Crescendo

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Yang Yiwei, CEO of Crescendo Record Company, is lauded with a Top Ten Outstanding Youth of the Year award. His good friends Jiang Chufan and David are at the presentation ceremony, but his wife, Wang Yafang, is nowhere to be seen. Away from the limelight, Yiwei has to deal with divorce proceedings that Yafang has initiated, an indifferent son, Chengye, and queries from a sceptical journalist, Shixin. Yiwei, Chufan and David became good friends in their junior college days because of the song “Yi Wan Guo Qu”, which continues to attest to their strong bond of friendship. Alixia, a new singer, has done an impressive recital of Chufan’s new song in the studio. Chufan is immensely satisfied with her performance and believes she is the most suitable singer for the song. Wenjie, the sound engineer, secretly adores her. Mei, a tycoon from China, promises to finance Crescendo’s overseas expansion, on condition Chufan is the producer for the new album his god-daughter, Linna, is about to cut. Yiwei views this as an opportunity for the company. Chufan strongly objects to the suggestion that Linna should replace Alixia as the singer for his new song. Citing the financial difficulty that Crescendo is mired in, Yiwei tries to reason with him. David is caught in between his two good friends. Swallowing his pride and disregarding Chufan’s objections, Yiwei agrees to sigh the contract with Mei in order to rescue Crescendo out of its cash flow shortage. After much persuasion from David, Chufan agrees to attend the contract signing ceremony, but he cannot be reached on the actual day itself.

Yang Yiwei, CEO of Crescendo Record Company, is lauded with a Top Ten Outstanding Youth of the Year award. His good friends Jiang Chufan and David are at the presentation ceremony, but his wife, Wang Yafang, is nowhere to be seen. Away from the limelight, Yiwei has to deal with divorce proceedings that Yafang has initiated, an indifferent son, Chengye, and queries from a sceptical journalist, Shixin. Yiwei, Chufan and David became good friends in their junior college days because of the song “Yi Wan Guo Qu”, which continues to attest to their strong bond of friendship. Alixia, a new singer, has done an impressive recital of Chufan’s new song in the studio. Chufan is immensely satisfied with her performance and believes she is the most suitable singer for the song. Wenjie, the sound engineer, secretly adores her. Mei, a tycoon from China, promises to finance Crescendo’s overseas expansion, on condition Chufan is the producer for the new album his god-daughter, Linna, is about to cut. Yiwei views this as an opportunity for the company. Chufan strongly objects to the suggestion that Linna should replace Alixia as the singer for his new song. Citing the financial difficulty that Crescendo is mired in, Yiwei tries to reason with him. David is caught in between his two good friends. Swallowing his pride and disregarding Chufan’s objections, Yiwei agrees to sigh the contract with Mei in order to rescue Crescendo out of its cash flow shortage. After much persuasion from David, Chufan agrees to attend the contract signing ceremony, but he cannot be reached on the actual day itself.

Ep 1
46 mins

Yang Yiwei, CEO of Crescendo Record Company, is lauded with a Top Ten Outstanding Youth of the Year award. His good friends Jiang Chufan and David are at the presentation ceremony, but his wife, Wang Yafang, is nowhere to be seen. Away from the limelight, Yiwei has to deal with divorce proceedings that Yafang has initiated, an indifferent son, Chengye, and queries from a sceptical journalist, Shixin. Yiwei, Chufan and David became good ...

Ep 1

Yang Yiwei, CEO of Crescendo Record Company, is lauded with a Top Ten Outstanding Youth of the Year award. His good friends Jiang Chufan and David are at the presentation ceremony, but his wife, Wang Yafang, is nowhere to be seen. Away from the limelight, Yiwei has to deal with divorce proceedings that Yafang has initiated, an indifferent son, Chengye, and queries from a sceptical journalist, Shixin. Yiwei, Chufan and David became good ...

