An introduction to the Chinese music scene

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China's music scene is a vibrant, lively and constantly changing hotpot of genres, fusion and explosions of sounds!

To make it easier for newcomers to get a glimpse on the scene and have some direction on where to start looking and what is out there to explore, the team of Rock in China has prepared a little guideline (a small introduction) on the Chinese music scene.

We are going to tell you a little bit about what happened in the past, what is ongoing right now, where you can find out more, where you will be able to listen to the music, how to connect to the bands and other fans and how to get to the venues!


Where it all started

Chinese rock music started more or less officially when Cui Jian sang his song "Nothing to my name".

--> Read the full History of Rock in China.

What is happening right now!

Where to listen to music!

How to connect to others

How to get to gigs!

There is always something happening in China and most propably also in the city that you live in! Easiest way to find out about gigs is to check either a regional expat magazine or a local venue's douban page. Head over to our list of venues and find what happens around you:

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Any questions ?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! Check the "About RiC" page on the left for contact details.

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