No kings or queens for HK's ailing canto-pop industry


Hong Kong's canto-pop industry, once a powerhouse where stars such as Alan Tam (pic) made their name, is on a sharp decline due to the rise of the internet which contributed to flagging sales. – EPA pic, July 22, 2017.

THE internet has severely disrupted the Hong Kong canto-pop industry, once a multi-billion dollar market driven by stars such as Alan Tam, Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui among others.

The South China Morning Post reported that records sales had plummeted from HK$1.6 billion (RM880 million) during its heyday in 1998 to a mere HK$200 million today.


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