Since 2008, China has jailed many Tibetan writers, artists and singers for encouraging Tibetan national and cultural identity. Pema Rigdzin (also spelled Rigzin), a producer of Tibetan music and one of the artists featured in The Voice Project’s Free The Tibet 10 campaign, was detained, sentenced, and fined 50,000 Yuan in May 2013 for producing ‘politically sensitive’ DVDs. Two of the most popular songs he produced, “In Memory of Tibet” and “Tears” have been banned. The former monk of the Namtso monastery in Ngaba stopped singing in 2008 and devoted his time to producing films and songs in Chengdu. Authorities threatened to shut down his studio several times before his imprisonment. In October of 2015, after serving 11 months of his two-and-half year sentence for producing banned patriotic songs, Rigdzin was released by Chinese authorities and has since returned to his home in the Ngaba.