Nettwerk Music Group Signs Wanting

Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of rising Chinese star Wanting Qu to its management, label and publishing rosters. Wanting is in the midst of recording her first full-length English album, due out next year.

Wanting (whose last name Qu means "music, song, melody") started to sing before she could even talk. Her mother recalls, "You would know when she was awake because she’d be singing the theme song from this Chinese TV series called ‘Undercover Cop' loudly in bed to the ceiling, every morning.”

Wanting left her family and China when she was 16 and entered Canada as an international business student. It wasn't long before she realized her true passion and dream was to become an influential recording artist. She went on to earn her degree in business, but also tried her hand at songwriting in both Chinese and English and began performing in the Toronto area. She relocated to Vancouver, continuing to write and perform at events. It was there that she caught the attention of Nettwerk Music Group, home of such stars as Sarah McLachlan and Dido.

Wanting recently had three songs featured in a Mercedes Benz commercial and compilation album, which was distributed and promoted widely in China and has led to extensive attention around her, especially in her hometown of Harbin. She recently performed to over 10,000 people at a local festival, and she is now creating a following in Beijing.

Currently, Wanting and longtime producing partner Winston (Nat Jay, Hannah Georgas), along with Canadian producer Chris Perry (Kalan Porter, Malcolm Ryan), are putting the finishing touches on her debut English album.

Stay tuned for more news from Wanting.

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