Asian Pop Weekly

is creating a platform to bridge gaps through Mandarin and Asian music
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Ever wondered about the process behind interviewing artists, upkeep with the website and what I do in my free time? Expect exclusive interview quotes, interview transcripts, voice memos and more!

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⭐️1 Exclusive Piece of APW Content Monthly

Expect an exclusive feature article or interview featuring your favourite Mandopop artists on a monthly basis!  Read never-before-seen interview Q&As created just for you, or gain access to special themed introductions to great Mandopop tracks.  

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⭐️Monthly Tailored Music Consultation Sessions 

Chat with me once a month and let me set you up with the knowledge you need on anything music related. Be it mentoring sessions on how to get your foot into the door of the music industry, tips on writing a great album review or someone to fangirl over about Mandopop and swap playlists with, I'm here for you! 

⭐️1 Exclusive Piece of APW Content Monthly
⭐️Regular BTS updates in your feed



About Asian Pop Weekly

Welcome to our world of Mandopop! Won't you join us?
For the last decade, we've strived to create a world of Mandopop via our humble platform, and I hope to some extent, we've managed to do so for our readers. As Asian Pop Weekly celebrates its tenth anniversary in the game, we've finally decided to take the leap, to open a Patreon account to support us as we take on the next ten years!

Check out our site HERE

Why Open A Patreon?
Over the years, I've always sought out the best way to intimately engage with readers of our website. I've moved from website comments to Tumblr to Facebook to Instagram across the decade that this website has been open, and after a solid few months of thinking (and using patreon as a patron myself), I decided to take the plunge!

The platform enables a more intimate engagement setting and for me promotes two-way support and encouragement, both for us and our patrons, and I am very much looking to see how this platform kickstarts interactions between longtime supporters too!

On a functional level, Asian Pop Weekly is a fully independent media platform, and completely not-for-profit in its ten years of operation. Although sponsored articles and ads have always seemed an easy avenue for profit, putting time and resources towards promoting these causes over artists and music that we feel more comfortable pushing has just never sat right with us.

From the beginning I've wanted this platform to be the most credible and insightful source on Mandarin music possible-so much so that its quality would rival that of any English music journalism platform, and I'm proud to say that we're well on the way to achieving that goal. We (almost literally) run purely on passion!

Although I can guarantee that my passion for promoting Mandarin music to Western audiences is going to last for a long time to come, opening this Patreon could really support our future efforts by ensuring several things. Firstly; a consistent output of content, and secondly; fair remuneration for our contributors. I've done my fair share of free work in my time, and I know what it feels like to not be appreciated for the work that you've done.

Although I try my best to provide value for our contributors via other non-monetary means, it's always been my dream first and foremost to give back to them for the time and energy they have put towards my platform, and to make them feel like contributing quality content about Mandarin pop music is worth their time, and is something that they'll want to keep doing for a long time to come.

What do I get if I join this Patreon?
For as little as $1 a month, you can get access to a myriad of behind-the-scenes exclusives such as first drafts of interviews with some of your favourite Mandopop artists, voice memos of the interview as its happened, choice quotes or even outtakes from content that we've accumulated over the years. Tap into our creative process and join us in diving deeper into the world of Mandopop!

For $10 a month, I'll be sharing my unadulterated passion, enthusiasm and love for Mandarin music with you in a monthly music consultation session. This could be anything from getting monthly playlist creations from me, to chats about how to get your foot in the door of the industry, to tips on learning Mandarin, writing good music-based pieces, or anything else in between. As someone who has dedicated the last ten years to analysing, researching and practicing within the Mandarin pop industry, I have experience in many fields including music journalism, artist management, project and events management, social media, and music distribution, and how they relate to Mandarin music and the wider world. I hope I can share as much knowledge as I can with you guys, so we can build an even more passionate community that's all about spreading the c-pop love! 

In any case, what matters is not the outcome, but the process. Asian Pop Weekly will still keep operating, that I promise you, but it would be amazing to see you all in on the fun too! See you on the other side! P.S. Anyone who joins before 15th September is automatically entered in our massive giveaway! See below for deets.

Much love,
Asian Pop Weekly Founder & Editor

What celebration would this be without a giveaway? We're in the midst of preparing some limited edition merch that will go out to a couple lucky Patrons of our Patreon. Everyone who joins the Patreon before the 15th of September will receive a handwritten card from us too!

-Be subscribed to our Patreon (any level) before the 15th of September 2019

-Limited edition Asian Pop Weekly Hoodie
-Limited edition Asian Pop Weekly Drawstring bag
-Limited edition Asian Pop Weekly Laptop Sleeve
-Limited edition Asian Pop Weekly Tote Bag
*Every patron who subscribes before 15th September will receive a handwritten limited edition APW postcard.

Find out more about the giveaway HERE.


  • What do our earnings go towards?
First and foremost, I'd like for our earnings to go towards paying our contributors for monthly contributions. Secondly, these earnings will also go towards website upkeep and promotional budget (e.g. giveaways, domain fees, IT support). 

  • Am I obligated to continue subscribing if I don't want to?
Of course not! You can remove your subscription from this Patreon at any time, no questions asked.

  • Is there a particular currency I have to pay in?
No, the currency used on Patreon is USD, but you can pay in your local currency using the available payment methods and your payment will be converted automatically. 

  • What if I have more questions?
You can direct these questions to [email protected]. I'll endeavour to answer them as soon as possible!

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