[photopress:yangchenjang.jpg,full,alignright]’Wolf falling in love with sheep; he is crazy about the love.’ This popular song derived from the Internet, was performed at China’s Zhejiang E-Music Festival. It got the sort of reception that one associates with popular music and young listeners.
With the booming of the Internet, a new kind of music, e-music, is emerging. Humorous and interesting lyrics, simple rhythms, folk characteristics mark these e-songs. They have galloped to success.
Some songs have had more than ten million downloads. Examples are ‘Mice Love Rice’ by Yang Chengang (shown above), ‘Lilac Flower’ by Tang Lei, and ‘The Pig’ by Xiangxiang (shown here).
[photopress:xiangxiang_1.jpg,full,alignright]There are said to be over 100 million people accessing the Internet in China so ten percent of them downloaded ‘Wolf falling in love with sheep.’
Astounding figures even though surveys show that 37.9 percent of people using the Internet in China are looking for entertainment.
According to a report released by iResearch Ltd., the sale of China’s e-music market climbed to RMB3.6 billion in 2005 from RMB0.8 billion in 2003, and this year the amount is expected to hit RMB5 billion.
Source: China News
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