Keeping things as simple as a #JustinBieber and #SelenaGomez song

By Hans Ebert
@hanseberthk

It’s good to get away from daily routines. It clears the head, let’s in some much-needed fresh air to make the fog and amphetamines disappear. forces one to think, re-think and re-learn many things that have been swept under the sneakers, and kinda say, F*ck what everyone else thinks, cos opinions are like assholes and I have mine- opinions and an asshole. And so, the Christmas holidays were spent with someone adamant that I needed the present of Change.

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What’s holding back Asian artists singing in English? Is The Force not with them?

By Hans Ebert
@hanseberthk

While Hong Kong’s so-called English “music scene” meanders along with the usual suspects “jizzing” away imagining that they’re jazz artistes- and gullible audiences buying into this vapid shell game- and the cover bands circuit tries to channel everyone from Axl Rose and Adele with no thought of originality, an artist like Yuna from Malaysia continues to push that creative envelope. Love you, Yuna.

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Mainland China is potentially the biggest music market in the world? Still? Oh, please.

By Hans Ebert
@hanseberthk

A friend in horse racing recently asked who I thought was the best music executive in Asia. The answer was easy: No one. If there was a “best”, or even an “effective” music executive, this region wouldn’t be seen as existing only as a token gesture. Making up only a minuscule percentage to annual worldwide profits, when looking at this region, every international head office can still only dangle that carrot known as Mainland China, and sing the same old song sung now for almost two decades- that here is “potentially the world’s largest music market”. Potentially. Stop it, you’re killing me.

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TIME TO STOP THE POLITICS AND RACISM OF HONG KONG’S DYSFUNCTIONAL MUSIC SCENE

By Hans Ebert
@hanseberthk

We’ll keep banging the drum loudly about what passes off as the Hong Kong “music scene”, because it desperately needs a new international lifeline, it needs new and young talent- local and from overseas- and it needs to stop being a dumping ground for mediocrity- largely, ageing middle of the road warblers booked by food&beverage managers at five-star hotels who don’t know jazz from jizz, are clueless about their customers, and worst of all, carrying on that “great tradition” known as back-handers.

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