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Finial Individual digital artifact – Western music in my life

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Draft for Assessment 3 – Digital Artifact from 90’s disco music to MIKA Waves 2016

As I talked about Western music in the blogs before and  I’m interested in all types of Western music including classic,Jass,Pop and of course I’m a “Die hard" MIKA fans,I may use Prezi to show you his Asia Tour 2016,how did his fans act n what other interviews or activities he did in Asia…

    1/How the Western music trends from 90’s to now n what makes MIKA becoming popular in Asia

    2/Introduces the schedule for his Asia tour in different countries

    3/What he had done during his Asian tour n any special activities Vs When he is outside Asian e.g.

    Korea:The blue paper aeroplanes made by fans

    Japan:video interview on YouTube

    Hong Kong: +Interviews from TV,Magazines & Newspapers e.g.Prestige,tvb,apple daily etc.

    China:MTV Asia,EllenMen,CCTV etc.

    Say something from different angles such as,

    MIKA:How he felt about countries in Asia n Asian fans

    Audiences:How do u feel that MIKA had taken the Asia tour n what is the situation when fans joining his gigs

    Media/Platform:How media talked about MIKA & his fans n what are the different on the venues or size for a gig inside Asia Vs Outside Asia

    Some references from the reading FQS Autoethnography : An Overview Part 4 mainly + little bit part 5

    FQS 12(1), Art. 10, Carolyn Ellis, Tony E. Adams & Arthur P. Bochner: Autoethnography: An Overview

    Wk 8 The changes of trends on the Western music and musicians in Hong Kong and Asia

    As I talked about the Western music and musicians in Hong Kong and Asia in week 5 blog,now I would discuss more about this here.

    I was born in Hong Kong in the late 80’s and when I was a kids and grown up,I remembered it’s so easy to get the original version of Western songs on both television and radio.Besides,the local song directors maight choose some good Western songs with musical rythm and vivid melody which were easy to remember and change them into Cantonese version…Alan Tam,HongKongers called him"The Principle of Cantonese Pop"sang a lot of Cantonese songs which were originally from the Australian rock band “Air Supply"!!!

    “Instead, social networks in a multicultural city help spread alternative music, and some chart topping pop songs are soaked with choice English vocabulary that has cheekily made its way back into the market that Hong Kong was a British colony before 1999."(Music in Hong Kong,Business, December 2013)

    Nowadays due to many reasons,Western music in Hong Kong and Asia is gradually fade out from the markets…And we are no longer to get lastest Western music easily on broadcasting media and we may get such information from online platforms such as their official facebook and youtube channel etc.

    “The live music scene is particular. Hong Kong has a lack of space and can only grow vertically to fit its population of seven million. There is no suitable large concert venue. Moreover, it is accessible in terms of transportation, so that parking is not considered. The city, therefore, does not support payment of ancillary concert revenues, neither for parking or food and beverages. Promoters in Hong Kong can only profit from ticket sales and few are willing to bring outside acts. International pop and rock artists, such as Air Supply, Celine Dion, Oasis, Suede and Elton John, have played in Hong Kong, but major stars like Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen have bypassed it on their Asian tours."(Music in Hong Kong,Business, December 2013)

    I as a music-lover really want Western music can keep on very popular in Asia and also more Western musicians come to Hong Kong for cultural exchange that inspirate the local music industry!!!

    Reference:

    Angel Chiu,Stephanie Martin( 2013).Music in Hong Kong.MUSIC BUSINESS JOURNAL,from http://www.thembj.org/2013/12/celebrating-the-amateur-in-hong-kong/

     

     

    Wk 5-Assessment 2 The development trends of Western music n musicians in Hong Kong and Asia

    As I talked about MIKA,the UK singer and songwriter before in my blogs and he also took the Asian tour in 2016,so I would like to discuss more about The Western music and the musicians in Hong Kong n Asia nowadays…

    By doing these,I would like to interview some famous Western musicians in HK such as the professional drummer Sty Larocque who works in a club “Iron Fairies"in IKF etc.,also two local musicians who play marching band and orchestra,same like me before hahaha!!!

    To find out that(Just the basic ideas),I may interview them with questions:

    1/Who is/are your favorite musicians,producers,songerwriters etc. n why

    2/Do u think that the development trends for Western music in Asia got any difference from overseas such as UK,US etc.

    3/How do HongKongers and Asian thought about their favorite musicians,producers,songerwriters etc.

    4/The music trends n flows etc. in Asia nowadays compare to their music

    6/How do you feel about the development of Western music in Asian

    7/How do you think if making Western msuic combining with Chinese music,does it work?

    8/What will you do to attract more people interested in your music

    9/Any other special music you wanna to make

    10/What do you wanna say to some HongKonger music-lovers,musicians,producers and songwriters etc.

    11/Did you think that the digital networks rapidly grow-up did help on the such develpments???

