On this double-header podcast episode, Leland sits down with two interesting and important music industry players at two very different stages of their careers. The first, a seasoned and I mean SEASONED professional in media and entertainment, Steven Fock, of Chinese Music World and a young, up and coming, go-getter, Li Gao, of Love Survive and the President of Berkelee's Chinese Music Industry Club.
Steven Fock Bio
Steven Fock is the CEO of Chinese Music World, an integrated entertainment company focusing on music-related businesses, including international music events planning and execution, international music intellectual property (IP) rights development, music copyrights management, music content creation, project investment and financing.
As a seasoned music publishing executive with over 25 years of music & live entertainment related experience, Steven is involved in many of the top Chinese artist album production and is a significant player in the music and media scene in Asia, in particularly the Greater China and S.E. Asia region.
Li Gao Bio
Li Gao is the founder of Berklee’s Chinese Music Industry Club and the Boston-based entertainment and media company Love Survive. He also served as vice president for the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and Bridge the Gap, and as business manager of Chinese Music Business News.
He has organized numerous large-scale events, such as the Berklee China-U.S. Music Summit where we met and recorded this and many others. Li is passionate about artist management and shares his reason for bringing cultures together in the context of music through his events , Why is it important that China-US share culture, and why is it important that is contextualized in music?
0:00 - Intro to Steven & Li
2:37 - Events overview. Why is it important that people experience music in the form of live events? Business Overview - Cruises, Live Events, Dance
6:34 - Thoughts on Chinese Music Market and Reflections on how that reflects culture of today
8:07 - Impacts of regulatory and cultural protections on music creation.
9:02 - Where is China headed in terms of music production?
9:51 - Why is it important that US and China share music, media, and culture with each other?
10:33 - END Steven Fock Interview
10:33 - START Li Gao Interview
10:54 - Artist MGMT
11:49 - Why Have hold a China-US Music summit?
12:47 - Why is it important that China-US share culture, and why is it important that is contextualized in music?
13:47 - What are the hopes for this summit, this year and moving forward?
14:13 - How artists learn from others.
15:09 - Advice for musicians who want to make music that resonates with people?
16:24 - What else is he working on?
16:43 - What do you think defines music as Chinese music?
17:40 - Sign Off