How to find artist information in the web

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How to find artist information in the web

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General information

Usually it's pretty difficult to find English information about Chinese bands & artists in the web. That's one of the reasons, why Rock in China was set up. Nevertheless there are valid sources and ways to find what one is looking for:

  1. On Yaogun.com
  2. On Douban
  3. On Metal-Archives
  4. On MySpace
  5. On various blogs & magazine articles

Yaogun.com

The Yaogun.com website by Yoshito Katori is one of the most extensive websites about Chinese rock with numerous numerous bands sorted alphabetically by city, province and genre. The no. 1 stop for all not-English related searched.

Google Translate is already doing a pretty good job to translate the Japanese into English.

Douban

Most Chinese bands that are active currently have set up a profile or a group at Douban. Sometimes the search function is a little bit troublesome, but in general if Google is used with site:douban.com one can find something.

Metal-Archives

The community at Metal-Archives is collecting metal bands from all over the world, so sometimes they find here and there a Chinese metal band and include it in their collection. Not too much info available, but the basics are there.



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