Ep 2
46 mins

Crescendo loses financial support from Boss Mei after Chufan offends him. Anxious, Yiwei keeps begging Boss Mei for another chance. He suggests using the incident to create media hype even before Lin-na’s album launch. Boss Mei is not taken in. He demands that Chufan should go on his knees and kowtow to him. Chufan refuses, and reminds Yiwei of how they had succeeded in 2003 despite all the difficulties. He is sad when even Dawei takes ...

Ep 2

Crescendo loses financial support from Boss Mei after Chufan offends him. Anxious, Yiwei keeps begging Boss Mei for another chance. He suggests using the incident to create media hype even before Lin-na’s album launch. Boss Mei is not taken in. He demands that Chufan should go on his knees and kowtow to him. Chufan refuses, and reminds Yiwei of how they had succeeded in 2003 despite all the difficulties. He is sad when even Dawei takes ...

Ep 3
46 mins

The staff at Crescendo gossip when they see Yiwei turning up for work with sunglasses because of his bruises. Alixia hands liniment to him and thanks him for rushing to the KTV lounge. She admits she was disappointed with him initially. Yiwei suggests looking to China to get funding. Chufan is worried that they will meet another Boss Mei, but Dawei reasons that not everyone is similarly unscrupulous. Dawei has to mediate between his partner...

Ep 3

The staff at Crescendo gossip when they see Yiwei turning up for work with sunglasses because of his bruises. Alixia hands liniment to him and thanks him for rushing to the KTV lounge. She admits she was disappointed with him initially. Yiwei suggests looking to China to get funding. Chufan is worried that they will meet another Boss Mei, but Dawei reasons that not everyone is similarly unscrupulous. Dawei has to mediate between his partner...

Ep 4
45 mins

Alixia’s album is ready. Dawei recognises that if the album fails, Crescendo may have to fold. Chufan is confident in his judgment. Yiwei insists they must succeed, as he had mortgaged his house to fund the new album. Yiwei and Dawei call on Seven, a variety programme producer, at the TV station. Dawei is worried, as Crescendo has offended Seven in the past. Seven agrees to let Alixia sing in an upcoming charity show, but wants her to do a ...

Ep 4

Alixia’s album is ready. Dawei recognises that if the album fails, Crescendo may have to fold. Chufan is confident in his judgment. Yiwei insists they must succeed, as he had mortgaged his house to fund the new album. Yiwei and Dawei call on Seven, a variety programme producer, at the TV station. Dawei is worried, as Crescendo has offended Seven in the past. Seven agrees to let Alixia sing in an upcoming charity show, but wants her to do a ...

Ep 5
46 mins

Chengye is angry when Yiwei calls to say he cannot meet Yafang. Yiwei and Dawei rush to the TV station and learn Chufan has sorted out the problem and Alixia can go on the show as planned. Moreover, Producer Chen wants Alixia to be a co-host for a new programme, and Shen Ximen, a Taiwanese host who has seen her online video, wants to invite her to appear on his show. For the sake of the bigger Taiwanese market, Yiwei turns down the local ...

Ep 5

Chengye is angry when Yiwei calls to say he cannot meet Yafang. Yiwei and Dawei rush to the TV station and learn Chufan has sorted out the problem and Alixia can go on the show as planned. Moreover, Producer Chen wants Alixia to be a co-host for a new programme, and Shen Ximen, a Taiwanese host who has seen her online video, wants to invite her to appear on his show. For the sake of the bigger Taiwanese market, Yiwei turns down the local ...

Ep 6
46 mins

To Yiwei’s relief, Alixia finally makes the decision to continue her stint in Taiwan, so that she does not let Crescendo down. Dawei knows Yiwei pretended to be understanding, knowing she would do everything she can to help the company. Alixia continues with her brainless image on the programme. Wenjie is sad when he sees reports on how she is being humiliated in Taiwan. He flies there to be with her. Alixia’s parents are indignant and wan...

