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Taipei Music Center all set for June opening

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Kay Huang (黃韻玲), the first chairperson of “Taipei Music Center”.

By Dory Chung

Taipei Music Center (TMC) will become a preferred venue for popular music when it formally opens in June. The center was conceived 10 years ago, and has been in the implementation and construction stages since then. Its registration as a legal entity in April paves the way for the formal opening. The Taipei City Government has assigned Kay Huang as its first chairman. She will work together with the Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) to transform TMC into a premier venue for popular music performances. It is expected to enhance and develop Taiwan’s music industry.
On May 15th, 2019, the Taipei City Council approved the “Autonomous Regulations for setting up the Taipei Music Center. The DOCA then started to recruit board directors and supervisors. Sixty-seven people were recommended for directors and 17 for supervisors. In the end, 15 directors and 5 supervisors were chosen. Kay Huang (黃韻玲), a music composer and the founder of GoAhead Music, was selected as chairperson. DOCA thanked these people for their willingness to help enhance the music industry in Taipei.

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Kay Huang is a composer, a TV show host, broadcaster, an actress, a judge of talent shows,
and the owner of a record company. 

“It’s a great challenge for me to work for TMC,” said Huang, “but music is my love so I shall do my best to manage TMC with the mind and heart of a music lover.”
She expressed joy at being the champion of musicians in Taiwan and plans to make a roadmap for the future development of popular music in Taipei. “I hope to meet people’s expectations of popular music, cultivate talent from all perspectives, and promote the internationalization of Taiwan’s music industry,” she said.
Huang said she also plans to promote greater interaction with foreign musicians and focus on three key areas: music & life aesthetics, industry upgrade, and efficient performance venue. “We will continuously help Taipei play an important role on the global popular music stage.”
TMC has started accepting applications for performances. For more information, please check the TMC website. We are looking forward to TMC becoming the center of popular music in Taipei.