Rapper Trout Fresh (呂士軒), electronic music singer CHIU PI (邱比), and indigenous folk singer Magaitan Lhkatafatu (瑪蓋丹．石卡達法度) were the biggest winners, each pocketing two trophies.
Browsing: Golden Indie Music Awards
Trout Fresh, a member of hip-hop group SmashRegz, is in the top spot with 5 nominations for his solo album Awesome by Accident. Electronic musician CHIU PI, who has just finished his tour, and EggPlantEgg, Best New Artist of this year’s Golden Melody Awards, followed with four nominations each.
Golden Melody Awards is to Mandarin-speaking world as Grammy Awards is to English-speaking world. The annual awards ceremony reflects the growth of the music industry. Other than the Golden Melody Awards, there are also some long-running awards worth noticing. In this article, music industry professional Kuang-Ping Tso introduces the most important awards ceremonies and how they influence the music we listen to in Taiwan.
In the spring of 2012 a couple of big guys hailing from Kaohsiung came to Taipei to study, bringing with them a passion for music and so “Gigantic Roar”, a band of a couple of 20-something years old came together.