Chinese Government Spends Over $325,000,000 on a New Music Centre (No, That’s NOT a Typo)

Go big or go home. How do you write that understatement in Chinese characters?

Beijing, the local government in the city of Langfang and something called the Ovation Cultural Development have committed $324,000,000 USD to building a one million square-foot music theatre centre.  Why? Because musical theatre does huge, huge, HUGE in China.

Details at Digital Music News.  There’s also a big feature on the project at China News Service.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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