Ep 6

To Yiwei’s relief, Alixia finally makes the decision to continue her stint in Taiwan, so that she does not let Crescendo down. Dawei knows Yiwei pretended to be understanding, knowing she would do everything she can to help the company. Alixia continues with her brainless image on the programme. Wenjie is sad when he sees reports on how she is being humiliated in Taiwan. He flies there to be with her. Alixia’s parents are indignant and wan...

Ep 7
46 mins

Alixia runs off the set. Loitering in the streets, she is recognised as Miss Brain Damage by several people. She walks into a pub, where she hears Xueli singing. Alixia tags along with Xueli after the latter has ended work, and asks whether she is from Singapore. Xueli is surprised a Singaporean still remembers her. Alixia relates her own plight. Alixia is surprised by Xueli’s spartan home. Xueli shares how her inability to strike it big wa...

Ep 7

Alixia runs off the set. Loitering in the streets, she is recognised as Miss Brain Damage by several people. She walks into a pub, where she hears Xueli singing. Alixia tags along with Xueli after the latter has ended work, and asks whether she is from Singapore. Xueli is surprised a Singaporean still remembers her. Alixia relates her own plight. Alixia is surprised by Xueli’s spartan home. Xueli shares how her inability to strike it big wa...

Ep 8
46 mins

After Alixia’s departure from Crescendo, the three bosses decide to hold an audition to groom newbies. Chengye asks Chufan to give a talk on xinyao in school, as Carina is organising a xinyao event. He admits he likes Carina. Chufan agrees to do so, and takes the opportunity to say he hopes the boy will stop picking on his father. Yiwei is clearing up his things at home when he comes across an old cassette tape recording of Chufan’s love ...

Ep 8

After Alixia’s departure from Crescendo, the three bosses decide to hold an audition to groom newbies. Chengye asks Chufan to give a talk on xinyao in school, as Carina is organising a xinyao event. He admits he likes Carina. Chufan agrees to do so, and takes the opportunity to say he hopes the boy will stop picking on his father. Yiwei is clearing up his things at home when he comes across an old cassette tape recording of Chufan’s love ...

Ep 9
45 mins

Irene is well aware that since Xinyi and Alixia’s departure from Crescendo, the company has not been making much money. She hopes that with fresh funds, it can become publicly listed and expand into the China market. If Crescendo is unwilling to work with her, she will move her investment elsewhere. Back home, Irene is reminded of how she had specially arranged to get acquainted with Chufan in school. She was unhappy when Yafang took away he...

Ep 9

Irene is well aware that since Xinyi and Alixia’s departure from Crescendo, the company has not been making much money. She hopes that with fresh funds, it can become publicly listed and expand into the China market. If Crescendo is unwilling to work with her, she will move her investment elsewhere. Back home, Irene is reminded of how she had specially arranged to get acquainted with Chufan in school. She was unhappy when Yafang took away he...

Ep 10
45 mins

Irene assures Yiwei she is not back for revenge and he need not be apprehensive about her involvement. She reminds him that he may meet a Boss Mei-type if he looks for another investor. She believes she is the better choice. Irene points out the potential in Xinyi and Alixia. It is her belief that if Crescendo had the funds, the two singers need not have left. Irene helps Yafang reconcile with Yiwei. Nonetheless, Yiwei continues to be ...

Ep 10

Irene assures Yiwei she is not back for revenge and he need not be apprehensive about her involvement. She reminds him that he may meet a Boss Mei-type if he looks for another investor. She believes she is the better choice. Irene points out the potential in Xinyi and Alixia. It is her belief that if Crescendo had the funds, the two singers need not have left. Irene helps Yafang reconcile with Yiwei. Nonetheless, Yiwei continues to be ...

Ep 11
46 mins

Yafang finally moves back home. She is happy when Yiwei buys sweet soup for her. Crescendo holds a press conference to introduce its new shareholder, Everest, whose representative is Irene. She assures everyone that Everest is merely a sleeping partner and Crescendo will still be managed by Yiwei, Chufan and Dawei. Yiwei tells the reporters their main goal is to groom new artistes, as well as to stage a comeback for one particular talent ...

