Republic of China

  1. Rita Ora Praises Roc Nation in 'Roc the Life' Single

    July 24, 2012 10:29 AM EDT Not content with conquering the U.K. alone, Rita Ora continues her American take-over with her new rock-infused single, "Roc the Life." The Roc Nation signee has been performing the fiery song at her live shows for several months now, fi ...

  2. Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership

    April 17, 2012 4:12 PM EDT As Calvin Harris' career has taken off, so have the fortunes of electronic dance music management company Three Six Zero Group. Founded in 2007 by Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for dance festival firm Global Gathering, and Dean Wilson and A ...

  3. Will Bob Dylan's China Shows Be Censored?

    March 09, 2011 7:14 AM EST Despite the threat of censorship, American music legend Bob Dylan will try to scale the musical Great Wall of China in April, a year after he scrapped planned concerts here for reasons still unexplained. Overnight Tuesday, popular online ticket ag ...

  4. U.S. Companies Make Combating Intellectual Property Theft A Top Priority To China's Visiting Leader

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And get ...

  5. UMG Expands Presence In Mainland China

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has signed a deal with Taiwanese label B'in Music to distribute the indie's catalog throughout Mainland China and Asia. Effective immediately, the partnership will see the music major promote and distribute B'i ...

  6. Universal/Rock Add China To Asian Deal

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leading Asian independent label Rock Records has renewed and expanded its exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Universal Music in a deal which will see Taiwan-based Rock's catalog handled by Universal in mainland China. The four-ye ...

  7. Taiwan Establishes IPR Court

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's first IPR Court was inaugurated on July 1, marking the latest in a series of moves by the Taiwanese government to improve intellectual-property rights. The court, which is modeled after similar courts in the United States, Japan and ...

  8. Taiwan To End Mainland Live Ban

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan may lift its ban on live performances by acts from mainland China. Tseng I-hung, director of the Government Information Office's department of broadcasting affairs, tells Billboard the ban - which doesn't affect promo appearances ...

  9. Taiwanese IPR Court To Begin Hearing Appeals

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan will modify its legal system in July by adding a special appellate court dedicated exclusively to intellectual property matters. The court's judges will be well-versed in IPR issues and assisted by patent specialists, says Margaret Che ...

  10. Ezpeer, Kuro Ready China Download Service

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Undaunted by China's rampant piracy, Taiwanese music-download service Ezpeer and Kuro, previously Taiwan's largest unauthorized P2P platform, will jointly launch a PC-based music-download service in mainland China on July 9. It will mark ...

  11. EC Rounds On Taiwan Over CD Replicating

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has launched an investigation into Taiwan's alleged copying of compact-disc technology, and could start a World Trade Organization suit to stop what it calls unlicensed abuse of patents. Taiwan makes an estimated 80% o ...

  12. Bertelsmann Opens In The Far East

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST German media giant Bertelsmann is to establish its fourth international office, in the Chinese capital of Beijing. In a statement issued Dec. 8, Bertelsmann said the Beijing office would cultivate relations with government agencies and provide ove ...

  13. Dash Unveils Rocbox Digital Music Player

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Damon Dash's ROC Properties is getting into the digital-music player business with a new series of devices known as the Rocbox. Damon Dash's ROC Properties is getting into the digital-music player business with a new series of devices kn ...