Catalog comprises publishing rights to over 230 songs, including iconic Asian hits by artists such as Faye Wong, A-Mei, Jeff Zhang Xin Zhe, Oaeen, Eason Chan, Wan Fang and Tiger Huang Xiao Hu
SINGAPORE – 4 May 2023 – blackx, one of Asia’s pioneers in music-related investments, has acquired a catalog comprising publishing rights to over 230 songs by renowned songwriter Frances Wang, Zhong Yan 王中言. During her illustrious career spanning 30 years, Frances has created a catalog of award winning hits performed by top Asian artists such as:
• Wakin Chao – 周华健 Ni Shuo De Dui 你说的对
• Mavis Fan Xiao Xuan – 范晓萱 Hao Xiang Tan Lian Ai 好想谈恋爱
• Tiger Huang Xiao Hu – 黄小琥 Bu Zhi Shi Peng You 不只是朋友
• Rene Liu 刘若英 – Da Le Yi Ba Yin Shi Gei Ni 打了一把钥匙给你
• Oaeen 鱼丁糸 – Xin Qing Dian Ti 心情电梯
• William So 苏永康 – Nan Ren Bu Gai Rang Nu Ren Liu Lei 男人不该
• Wan Fang 万芳 – Ye Zhao Liang Le Ye 夜照亮了夜
• Faye Wong 王菲 – Juan Lian 眷恋
• Sky Wu Si Kai 伍思凯 – Ji Mo Gong Lu 寂寞公路
• Zhang Hui Mei (A-Mei) 张惠妹 – Bu Xiang Ge Da Ren 不像个大人
• Jeff Zhang Xin Zhe 张信哲 – Bu Yao Dui Ta Shuo 不要对她说
• Zhou Chuan Xiong (Xiao Gang) 周传雄 – Nuan Feng 暖风
An influential figure in the Chinese music industry, Taiwan-based Frances is highly sought after for her signature blend of poetic prose that showcases complex emotions. Her creations are characterized by a profound yet delicate lyrical style.
On her collaboration with blackx, Frances said: “It’s extremely fulfilling to be able to partner blackx on their strategy to enable both artists and investors to participate equitably and efficiently in the economy of Asian music. blackx’s creator-first approach to acquiring, creating and distributing IP and amplifying content is both appealing and exciting to artists and content creators alike. I look forward to scaling our collaboration to even greater heights in the future.
A multi-disciplinary creator, Frances has taken on artistic challenges that saw her becoming a film maker, music executive producer, as well as author. She is currently also working on a movie screenplay.
blackx’s President of Greater China, Garand Wu, said: “As a seasoned and well-loved music industry veteran, Frances’ lyrics carry depth and emotion that appeal across genres and ages. Her catalog will provide us with a huge amount of captive, ready content to work with in terms of how we can transform and amplify these into different formats and promote across platforms. At blackx, we will work with creators to expand and optimize the breadth of their assets across their properties and business segments, so that we can maximize the life and revenue potential of these musical assets.”
With this collaborative approach, creators can continue generating more valuable and compelling musical content, while blackx supports them in nurturing the value of their IP through the pursuit of creative and commercialization efforts such as artist and repertoire management, publishing, marketing and promotion.