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Mayday denies allegations of lip-syncing in concert

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2023-12-05 09:53
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The record company of pop group Mayday has denied allegations that the band lip-synced during its November concerts in Shanghai earlier this year.

"There were no lip-syncing behaviors during the tour of Mayday. The allegations maliciously attack the artists and injure their reputations," read the statement released by B'in Music, Mayday's record company.

Video and audio clips of their concert performances in Shanghai have been submitted to the city's cultural market inspection department for evaluation and analysis, with the investigation results to be published later, China Central Television reported.

The investigation follows a blogger's viral video at the weekend that made the allegations that the band lip-synced during several songs at a recent Shanghai concert.

The blogger said that he collected video clips of the band singing 12 songs at the concert in Shanghai on Nov 16, filmed by audience members, and found lip-syncing in five of the songs by comparing the sound with the original recorded songs with the help of professional technical software.

According to the country's Regulations on the Administration of For-profit Performances, performers must not deceive the audience by lip-syncing, and performance organizers must not organize performers involved in lip-syncing. A fine of 50,000 yuan ($7,000) to 100,000 yuan could be imposed if they are found guilty.

Mayday is a well-known Chinese rock band from Taiwan, with a huge fan base on the Chinese mainland. This year, the band held concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang, Hong Kong and other Chinese cities. The band has held around 60 concerts in cities around the world in 2023.

Tickets for the band's Shanghai concerts were priced from 355 yuan to 1,855 yuan. The eight concerts held in Shanghai in November attracted audiences totaling 360,000.

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