Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate and relax—and music is always there to create the right atmosphere. From 24 January, celebrate the Year of the Tiger with Apple Music, with exclusive handpicked playlists by popular artists like Gentle Bones, Jackson Wang, Lala Hsu, Vanness Wu, Leon Lai and many more.
Apple Music listeners can also put themselves in the centre of classic C-Pop favourites and outstanding newcomers with the brand new C-Pop in Spatial Audio playlist (available from 24 Jan). Experience the roar of Jay Chou’s live concert album from the front row, feel the steezy beats of E.SO and JIHU’s soaring melodies, and soak in the emotive soundscapes of Hebe Tien and Waa Wei. Apple Music 1 will also be celebrating the season with a special Chinese New Year radio episode where Zane Lowe chats with classical pianists Lang Lang & Gina Alice.
“We’ve all been through very uncertain times over the past two years. I would like to just encourage everybody to stay strong”,
and as his track ‘Better With You’ says: ‘No matter all the tears and how long they stay, don’t question yourself, you will overcome.”
Gentle Bones – featured C-Pop up-and-comer artist
Huat’s up in the App Store this Chinese New Year?
The App Store will present a slate of exciting stories, events and offers from our favourite apps and games throughout the festive period, starting 24th January.
You can discover a range of new games with our pick of 12 fun-filled titles, inspired by each of the Chinese zodiac signs! From Tsuki’s Odyssey which features an adorable rabbit that’s moved to the countryside to enjoy a relaxing lifestyle of fishing, decorating and meeting his neighbours, to Bloons TD Battles 2 where you’ll command your crew of monkeys to destroy hordes of pesky balloons, and the retro-inspired action-packed Ready Set Goat! where you play a goat that has to jump, bounce and squish intruding enemies from your mountain home, there’s an animal game for everyone!
Bloons TD Battle 2
Ready Set Goat!
Also, get in on the festivities with special new year events and surprises from some of your favourite games. Cook up a storm and feast with champions wearing new Firecracker skins in League of Legends: Wild Rift; embark on a Lantern Rite event to get exclusive rewards in Genshin Impact; enjoy the limited time offers and revamped festive skins in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang or complete limited-time festive missions to earn yourself some Lunar New Year outfits in Garena Free Fire.
Finally, create and send auspicious greetings with PicsArt‘s exclusive festive sticker packs or discover must-try Lunar New Year recipes on YoRipe, from festive bakes and treats to celebratory show-stopper dishes like Pen Cai and Yu Sheng.
The Apple TV App will also feature classic shows and family-friendly bundles from 24th January onwards, which will include a Stephen Chow 4-movie collection (Kung Fu Hustle, CJ7, The Mermaid, Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back) and a Mulan 2-movie collection, as well as festive promotions on new movie releases like Raya and the Last Dragon and many more!