07 Jun '11, 3am

Malaysia's Teo hopes for big break in China

Malaysia's Teo hopes for big break in China

MALAYSIA-BORN, Taiwan-based singer and actor Nicholas Teo, 29, went through a harrowing time last year. He may have filmed his latest drama, The Gift, but he had to deal with record label uncertainties that prevented him from putting out a new album. His contract with Warner Music in Taiwan ended last year, he told my paper in a phone interview. And, because he found certain activities that the label wanted him to engage in "stressful", he sought out a different management. He resented, for example, being pictured with a half-nude model in promotional materials for his previous album, The Moment Of Silence (2009). Thankfully, luck was on his side: He signed with Seed Music Taiwan in March. The label has branches in China and that will hopefully mean his songs will be played more widely in the country. Still, he has learnt from his experience with Warner, said Teo. "I could...

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