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Philipp Grefer brought Die Toten Hosen to China

Philipp Grefer runs the label “FakeMusicMedia”.

While most clubs and concert halls in the West remain closed and the music world fears for its existence, it has long been possible to perform again in China. Philipp Grefer sees this as an opportunity but also a challenge: “On the one hand, the Chinese music and creative scene is currently experiencing a boom, which mainly benefits the local scene, but on the other hand, there is a lack of exchange with the rest of the world.” The music manager observes that few take on a three-week quarantine to come to the country. “So it’s more about building digital bridges at the moment.”

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