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Wanted: Good children's songs

06-30-2010 09:06 BJT

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There are myriad of pop songs churned out every year, but few of them are made exclusively for children. But a concert held at Expo Park aimed to change that trend.

The concert was sung by the older generation, but dedicated to children. The event's focus was to encourage artists to produce more children's songs.

Their moms and dads might have grown up with these songs, but this concert was dedicated to the little friends in the audience.

The concert "Red Classic Songs Sung for Kids" featured performers including Li Guyi, Li Guangxi and Dedema. All the songs are part of sweet childhood memories to many.

But experts say kids nowadays lack a favorite song, often having to hum along with adults to songs of an older generation.

Xu Peidong, vice director of China Musician Assoc., said, "The lack of good children's songs is due to poor promotion. At the same time, many songs lag behind the current era and can't be liked by children."

Xu says another problem is that children's songs are not profitable, and the main source of investment is the government. He calls for an effective marketing mechanism for children's songs.

And the whole society should participate in promoting good children's songs to accompany them as they grow up.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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