Feeds

Chinese Govt backs MP3 site

Rock on Beijing

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

The Chinese Government is just weeks away from unveiling its own MP3 music site.

ListenToChina.com is designed to promote and develop Chinese music and if it proves successful, it could create a completely new, financially sustainable music distribution platform for the nation's artist.

All the artists featured on the site have to be vetted and approved by Beijing.

As well as containing traditional ceremonial and folk music, the site also has "modern pop" and "techno".

But to be honest, if Nowhere to Hide is characteristic of the rock music coming out China this site may well be worth a visit, that is, if banging your head to Whitesnake soundalikes is your kinda thing.

Just a handful of the 1.2 billion people who live in China have Net access although more and more "cybercafes" are springing up in the larger cities.

It's estimated that there are more than 21 million Chinese speaking Internet users outside China.

For a sneak peak at ListenToChina.com before its official launch in the next two to four weeks, go here. ®

Related Story

Iraq's first Internet cafe opens up the world

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.