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- Concert Promoter
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- Language skills
- Management Concert Promoter Event Agency Booking Promotion
After several years working as an economic consultant in the telecommunications industry, Eric de Fontenay founded digital media firm MusicDish, subsequently launching the largest music newswire Mi2N. In 2010, he launched MusicDish*China 独立小炒 to bridge Greater China's music sector with the world. He has arranged international tours in the US and Europe for Chinese rock band Second Hand Rose, most recently to SXSW 2018, and manages an tours a growing roster of overseas acts in China such as award-winning acts Sugar Blue and Tom 'The Suit' Forst. MusicDish has also released over 100 artist recordings in the Greater China market. More recently, Eric is one of the co-founders of TGIS that organizes regular gatherings for Beijing's cultural community as well as party event promotions. He has organized talks and exhibition for NYCxDesign, China Institute and SXSW 2018, been featured in a variety of media such as China Daily, CCTV America and China Today, and was selected for Mandarin Leader's 2016 Honoree List. He is a regularly speaker at music conferences worldwide, most recently Music Biz (US), What's Next in Music? (LT), APaMM (KR) and Colisium Music Forum (KZ).
MusicDish*China 独立小炒 is a creative music agency based in NYC and Beijing, focused on producing and promoting live music events across China. Since producing its first tour during the Shanghai World Expo 2010 for Tomas Doncker, MusicDish has been managing and touring a growing roster of overseas artists, including award-winning acts Sugar Blue, Tom "The Suit" Forst, Sturle Dagsland and Ruth Koleva. MusicDish has also produced events in North America and Europe for some of the biggest names in the Chinese music world such as Mayday, Colin Tsai and Second Hand Rose. Over the years, MusicDish has worked with a wide range of music festivals and event organizers in China and abroad such as OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival, SXSW, World Music Asia, NYCxDesign, China Institute, Sennheiser and Aranya to produce performances, workshops, panels and cross-cultural collaborations.