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Taiwanese pop stars to perform at Paris event

SHOWCASING TALENT:A Taiwan music booth is to be set up at the event in Paris to display albums by Taiwanese musicians that have won awards

Staff writer, with CNA

French music fans are being urged to participate in a music event in Paris on Jan. 30, which will showcase Taiwanese artists, including pop diva Jolin Tsai (蔡依林), organizers said yesterday.

The Taiwan Night concert, scheduled to take place at Le Trianon, is part of Taiwan’s efforts to promote its music at the Marche International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM), the world’s largest music industry trade fair.

Tsai and singer-songwriter William Wei (韋禮安) will be performing and Yen and Z of the electronic band Salamander (沙羅曼蛇) will remix songs by artists who have won Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards and Golden Indie Music Awards, said Great Capital Artist, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture to organize the event.

In response to fans’ concerns over ticket prices, Great Capital Artist said that as a result of the past successes of Taiwan Night concerts, a much larger venue had been booked for this year.

The concert is also expected to be more innovative than in the past, it said, urging music lovers to attend the event.

A Taiwan booth will also be set up at the event to display albums that have won music awards in Taiwan, and seven Taiwanese music companies will participate in the fair, buying and selling music copyrights, the organizers said.

MIDEM, which attracts thousands of musicians, producers, and managers each year, will take place from Saturday until Jan. 29 in Cannes.

Taiwanese rock band Mayday (五月天) performed at the fair in January last year.

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