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  • jared
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    Are there any music industry jobs in China?

    Hey hey ! I graduate from England next year in Music Industry Management. I want to work in China ! My spoken Mandarin is HSK 3. Are there any jobs in the Chinese music industry for a British person ??


    4 years agoin Business & Jobs-All
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  • aloy
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    There is no music in PRC.

    jerome:

    Exactly !
    4 years ago
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  • tonyly
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    Really appreciate the answers guys!! I will look for booking agents who deal with Chinese acts and see if I can network with some people. Does anybody have any links to Chinese record labels ? An internship sounds awesome
    4 years ago
  • wattes
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    Good luck! The other problem to consider for a work permit is you're supposed to have a minimum of 2 years post graduation experience. You're best bet might be to try & get an internship, anywhere, to get your foot in the door.

    Or come over & study mandarin at a Chinese university, student visa. In Guangzhou lessons at one of the universities (Jinan?) is mornings only that leaves the afternoons/evenings to "teach English" on the side (though technically not legal) while you make contacts out here. Though for the music industry you might be better in Beijing.

    4 years ago
  • joshual
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    It will be very difficult to get a working visa to work in music marketing. Unless you have loads of momey to invest of course.

    Your best bet would be to get a job in your own country with a company that also deals in China. Then when you have the experience, you could apply to be sent over here.

    If you try to do it the illegal way and come over to work on a tourist visa you stand a good chance of being taken advantage of, and being deported.

    Its the same with any job. learn your trade first, then sell your skills in the place you want to be.

    4 years ago
  • gordan
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    They are no jobs ready made for you, most likely. You best bet is to go in China, pick a 1st tiers city, keep yourself busy while discovering what the ground is in your business, get to know people and work you way in (hint : go to music related places and talk to people). It's slow and uncertain, but that's how things roll there.

    Note that you can't work in China without a work visa, that you can get only once you get an employer. It's a bit of a catch 22, unless you are ok to start with a typical foreigner entry job (ie. teaching).

    4 years ago
  • luisel
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    Hey hey! No!!!!

    The "I want to be a DJ and introduce Chinese to music that I like" is dead. Dead as a door nail.

    You can be a white hooker and be a representative (shill) for people, but you won't be taken seriously for anything else.

    Do your research, go back to school and study something useful. And, hey hey! If you want to be taken seriously, try to sound professional and not, hey hey! Buddy buddy.

    4 years ago
  • julia
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    It will be very difficult to get a working visa to work in music marketing. Unless you have loads of momey to invest of course.

    Your best bet would be to get a job in your own country with a company that also deals in China. Then when you have the experience, you could apply to be sent over here.

    If you try to do it the illegal way and come over to work on a tourist visa you stand a good chance of being taken advantage of, and being deported.

    Its the same with any job. learn your trade first, then sell your skills in the place you want to be.

    4 years ago

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