News Corp’s MySpace might be the place for bands to promote themselves in the US and other english-speaking countries but it hasn’t taken off in the middle kingdom. In fact,David Feng posted earlier this year that the MySpace team in China has recently been culled.
Inside the firewall other options exist for bands to upload their content and users to find cool, upcoming bands – my personal favourite being Neocha. The site includes most genres you’d expect from other parts of the world with some surprise mashups of traditional Chinese instruments with modern rock/hip-hop/pop/dance.
Below is a nifty widget that showcases just a portion of the music on the site. Click on a song you like and it will take you through to the artists page.
Warning: Major source of distraction ahead.