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Timeline of Rock in China
April 2004, Rock in China starts as subsection named Metal in China at www.painkillermag.com
Late 2004: Moved to china.painkillermag.com
Mid 2005: Went to a own domain www.rockinchina.com
Autumn/Winter 2005: Upgraded to a CMS driven system.
May/June 2006: Opened RiC Labs and the RiC Radio.
June 2006: Cooperation with chaile.org starts at the Chaile / RiC Wiki.
September 2006: RiC starts a Blog at Wordpress.
November 2006: After a certain down time, RiC moves to a German server and is online again.
December 2006, RiC opens its own wiki.
February 2007: RiC collaborates with Last.fm and starts it's own non-commercial promotion label, getting bands such as Hang on the Box, Tookoo, No Name, Blood Funk and The Fuck'ndrolls to work with them.
January 2008: Rock in China becomes an official partner of the Midi Music Festival.
September 2008: Rock in China prepares the official English web infos for the October Midi Music Festival 2008.
October 2008: Rock in China becomes a media partner of the 20th anniversary of the Goethe-institut.
November 2008: Rock in China started a cooperation with the Institute of Sinology at the University of Heidelberg. (link)
December 2008: Rock in China started their search for volunteers.
January 2009: Rock in China starts the translation of Der Lange Marsch des Rock'n'Roll, one of the groundbreaking publications about China's rock history.
April 2009: Rock in China prepares the official English web infos for the May Midi Music Festival 2009 in Zhenjiang, for the Strawberry Music Festival 2009 in Beijing and the 2009 Beijing Midi Night of Midi in Beijing.
December 2009 / January 2010: Rock in China becomes Media Partner of the Midi Music Festival 2010.
February / March 2010: Together with the guys behind www.metalcon.de, RockCon is started, a cultural exchange association for German and Chinese bands.
November 2012: Music-China.org is born and new Main Pages for Traditional music, Mainstream music and Classical music are set up.
Featured in media
Rock in China was featured twice in publications of the Insider's Guide to Beijing series as one of the, if not THE, best websites for foreigners to get infos on Chinese rock. (publications: 2006 and 2007)
Beijing Review: the most comprehensive Web portal there is on Chinese rock - link
Smart Shanghai: ...they also provide a great way to kill a few hours on the internet with their wiki articles. - link
Media partnership and Projects of RiC
CORE IN CHINA (VA) - 2012, May
Revilement China Tour 2012
April 2012 in Beijing, Wuhan and Guangzhou
Swan Punch China Tour 2012
April 19th - 22th in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
Oslo-Beijing Folk+Metal Compilation (Project)
April 2012 - April 2013
CORE IN CHINA (Project)
Jan - Jul 2012
Open for Participation
Metal Battle 2012
Suicide Silence Beijing Gig, September 25th 2011, Mao Beijing
Midi Ocean Music Festival 2011, August 4st - 7th 2011
Beijing Midi Music Festival 2011, Beijing Mentogou Jinglang Island, April 30th - May 2nd
Shanghai Midi Music Festival 2011, Shanghai Pudong Century Park, May 6th - 8th
Zhenjiang Midi Music Festival 2010, October 2010
Psycroptic Beijing Gig 2010 30th July MAO Beijing
Hellfest 2010, May 25th/26th, BJ/SH
Mnemic Live in Beijing 2010, May 4th, BJ Yugong Yishan
Midi Music Festival 2010, May 1st-4th 2010
Assassin Beijing Gig 2010, March 24th 2010
Dangerous Rock!!!, July 3rd 2009
Strawberry Music Festival 2009, May 2009
Midi Music Festival 2009, May 2009
2009 Beijing Midi Night, May 2009
Raging Mob CD Release Party, November 8th 2008
Midi Music Festival 2008, October 2008
German Music Night I (cancelled), May 2008
Midi Music Festival 2007, May 2007
Demo (Blood Funk), Mar 2007, demo release for Blood Funk
Hollow (Hollow), Mar 2007, their second record, one RiC label
RiC co-founder Yang did poster design & co-organizer for Apres Midi 2006
Alev Tour Diary 2006 and helping them on their tour
Silence (Hollow), Aug 2005, helped them doing their demo
Co-Organizing a gig for Hollow, Dec 2004
Hollow, 2004-2007, helping those guys to get up on their feet...
A list of interviews conducted with Rock in China:
- Getting Your Music Into China, Part Three: Interview with the Founders of Rock in China! by We All Make Music, November 2010
How to contact us?
Azchael :: MLvonSchaper (at) yahoo (dot) de
Yang :: yang (at) rockinchina (dot) com
What others say (about us)
I hope there will be more and more, better and better websites like this. I think they're a good thing. - Miyadudu (Cold Fairyland)
I think RockinChina is a cool webzine in China. Rock / alternative music is not easy to spread by TV or radio www.rockinchina.com is the way! - Dark Vampire
I think rockinchina is the best website for foreigner to find out undergrund music scene of China. - Dead J
It's professional and comprehensive in chinese rock. - Hedgehog
I love rockinchina.com. - Brian (Hollow)
It's very informative & well written. I think it's great that rockinchina is passionate about music. - Simon (On9)
I hope rockinchina.com will rock the world. - Xiao Chuan (Tookoo)
You guys are doing a great job with Rock in China site. One of the first profiles I ever read about Yin Tsang was on your site. - Angela Steel (Hip Hop in China (Blog))
(Eure) Homepage ist natuerlich super; ich selbst benutze sie des oefteren, zitiere sie in Fussnoten und empfehle sie grundsaetzlich auch allen Studenten und Interessierten - Andreas Steen (Assistant Professor at the Aarhus University, Denmark)
...massive respect for what you guys do with RockinChina - China Music Radar
...local classic...features very useful information...In summary, this is a a great stop for all music geeks wondering about the lay of the Chinese underground music scene... - Layabozi - link to review
Thank you for making Rock in China WIKI exist! - Dennis Nichols of Zang Nan Recordings
A very good website, the Chinese rock music more introduced to foreign - Rao Rong, vocalist of Ashtemato
It is the fundamental of the scene. - Ian of Die In Velvet
Rock in china is a great project!!! it can let many foreigners know about chinese rock band and live events! - Yu Bin of Monkey King
I think Rock in China will be a very good platform to promote rock music in China to the rest of the world. - Joe Wu of Mensheng
It is a great website for people who like rock and any other indie-music in China. It has substantial informations and it also is a good way for underground bands in China to promote their music to the world. - Tao of Thyhazard
Rock in China is a rock bridge connecting with overseas. All in all I think Rock in China must exist! - Raving Jokes
We consider Rock in China as one of the few professional websites which serves for rock music. It gives a great impetus to China rock scene. - Shut Up! Shut Down!
Great work ! - Nature of Tengger Cavalry