Rob Schwartz

Zebra Music Fest Reaches China's Rapidly Expanding Rock & Pop Touring Market

Zebra Music Fest Reaches China's Rapidly Expanding Rock & Pop Touring Market

The Zebra Music Festival has emerged as one of the potent forces in China's touring market which is expanding rapidly for rock and pop music. Organized by Zebra Media, a domestic Chinese TV music station and content aggregator, this years fest expanded to six Chinese cities. The Jinshan Beach show near Shanghai included Taiwanese superstar Show Lu, headliner Wanting Qu and Japanese rock chanteuse Yoko Yazawa.
Japan's Fuji Rock Fest -- Featuring Radiohead, Stone Roses and Many Other Brits -- Kicks Off Friday

Japan's Fuji Rock Fest -- Featuring Radiohead, Stone Roses and Many Other Brits -- Kicks Off Friday

The granddaddy of all the modern Japanese rock fest, Fuji Rock, is hosting a line-up that seems influenced by the London Olympics, which start on the same day. The festival, which kicks off Friday, features an unusually high number of British acts, including Radiohead, the Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Beady Eye, the Specials, The Ray Davies Band, Elvis Costello and others.
K-pop Stars 2NE1, Girls Generation, 2PM Shine at MTV Japan's VMAs

K-pop Stars 2NE1, Girls Generation, 2PM Shine at MTV Japan's VMAs

K-Pop stars had a huge presence at MTV Video Music Awards Japan with 2NE1 (YG Entertainment), Girls Generation (SM Entertainment) and 2PM (JYP Entertainment) all picking up awards. Other winners included Japan's Exile, Perfume and Namie Amuro. Linkin Park performed.

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