One of the evergreen talents of the Chinese pop music scene,
Andy Lau on Wednesday joined East Asia Music, strengthening the
Hong Kong music empire's already booming star list.
Andy Lau attends a press conference in Hong
Kong where he signed with East Asia Music, on Wednesday, December
Lau's new company also covers such stars as Miriam Yeung, Sammi
Cheng and Leon Lai, the singer who, along with Lau, Jacky Cheung
and Aaron Kwok, forms the venerated Four Cantopop Heavenly Kings of
East Asia Music on Wednesday threw a lavish press conference to
welcome Lau, but held back the exact figure of his contract
A collection of Lau's best-known hits since 2000 was released on
the same day by the company to mark the occasion.
The release, entitled "Everyone is No.1," also encompasses 11
music videos that were never released before. Lau himself calls it
a keepsake of his signing with East Asia Music.
Raising many eyebrows, Lau also sold the copyright of about 500
songs made since 1993 to East Asia Music. He said he believed that
the company was powerful enough to utilize the rights to the
greatest possible value.
Meanwhile, Lau said that by signing with the company, he had
committed himself to yielding at least 30 songs within the next
three years, but it would not have any negative impact on his
career outside music.
The versatile entertainer, now 46, has come a long way in his
acting career, coping with some of his film dealings through his
Sammi Cheng (L) celebrates Andy Lau's joining
East Asia Music at a press conference in Hong Kong on Wednesday,
December 5, 2007.
(CRI December 6, 2007)