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A8 Music 'Fourth Original Music Contest Award Ceremony' Successfully Concluded in Beijing

A8 Digital Music Holdings Limited
2009-12-30 15:17 792

First Best Original Song from Hong Kong Honored

HONG KONG, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A8 Digital Music Holdings Limited ("A8 Music" or "the Group") (Stock code: 00800.HK) presented the "Fourth Original Music Contest Award Ceremony" in Beijing.

(Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2009/12/30/20091230145150.html )

The event was co-organized with "Music Assembly" of Yunnan Satellite TV and hosted by Hu Gua, Ye Yiqian and Ma Song, and with famed Taiwan lyricist Fang Wenshan as Chairman of the judging panel. Winners among famous original music artists are Gary Cao, Li Quan, Tanya Chua, Hu Yanbin, Chen Chusheng, etc. and also singers of the top 10 songs of the Fourth Original Music Contest.

Over the six-month contest period, more than 10,000 entries were received. After collecting votes of more than a million people online and screening by the judging panel, the top 10 songs and winners of different awards including Favorite of the Judges, Best Composer and Media Choice of Best New Singer were chosen. Winners of the top 10 songs will enter the "Original China Music Seeding Fund Project" and be included in the shortlist of contract artists of A8 Music. The Hong Kong Division Best Original Music Award was snatched by the band Vox, and all entries and the contestants were rated highly by the judging panel including Fang Wanshan.

At the event, it was announced that the movie "If I had three million", to be directed by Cheung Tat Ming and produced by Robert Vicencio in Hong Kong, co-operates with A8 Music and has picked three songs in the contest to use in the movie as the theme song and complementary scores instead of one as previously agreed. The three songs chosen are "Ru Guo Ai", "Jiang Ai Yong Yuan" and "Du Zi Fei Xiang".

Mr. Alvin Liu, Chairman of A8 Music, said, "The Original Music Contest has gained influence as well as scale over the years, attracting a record high of more than 10,000 entries this year. It is also the first time Hong Kong is included in the contest. Having successfully penetrated the Hong Kong market, we endeavor to strengthen our presence and further expand our foothold in future. Riding on its wide range of publicity channels, the Group will continue to promote original music and strive for continuous growth of its business."

Fourth Original Music Contest - Top 10 Songs

1. Kaqi Yue Tuan "Wan Ou"

2. Shan Fei "Du Zi Fei Xiang"

3. Liu Chong "Xiao Yan Zi"

4. Yuan Zhen "Ba Wo De Ai Huan Gei Wo"

5. Li Xin "Li Jiu Xiang Yi Zhen Feng"

6. Shi Ren "Mo Li Xiao Zhen"

7. Ren Yan "Zui Sha De Nan Ren"

8. Yang Qianqian "Tian Mi Gang Gang Hao"

9. Tian Wai Fei Xing "Ru Guo Ai"

10. Zhou Shiyang "Ba Ba Pei Li Shu Xing Xing"

Fourth Original Music Contest Award Ceremony - Award List

1. Fourth Original Music Contest Best Ren Yan

Composer Shi Ren

Kaqi Yue Tuan

2. Fourth Original Music Contest Favorite "Xiao Yanzi" by

of the Judges Liu Chong

3. Fourth Original Music Contest Media Zhang Bohong

Choice of Best New Singer

4. Fourth Original Music Contest Most Popular Zhou Shiyang

New Singer

5. Fourth Original Music Contest Hong Kong "Du Li Si Wei" by

Division Best Original Song Vox Group

6. Fourth Original Music Contest Original Gao Biao

China Touching Person

7. Fourth Original Music Contest Special Song "Wu Xing Hong Qi Wo Ai

for Celebrating 60th Anniversary of China Li" by Yuan Zhen

8. Most Popular Singer of the Year (China) Zhang Wei

Most Popular Singer of the Year (HK &

Taiwan) Gary Cao

9. Best Male Singer of the Year (China) Hu Yanbin

Best Male Singer of the Year (HK & Taiwan) Gary Cao

10. Best Female Singer of the Year (China) Wang Zheng

Best Female Singer of the Year (HK & Taiwan) Tanya Chua

11. Best Composer-Singer of the Year (China) Li Quan

Best Composer-Singer of the Year (HK & Gary Cao

Taiwan)

12. Best Original Music Group of the Year Nan Cai Nv Mao

13. Best Original Music Troupe Band of the Year Sodagreen

14. Best New Singer of the Year (China) Li Xiaoyun

Best New Singer of the Year (HK & Taiwan) Katncandix2

15. Best New Composer of the Year (China) Chen Chusheng

Best New Composer of the Year (HK & Taiwan) Tank

16. Best Singing Style Singer of the Year

(China) Sa Dingding

Best Singing Style Singer of the Year (HK &

Taiwan) Victor Huang

17. Best Album of the Year (China) "Shi Ye Qing Ge"

by Hu Yanbin

Best Album of the Year (HK & Taiwan) "Ruo Li Peng Dao Ta"

by Tanya Chua

About A8 Digital Music Holdings Limited

A8 Music is a leading integrated digital music company that sells music content through mobile phones, sourced from its highly successful interactive UGC platform http://www.a8.com , as well as from international and domestic record labels, and promoted through traditional and new media such as internet and wireless network. Led by a team of experienced top executives with foresight and vision, the Group is able to capitalise on its integrated marketing and sales multi-channel network to acquire insights into consumer preferences in different regions and thus customize its marketing strategies. The Group was listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in June 2008. In 2009, the Group was awarded "Gold Winner of The Asset Corporate Award 2009" and selected as "Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific".

For press enquiries:

A8 Digital Music Holdings Limited

Ms. Coco Gao

Tel: +86-755-3332-6316

Email: coco@a8.com

Strategic Financial Relations (China) Limited

Ms. Esther Lau

Tel: +852-2864-4845

Email: esther.lau@sprg.com.hk

Mr. Marcus Keung

Tel: +852-2114-4967

Email: marcus.keung@sprg.com.hk

Ms. Janice Au

Tel: +852-2864-4874

Email: janice.au@sprg.com.hk

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