     12/ Another reasons are affecting the trends eg.Politics/The education level of teenagers/The Digital development 

    Apart from interview those musicians,I may also go to watch their gigs and performances,also can interview some of their audiences that how do they think about the trends of Western music in Hong Kong and Asia nowadays…

    “The implication of globalisation for the future of international capitalism is that economic prosperity will come to reside in global networks that link local popular and international artists, or even local and multi-national music businesses, in profit-maximising webs of production and distribution. During a dynamic process of change, it is the interaction of global and local factors that brings about endless possibilities for the development of pop music and other popular forms such as fashion. So far, neither the mainstream discourses of cultural studies nor the social sciences have sufficiently addressed the key problems of the present era: globalisation and localisation. Discussions of local and international repertoires, global locality in music production and reception, and commercial interests in constructing local pop for the global music market would all help to understand the formation of local music industries in the era of globalisation, and thereby to identify appropriate measures for regulating and promoting the future cultural, economic and political development of the popular music industry. It is problematic to draw sweeping generalisations from any single case, and further research into the tensions of localisation and globalisation is obviously needed to substantiate an inclusive analysis of popular music in Hong Kong and other Asian countries."(Wai Chung Ho,LEWI Working Paper Series,David C.Lam Institude for East-West Studies,HKBU Institutional Repository.(2003))

    Since this suject is Digital Asia,so I would like to talk about little bit related to the influences or affects due to the digital networks rapidly grow-up nowadays,also the education of youth etc.

    Reference:

    Wai Chung Ho,LEWI Working Paper Series,David C.Lam Institude for East-West Studies,HKBU Institutional Repository.(2003).Between Globalisation and Localisation: A Study of Hong Kong Popular Music,from http://repository.hkbu.edu.hk/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=lewi_wp

     

     

    Wk 4 Re-examine MIKA waves 2016

    Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze (graphy) personal experience (auto) in order to understand cultural experience (ethno) (ELLIS, 2004; HOLMAN JONES, 2005). Auto
    ethnographic approaches aims to document a personal experience of a culture other than your own, and histo draw on further research in such a way as to consider the wider cultural,political,and social meanings of the experience.Autobiographers also can make a text artful and evocative by altering authorial points of view. Since I’m a music-lover and player,I would like to share something related to this area…

    Sometimes autobiographers may use first-person to tell a story, typically when they personally observed or lived through an interaction and participated in an intimate and immediate “eyewitness account" (CAULEY, 2008, p.442).As a result,here I try to write a large part from my own experience on watching MIKA’s gigs in Daegu,Korea and Hong Kong.

    First I may introduce my favorite singer MIKA and also some details about his career background,"MIKA is a UK singer & songwriter, even he come from overseas but he has being SO FAMOUS in Asia for a long time since he start his music career in 2007 and he DO REALLY INFLUENTS ALL his fans from over the world including Chinese,Japanese,Korea,Singpore,Tai Wan,Manlia,Australia,France,Germany,Austria,USA,Afria etc.As he didn’t come to HK and Mainland China for about 10 years, when he first announced he would held on gigs here, ALL his Chinese fans getting mad for this cause his fans couldn’t imagine what they heard about this is real hahaha…"

    Then I wrote what I had seen in those gigs,"Last time on 14/2/2016, I went to Daegu, Korea for my first time watching his gig…Mostly in the venue were all women who stood up suddenly and crazy screeching his name when he just sang the second song “Talk about you”. Further when he sang the song “Staring at the sun”, he walked down the stage and moved into the audiences that made his fans want to shade his hands or touched him!!!Last time I joined his gig in Hong Kong on 22/2/2016, some of his fans from Mainland China asked us to show this when the gig finished. He wanna to know what it wrote on it since he can’t read Chinese and he can read the English at the back, he finally laughed!!!"

    Sometimes autobiographers may use second-person to bring readers into a scene, to actively witness, with the author, an experience, to be a part of rather than distanced from an event (e.g., GLAVE, 2005; McCAULEY, 1996; PELIAS, 2000). Autobiographers also may use second-person to describe moments that are felt too difficult to claim (GLAVE, 2005; PELIAS, 2000; McCAULEY, 1996).Thus I try to show you a full picture by the sentences I wrote to descride what his fans done before,during and after the gigs,"In Korea,MIKA’s fans made their own UNIQUE pink ‘MIKA lollipop’ in 2013 to show their love & support to him since ‘Lollipop’ was one of song that made him became famous over the world from 2007.When the girls were waiting for the gig started, I saw many of them had reading the lyrics on the paper which they printed them…They just wanna sang with MIKA loudly when the gig started even they are not good at English or maybe they didn’t know the meaning actually!!!…Wherever MIKA had gigs,MIKA always invites fans to crazy dancing with him on the stage and it’s from last year in Japan…He is EXTREMELY JOYFUL when he saw his fans taking some funny reaction on the stage, instead of he was singing alone in a big stage!!!"