Ep 11

Yafang finally moves back home. She is happy when Yiwei buys sweet soup for her. Crescendo holds a press conference to introduce its new shareholder, Everest, whose representative is Irene. She assures everyone that Everest is merely a sleeping partner and Crescendo will still be managed by Yiwei, Chufan and Dawei. Yiwei tells the reporters their main goal is to groom new artistes, as well as to stage a comeback for one particular talent ...

Ep 12
46 mins

Xinyi makes a successful comeback, and Xueli gets a chance to perform as well. Crescendo’s reputation shares the limelight, and Yiwei celebrates with the others. Xinyi feels awkward when Dawei asserts that her long wait for Yiwei has not been a waste. Yiwei hopes to let Xinyi cut an album within three months, and needs Chufan to write a couple of songs for her. Xueli is envious of Xinyi. Dawei announces that Xueli’s good performance has had...

Ep 12

Xinyi makes a successful comeback, and Xueli gets a chance to perform as well. Crescendo’s reputation shares the limelight, and Yiwei celebrates with the others. Xinyi feels awkward when Dawei asserts that her long wait for Yiwei has not been a waste. Yiwei hopes to let Xinyi cut an album within three months, and needs Chufan to write a couple of songs for her. Xueli is envious of Xinyi. Dawei announces that Xueli’s good performance has had...

Ep 13
46 mins

Yiwei is shocked when Wenjie tells him how Chufan had completed a new song in one night. Xueli does a demo recording of the song. Chufan relates how, in the past, he had also written a new song when Crescendo was on the brink of collapse due to a new male artiste’s messed-up personal life. He knows Yiwei and Dawei had gone all out to save the company and he treasures his two buddies. . Hearing Chufan talk about the past reminds Xueli of the ...

Ep 13

Yiwei is shocked when Wenjie tells him how Chufan had completed a new song in one night. Xueli does a demo recording of the song. Chufan relates how, in the past, he had also written a new song when Crescendo was on the brink of collapse due to a new male artiste’s messed-up personal life. He knows Yiwei and Dawei had gone all out to save the company and he treasures his two buddies. . Hearing Chufan talk about the past reminds Xueli of the ...

Ep 14
46 mins

Xueli tells Dawei that after what she has suffered, nothing can move her. Huang Xiufen hopes to find a spokesperson for a soda company from Crescendo. Dawei asks Xueli to help and is unhappy she is busy with the demo recording. Feeling bad, she promises to give him a hand. All the students are happy they will have a chance to appear in a commercial. Chengye lacks confidence because his Mandarin is weak. Everyone likes the demo recording b...

Ep 14

Xueli tells Dawei that after what she has suffered, nothing can move her. Huang Xiufen hopes to find a spokesperson for a soda company from Crescendo. Dawei asks Xueli to help and is unhappy she is busy with the demo recording. Feeling bad, she promises to give him a hand. All the students are happy they will have a chance to appear in a commercial. Chengye lacks confidence because his Mandarin is weak. Everyone likes the demo recording b...

Ep 15
46 mins

Dawei does not want Xueli to be with Chufan and decides to vote for Xinyi. He hopes they can keep their votes secret, but Xueli finds out through Chufan. When Dawei delivers soup to Xueli, she tells him off for being a hypocrite. He admits he does not want her to spend too much time with Chufan. She makes it clear that if he continues to be overly concerned about her, she will start to detest him. Irene’s boss, Wei Nian, is of the opinion ...

Ep 15

Dawei does not want Xueli to be with Chufan and decides to vote for Xinyi. He hopes they can keep their votes secret, but Xueli finds out through Chufan. When Dawei delivers soup to Xueli, she tells him off for being a hypocrite. He admits he does not want her to spend too much time with Chufan. She makes it clear that if he continues to be overly concerned about her, she will start to detest him. Irene’s boss, Wei Nian, is of the opinion ...

