Bitetone

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Bitetone is an independent online music magazine focused on capturing the best sounds from the up-and-coming Hong Kong / Taiwan / PRC music scenes. Our content is presented in both the Chinese and English languages, and caters to both demographics. We strive to bring you the latest news, reviews and features and everything in between of the Greater China music world.

Here at Bitetone, our passion towards music runs the gamut, and we are not bound to any specific genre or type of music. In an effort to present a comprehensive overview of the music scene, we cover all styles of music ranging from Metal, Jazz to Pop.

In addition to bringing the latest happenings to our readers’ attention, we are also focused on documenting independent music talents. Throughout the years, many of us have felt a lack of coverage on the lesser-known players of the Chinese music scene. To shift the focus somewhat away from mainstream mainstays such as Faye Wong, Jay Chou and the likes, we hope to uncover the other side of the picture, and showcase talents that are no less deserving of recognition. Through research and archive building, we hope to map out, and serve as an entryway to the thriving world of Chinese independent music.

關於《不同》
近幾年香港、臺灣和內地的樂壇日趨成熟,不但主流歌手之間的競爭越發激烈,獨立音樂的素質和數量也以驚人的速度成長,尤其是內地,更是史無前例的百花齊放。在這種局面下,聽眾固然是最大的得益者,可是當大眾傳媒都只集中報導主流歌手如王菲和周杰倫,獨立音樂縱然發展得如何多姿多彩,也難被聽眾所留意。有見及此,我們創立了以雙語撰寫的《不同》網上音樂雜誌,希望透過此媒體為中西各地的聽眾呈上兩岸三地最新的音樂資訊、碟評和專欄。除此之外,我們亦希望透過《不同》記錄這些年來留下各式各樣的影響的獨立歌手和樂團,以確立和重申他們在樂壇的重要性,並鼓勵及支持獨立音樂的發展。最後,為求供給讀者最全面的報導,《不同》並不會在音樂類型上規限自己,讀者將能找到爵士樂、重金屬樂以至流行樂種種類型的介紹。

在《不同》,我們相信一個健康的樂壇需要容許創意不受限制地伸展,不受政府、集團、社會壓力或金錢勢力所束縛。藝術的意義並非取決於它的商業價值,而是正正在於它沒有任何商業價值;無論藝術如何千方百計嘗試和商業價值扯上關系,亦沒法能夠與其掛鉤。這就是商品和音樂《不同》的地方。

Site Credits
Logo – with help from Gil.A

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