Mando Gap is a newsletter focused on highlighting the best new Mandopop. It’s a genre that’s become a bit of a useless tag but we’ll take it as anything in Mandarin—that means coverage won’t be restricted to country but will mainly be music from Taiwan or China. Think of what I cover as a starting point. On the tenth of each month (or the following Monday), I’ll highlight the best Mandopop projects and singles from the previous month. A big part is keeping Mandopop accessible, so most highlighted releases will be widely available across all major streaming platforms (I’ll focus mainly on Apple Music, Spotify, and Youtube as those are the ones I use) but occasionally, Mandopop moves slower and releases are only available through one platform (most often Youtube). My main goal is to show that there’s good Mandopop available, that the “genre” is still worth your attention. You can also find a more extensive playlist updated monthly on Spotify here.

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