Ep 16
46 mins

Yiwei rushes to Xinyi’s house and discovers she is a drug addict. She relates how she resorted to taking drugs to numb her feelings for him years ago. She feels bad about causing friction between him and Yafang, and plans to leave after annulling their contract. Xinyi recounts a suicide attempt that she pulled out of because she did not have the courage to die nor to face him. Since then, her only escape has been to go on drugs ...

Ep 16

Yiwei rushes to Xinyi’s house and discovers she is a drug addict. She relates how she resorted to taking drugs to numb her feelings for him years ago. She feels bad about causing friction between him and Yafang, and plans to leave after annulling their contract. Xinyi recounts a suicide attempt that she pulled out of because she did not have the courage to die nor to face him. Since then, her only escape has been to go on drugs ...

Ep 17
46 mins

Chufan tells the four trainees that the one who sings his “Write A Song For You” best will be given a contract with Crescendo. Yiwei is about to leave for Thailand with Xinyi when he learns Yafang has fainted. He rushes home and discovers Chengye had lied to test his feelings for Yafang. Yiwei apologises to Yafang and tells her about Xinyi’s drug habit and the background to it. Xinyi attempts suicide in Thailand and is saved by Wenjie. He ...

Ep 17

Chufan tells the four trainees that the one who sings his “Write A Song For You” best will be given a contract with Crescendo. Yiwei is about to leave for Thailand with Xinyi when he learns Yafang has fainted. He rushes home and discovers Chengye had lied to test his feelings for Yafang. Yiwei apologises to Yafang and tells her about Xinyi’s drug habit and the background to it. Xinyi attempts suicide in Thailand and is saved by Wenjie. He ...

Ep 18
46 mins

Yiwei rushes to Carina’s house. To his surprise, her father, Richard, announces that she will sign the contract with Crescendo after all. Richard’s reaction puzzles Yiwei. Yafang is pleased when Yiwei gives her a CD of songs from her first album. Yiwei finds out that Irene had used information on Richard’s extra-marital affair to blackmail him into making Carina sign a contract with Crescendo. Upset, he tells Irene to stay out of Crescendo’...

Ep 18

Yiwei rushes to Carina’s house. To his surprise, her father, Richard, announces that she will sign the contract with Crescendo after all. Richard’s reaction puzzles Yiwei. Yafang is pleased when Yiwei gives her a CD of songs from her first album. Yiwei finds out that Irene had used information on Richard’s extra-marital affair to blackmail him into making Carina sign a contract with Crescendo. Upset, he tells Irene to stay out of Crescendo’...

Ep 19
46 mins

Xinyi consumes a large number of sleeping pills with red wine and forces Yiwei to swallow some too. The police turn up in time to save them. Shixin snaps pictures of Xinyi being carried out from the house. Yafang does not believe the police’s conclusion that Yiwei took drugs. Irene grabs the chance to sow discord. Chengye is infuriated when news reports on Yiwei’s alleged affair with Xinyi and the double suicide attempt appear. Yiwei vows t...

Ep 19

Xinyi consumes a large number of sleeping pills with red wine and forces Yiwei to swallow some too. The police turn up in time to save them. Shixin snaps pictures of Xinyi being carried out from the house. Yafang does not believe the police’s conclusion that Yiwei took drugs. Irene grabs the chance to sow discord. Chengye is infuriated when news reports on Yiwei’s alleged affair with Xinyi and the double suicide attempt appear. Yiwei vows t...

Ep 20
45 mins

Irene is upset her plan has fallen through, but pretends to be moved by the trio’s friendship. Yiwei calls for a press conference to clarify his relationship with Xinyi, as well as the drug incident. Instigated by Irene, Shixin asks questions about Xinyi’s drug addiction. Yiwei admits he was careless with regard to that matter and apologises. When Shixin asks why Yiwei did not resign, Chufan and Dawei speak up for their partner. Irene tell...

