Bossa nova, Fusion, Classical music,… The band regularly performs in Beijing’s most famous venues such as 2Kolegas, Mao Livehouse, Yugongyishan, the What Bar and D22, as well music festivals such as the Beijing Haidian Park Festival and the Beijing Nanluoguxiang Festival. The band won the Global Battle of the Bands China title in November 2010 and will be competing for the World title in Kuala Lumpur in February 2011.
Eric de Fontenay has spent his career steeped in what has been called the “digital revolution.” In ’97, he founded MusicDish at the dawn of the “new” digital music industry. In 2001, Eric began focusing on artist marketing, combining branding, social media, viral distribution and online street teaming, and has since worked with 100s of artists and labels. He also runs the largest music newswire Mi2N (www.mi2n.com), though now focuses on building the MusicDish*China brand. Eric is a regular speaker at music conferences ranging from Music Matters (HK) to MIDEM (Cannes). He currently produces the Digital Music NY series.
Launched at MIDEM 2010 in Cannes, France, MusicDish*China is the latest online brand from MusicDish LLC, a digital music company, providing a unique insight into China’s emerging music industry. Focused on the cultural hubs of Beijing and Shanghai as well as broader markets in Taiwan and Singapore, MusicDish*China has sponsored major events such as Midi Festival and Beijing 2010 and works closely with local stakeholder.