Zhao Guang

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Zhao Guang

Zhao Guang (赵光), Nanjing-based singer / songwriter



Zhao Guang was one of the first artists that were released by MicroMu, because when MicroMu was putting up a show of Zhou Yun Peng, they were looking for a suitable support act and after listening to demos from Zhao Guang, they paid for the engineering student to travel to Beijing. According to MicroMu, the story of his record came as following:

The MicroMu concept had been fully laid out at Outdustry some time before, but this recording opportunity with a new artist seemed to get those fires going again, except this time we had a deadline of a few days to get things rolling. One phone call to Plastered T-Shirts supremo Dominic Johnson-Hill later and we had our cash sponsor. Dominic’s clothing brand has seen rapid growth in recent years, largely thanks to his relentlessly creative marketing and appreciation of audience (and, of course, cool t-shirts). It was a perfect match. We were aiming at a young, alternative-culture loving audience, so was he. Money well spent on his behalf, money gratefully receieved on ours…

After the Zhou Yunpeng show we took Zhao Guang for a midnight recording session at rehearsal rooms up near Gulou. He was in and out within an hour, having laid down six tracks, most in the first take = our first release. Within the following week we had come up with a name, MicroMu (in reference to the compact nature of the business model, amongst other things), set up our website and, exactly a year ago today, made our first blog post.[1]


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  1. Outdustry (2009-06-12). "MicroMu Turns 1". Retrieved on 2009-07-05.