Young and Independent: Independent Musicians of X Generation





Gao, Yue


2019         BSSC COMM - JOUR INTL


17 Min

SUMMARY

Three young adults born in the 90’s in mainland China, Cici is an independent singer, while He Ruichen and Wu Zhongqi are independent musicians. Cici talks about her experience as a singer-songwriter. Wu Zhongqi regards music as a passion. He Ruichen has been involved in music creation since he was a child, and entered the music industry while at university... Cici likes to express her thoughts in words. He Ruichen makes music in the recording studio and understands that inspiration comes from ... Wu Zhongqi recorded songs in the men's bathroom without help from anyone. Without a team, he aspires to perfect himself in other aspects. He Ruichen does not like to follow the mainstream network platforms and uses alternative streaming methods. What he wants to do is ... Netease Cloud Music is China's largest independent musician platform. In September 2018, there were already 70,000 independent musicians. Cici is skeptical and has some questions about the promotion strategies of the online music platform. Musician Long Fei praised Cici for her dedication to music, and criticized some young people for putting emphasis on marketing and the packaging of music. He Ruichen comments that "hot songs aren’t good, and good songs aren’t hot" .... Wu Zhongqi believes that independent music conveys a value ...




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