Ep 20

Irene is upset her plan has fallen through, but pretends to be moved by the trio’s friendship. Yiwei calls for a press conference to clarify his relationship with Xinyi, as well as the drug incident. Instigated by Irene, Shixin asks questions about Xinyi’s drug addiction. Yiwei admits he was careless with regard to that matter and apologises. When Shixin asks why Yiwei did not resign, Chufan and Dawei speak up for their partner. Irene tell...

Ep 21
46 mins

Shixin is not satisfied with the resignation. He asserts that Yiwei should give up his shares in the company as well. Annoyed, Dawei and Chufan warn that they can sue Shixin for libel. Irene pretends to distract the reporters. Chufan is impressed. Yiwei returns home and feels consoled when Yafang assures him that his talent will be appreciated elsewhere. Irene becomes the new CEO. She reports to Wei Nian, who is impressed that she has been ...

Ep 21

Shixin is not satisfied with the resignation. He asserts that Yiwei should give up his shares in the company as well. Annoyed, Dawei and Chufan warn that they can sue Shixin for libel. Irene pretends to distract the reporters. Chufan is impressed. Yiwei returns home and feels consoled when Yafang assures him that his talent will be appreciated elsewhere. Irene becomes the new CEO. She reports to Wei Nian, who is impressed that she has been ...

Ep 22
45 mins

Chufan feels bad about being so drunk as to have spent the night with Irene. She urges him to relax, and even prepares breakfast for him. Chufan is unsure of his feelings for Irene, but Dawei urges him to give the relationship a try. Carina faints and is hospitalised. Her parents blame the company for putting too much pressure on her, without recognising that her topsy-turvy love life is the real problem. Carina rejects Chengye when he ...

Ep 22

Chufan feels bad about being so drunk as to have spent the night with Irene. She urges him to relax, and even prepares breakfast for him. Chufan is unsure of his feelings for Irene, but Dawei urges him to give the relationship a try. Carina faints and is hospitalised. Her parents blame the company for putting too much pressure on her, without recognising that her topsy-turvy love life is the real problem. Carina rejects Chengye when he ...

Ep 23
46 mins

Yiwei wants to start his own company, but is unable to get a bank loan. He is impressed by how Irene has been helping to boost business for Crescendo. Dawei relates how she has been able to raise funds easily, and offers that Yiwei would have succeeded as well, if he had the funds. He fails to persuade Yiwei to return to Crescendo. Irene praises Meiqi, and says she believes the latter will become Crescendo’s next big star. Confident with ...

Ep 23

Yiwei wants to start his own company, but is unable to get a bank loan. He is impressed by how Irene has been helping to boost business for Crescendo. Dawei relates how she has been able to raise funds easily, and offers that Yiwei would have succeeded as well, if he had the funds. He fails to persuade Yiwei to return to Crescendo. Irene praises Meiqi, and says she believes the latter will become Crescendo’s next big star. Confident with ...

Ep 24
46 mins

Yiwei changes his mind at the last minute and decides not to sell his shares. He has found another investor. Although Irene pretends to be pleased, she hires a private eye to find out who the investor is. Yiwei learns it is Monica who is behind the deal, on account of Dawei. He suggests not informing Irene and Chufan, as he still hopes for the original threesome to work together again someday. Yafang resigns to join Yiwei at his new firm ...

Ep 24

Yiwei changes his mind at the last minute and decides not to sell his shares. He has found another investor. Although Irene pretends to be pleased, she hires a private eye to find out who the investor is. Yiwei learns it is Monica who is behind the deal, on account of Dawei. He suggests not informing Irene and Chufan, as he still hopes for the original threesome to work together again someday. Yafang resigns to join Yiwei at his new firm ...

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Additional Information

Crescendo
Released2015
Genresdrama, music, romance
Seasons1
Parental guidance advised for young children