    Sometimes autobiographers may use third-person to establish the context for an interaction, report findings, and present what others do or say (CAULEY, 2008).Finially I wrote something how company doing for MIKA,"Since MIKA is THE MOST FAMOUS foreign singer in Korea and I CAN SURE that EVERY woman is crazy for that talent and handsome guys. Thus, the LINE game company decided to make his specific character for that game with a story for the LINE PLAY and further made an addition cute music video for his song “Talk about you” by using different of backgrounds like on the beach, on a disco etc. with various FASHIONABLE hot girls and sunny boys, they named it as Official Avatar Video…"

    To sum up,before I joined any MIKA’s gig and only watched related video on youtube,I even couldn’t understand why did his fans that crazy for him and I 100% believe that I wouldn’t be like that ever…However when u really go inside,all is totally different including the feeling and the live moods,I followed what his Korea fans did hahaha!!!It shows that whatever which views or angles used,"Globalization is Space and Time Compression,the world is really getting smaller.” Rantanen (2005)

    Reference:

    Ellis, C., Adams, T.E., and Bochner, A.P. (2011) ‘Autoethnography: An Overview’, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12:1. http://www.qualitative­research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095  
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wk 2 MIKA Asia waves 2016

    MIKA is a UK singer & songwriter, even he come from overseas but he is SO FAMOUS in Asia for a long time since he started his music career in 2007 and he DO REALLY INFLUENTS ALL his fans from over the world including China,Japan,Korea,Singpore,Tai Wan,Manlia,Australia,France,Germany,Austria,USA,Afria etc.

    As he didn’t come to HK and Mainland China for about 10 years, when he first announced he would having gigs here again, ALL his Chinese fans getting mad for this news cause his fans couldn’t imagine what they heard about was real hahaha…

    In Korea,MIKA’s fans made their own UNIQUE pink ‘MIKA lollipop’ in 2013 to show their love & support to him since ‘Lollipop’ was one of song that made him became famous over the world from 2007.When the girls were waiting for the gig started, I saw many of them had reading the lyrics on the paper which they printed them…They just wanna sang with MIKA loudly when the gig started even they are not good at English or maybe they didn’t know the meaning actually!!!

    Since MIKA is THE MOST FAMOUS foreign singer in Korea and I CAN SURE that EVERY woman is crazy for that talent and handsome guys. Thus, the LINE game company decided to make his specific character for that game with a story for the LINE PLAY and further made an addition cute music video for his song “Talk about you” by using different of backgrounds like on the beach, on a disco etc. with various FASHIONABLE hot girls and sunny boys, they named it as Official Avatar Video…

    Last time on 14/2/2016, I went to Daegu, Korea for my first time watching his gig…Mostly in the venue were all women who stood up suddenly and crazy screeching his name when he just sang the second song “Talk about you”. Further when he sang the song “Staring at the sun”, he walked down the stage and moved into the audiences that made his fans want to shade his hands or touched him!!!

    Wherever MIKA had gigs,MIKA always invites fans to crazy dancing with him on the stage and it’s from last year in Japan…He is EXTREMELY JOYFUL when he saw his fans taking some funny reaction on the stage, instead of he was singing alone in a big stage!!!

    In MIKA’s Hong Kong gig,since there are two layers of that small church named VINE in Wan Chai and in front of the stage only got standing area,so ALL his super fans came early as they could & waiting for at least three hours outside and one hour inside.That day was a rainy day and some of them didn’t go for work or school,they went there in the morning,boring waiting & selfire until the show started.

    Last time I joined his gig in Hong Kong on 22/2/2016, some of his fans from Mainland China asked us to show this ‘thank you’ paper when the gig finished. He wanna to know what it wrote on it since he couldn’t read Chinese and he could only read the English at the back, he finally laughed!!!On the other hand,he tried to speak Cantonese when he started singing his song “Boum Boum Boum",he called a young male fans came on the stage,taught him and also joined the song…

    References:

    MIKASOUND OFFICIAL

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Wk 1@Introduction :Who am I ???

    I know all of my classmates were already studying for a long times maybe few years but I’m a little bit difference cause I had worked a few years before and come back to university this year…

    Before my last job working in Resignation Electoral Office(REO) for one year,I have worked in TVB as a archiving assistant in a new department called MAO(Magadata Archiving Operation) and I used to watch all the TV programs including drama and variety shows also but instead of those contents,I’m more interested in some overseas productions that related to  home design,fashion or foods which mostly were showed in Pearl and J2 channel sometimes.

    Besides,I’m a music-lover but only some UNIQUE artists and singers can attract my eyes such like MIKA,Jason Mraz,Michael Jackson,Lady gaga,Avril Lavign and Kylie Mingoue etc.Since I came from classical music background,I love the period of UK music industry developed maybe from 60’s to 90’s and even I was born from late 80’s,I still know most of such songs…

    Nowadays when we talk about digital Asia,it was really inspired by the Euro or overseas cultures SO MUCH from the past to now and changed our life style a lot!!!So what do u think about it???