About us (AnD) is an online community dedicated to helping artists. Our goal is to support artists by connecting them with job opportunities, channels to promote their work and the opportunity to network with other artists from around the world.

AnD was founded in 2007 by a group of Hong Kong actors and the founders of film website In 2014, AnD was acquired by social community

The Promise To Artists

We will help all artists, regardless of whether you are just starting out or already well established.

We will always strive to do what is best for the artist.

We will always act fairly and try to give back at least as much benefit as we are getting.

We will never restrict an artist by forcing them to work with us exclusively.

We will never charge an artist for our services.

We will always keep things positive, and will never be dragged down into celebrity gossip or rumors.

We will do our utmost to respect and protect artists' privacy.

We will help connect artists together and help artists find relevant sponsors who support the artist ethos.

We do these things because we truly believe that this is the right way to do things: It's the right way to run a company and the right way to be as a person.

The Story was founded in 2007 jointly by members of the group "ALIVE" and the cofounders of Rotten Tomatoes, the leading movie reviews and news web site.

In 2005 Hong Kong actors Conroy Chan, Andrew Lin, Daniel Wu and Terence Yin created a faux boyband called "ALIVE" and the original website to support and promote the independent movie project, "The Heavenly Kings", a mockmentary following the rise and fall of the fictitious Hong Kong boyband ALIVE, the film provided a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges facing artists in Hong Kong. It also provided Hong Kong musicians with a platform to speak their minds about the state of the Hong Kong music scene, many issues of which apply to artists of all types from around the world.

While making and promoting "The Heavenly Kings," ALIVE came to realize that it was not enough to make a statement regarding the industry if you did not work to address the issues raised. Rotten Tomatoes co-founder Patrick Lee served as the film's executive producer and, with ALIVE, developed the idea to create an online community that would be able to help artists in Hong Kong.

The AnD online community was launched in April 2007 and has since grown rapidly and added an online marketplace to connect artist with paid job opportunities including performances, online and offline endorsements and sponsorships.

AnD also organizes a variety of artist centric events including live music events, film screenings, networking mixers and parties. To date AnD events have been held in Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Los Angeles, Honolulu and San Francisco.

Advertiser / Partnership Inquiries

Please send an email to for more information on how to leverage the community for your marketing and promotional needs.

alivenotdead has more than 2,000 artists in various industries — actors, musicians, photographers, designers.

Book an artist now