Pop star to help others get in on the act

Local | Flora Chung 7 Jun 2016

Cantopop singer Leon Lai Ming plans to invest HK$500,000 to help unearth undiscovered musical talents in Hong Kong.

Speaking at the Cultural Industries Global Forum 2016 held by the Hong Kong Association of Cultural Industries yesterday, Lai said there are many talented singers who have not yet been discovered.

In 2004, Lai formed a record production company, A Music, with tycoon Peter Lam Kin-ngok, who is also chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Cultural Industries.

"I believe there are many students in Hong Kong who sing well or have other talents such as coming up with derivative works, writing lyrics or composing songs," Lai said.

"Why not use the new media as a music hunter or a composing hunter?"

Lai said it would be fine even if the discovered talents were not willing to sign contracts with his company, which would still pay for the cost of their music production.

He hopes to launch the plan in the next three months.

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