The digital era has opened up new possibilities and new challenges for music labels and musicians around the world, and had a major impact on the Cantopop and indie music scene in Hong Kong.

In this talk, Stella Lau, former Programme Director in Performing Arts at HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, explores the evolution of Cantopop, the relationship between the Hong Kong recording industry and mainstream and indie music, and the transformation of local pop music culture in the digital era.

Exploring the changes that have taken place over time, Stella Lau discusses the importance of preserving the local pop music culture and looks at the challenges and opportunities offered by the digital era.

Date:
16 July 2019 (Tuesday)

Time:
7:30pm–9:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Speaker:
Stella Lau

Language:
Cantonese

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.

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Enquiries:
Please contact Ms Chan at (852) 2200 0812 or learning@wkcda.hk during office hours.

Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice. Wheelchair accessible seats and companion seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Please request with at least 4 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 3:30pm on the day of the event.

About Speaker:

Stella Lau

Stella Lau, former Programme Director in Performing Arts at HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, completed her Ph.D. at the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool. She received two major scholarships awarded by EMI Music Sound Foundation and the University of Liverpool Graduates’ Association (Hong Kong). A monograph based on her doctoral research on electronic dance music culture, Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture, was published by Routledge (New York). Recently, she has been invited to co-write a book chapter on Hong Kong popular music for Routledge: Made in Hong Kong: World Popular Music Series. Stella Lau has also published her autobiography in Chinese.

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