Cradles of Indie Music
2021 / February
Before online video platforms, musical artists presented their work at live events such as campus music competitions, music festivals, and live house performances. Although these days music fans can instantly get access to music online, there is no replacing the feeling of a live performance. Moreover, the memories from these venues have become an important part of the heritage of indie music in Taiwan.
A Stage for Student Musicians
The NCCU Golden Melody Awards
A National Chengchi University Golden Melody Award is something many music-loving students aspire to, and generations of singers and songwriters first made their marks with one. 2021 will be the 38th year of the awards, giving them a longer history than the Ministry of Culture’s Golden Melody ......
At the Cutting Edge of Music
Witch House and the Riverside Music Café
Today it is commonplace for people to release their creative musical work on Facebook or YouTube. But it is only in the 21st century that these self-media platforms have become available. Before that, many musicians could only sing to themselves in the shower. Thankfully there have been live h......
An Indie Oasis
White Wabbit Records
Located in a back street near National Taiwan Normal University, White Wabbit Records is like an oasis in the city, bringing together indie albums from Taiwan and around the globe. Just pick up a headset and you can leave the hustle and bustle of the world behind and set your lonely soul free.......
Music Festivals for the World
LUCfest and Moonlight Sea Concerts
Taiwan has music festivals all year round, and forests, beaches, cities and historic districts can all play host to performance stages. Unique natural and cultural surroundings are not only part of the show, they are also an excellent way to brand Taiwan music for an international audience.......