Taiwan could fine Ou-yang NT$500,000 for singing at China National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to advertisements in China trumpeting that Taiwanese singers, including Nana Ou-yang (歐陽娜娜) will be performing on a TV special marking the communist regime'...

Taipei, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung MRTs to extend service hours on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung metros will extend operation hours on New Year's Eve to prevent traffic congestion, especially in areas where major New Year's E...

Taiwan arrests 10 in NT$30 billion investment scam, Singaporean CEO still at large

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese police have arrested 10 people in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme involving British company Financial.org, while the scam ring's Singaporean chief ex...

Taiwan record label, MOC to hold musician exchange in Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan x Malaysia Musician Exchange, held jointly by record label Taiwan Colors Music (角頭音樂) and the Ministry of Culture's Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Ind...

Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival to kick off at New Taipei beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival 2019 will take place Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at New Taipei City's Fulong Beach, featuring both international and Taiwanese performing arti...

Taiwanese singers perform at Midem 2019 in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese singers were invited to perform at the Midem 2019 in France as part of the “Taiwan Beats” portion of the festival on June 5. Midem 2019 is a...

Taiwan mounts campaign to promote pop music in New Southbound nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Culture kick-started an initiative to promote Taiwan’s pop music in the New Southbound countries at a press event on Aug. 28, first eyeing the market...

Japanese karaoke business to add Taiwanese pop songs across KTV outlets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese karaoke business JOYSOUND announced that one hundred Taiwanese pop songs will be added to the song selection of its karaoke machines across its stores for thr...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Music Festivals

TAIPEI (Tawian News) -- Earlier this week, it was announced that a free two-day indigenous music festival will take place in Taitung this weekend. The festival, which will feature Chen Chen-nien (陳建年)...

Taiwan singer Jam Hsiao slammed by book writer for feminine costume at Golden Melody Awards, sparking debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese singers Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) was invited to host the 2018 Golden Melody Awards, but regained media attention 11 days after the event for his red carpet look. US-born out...

Music from Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou awakens woman from coma

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The melodies of famous Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou have reportedly brought a woman back from a coma. The 24 year old woman had been in a coma for four months, when her...

Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival kicks off with a range of shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Penghu's annual International Fireworks Festival opens with a varied range of events including an air show and a religious procession on Thursday, according to the organize...

Top 5 highest-earning Taiwanese singers in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pop superstar Jay Chou (周杰倫) keeps his crown at the top spot on the list of the highest-earning singers in Taiwan for 2017, announced on Tuesday. The Chinese-language A...

Celebrities to organize benefit concert in support of gay marriage

Taipei, May 10 (CNA) Nine big-name Taiwanese singers and a band, led by pop diva A-mei, will organize a benefit concert in Taipei in August to ramp up support for same-sex marriage in Taiwan, after a ...