Chapter 361: Qi Xiu’s Song
“Qi Xiu’s ‘I Only Like You’.” Song Wenye had a proud smile on her face and emphasized it. “He composed this song himself. It’s not his main song. If you like it, download an app called ‘Blind Tunes’. There’s an exclusive copyrighted digital album inside.”
“Lil Ye, let’s go.” Shen Xi pulled Song Wenye away. Otherwise, Song Wenye would not stop promoting her idol again. When they got to the door, Shen Xi looked at the DJ and sincerely apologized. “Sorry to disturb you.”
The DJ was still immersed in the song and had not come to her senses. When she looked up, she was shaken by Shen Xi’s beauty and quickly shook her head. She smiled shyly and said, “I-It’s okay.”
When the DJ snapped out of it, she could only see Shen Xi’s pretty side profile that flashed by leaving only a lonely silhouette. Even if she was a woman, she still could not help but feel her heartbeat accelerating.
Shen Xi was a goddess. If there was a competition among the most popular girls in school this semester, Shen Xi would definitely get the top spot. She was truly beautiful.
However, that singer, Qi Xiu’s voice was too magnetic and magical. He was born to be a singer and his voice was a gift from God.
The DJ quickly went over excitedly to the audio console. When she took the CD case and saw the poster on the cover, her eyes lit up. ‘He’s so handsome!’
Song Wenye walked to the elevator while complaining to Shen Xi. “What’s going on with Cosmos Entertainment? What kind of vapid name is that? Who even names a music app ‘Blind Tunes’?”
Shen Xi threw a sidelong glance at her and smiled stiffly. “What’s wrong with ‘Blind Tunes’? I think it’s pretty good. It’s catchy and easy to remember!”
‘Vapid?! She called me vapid?!’
Song Wenye being the dense one, did not notice the glare that Shen Xi gave her and continued pushing her limits. She was relentless as she mocked Cosmos Entertainment. “How is that even good? They have no standards at all. Oh, do you think that if they come up with a video app, they’ll name it ‘Blind TV’, their cooking app will be called ‘Blind Cook’, and their book app will be called ‘Blind Book’? What the hell! Hahahahaha…”
She became more thrilled the more she spoke and felt amused with herself, so much so that she even clapped while laughing.
Shen Xi’s eyes were vaguely raging with anger as she gritted her teeth. “I think you’re the blind one!”
“I’m not blind. Our company’s naming skills are just horrible!” Song Wenye laughed uncontrollably. She looked at Shen Xi and asked, “Don’t you think it’s hilarious?”
Shen Xi clenched her teeth. “Not funny at all.”
Song Wenye scratched her head, puzzled. She caught up to Shen Xi and said, “I’m making fun of our company’s naming skills, not you, so why are you angry?”
Shen Xi ignored her and thought to herself, ‘I’m the one who came up with the name!’
She picked the name out of hundreds of options and chose this because she thought it was the best.
At that time, the board of directors and the music department voted unanimously to approve it, so how did it sound so bad when it came to Song Wenye?
Not many paid attention to copyrights. Pirated music was rampant on major music apps, so Shen Xi planned to start tackling music copyrights and buy them out slowly to dominate the music industry.
She had already negotiated the copyright of many classic songs and bought them for fifty years. Their music library was the most genuine and comprehensive on the Internet.
There were no immediate benefits, but in another year or two after the announcement of the copyright law, many major music apps would begin to compete for music copyrights. By then, Cosmos Entertainment would be the biggest benefactor.
The pirated version would be forced off the shelves and the sole copyright was bought out by them, so they would be the only music app left on the market.
However, they did not publicize much and only relied on their artists to advertise it a little. Their exposure certainly was not as good as the old music apps, but because their platform was very user-friendly, they gained some traction in the last two months based on word of mouth and gained a lot of new users.
This time, they took advantage of Qi Xiu’s debut album and spent a lot of money to advertise on other music apps.
Qi Xiu’s music was only available in 30-second trials on the other apps. If they wanted the full version, they needed to download “Blind Tunes”, which had the sole copyrights where fans would be able to buy the genuine digital album from the app.
Once the song was over, No. 4 High School was in a frenzy. Everyone was asking which of Su Muyan’s albums this song was in. They would buy the album to support him, but somehow, it did not sound like Su Muyan at all.
The International Class listened to the broadcast and ran out, stopping people in the corridor to tell everyone that this was not Su Muyan’s song. It was Qi Xiu’s song.
“What song is this?” Someone asked.
“Download the ‘Blind Tunes’ app. It has the exclusive digital album for ten bucks apiece with twelve selected songs. If you don’t buy it, it’s your loss! Buy it and listen to it yourselves!”
The International Class turned into Qi Xiu’s ambassadors. They promoted the album and incidentally the music app, killing two birds with one stone.
The students here were attracted by that song and they were not short of money. It was just ten bucks, which was less than a cup of milk tea. Without a word, they downloaded the app and bought the digital album.
Anyone who appreciated music knew that this song would certainly go viral because it had all the characteristics of good pop music. It was just a matter of time before it rose in popularity.
The Top Class was dumbfounded at this moment.
“I’ve listened to Brother Yan’s album several times. Do I have Alzheimer’s? I don’t remember there’s such a song… What’s it called?”
“I didn’t hear this song before either. I looped the album eight times and I couldn’t find it. This song is too good! If it’s the main song, it would’ve gone off the charts!”
“But this isn’t Brother Yan’s voice, right?”
“The DJ said that she’ll play Su Muyan’s song. Do you have an ear problem? It’s such a beautiful song, so of course, it’ll be Brother Yan’s!”
The whole class was in a heated discussion. They already knew the answer in their hearts, but they were reluctant to admit it.
However, everyone admitted that the song was indeed good. Its rhythm was catchy and was a good standard for pop songs. If such a song was not a hit, then what was the point of having ears?
The singer’s voice sounded particularly charming and heavenly. It could penetrate the human heart with his magical voice. It was truly a God-given talent and natural-born singer. No one could pick a fault with his voice.
“It’s not Su Muyan,” Yu Qiubai lazily looked up with slightly raised eyebrows. He smiled and continued, “This is Qi Xiu’s song. He’s the new singer who released his album on the same day as Su Muyan.”
The students in the Top Class looked at each other glumly, especially the few of them who made a bet with Chu Ying. They looked like they had lost their souls and sat at their desks quietly as they began to doubt life and wanted to die.
It was true when people said that one should stay away from gambling because they might lose everything.
There were also some sides that they should not take a stand for because they would only shoot themselves in the foot.