As Taiwan continues to find its place, not just politically but also culturally and creatively, side by side the Mainland, many look to the island's entertainment industry, which has produced hit artists and albums wildly popular in China over the years. And now, new blood is about to be added as the island's most comprehensive all-around audio video entertainment company prepares to go public. Here's a look.
Waving light sticks, fans of rock band Mayday are enjoying the music to the fullest at the band's 20th anniversary world tour concert held in Kaohsiung. B'in LIVE Co., the backstage driving force of the concert, is expected to be listed on the emerging stock market in March.
== WEN-PIN HOPE LEE, NTNU CRBD Asia Popular Music==
From concept development, program planning, site execution, to the rest of the things, they deal with them all. I think they have done a remarkable job.
B'in LIVE Co. used to be a part of recoding company Believe in Music. In 2014, the production department separated from the recoding company, and became the first all-around audio video entertainment company in Taiwan, providing all-in-one services to the entertainment industry with upstream and downstream applications. Last year, the company had a net income of NT$790 million. It passed its IPO application in January and is ready to be listed on the Taipei Stock Exchange.
== CHEN CHUN-SHENG S VP Cathay Securities Corporation==
There are talented people in Taiwan. Taiwan has its own unique culture and is equipped with special technical skills, which are high value-added. Usually, this kind of business has relatively small amount of capital. With the help of the capital market, it can continue to make a profit. The business will be able to help the whole industry develop and transform.
The cultural and creative industry accounts for 3 percent of the global GDP, and 1 percent of total global employment, demonstrating a strong development potential. Through inner cooperation, cross-industry cooperation, and the help of government, the industry is hoped to finds its own way to success in Taiwan.
TRANSLATED BY：ARIEL HSIEH
== 亞洲流行音樂研究暨產學發展辦公室執行長 李和莆==
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