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  • Rochelle Beiersdorfer

Episode Three: Music Cities in the Middle Kingdom

Episode Summary

In this final episode, we’re journeying to the East to see how music city initiatives are applied in cities across China, and how Chinese cities acknowledge their musical identities and support their music communities.

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Used Music and Royalty-free Sound Effects

Theme music: Party Rock! by Bosnow on Uppbeat

Song 1: 《城市是一片希望与绝望》by 和复文丙

Song 2: 心碎Ska by Ambulance of Love 爱的急救车

Song 3: purple night by sourtower酸塔

Song 4:《清醒只是痛苦的开始》by 和复文丙

Song 5: Whispers Between Us by sourtower酸塔

Bright idea sound effect: Zapsplat

Chinese Artists’ and Bands' Socials and Discographies

和复文丙: Beijing-based psychedelic indie rock

StreetVoice街声, NetEase Cloud Music 网易云音乐, Weibo微博

Ambulance of Love 爱的急救车: Beijing-based old school punk

StreetVoice街声, Spotify, NetEase Cloud Music 网易云音乐, Instagram, Weibo微博

Sourtower酸塔: Beijing-based singer-songwriter (indie pop/dreampop/electronica)

Spotify, NetEase Cloud Music 网易云音乐, Instagram, Weibo微博

What are your thoughts on music cities in China? What Chinese bands or artists do you listen to? Let us know via either Twitter or Mastodon.

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