Friday, August 26, 2011

Lady Gaga's songs and Backstreet Boys banned in China

Formally, it is to preserve "the security of the state culture." Specifically, the announcement by the Chinese Ministry of Culture banned the broadcast of a hundred songs on the online music platforms from August 19th. Among the artists considered to be unacceptable, the singer Lady Gaga, boyband the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé Knowles, Canadians Simple Plan or the former group of British crooner Robbie Williams, Take That.

Since 2010, China requires that all the songs posted on music sites receive a green light first, a decision justified formally, and in part by the fight against piracy. But she gave no explanation of the reasons that prompted him to prohibit such titles as The Edge of Glory, Marry or Hair the Night of Lady Gaga.

Asian artists are as concerned as the Taiwanese Chang Hui-mei, at odds with Beijing since she sang the anthem at the inauguration of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian in 2000. China, which still considers Taiwan as an integral part of its territory, had temporarily banned together. The Chinese authorities sometimes refuse to censorship organizing concerts to some international stars or request a list of titles that will be played before giving their consent.

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